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Thursday
Jan162014

Norwegian Skrei and Weekend Specialties 1.16.14

Constantly declining quotas and rough winter weather tend to shoot domestic cod prices through the roof in winter (if you can get any).  Lucky for all of us, this is right around the time the Norwegian Skrei season kicks off.  Skrei is a Norwegian cod that migrates from the Barents sea to its spawning grounds off Norway's snow covered, mountainous North coast.  In order to be classified as Skrei, the cod have to be fully mature (typically 5+ years), and in prestine condition (i.e. no scratches, brusing or other injuries).  All of this means Skrei has a fresh, clean flavor with large, smooth white flakes and a firm texture.  It's cod at its finest!  To top it off, the Skrei fishery is MSC certified for sustainability. 

We'll be offering Skrei throughout the season (January - April).  If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our very own Dave Seigal's Grilled Skrei w/ Parsley Tarragon Emulsion.

 

Now, on to the good stuff...

 

Specialty Items 

Black Sea Bass, MD
Blackfish, MD
Grey Sole, MA
Haddock, ME
Razor Clams, ME
Sardines, ME
Sea Urchin, CA
Skrei, Norway
Stone Crab, FL
Wild Striped Bass, MD/VA

Oysters
Indian Creek, PEI
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Bay, MA
Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA
Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA
Tisbury, Tisbury Pond, MA
Sweetneck, Katama Bay, MA
East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Pond, RI
Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY
Race Rock, Orient Point, NY
Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY
Montauk, Lake Montauk, NY
Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ
Forbidden, York River, VA
Big Cove, Totten Inlet, WA
Calm Cove, Hood Canal, WA
Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

    

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another addition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Tuesday
Jan142014

Grilled Skrei w/ Parsley Tarragon Emulsion

Skrei is Norwegian Cod that is cought from January to April as they migrate from the Barents sea to thier spawning grouds off of the coast of northern Norway.  To be classifed as Skrei, Cod must be of a certain age and must not have any bruising, discoloeration or other damaging effects on body.  The result is a fantastic, thick, fatty cod, that can can stand up to any!


Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients
4-6 Skrei Fillets (about 5 oz each)
2 eggs
4 oz water
6 TBLS champagne vinegar
8 oz canola oil
2 bunch parsley leaves
2 bunch tarragon leaves
2 bunch chives
Salt and Pepper, to taste


For the Herb Emulsion:

  1. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 7 minutes.
  2. Using a high-speed blender, combine peeled eggs and water. Then add vinegar, oil, and the herbs and blend quickly on high speed. Strain using a fine chinois, and cool down immediately. Season with a pinch of salt.


For the Grilled Skrei:

  1. Season Skrei with salt and black pepper and brush with olive oil, place on hot grill. Cook on each side for 3 minutes.
  2. Gently warm herb emulsion in a small pot.
  3. Plate the grilled Skrei and sauce with herb emulsion.
Wednesday
Jan082014

Market Insights and Weekend Specialties 1.9.13

Happy New Year from all of us at The Lobster Place.  We're getting back in the saddle after a busy holiday season and hopefully you are too.  The big news in the seafood industry is that, well, it's cold.  Check out the ice formations in Acadia National Park, Maine, where the Acadia Aqua Farms team is farming Hollander & de Konig mussels.  Of course you don't need a picture to tell you it's cold out.  What this all means of course is when it is this cold, we see price increases and supply disruptions as product become scarcer and harder to come by.  Canadian Salmon, Bay Scallops, Lobsters, Oysters and Clams are all examples of product that's hard to come by when it gets this cold.  

 

The good news is that we're seeing some excellent value (for this time of year) and quality out of the mid-Atlantic.  Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Wild Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel and Golden Tilefish are all looking like great buys for the weekend.   Despite the cold, we have plenty of great options this weekend so come on by! 

 

Now, on to the good stuff...

