Wednesday Delivery (1/17):
Red Abalone and/or Rock Crab
Abalone and Rock Crab
Weather is keeping many of our boats in the harbor this week so we'll be offering one of our favorite local delicacies - beautiful Red Abalone from American Abalone Farm in Davenport!
In addition we have fresh cooked Rock Crab Claws from Santa Cruz for our "Seasonal Selection!"
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All abalone are shucked and tenderized to order so we have to put our order in by Tuesday morning at the latest. We ask that all orders be placed and paid for by Monday at midnight in order to receive your abalone order for this Wednesday.
About American Abalone Farm:
Since the collapse & closure of the commercial abalone fishery in California during the 1990's (due to over-harvesting) abalone aquaculture has been the only responsible and sustainable way to commercially consume abalone. American Abalone Farms is a family run facility that has been growing California Red Abalone within the pristine waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for over 25 years. Their facility is located on the beach in Davenport, California, and is open to the public on the weekends - we highly recommend you visit! They raise their abalone in an environment that mimics their natural home - seawater pumps continuously supply clean, fresh seawater to abalone tanks directly from the ocean only a few yards away and they are fed a 100% organic diet consisting of a variety of fresh local seaweeds that workers hand harvest themselves. With the help of abalone farms like this one we help reduce the strain we put on our natural populations so they can begin to rebuild and flourish.
These Abalone are considered a Best Choice by Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program and we will be offering them to members already shucked and packaged as whole steaks!
Check out our page on Abalone here for more!
Single orders will include 6 ~ 1oz tenderized Abalone steaks and four recipes
NO HALF ORDERS FOR ABALONE
New Seasonal Selections!
Now that we have built a stronger relationship with our fishermen and women we are happy to announce that we will be offering a seasonal selection of seafood which will be offered consistently each Wednesday in addition to our rotating catch.
This month our rock crab boat in Santa Cruz going out twice a week. This allows us to always pick up our catch on a Monday or Tuesday to be delivered Wednesday, guaranteeing a fresh selection every week for our members!
Cooked Rock Crab Claws with Arms
Fresh Rock Crabs from Santa Cruz are a Seasonal Selection available to members each week! Captain Jason goes out twice a week to catch them and hand picks out the best and biggest of the bunch for us to cook up for our members early Wednesday morning. Rock crabs are a delicious and sustainable local alternative to the infamous Dungeness crab. Many restaurants like to use them as a substitute for Dungeness, but here at FreshCatch we like to think of them a little bit more like a Western cousin of the famous Florida Stone Crabs! They have big meaty claws and a rock-hard exteriors to protect their sweet centers. Most of their meat is in their claws and the arm attached to that claw so that is what we will be delivering with shares, the body meat is minimal making it perfect for stocks! There are only a couple boats catching these guys so you won't be finding them at your local grocery store!
Check out our page on Rock Crab here for more!
Crabs will come already cooked (morning of delivery) and cleaned!
Single Orders of crab will include 1 lb of Cooked Rock Crab Claws (between 10 -12 pieces)
Regular orders too much seafood for you? Try a half share!
Half Orders of crab will include 1/2 lb of Cooked Rock Crab Claws (between 5 - 6 pieces)
What's on the hook for next week?
(available every Wednesday while in season)
Cooked Rock Crab Claws
What we are hoping for next week:
(changes each Wednesday based on what our fishermen are catching)
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