Thursday Delivery (3/28)
We just picked up some nice looking hook & line Halibut from the F/V Rat out of Alameda last night!
We're offering speciality cuts like the tail section which is PERFECT for roasting as well as the engawa - sushi anyone?
Usually you can only find these cuts at restaurants so give them a try for yourself at home.
*Please note that Halibut is a premium share this week because it is early in the season and not too many boats are out on the Halibut bite yet so fishing is slow (plus we always believe our guys deserve to get what they ask for!).
We also have Manila Clams and Mussels available!
Orders delivered this THURSDAY - 3/28
NEW PICKUP LOCATION IN SAN FRANCISCO!
1050 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
pickup available from 3pm - 9pm
Come grab a delicious beer and unwind after a long day then take your fresh seafood home for an amazing home cooked meal!
Sounds like a recipe for the perfect Thursday to us!
*HUB POINT HOSTS*
Please send us an email if you wanted something and it has sold out before you get the opportunity to purchase it - we set aside extra shares just for you each week!
Online Market is now live!
Now for the exciting part, this weeks' Fishing Update!
What is our fishing update? It's a way for us to educate our members and keep our online market page more simple. If you ever want to learn more about your catch, then refer to these informative e-mails or see the "Fishing Update" blog on our website!
Common Name: CA Halibut
Species Name: Paralichthys californicus
Catch Method: Hook and Line
Our Partner Boat(s) Catch Location(s): Monterey to Alameda
Species Catch Range: Baja California to the Quilayute River in Washington
Seafood Watch Rating: "Best Choice"
Full Share ($28)- 1 lbs skin-on, boneless fillet - (feeds 2 - 3 people)
Half Share ($14) - 0.5 - 0.75lbs skin-on, boneless fillet (feeds at least 1 person)
Tail Section - this is just the tail portion of the fish (as pictured above) we leave the skin on and the bones in which keeps all the juices and flavors in the meat as you cook it! Tail sections are between 1 - 1.5 lbs and are prefect for roasting in the oven or throwing on the grill with your favorite herbs and spices!
Tails are $20/ea and feed 2-3 people.
Engawa, or “hallway” in Japanese, is the fatty, delicate meat found around the upper edge of the halibut, below the dorsal. It is prized for sushi because of its concentrated flavor and higher fat content.
Halibut Engawa is delicious by itself, it also goes very well with fresh tasting condiments such as, grated radish with red chili pepper, sliced scallions and citrus soy sauce. We like to sear it a little and place it on top of some good sushi rice with some furikake!
Shares of engawa are $14/ 0.25lbs - please keep in mind this is usually considered a sushi cut so think of it as a garnish to a dish rather than a meal on its own.
Whole fish - when the catch is abundant we will offer small fish that we refer to as "Roasters." These fish are usually between 3-5 lbs and are perfect to throw on the grill or to roast whole in the oven. All whole fish come scaled and cleaned - meaning no scales, guts, or gills for you to deal with!
$40 deposit on roasters - we will then bill you for the final weight and subtract your deposit from the total at $16/lb. (Most roasters this week are around 5 lbs)
When people ask us what is the best fish to try for people who don't like fish, we always tell them, Halibut! It is loved by all for being the trifecta of mild-moist-and firm meat that is easy to cook with and even easier to devour! It's a versatile fish that's perfect for bold flavor profiles - we especially love ours in curry or roasted in the oven with veggies and spices!
Our local Halibut is actually a flounder - more closely related to a Fluke than a Pacific Halibut. That probably explains why most people (especially sushi chefs) prefer our local halibut over it's Alaskan counterpart. In sushi restaurants, it is highly regarded for its clean and fresh flavors and its buttery texture when served raw. All of our California Flounder (Halibut) are caught using traditional hook and line methods by small boats - usually no more than 2-3 people on board. Currently we work with a handful of small halibut boats from San Francisco, to Alameda, to Santa Cruz, and they all use the same fishing method. We meet with our partner boats late night Monday and throughout the day on Tuesday, and then we work early into the morning on Wednesday filleting and packaging your order for delivery. Our partners at Seafood Watch consider these fish a Best Choice because the fishery is well managed, the fishing gear has little affect on the environment, and there is no by-catch.
Common Name: Mediterranean Mussels & Manila Clams
Family: Mytilidae & Veneridae (respectively)
Species Name: Mytilus galloprovincialis & Venerupis philippinarum
Catch Method: Farmed
Our Partner Catch Locations(s): Shelton, Washington
Species Catch Range: Pacific - along the West Coast up to the Bering Sea
Seafood Watch Rating: "Best Choice"
Single Orders ($22) will include 3 - 3.5lbs of EITHER Mediterranean Musselsor Manila Clams
(Feeds 3 - 4 people)
Regular orders too much seafood for you? Try a half share!
Half Orders ($13) will include 1.5 - 1.75lbs of EITHER Mediterranean Musselsor Manila Clams
(Feeds 1 - 2 people)
This week we are delivering fresh Mediterranean Mussels (grown in Washington) and Manila Clams (grown in Washington) to our customers! These shellfish are being harvested and flown in from their respective ocean grown facilities - meaning we aren't dredging our oceans and destroying habitats to get them but rather plucking them from ropes or other structures that we place them on to grown in a sheltered inlet.
Why Washington this week?
No local clams available and the harvest schedule for cove mussels currently doesn't align with our delivery schedule, but hopefully that will change soon!
Not only are they sustainable but they are also delicious, nutritious, and easy to cook!
We love these tastey morsels in soups and chowders, on french fries, pastas, smothered in butter on the BBQ, or served on top of pizza (that's right - pizza actually can get more delicious!)
I know many of you eat fish for it's health benefits - shellfish can also offer many of the same benefits in addition to others!
Mussels and Clams are teeming with vitamin B12, selenium, and manganese (offering over 100% of the RDA for each of them!) are they are particularly high in vitamin B12, selenium, iron, and manganese. That makes them excellent for nerve and blood cell health, treating or preventing iron-deficiency anemia, protecting against cellular damage, forming connective tissue, supporting cellular health, DNA synthesis, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, connective tissue and bone health, and blood sugar regulation (just to name a few!)
Our partners at Seafood Watch consider these farmed shellfish a "Best Choice" because they actually help filter our ocean water and keep it healthy for all of its inhabitants.
Join us this Saturday at Harmonic Brewing in San Francisco!
We will be serving up delicious seafood along with Harmonic's offering of perfectly paired brews!
Harmonic has a wide assortment of beers for all tastes, plenty of free parking in a beautiful indoor space if the weather doesn't get better!
Everyone is welcome - this is a non-ticketed event so just drop by and say hi!
Harmonic Brewing - 1050 26th St, San Francisco
Saturday March 30th
1pm - 8pm
Orders will be delivered THURSDAY (3/28)
We have worked very hard over the past year to streamline our online ordering process so it is just as easy as opting in through our emails!
Please click one of the buttons to go to our market and order your share this week!
We appreciate all your support as we continue to improve and develop our program!