Chilipepper Rockfish (whole and fillets available), Abalone, Market Squid, and a Fresh Seaweed Medley

This weeks' "Catch of the Week" is delicious Chilipepper Rockfish from Half Moon Bay. 

We are extremely excited to introduce our newest partner boat, the F/V Miss Moriah.  The Miss Moriah has been fishing for black cod, until recently switching gear to focus on rockfish and flatfish like petrale and different types of sole.  The Miss Moriah is one of five fishing vessels that is a part of the California Groundfish Collective.  This is one of the most closely monitored and regulated fisheries in the world and is the only ground fish fishery recognized by Seafood Watch as a Best Choice. Scroll down to learn more - we are working on a page highlighting our partner boats.

Also available - Red Abalone from American Abalone Company in Davenport
** Shucked, tenderized, and vacuum sealed - completely pan ready! **

Also available will be a hand harvested Seaweed Medley from Santa Cruz.

This mixture will be perfect for fresh seaweed salad, but the possibilities are endless.  From frying them up, to adding them in cocktails, or even serving them raw in poke dishes.  Each week our offering changes depending on the tides and what can be harvested, but rest assured, every type of seaweed is amazing in its own way and we provide recipes to follow along with or to inspire your meal!

 In addition we have Market Squid from our partner boat in Monterey (calamari or fresh summer squid salad!?) 

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Chilipepper Rockfish

These rockfish are caught in special light nets with holes large enough to allow smaller fish to escape. Underwater cameras are attached to them that allows our captain to target very specific schools of fish. Camera's on board the boat set up by the Nature Conservancy closely monitor what is brought on the boat to ensure 100% accountability and sustainability.  Very few boats have this sort of outfitting which allows for nearly zero by-catch!

The boat will be coming in late Monday night or early Tuesday morning! These fish are going to be incredibly beautiful so we really encourage everyone to get a whole fish if they have not tried one yet!

These guys will make a perfect roaster or fried fish for two - they come cleaned, and scaled - meaning all you have to do is stuff them with your favorite herbs and spices and they are good to pop in the oven or on the grill...dare we say that was as easy as a fillet!? 

Rockfish are the perfect fish for tacos, fish & chips, or roasted with your favorite veggies and herbs! 

Our Partners at Seafood Watch consider these fish a Best Choice!

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Single Orders of Rockfish will include around 1.25 lbs of SKIN OFF, BONE OUT fillets, and four recipes. 

Or 2 lbs of SKIN ON, BONE IN fillets, and four recipes. 

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

Half Orders of Rockfish will include between .5 - .75 lbs of SKIN OFF, BONE OUT fillets, and four recipes

Or 1 lb SKIN ON, BONE IN fillets, and four recipes. 

Want a whole fish? Rockfish are great roasted, grilled, fried, or steamed whole! 

Whole fish are $8/lb and are usually between 1.5-3 lbs
Whole fish will come gilled, gutted, and scaled - ready to cook!
(you can send sizing preference and we will do our best to meet your request)


Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Whole fish are $8/lb
(you can send preference and we will do our best to meet your request)
Home delivery is always $3

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Red Abalone

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

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Fresh California Seaweed Medley


We are excited to start offering some fresh hand harvested sea vegetables from a local diver out of Santa Cruz! 

Seaweed can be used like any fresh vegetable! Steam it, fry it, blanch it, pickle it, smoke it, wrap your fish in it and cook it - the possibilities are really endless! 

Give this nutritious and delicious superfood a try! Our medley will give you a fun opportunity to play around with some restaurant quality product that you won't find at your farmer's market or grocery store - feel unsure about it? Send us an email! 
 

Single Orders of Fresh Seaweed will include 0.5 of fresh seaweed plus four recipe suggestions! 

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

Half Orders of Fresh Seaweed will include around 0.25 lbs of fresh seaweed plus four recipe suggestions!

- Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Home delivery is always $3

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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. 

Squid are back! 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!


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 dish that both kids and adults will love!

Our partners at Seafood Watch consider Market Squid caught with purse seine in California a "Good Alternative" as squid are an important part of the ocean food chain acting as both predator and prey for many different species and there is little assessment or regulations that limit the squid fishery at this time - but we hope there will be more soon! 

Single orders will include 3 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid, plus four recipes!

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

Half orders will include 1.5 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid, plus four recipes! 


 Check out our squid page here to learn more!

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

- Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Home delivery is always $3

 

Click here to 'Opt-in' for Half Share Market Squid

Click here to 'Opt-in' for Full Share Market Squid


F/V Miss Moriah
Captain Geoff Bettencourt
Trap Caught Black Cod & Light Touch Trawl Caught Rockfish and Sole

 

Geoff Bettencourt is a fourth-generation Point Pillar Harbor commercial fisherman. Geoff began fishing salmon with his grandfather and father before he was tall enough to see over the boat’s railing. In high school, he continued to fish for salmon and crab and trawling for rockfish, halibut, and sole. Geoff and his Dad bought the Moriah Lee in 1997 to continue fishing for Dungeness crab, groundfish, and salmon. Although Geoff started out heavily invested in the bottom trawl fishery, he has taken the business in a new direction by embracing sustainable fishing and undergoing a major gear shift to environmentally-friendly traps for black cod and trawl gear for rockfish. Geoff realizes he has many years ahead of him and the only way to both protect the resource and secure his family’s future is to combine that old school honor & wisdom with a progressive modern approach to the future of fishing. He now captains the Miss Moriah.


Blue Evolution - Seaweed Pasta

 

Blue Evolution is a Southern California based company that makes delicious pastas infused with nutritious sustainably farmed seaweeds! Making our favorite nutrient dense sea-vegetables more accessible than ever!
 

Want a healthy alternative to your go to dinner?  Forget traditional boxed Mac n' Cheese! Give these cheesy shells a try! We even have a GF option! 

Why should we be adding seaweed into our diets? 

The vitamins and minerals in seaweeds are highly bioavailable, meaning our bodies absorb them more readily than pill-based nutritional supplements. That’s great news because seaweeds are vitamin and mineral rich. Some seaweeds can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and 8 times as much as beef.

Seaweeds contain lignans (naturally occurring chemical compounds) which have anti-inflammatory properties. The chemical composition of seaweeds is so close to human blood plasma that they are excellent at regulating and purifying our blood.

They are rich in chlorophyll (the pigment that makes some seaweeds green) which is a powerful, natural detoxifier that helps to draw out waste products. Seaweeds can also play a role in boosting weight loss and deterring cellulite build-up. Their naturally high concentration of iodine helps to stimulate the thyroid gland, which is responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Sustainability

Seaweed can also improve the health of our oceans by absorbing carbon dioxide and helping to reduce acidification. The seaweed gurus at Blue Evolution believe seaweed farming can reduce the world’s dependence on freshwater for food production, and help shift our food system towards renewables!

So why not give it a try? 

Boxes are $4.99 each
Penne & Rotini contain 12 oz dried pasta in each
Mac N Cheese Shells contian 4.7 oz dried pasta in each

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