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Ocean Tides – Northern Halibut 2017

Halibut Opens March 11th

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its Ninety-third Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada on 27 January, 2017. More than 200 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with approximately 80 more participating in web broadcasts of the public sessions. The Commission approved a season of March 11th to November 7th 2017, for the U.S. and Canadian quota fisheries. Seasons will commence at noon local time on 11 March and terminate at noon local time on 7 November 2017.

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 4,212,000 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.

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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
Karen Harmon: 704-769-2262
Patrick Lowder: 704-769-2265
Chris Nelson: 704-769-2256
Aaron Philbrick: 704-769-2320

 


Ocean Tides – Boston Day Boat

Chef – Boston Day Boats Have Menus Reelin’

SeafoodS.com let’s you inspire the kitchen and treat your guests to the extraordinary! Each month SeafoodS.com will supplement your monthly menu planning by featuring a seasonal direct program from a specific region of the globe. Our direct programs will bring the outstanding culinary experience of each region directly to your restaurant, menu, team, and guests. We are already gearing up for August. Stellar things go on and onto the Boston Day Boat Pier. SeafoodS.com is here to get those creative juices flowing for your August menu plan. Contact your sales rep today to build your ideal box.

Wild Striped Bass 

(Morone saxatilis) 

Wild striped Bass season runs from south to north and back down again. SeafoodS.com sources Atlantic Wild Striped Bass from many areas, but there is no comparison to a day boat haul on the Boston Pier. Our main focus in the next few weeks are the monster Massachusetts slobber knockers. Wild Striped Bass is a rich and luxurious Seabass. It has a large loose flake that is packed with ample moisture. A regular diet of migratory crab and shrimp offer a genuine sweetness that compliments the acidity of Summer Tomatoes perfectly. Wild Striped Bass is an American Sustainability Success Story. Once so abundant that they were caught just to fertilize fields, the Fish were harvested at an alarming rate as the American population rose. Today, Fishing regulation and restriction have brought the biomass back to its former glory. If you are looking for a thick fillet that showcases a true Seabass, call for Wild Striped Bass.

Jumbo Sushi Fluke 

(Paralichthys dentatus) 

Nantucket Jumbo Sushi Fluke are landed by Hook & Line methods. This means that they are caught one or two at a time by rod and reel. The fluke are immediately pressure bled with clean spray of saltwater through their circulatory system and quickly submerged into an icy saltwater solution. This brings their temperatures to below forty degrees Fahrenheit within minutes. This provides the freshest fish available on the market. Nantucket Sushi Fluke arrive to your restaurant within a day and a half of catch; often still stiff from rigor mortis. With this insane turnaround, your Fluke program can contend with the most rigorous Sashimi/Sushi standards in the country. SeafoodS.com offers an overnight delivery of the freshest Nantucket Sushi Fluke available to our customers. Take Hirame to your own new heights.

Sashimi East Coast Halibut 

(Hippoglossus hippoglossus) 

If you like your Sashimi/Sushi more Engawa in size, Sashimi Day Boat East Coast Halibut may be your Flatfish. Atlantic Halibut is a large Flatfish in the same Genus as Alaskan Halibut. If you are researching brilliant light, white, and flaky fish to cook, the Atlantic Halibut offers the same flake, sweetness and paper white flesh as the Alaskan Halibut with a slightly leaner and cleaner finish. It has a beautiful large flake and a firm yet supple consistency. These fish are rock stars of the Flatfish world. Receiving the highest care from Hook & Line fishermen propels this fish to a crudo-worthy loftiness. Day Boat runs from the Gulf of Maine offload in Boston daily. This is a steady supply of an amazing Sashimi quality Halibut. Our Sashimi Atlantic Halibuts are marketed as Whole, Whole H&G, or Fillet. Most market fish run between 10 and 50 lbs. It’s the fish for any dish, and we ship priority overnight direct.

Contact SeafoodS.com for A Perfect Day Boat Program

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
Brad Rosa – 704-413-3267


Ocean Tides – SoCal is Hot Pt 1

Chef – SoCal is Swimming in Fish!

Ah Southern California… Where the setting sun dips into the omnipotent Pacific. Warm sands and cool ocean breezes entreat the global traveler. Where nouveau cuisine comes to life while grasping tightly to the traditions of their history. Rich in Seafood, San Diego is a hub for great food and culinary talent. SeafoodS.com is over the moon to offer the Direct Distribution of some of the nation’s finest sea creatures while supporting some of the coolest fisheries of the Baja.

