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Ocean Tides – Mother’s Day Edition

Chef – Make a Special Day for a Special Lady!

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Veterans to the F&B Industry typically celebrate Monday with Mom. It is historically one of the two busiest Sundays of the year. Whether you are planning for a la carte brunch and dinner, or you’ve crafted the finest banquet in town, SeafoodS.com wants to assist. We look forward each year to facilitate the needs of our customers and carefully select and offer the perfect products for your Mother’s Day successes.  Many of us at SeafoodS.com have navigated menu planning, careful scheduling, flower procurement, long prep lists, booth naps, storage “Tetris”, and multi-day shifts in preparation of a celebration. A celebration of Mom. It is daunting, but satisfying. It’s the joy of treating someone’s mother, (rarely our own), to a lavish Sunday. After all, they’ve done so much.  We want to assist. We can combine many of your order guides into one easy step. Call SeafoodS.com. Our team of experts can source the finest products that you may need. It clears your desk and gets you back in the trenches.

Creative Fresh Fish

Specialty Shellfish

Gourmet Meats

Sustainable Caviar

Call for Selection and Pricing

Contact Team SeafoodS to Customize Your Mother’s Day

Josh Adams : 704-769-2260
Josh Bogen: 704-769-2261
Mike Casagrande: 704-769-2263
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Jon Flower – 704-769-2258
Ben Hollinger: 704-769-2320
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256
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Ocean Tides – Halibut Menu Box Second Edition

Chef – Build A Perfect Box with Halibut

Along with Alaskan Halibut, SeafoodS.com can build a perfect “Menu Box” with some of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Japan, and California’s greatest seafood options packed alongside your Halibut order. This is an exceptionally creative advantage and is available to our customers throughout the season. With Halibut fulfilling your shipping weight, it’s an easy way to try species that you have underutilized in the past.

Groper – Hapuku 

(Polyprion oxygeneios)

New Zealand Groper can be distinguished from their distant relatives by their plain-colored body pattern. And with market sizes ranging from 6 lbs to above 30 lbs, the Groper have a very particular aspect for a menu item. They carry the light succulence of larger Rockfish in the early stages of adulthood, and fulfill the flaky bite of large Grouper later in life. Groper are line caught off the coast New Zealand, including the Chatham Rise. They are most common over or near rocky areas down to 850 feet. The main fishing grounds for Gropers are the deep canyons off the East Coast of the North Island, Cook Strait, Kokura and the west Coast of the South Island. It is in the genus Polyprion that include one of the Southern Atlantic’s favorite food fish, the Wreckfish or “Stone Bass”.

John Dory – St Peter Fish 

(Zues faber)

New Zealand John Dory is an upright “Flatfish”. Its fillet resembles the shape of Flounder. John Dory is perhaps the most recognizable of all the New Zealand species and is easily identified by a conspicuous black spot on the side of its olive/brown body. Dories are distinct from all other fish, with the exception of their deepwater relatives the Oreos.  From its storied beginnings, the John Dory has been a staple in ultra fine dining. With a sweet and delicate flesh that cooks to a paper white, the John Dory rivals the marks of species that often accompany it on upscale menus. When developing John Dory recipes, look to its skeleton as well. Though the flesh is one of the most attractive in a center-of-the plate species, its large extendable mouth structure offers an abundance of collagen. For stocks and broths it is the embodiment of perfect stock bones. With market sizes ranging from 2 lbs. to just above 5 lbs., the John Dory gives assistance in excellent portion control as well.

Glacier 51 Toothfish – Patagonia Toothfish/”Seabass”

(Dissostichus eleginoides)

Certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and rated ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, Glacier 51 Toothfish is the ultimate choice in terms of quality and sustainability. Australia’s Heard Island Toothfish fishery undergoes rigorous stock assessments by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to ensure accurate on-going sustainability of the stock. Vessels are required to do research cruises and tag and release thousands of Toothfish to further improve the understanding of the biology and status of Toothfish. By regulating the fishery and continuing the extensive research programs on Toothfish, the Australian government and CCAMLR have ensured that fishing for Toothfish at Heard Island is sustainable FOREVER.

