Shad and Weekend Specialties 2.23.17 February 22 2017 Posted in

In the seafood world, there is no better bellwether of spring than the start of the Shad season along the east coast.  Similar to wild salmon, Shad are most prized during the period of time before their spawn when their flesh has a higher fat content.  As the weather warms, Shad make their way up the east coast from Florida to Labrador during spring, lasting until right before June.  After June, shad become too oily and mushy.  While most fanatics prize Shad for their roe, the fillets are quite desirable as well, with sweet, delicate flesh, similar to herring.  Shad roe on the other hand is rich in flavor, with a firm, delicate texture.  Some call it the foie gras of the sea, but we’ll let you decide.  


Specialty Items

Cod (Skrei), Norway
Peconic Bay Scallops, NY
Sea Urchin (live), ME
Shad, SC
Shad Roe, SC
Stone Crab Claws, FL
Wahoo, HI

Oyster Lineup

Beau Soleil, Miramichi Bay, NB
Cooks, Malpeque Bay, PEI
Cape Spear Salt, Northumberland Strait, NB
Wallace Bay, Wallace Bay, NS
Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME
Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA
Ichabod Flat, Plymouth Bay, MA
Merry Oyster, Duxbury Bay, MA
Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA
Riptide, Westport Estuary, MA
Spring Creek, Barnstable Harbor, MA
Mystic, Long Island Sound, CT
Rams Island, Long Island Sound, CT
Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY
Oysterpond, Orient Bay, NY
Wildling Bastard, Great Bay, NJ
Ship Shoal, Hog Island Bay, VA
Fanny Bay, Baynes Sound, BC
Gigamoto, Baynes Sound, BC
Malaspina, Strait of Georgia, BC
Capital, Spencer Cove, WA
Bald Point, Hama Hama River, WA
Church Point, Hammersley Inlet, WA
Sun Hollow, Hood Canal, WA
Pearl Point, Netarts Bay, OR
Kumamoto, Humboldt Bay, CA


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



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