Hand Line Fishermen of the Baja have been an intergral part of SeafoodS.com. From small fishing villages along the northern part of the Baja Peninsula, Day Boat Fishermen set out in small Wooden Pangas for a day of hand lining and scallop diving. The honor of tradition and familial unity are drivers in this amazing Day Boat program. Fishermen – The Quintero Family, Ortega Cruz, Elmar King, Paisa Ocegueda

San Diego’s ports harbor some of the Pacific’s most dedicated men and women of the sea. Longline Boats like F/V Kraken and F/V Anthony G offload each week with brilliant pelagic species found between the mainland and Hawaii. The brilliant winds of the Pacific often slipstream the catch into port as quickly as it is boated. Displaying the highest quality is what the San Diego fishery is highly renowned, and we have it for you the very next morning. Find the species that fits your need and it’s a call away.

 

California Halibut – “Right Eye”
(Paralichthys californicus)

 

California Halibut falls comfortably between Alaskan Halibut and Large Summer Flounders. That gives it a well recognized marketability to anyone across the country and beyond. The California Halibut have wide thick fillets that are perfect for high heat cooking methods. California Halibut stand alone in the Halibut realm as a light, delicate and clean flesh that works in a multitude of applications. A favorite in Ceviche, the California Halibut has the moisture content to stay creamy, but lower fat contents to keep the Ceviche clear and bright. It also has a great propensity for buttery sauces, vinaigrettes, gastrique, and broths. Give this incredible Halibut a place on the Feature Board and bring a great hand line caught species to your guests.

 

Pacific Red Snapper – “Huachinango”

(Lutjanus peru) 

 

The Red Snapper is member of the Lutjanidea or Snapper Family, which are known in English as snappers, and in Mexico as pargo and Huachinango. A highly-prized game fish, the Red Snapper is distinguished by an overall bright red or sometimes a dark pink color, predominant on the head, back, and all fins, which gradually turns into white with a silvery sheen on the lower part of the body. It has a relatively “smooth” and streamlined appearance, as compared to most other snappers, but there isn’t a comparison for the complex Pacific flavors of the Huachinango. The fierceness of the rolling ocean strengthen the Huachinango and firm the flesh with a toothsome appeal while maintaining brilliant flake and moisture. The name alone peaks the interests of diners, and its excellence seats it firmly in their menu memories to be requested again and again.

 

Cabrilla Grouper – “Various”  
(Mycteroperca rosacea
) 

 

Cabrilla fillet have a paper white flesh that is textually firmer than Atlantic Black Grouper, but just as sweet and moist. The Cabrilla Grouper go through color changes during the year. Depending on the color of the fish at capture, the common name may change. Sardinera, Golden Grouper, Leopard Grouper, Spotted Grouper all associate with the species.The Spring typically shows a transition from Leopard to Golden. Ingredient names lend a poetic flare to any menu, and Cabrilla offers the poetry with a texture, taste, and presentation that matches the allure of its name.

Contact SeafoodS.com to Customize Your SoCal Features

 

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


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


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 Menu Boxes

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.

Bluenose – Antarctic Butterfish 

(Hyperoglyphe Antarctica)

This high-end Seabass-like species is a favorite with fine dining establishments and is great sauteed or baked, but can be cooked using virtually any method. Bluenose is by far New Zealand’s most famous bass export, with insatiable demand for this fish in overseas markets, especially Australia and the USA.

Barramundi – Asian Seabass 

(Lates Calcarifer)

Barramundi is one of our best selling fish and this sea bass has taken the American palate by storm. As Dr. Oz, who rates it as one of his top 5 Superfoods puts it, “Bonus: the white meat is light, flaky and delicious”. Indeed this fish performs very well in a variety of dishes. It’s naturally mild flavor profile allows it to take on other flavor accents readily – permitting chefs to create exceptional dishes with ease.

Ocean Trout – Steelhead 

(Oncorhynchus Mykiss)

This fish has a stunning appearance with a shape like a small torpedo, a relatively small head and a black-spotted silver hide, replete with pink racing stripe. Beneath this fine exterior Tasmanian Ocean Trout has bright crimson-cherry colored flesh, which fades to a pale peach, Omega-3 loaded belly portion. This paler belly is full of inter-muscular fat and is so well-marbled it resembles an aquatic Wagyu at times.

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