Contact SeafoodS.com to Build This Year’s Halibut Program

Josh Adams : 704-769-2260
Josh Bogen: 704-769-2261
Mike Casagrande: 704-769-2263
Lee Dellinger: 704-769-2257
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Jon Flower – 704-769-2258
Ben Hollinger: 704-769-2320
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256


Ocean Tides – Halibut Opens March 19th

On February 8th, the International Pacific Halibut Commission met to assess and assign catch quotas for the 2016 Pacific Halibut Season. With Canada and the United States receiving 29 million pounds in total catch quota. This is good news in that it is up from 2015 by 6 million pounds. The stock is at a healthy biomass and the future continues to brighten for one of America’s favorite dining experiences. Our commitment to bringing the freshest and largest Halibuts to our customers has only strengthened during the last 5 years of our Day Boat Direct Alaskan Halibut program.

Alaskan Halibut – Day Boat Direct

Our Day Boat Direct Alaskan Halibut is the jewel in the crown of our seasonal Springtime offerings. With direct Alaskan flights and priority overnight shipping avenues, we guarantee the freshest Halibut with the longest shelf life.
The Seafood Producers Cooperative focuses our supply from the celebrated “2C” fishing grounds. The 2C quota has been set for a total commercial catch of 4,044,000 lbs of Alaskan Halibut this season and we are your direct source for this one of a kind opportunity. We have “Air Fish”. This accelerates the shipping to offer unsurpassed freshness and the big fish when the smaller fish will not suffice. When offloaded at the docks, the Halibut puddle jumps to L.A. where the whole fish are repackaged with fresh cold packs for a same day shipment to the restaurant. SeafoodS.com offers expert fabrication and has some of the tightest trim available in commercial wholesale distribution.
Along with Alaskan Halibut, SeafoodS.com can build a perfect “Menu Box” with some of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Japan, and California’s greatest seafood options packed alongside your Halibut order. This is an exceptionally creative advantage and is available to our customers throughout the season. With Halibut fulfilling your shipping weight, it’s an easy way to try species that you have underutilized in the past. Accompany Halibut on your menu with a phenomenal New Zealand King Salmon (Seafood Watch “Best Choice”) for a consistent Salmon preparations, New Zealand Tai Snappers for whole fish presentations, Australian Hiramasa for sashimi, Tahitian Yellowfin Tuna for grandiose appetizers, New Zealand Groper for an elevated “Grouper-like” experience, New Zealand Cockles for a stunning pasta, Pacific Oysters for an elaborate raw bar, Saltwater Barramundi or Tahitian Albacore for unique lunch offerings, Japanese Madai and Hamachi for all things sushi, Spanish Turbot for your coveted Prixe Fixe wine/beer/whisky dinners, and many more available items including grass fed butter, Uni, Wagyu, Crab, Lobster, Loupe de Mer, Opah, Swordfish, Black Cod, and Ling.
The world is opened to you in a single call. The best of Alaska meets the best of the world in a single shipment. Delivered to your restaurant in a single day. Ultimate quality to the last single fish of the season. Make room for this unique opportunity this Spring and beyond. Secure your program this week.

Contact SeafoodS.com to Build This Year’s Halibut Program

Josh Adams : 704-769-2260
Josh Bogen: 704-769-2261
Mike Casagrande: 704-769-2263
Lee Dellinger: 704-769-2257
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Jon Flower – 704-769-2258
Ben Hollinger: 704-769-2320
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256


Bringing Sable to the Table

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Along with SeafoodS.com stellar Halibut, we offer “Air Freight Fresh” Alaskan Black Cod! Direct Flights provide the opportunity to receive Alaskan Black Cod with the quickest turnaround available.

Alaskan Black Cod (aka Sable) is one of the North Pacific’s finest features. With deep levels of moisture and a paper white flesh, the Black Cod represents the apex of fine dining. Occasionally referred to as “Butterfish”, there isn’t a better way to describe this species. Butter…

While enjoying the Alaskan Power Duo of Black Cod and Halibut, remember… SeafoodS.com is a great resource for that Seafood Section of your menu. With the quick repack in L.A., you have the freedom to “Build A Box”. SeafoodS.com displays a wide variety of incredible line of species available to pack alongside your Alaskan fish. Here are a few examples of a “Built Box”, but there are way too many to list:

  • Alaskan Black Cod for your Menu and New Zealand Tai Snapper for your Whole Fish Feature.
  • Alaskan Halibut for your Menu and Tahitian #1 Yellowfin Tuna for your Sashimi Feature.
  • New Zealand Bluenose (aka Antarctic Butterfish) and Alaskan Black Cod (aka Alaskan Butterfish) for a “Butterfish” Duo.
  • Alaskan Black Cod for Dinner Service and Saltwater Barramundi portions for Lunch.
  • Alaskan Black Cod with a 5 ounce Brazilian Lobster Tail add on.


