Weekend Seafood News

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Seafood Market News:

  • Swordfish boats are landing with big catches
  • We have tasty Cupids Choice and Sex on the Bay oysters in for Valentine’s Day while they last
  • Make the perfect Valentine’s menu with Redfish!

Here’s a list of our top sellers with pricing for the weekend:

What Chefs Want Fresh Seafood February 9, 2019

Need oysters?  Here’s our list for February.

February 2019 Oyster Menu

New!  You can now call and TEXT our Seafood hotline at 502-587-1505.

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Item of the Day – O-Med Rosé Vinegar

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O-Med Rosé Vinegar

Item 97364 – 2 Liter

Flavor Notes: O-Med uses the Spanish red grape, trepat to produce an outstanding rosé vinegar. This delicate blend of flavors creates a vinegar that is smooth and fresh, with bittersweet undertones and hints of red berries.

Recommendation: This rosé vinegar is the perfect ingredient for savory dishes and salads with cheese. Think asparagus, leeks, mushrooms and ripe tomatoes with blue cheese or chèvre.  Also good with seafood, ceviche and oysters.

Variety grapes: Trepat

Acidity: 6º

Origin of grapes: Lérida, Catalonia, Spain

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Who is my Sales Rep?

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One of our most frequently asked questions is, “Who is my Sales Rep?”

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Item of the Day – Chardonnay Vinegar

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O-Med Chardonnay Vinegar

Item 97380 – 2 Liter

Flavor Notes: Aged 12 months in French oak barrels and processed using the Schützenbach method, O-Med vinegars are characterized by a soft acidity. The production method lets the alcohol transform into acid while the other aromatic compounds are preserved in the vinegar. The goal is to be able to taste the essence of the fruit without being overwhelmed by acid.  The chardonnay is slightly sweet and the liquid has a beautiful clear, golden presentation.

Recommendation: We recommend you use this vinegar to marinate fish or on fish carpaccio. It is also great for pickling, on vegetables, and in salads.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Acidity: 6º

Origin of grapes: Lérida, Catalonia, Spain

Ellaboration: Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, method Schützenbach.

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Item of the Day – O-Med Cava Wine Vinegar

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O-Med Cava Wine Vinegar

Item 97357 – 2 Liter

Flavor Notes: O-Med Cava vinegar is made of the classic trio of grape varieties for Cava making: Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada. This mix produces a dry, delicate and fresh white vinegar that preserves the fruity bouquet characteristic of the wines used.

Recommendation: The delicate flavor of this vinegar is especially good in salad dressings or as marinades for light proteins such as chicken and fish.  Try using cava in place of Champagne vinegar.

Grape Varieties: Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada grapes

Acidity: 6º

Origin of grapes: Lérida, Catalonia, Spain

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Strawberry Market Alert

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Strawberry Market Alert

Heavy rain in Southern California for the past 3 days has flooded the strawberry fields and is causing major shortages industry wide right before Valentine’s Day.

Florida strawberries are not able to keep up with demand as they are behind in production due to recent cold weather.

Expect strawberries to be in short supply and prices to increase.

We highly recommend looking at alternative fruit options when planning your Valentine’s Day dinners.

Try dipping bananas, Maraschino cherries, grapes, orange segments or peels, raspberries, kiwi, papaya, mango, fresh coconut, dried apricots as a fruit alternative.

Or try dipping something other than fruit like sweet potato chips, bacon (yum!), edamame, chili peppers, mint leaves, cookies, pickles or whatever you feel like trying.  Isn’t everything better dipped in chocolate?

February Produce News

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February Produce News from the Front Line

Berries

  • Heavy rain has caused flooding in the California strawberry fields and there will be major shortages industry wide on strawberries right before Valentine’s Day
  • Florida strawberries are not able to keep up with demand as they are behind in production due to recent cold weather.
  • Expect strawberries to be in short supply and prices to increase.
  • Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries will also be affected by these weather related shortages.
  • We highly recommend looking at alternative fruit options when planning your Valentine’s Day menus.

Tomatoes

  • Winter tomatoes from Florida and Mexico are in full harvest this month.  Currently both areas are producing well which is leading to very fair pricing to the consumer.  Round slicer, romas, cherry and grape tomatoes are great quality and pricing is fair.

Apples

  • Strong demands and storage volumes are keeping the markets stronger than this time last year.  Look for pricing to slowly increase in the coming weeks.
  • The Granny Smith market is very strong and the price will climb about every two weeks.

Navel oranges

  • Navel oranges are still going strong with very good harvest numbers.  Prices are fair and quality is good

 

Lettuces

  • Iceberg, romaine and most leafy type lettuces are in good supply

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Harvest numbers are a little short, but available

 

Florida, Mexico and Imports

  • Squashes, bell peppers, cabbage, greens and cucumbers should all see better harvest numbers over the next week or two as long as the weather stays warm.
  • Import grapes are in and the quality is good, however, the prices are still on the higher side.
  • Import cantaloupes, watermelons and honey dews all have decent harvest numbers, but the crop is leaning toward the smaller sizes.  Larger sized melons will be harder to come by.

Check out our weekly specials

Prime time for Citrus!!!

In stock now:

  • Paige Mandarins
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Kumquats
  • Blood Oranges
  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • Sumo Mandarins
  • Finger Limes

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Item of the Day – O-Med Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar

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O-Med Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar

Item 97359 – 2 Liter

Flavor Notes: Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, O-Med’s Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar has an intense deep purple color with smooth acidity, a well-rounded fruity flavor, and hints of fine oak.

Recommendation: Use this vinegar for meat carpaccio and reductions. It is also great for pickling and on vegetables and salads. Surprisingly versatile with Asian Food and WOK preparations.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Acidity: 6º

Origin of grapes: Lérida, Catalonia, Spain

Ellaboration: Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, method Schützenbach

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Monday Seafood News

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Seafood Market News:

  • Halibut, Swordfish and Tuna prices will be dropping on the back side of the full moon.
  • Walleye catches will pick back up now that the polar vortex has passed.
  • Gulf Grouper will be on a moratorium towards the end of February and will last 45 days.  It is the spawning period.

Here’s a list of our top sellers with pricing for the week.

What Chefs Want Fresh Seafood February 4, 2019

Need oysters?  Here’s our list for February.

February 2019 Oyster Menu

Here’s a few cool items brought in by our Florida fishmongers.

Lady Fish

Ponce Inlet, FL

Only available during the coldest months in large quantities.  This is an extremely sustainable fish.  We have just 30# in for some creative chefs to work with.  Makes great surimi!

Item 71167 – Whole – 2# each

 

Golden Tile

Ponce Inlet, FL

We are in the season now.  White and beautiful, some say this is better than grouper.  This is a local favorite and an amazing fish with beautiful skin that is great cooked.  Plenty in house.

Item 71158 – Whole – 10# average

Item 03341 – Fillets

 

 

Blackfin Tuna

Gulf – Offshore

A very affordable tuna that is recommended for grilling but can have very nice color inside.  10 – 20# average.  70# in stock

Item 98893 – Whole

Item 03502 – Loin

Want to see more?  Check out this short video of fish in stock right now.