 

Specialty Items 

Blue Shrimp, New Caledonia
Black Sea Bass, NJ/NC
Golden Tilefish, NC
Haddock, ME
Monkfish Liver, MA
Nairagi, HI
Opah, HI
Sea Urchin, CA
Stone Crab, FL
Spanish Mackerel, NC
Tuna Belly, HI
Wild Striped Bass, MD/VA

Oysters
Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB
Fire Lake, Cape Jouriman, NB
North Haven, Heidi's Pond, ME
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Bay, MA
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
Tisbury, Tisbury Pond, MA
Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI
Fishers Island, Fishers Island, NY
Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY
Montauk, Lake Montauk, NY
Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ
Forbidden, York River, VA
Miyagi, Southern Pudget Sound, WA
Barron Point, Little Skookum Inlet, WA
Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

    

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another addition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Wednesday
Dec182013

Christmas 2013 and Weekend Specialities 12.19.13

Christmas is upon us.  We're all working hard over here to make sure we have a great selection of product in house over the weekend and on the 23rd and 24th.  Please note our changed hours below:

 

Monday 12.23: 9:30am - 9:00 PM

Tuesday 12.24: 9:00am  - 7:00 PM

Wednesday 12.25: Closed 

 

For more information on our hours and ordering policies for the holiday, click here.

 

We're going to have a bounty of seafood for you to choose from.  Here are some highlights below (note: we'll have much more that what is listed!):

 

Now, on to the good stuff...

 

Crab  

Live Blue Crab, FL
Stone Crab Claws, FL
Live Dungeness, WA

Fish
Atlantic Mackerel, MA
Bacala, Canada
Dover Sole, Spain
John Dory, Mid-Atlantic
Kanpachi, HI
Opah Belly, HI
Smelts, Canada
Sardines, Spain

Caviar/Misc
A. Transmontanus (White Sturgeon), CA
A. Baerri (Baerri Sturgeon), France
A. Gueldenstaedtii (Osetra Sturgeon), Bulgaria
Uni Trays, CA

Shellfish
Razor Clams, MA
Peconic Bay Scallops, NY
Beau Soleil, Mirimichi Bay, NB
Indian Creek, PEI
Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME
Watch Hill, Winapaug Pond, RI
Race Rock, Orient Point, NY
Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY
Barron Point, Little Skookum Inlet, WA
Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

Shrimp
Blue Shrimp, New Caledonia
Fresh Shrimp, Gulf of Mexico

   

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another addition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Wednesday
Dec112013

NYE @ Cull&Pistol and Weekend Specialties 12.12.13

That's right, we're entering the New Year's Eve game.  Chef Seigal and team at Cull&Pistol have put together a fantastic pre-fixe seafood dinner for two, at $150 per couple, so why not ring in the new year with your favorite fishmongers.

 

Cull & Pistol's menu will include the following:

  • A selection of one dozen oysters
  • Two 1.5-pound steamed or grilled lobsters
  • Sides of truffled mashed potatoes and bone marrow creamed spinach
  • Huckleberry shortcake with bourbon whipped cream for dessert

We'll also have caviar service  available at an additional cost.

 

Reservations are available between 5:30 p.m. And 9:30 p.m. Feel free to reach out for more information, or call Cull & Pistol at (646) 568-1223 for reservations.



In other news, the holidays are fast approaching.  Please see our holiday ordering and delivery policy here.  We'll be in touch next week with the full rundown of product expected for Christmas. 

 

Now, on to the good stuff...

 

Specialty Items

Blackfish, MD 

Blue Shrimp, New Caledonia 

Dover Sole, Spain  

Dungeness, WA

Opah Belly, HI 

Peconic Bay Scallops (live in shell), NY

Peconic Bay Scallops, NY

Razor Clams, MA 

Smelts, Canada

Stone Crab Claws, FL
Tilefish, MD

 

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB

North Haven, Heidi's Poind, ME

Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA

Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Bay, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI 

Race Rock, Orient Point, NY 

Hog's Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY

Shooting Point Salt, Nassawadox Creek, VA 

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA 

Barron Point, Little Skookum Inlet, WA 

Eagle Rock, Totten Inlet, WA  

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA     

 

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another addition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place