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 we have several squid boats going out multiple times a week as well as 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!


This weeks' "Catch of the Week" is beautiful Albacore Tuna from Ft. Bragg.

In addition we have fresh Market Squid from Monterey and Cooked Rock Crab Claws from Santa Cruz for our "Seasonal Selection!" 

 Albacore Tuna landed in Ft. Bragg caught on long-lines is considered a Best Choice by our partners at the Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch.

Albacore is the lightest of the Tuna with a beautiful mild flavor which lends itself to many flavors and applications. Once cooked the meat is firm and flakey - this is a great fish people just getting into seafood because it is very meaty and succulent without a strong flavor. We love our Albacore seared over salads, cured as gravlax, grilled and on sandwiches, in curries, kebobs, and burgers, you name it - this fish can do it all! 

Single Orders of Albacore will include between 1.25 and 1.5lbs of skin off loins with the bloodline out and four recipes

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

Half Orders of Albacore will include around .60 and .75lbs of skin off, bloodline out, lion, and four recipes

 


 Fresh Market Squid
 

Have you ever driven down Highway 1 at night and noticed a fleet of boats shining bright spotlights onto the ocean? This is part of our local squid fleet using their spotlights to attract squids into their nets! Our squid boats go out several times a week and land their catch in Monterey making them a consistent seasonal and sustainable selection that we are happy to offer every week to our customers while our boats are able to go out to sea.They are perfect for calamari or to spice up a delicious pasta dish! Squid will come whole so you will have the opportunity to learn a little squid anatomy and save the ink to use in your pasta or an inky Halloween-inspired dish that both kids and adults will love!

Single orders will include 3 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

1/2 Share will include 1.5 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid


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! 

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?

Seasonal:
(available every Wednesday while in season)
Fresh Market Squid & Cooked Rock Crab Claws

What we are hoping for next week:
(changes each Wednesday based on what our fishermen are catching)

If rough waters persist we will be delivering Abalone next week, otherwise we are hoping for:

Lingcod, Black cod, Rock fish, or Petrale