2015 Halibut Season. March 14 – November 7

Boat Halibut Schooner

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its Ninety-first Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC on January 30, 2015. More than 250 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 75 more participating in web broadcasts of the public sessions.

The Commission is recommending to the governments of Canada and the United States catch limits for 2015 totaling 29,223,000 pounds, displayed in the following table by regulatory area.

SeafoodS.com will be focused on “Air Fish” Halibut from Area 2C. However, with a committed community of partnerships, we will also have product available throughout the season no matter weather, quotas met, logistical difficulties, or supply deficiencies. Our primary goal is to be your Halibut supplier. Allow SeafoodS.com to get the King of Flatfish on your board this season. Season begins March 14th, 2015. We are counting the days.

Regulatory Area
Catch Limit
(pounds)
Area 2A (California, Oregon, and Washington)
970,000
Non-treaty directed commercial (south of Pt. Chehalis)
164,529
Non-treaty incidental catch in salmon troll fishery
29,035
Non-treaty incidental catch in sablefish fishery (north of Pt. Chehalis)
10,347
Treaty Indian commercial
307,700
Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence (year-round)
31,800
Sport – Washington
214,110
Sport – Oregon
187,259
Sport – California
25,220
Area 2B (British Columbia) (includes sport catch allocation)
7,038,000
Area 2C (southeastern Alaska) (combined commercial/guided sport)1
4,650,000
  Commercial fishery
3,799,000
  Guided sport fishery
851,000
Area 3A (central Gulf of Alaska) (combined commercial/guided sport)1
10,100,000
  Commercial fishery
8,210,000
  Guided sport fishery
1,890,000
Area 3B (western Gulf of Alaska)
2,650,000
Area 4A (eastern Aleutians)
1,390,000
Area 4B (central/western Aleutians)
1,140,000
Areas 4CDE
1,285,000
Area 4C (Pribilof Islands)
596,600
Area 4D (northwestern Bering Sea)
596,600
Area 4E (Bering Sea flats)
91,800
Total
29,223,000


SeafoodS.com Sitka, AK Co-Op Halibut Endorsement

SeafoodS.com Sitka Co-Op Halibut at J. Gilbert's Glastonbury

SeafoodS.com Sitka Co-Op Halibut at J. Gilbert’s Glastonbury

PAN ROASTED SITKA CO-OP HALIBUT
J. GILBERT’S GLASTONBURY
Butternut Squash Risotto, Haricot Vert, Red Pepper Relish
Saffron-Vanilla Bean Buerre Blanc

“I promised my SeafoodS.com Rep – Chris Nelson – that I’d “show him love” if he could impress me with the quality and value on the Halibut on top of getting it to me when I needed it. He delivered on all promises. I’ve always found this particular product well worth the extra up front investment in purchasing dollars. I was delivered all large fillets cut from 40/60 fish, and I was able to cut thick, beautiful portions similar in sizing to an 8oz filet. We easily sold 80 entrees over the past 3 days. I feel I probably could have gotten a few more dollars on my menu without affecting sales. This product is not going to lower your food cost, but it doesn’t have to hurt it, and it can help to increase your check average and also the all important ability to WOW your guests!!

Anyways… I highly recommend the Sitka, AK Co-Op Halibut from SeafoodS.com if you’re looking for something special to run during spring/summer. These guys delivered on their promise and the product is well worth the endorsement.

And no… SeafoodS.com is not cutting me a check for this testimonial. It’s the REAL DEAL!”

-Chef Erik Blomstrann


R+D: Grillin’ on the EVO

It’s that time again, when the SeafoodS.com Team tests some product and throws a party! No explanation needed – great food, great beers, and great company all done in style on the EVO Grill! We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves… Check it out!

EVO Grill

EVO Grill

New Zealand Coromandel Bay Oysters

New Zealand Coromandel Bay Oysters

Mishima Ranch Ultra Grade Wagyu Flatiron

Mishima Ranch Ultra Grade Wagyu Flatiron

Flatiron On The EVO Grill

Flatiron On The EVO Grill

Flatiron Sliced, Ready to Serve - Beautiful!

Flatiron Sliced, Ready to Serve – Beautiful!

Mishima Ranch Ultra Grade Teres Major

Mishima Ranch Ultra Grade Teres Major

#1 Tahitian Yellowfin Tuna

#1 Tahitian Yellowfin Tuna

Blackened Alaskan Halibut

Blackened Alaskan Halibut