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Ocean Tides – Halibut Menu Solution Box

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.

Yellowtail Kingfish – Hiramasa

(Seriola lalandi lalandi)

The Fish, as a natural inhabitant of the cold, crystal-clear waters of Spencer Gulf off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, Hiramasa Kingfish are locally fed year round in the clean, crisp Antarctic currents that flow freely from the Great Southern Ocean. Hiramasa is the Japanese word for the species, where it’s highly prized as a superb sashimi fish. Increasingly though, Hiramasa Kingfish is also being acclaimed for its extraordinary versatility; whether served as sashimi, cured, smoked, grilled, fried or roasted as a cutlet or poached as a fillet in broth. So it’s little wonder that the world’s leading chefs revere Hiramasa Kingfish for its exquisite flavour, texture and consistency and have come to rely on fresh deliveries of it twice weekly, 52 weeks of the year. Local pride, careful Australian nurturing and global recognition make it easy to see why award-winning Hiramasa Kingfish is indeed, The King of Kingfish. Hiramasa Kingfish is renowned for being one of the finest eating fish in the world. Its firm white-to-pale-pink flesh boasts a fresh, sweet and clean flavor that’s superbly moist and silky unadorned as sashimi, yet rich enough to hold its own when paired with more robust ingredients and flavors, including meat. Its broad-flaked texture and minimal bone structure is also favored by leading restaurant chefs for its easy eating, consistently high standard and exquisite mouth feel. The skin crisps brilliantly too, reflecting its higher fat content. All of which means that Hiramasa Kingfish is a fish for every season; performing magnificently as a warming winter dish as well as clean, classic summer fare. Whether it’s haute cuisine or haute casual, Hiramasa Kingfish’s versatility makes it a veritable palette for the palate.

Moonfish – Opah 

(Lampris regius)

Hailing from many temperate Pacific regions, the Opah, or Moonfish, is a marvelous example of diversity in seafood. It is a beautiful species that is considered good luck by many South Pacific natives. It’s uncommon body structure and striking coloration contribute to its popularity not only in sport fishing, but also the culinary world. The muscle placement offers various cuts with degrees of texture, color, and flavor. The most utilized and available is the “Top Loin” or Back. Running along the top from eye to tail, this cut offers maximum yield and uniformity in portioning. It typically boasts the deepest color, which spans from orange, to pink, to red. The Top Loin also seems to be a bit tenderer than the Belly or “Bottom”. Opah has a flavor and texture that has often been compared to a cross between Tuna and Swordfish. It has a moderate flavor that is bold enough to attack with ingredients, but not overpowering or strong. Opah is at home in almost any culinary application and plates well in any arrangement. Our South Pacific Opah is sourced from New Zealand and Tahiti. The Tahitian Opah often shows a deeper color in the flesh. This is attributed the Tropical environment. It tends to be a bit lighter in flavor also. The New Zealand Opah has a lighter color, but boasts a bit more complexity in flavor. No matter the coloration of raw Opah, the flesh cooks to a creamy white. Opah is a resourceful protein and allows countless applications and recipes. It can be cooked just through or served medium rare. It holds up to big sets and tamely incorporates itself into lighter ingredient parings. Opah is as menu-able as it is beautiful. Doubly sourcing Tahitian and New Zealand Opah, allows SeafoodS.com to readily supply product from these tightly managed fisheries.

Broadbill Swordfish – Three Day Boat

(Dissostichus eleginoides)

Leigh Fisheries provide SeafoodS.com and our customers a 3 day boat Swordfish. The fish is caught dressed and wrapped in breathable cloth immediately after landing. This provides one of the freshest swordfish on the market. Swordfish has a lean steaky texture with moderate moisture. It has a complex flavor that holds up to bolder flavors. The powerful Swordfish has a incomparable shelf life, and with direct sourcing, that shelf is even longer. Swordfish allow the butcher an intricate view into an incredible yield with minimal loss in fabrication. The “Wheel” and Fillet are the most popular specs for restaurant purchasers, and present a user-friendly break down of portions. It’s a lower cost, higher yield animal that is extremely recognizable by the guest.

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.


Mount Cook Alpine King Salmon

Salmon King AlpineBest Choice

The induction of many New Zealand King Salmon into the “Best Choice” classification of the Monterey Seafood Watch has boosted the overall notoriety of their practices. While many NZ King producers have triumphed in responsible aqua-culture, and stellar product lines, one stands unique in its clever locale and innovative operations system.

The Alpine King Salmon are a unique Freshwater King Salmon. Hatched and raised in the pristine, glacial waters of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon speaks for itself. A unique alpine environment, fast-flowing habitat and the delicate touch of the seasons, create the world’s finest freshwater King Salmon. Nature has done all the hard work and the flavor tells the story. The result is a salmon that is moist and delicate to the palette and sought after by leading chefs around the world.

SeafoodS.com is enamored by the opportunity to work closely with the United States’ exclusive importer of Mount Cook Alpine King Salmon. Direct Priority Overnight shipping opportunities allow our customers to receive the freshest Alpine Kings. With Sushi and Sashimi quality, the Alpine King has a place in any application. From French classic to cutting edge fusion, Alpine King Salmon by SeafoodS.com has a place on any menu or feature board. We offer Import Direct with quality guaranteed product each week. Reach out toSeafoodS.com to learn more about this unique Salmon offering.


Just in Time for the Holidays

Same Box. Same Plate. Completely Different Surf & Turf!

Kerwee Wagyu

The Tajiri or Tajima line is formed in the Kansai region, especially in the prefecture of Hyogo. Originally the animals were used as draft animals. This circumstance led to a greater development of the forequarters compared to the hindquarters. Tajima cattle are generally small framed and have lower growth rates, but the meat quality, in regards to marbling grade and tenderness, is excellent. The Tajima line is considered the most efficient line for producing high-quality meat. Our main focus is on genetic material from this line. These Tajima Cattle are grown in Australia. Kerwee Wagyu is trimmed tightly and has a unique flavor and umami. Menu Kerwee for unique Wagyu in your area. Set your restaurant apart from other Wagyu offerings. Grade: Red (BMS 4-5), Silver (BMS 6-7), Black (BMS 8-9), Kiwami (BMS 9+).

Kerwee

Australian King Prawn

For superior quality and full taste, Spencer Gulf King Prawns are renowned throughout the world as the premium species of prawn. Spencer Gulf King Prawns are wild caught straight from the cold clean waters of the Spencer Gulf, full of natural flavor. The Spencer Gulf prawn fishery leads the way in environmentally sustainable fishing practices, which is now being role-modelled worldwide. Recently this was acknowledged through being awarded Marine Stewardship Council Certification. Spencer Gulf King Prawns are an Australian product, caught and packed in Australia. The highest level of quality control is maintained, ensuring presentation, flavor, and product life is preserved. With monster U8, U10 and 10/15 sizes available, these prawns can definitely set your menu apart.
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