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21
Feb

Chefs Love Halibut; Let Us Count the Ways

We’re about to enter Alaskan Halibut Season 2019 and we’re as excited as ever to offer you the best, as your seafood purveyor. We get a little giddy, but can you blame us? Season Dates are: March 15th to November 14th!  As the largest flatfish, they are delicious and in demand. We’re fortunate that we can get halibut year-round from both Maine and Alaska, but now is the time for Alaskan caught halibut to shine! We’ve got the details on the season, so you can remain informed as to what is coming in and out of your kitchen from year to year. Atlantic Halibut has been questionable, but Pacific or Alaskan Halibut has been consistently available and well-managed. In fact, alotted fishing […]

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 […]

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 […]

27
Nov

Everyone Loves John Dory — The Fish, not the man.

You’d never know it by looking at this frightful looking fish, but the John Dory fish is an appetizing delicacy fit for a king. Those among us that are privy to the flavor and texture of the John Dory are the enlightened among us, as this delicious fish aims to fool the uninitiated. Do not be fooled. The fact that it has a face only a mother could love, and threatening spikes is besides the point. This fish has a longstanding culinary history to enjoy, with a layer of mythology on top. John Dory Fish Facts If legends are to be believed, over 2000 years ago St. Peter dropped a coin into the Sea of Galilee, and a fish caught […]

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