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07
Feb

Everything You Need To Know about Escolar

Walu, also known as Escolar, is a delicious, succulent fish that was once considered worthless. We like to think we know better now, but it was also highly regarded prior to falling out of favor in the culinary community.   However, his fish is experiencing a revival of sorts, as chefs are turning to fish that is more sustainable to help avoid overfishing concerns, as well as concerns over mercury content. Escolar seem to fit the bill; it’s delicious, economical, low in mercury, and sustainable. As a type of snake mackerel, is occasionally referred to as “King Tuna” or “Super White Tuna”. It’s sought after for it’s buttery flavor, and hails from the Pacific ocean. This versatile fish can be […]

17
Jan

Ahi and Tuna Grading for Chefs and Restaurants

Also known as Big Eye Tuna — and erroneously known as “ahi tuna”– Ahi is a sought after source of protein for chefs across the country. When sushi became en vogue, so did tuna, and it’s now permanently embedded onto the collective American palate. Ahi is the Hawaiian word for “tuna” which refers to both Yellowtail tuna and Big Eye tuna. However, many consumers and foodies know very little about how to correctly buy tuna, resulting in some very unfortunate mishaps in home kitchens. Mostly, they’re just happy to eat it in restaurants like yours, and tend to know where they enjoy it the most. As chefs, it’s our responsibility to stay educated about food — someone has to do […]

11
Jan

King Crab Season 2019

King Crab season is a time to rejoice! Some of the most delicious seafood is readily available, and always at the best prices during peak season, but King Crab is a real winner across the board. Whether it’s simply for eating, or watching crabbers on The Deadliest Catch on television, there is a high demand for this sustainable seafood choice. As one of the most indulgent seafood choices, we’re pleased to report that prices are holding firm. So take advantage, chef, because it’s prime time to catch these crustaceans, for an indulgent taste of their sweet, tender leg meat. King Crab Sustainability Did you know that every King Crab you eat is a dude? When fishing for Alaska King Crab, […]

04
Jan

Dungeness Crab Season 2019 is here!

Was your Christmas a little less exciting without Dungeness Crab on the menu? Many chefs lamented the delay of dungeness crab season this last fall, however they’re finally here and they’re ready for your tables. Dungeness Crab Season 2019 is now ready for you to get your orders in! Dungeness crab is larger than a blue crab. In fact, they’re large enough to serve two people! These ocean delights are typically caught from late Fall through Late Spring, in most years. This year, first tests concluded that these crabs just weren’t meaty enough for officials to declare open season on crabbing for this West Coast delicacy. After a month long delay, these babies are back on the menu fresh from […]

20
Dec

Wild about American Wagyu

Wagyu is beef that has achieved a legendary status for flesh that can be described simply as fatty, marbled, and utterly delicious. American Wagyu might be a foreign concept to purists, but rest assured that the American Wagyu Association is on top of how we ensure quality cattle is being raised right here in the States to ensure that quality is sustained across the board. This Japanese breed of cattle has a name that literally translates to “Japanese Cow”. This Japanese breed is well-known around the world for the meat’s unique marbling and incomparable flavor. You’ll find that the breed came from Japanese cattlemen’s ingenuity as they cross bred cattle to the modern form of beef we we know and enjoy […]

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