We like the size, color and fantastic flavor of frozen at sea (FAS) Coho out of Alaska. The Alaskan Coho will be our salmon of choice until May. Coho is also referred to as Silver salmon for its bright silver sides. It is a distinctly flavored fish, has bright orange-red flesh, is moderately fatty and flakes well. Remember that FAS salmon is immediately cleaned and frozen at sea to preserve the fresh flavor of this delicious salmon.
Oregon Shrimpmeat season is winding down and should wrap up at the end of October. The shrimp we are able to get are sweet and delicious but get them before the season is over. We also have plenty of other shrimp in the market to use in stir-frys, soups, sauteed and served on top of pasta, and grilled or sauteed as appetizers.
We have a good supply of halibut in the market and the season will wind down mid-November. There are so many ways to prepare this versatile firm white fish. It is great on the BBQ and also good baked in the oven.
Petrale Sole should continue to show up on a regular basis for the short-term future. The catch has been pretty consistent to date. This will potentially be affected if weather systems keep the boats off the water.
Also, high quality, fileted-by-hand, hook and line Rockfish, Ling Cod, and Black Cod are plentiful. The texture and appearance of trolling, hook and line caught fish is superior to trawl (net) caught. The quality is firmer and the flavor tends to be slightly sweeter and milder.
We will keep you posted of upcoming seafood seasons as we get the information from our fishermen. Razor Clam fans need to hold tight because the season has been delayed due to small size clams. Stop by or call the market to see if the season has opened.