Fish Tails 10/06/20: Sashimi Issue

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason for moving this bullet-point up to the top is to emphasize that when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail, then your reply comes back Only to Me, and because I’m not always sharp enough to notice that sorta’ thing, your message may get “lost”. It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Mahalo.
  • A question that comes up often is “Is our fish Sashimi-grade?” The short answer is “Yes”. Seafood thawed from a Frozen state are great choices because the freezing process kills off any parasites and inhibits bacteria growth. There is actually a (never enforced) law or regulation that says “any fish consumed raw must have been frozen at some point in the process”. Also, Fresh seafood, if real fresh, is also a great choice — Many restaurants offer crudo, tartare, poke, raw-bars, etc., much of the offerings of which have never been frozen. (remember that never-enforced law?) Parasites are not an issue with Fresh farmed fish. Parasites that are detected in wild fish may be unappetizing to most (and may be part of the whole sushi experience to others (insert wink emoji)), and if the parasites that we commonly encounter are not detected, but rather ingested, know that they are not a health hazard. You didn’t go to the hospital when you found half-a-worm in your apple, right? Bacteria growth is constant and inevitable, and eventually causing deterioration of the meat, especially surrounding the belly cavity. This is not fresh enough fish. Trust your nose.  Then it just comes down to personal taste — for me personally, I do not like raw, previously frozen Shrimp. Eeeew. I can’t imagine eating raw, farmed fresh Catfish, even though I love it fried, and Catfish has a very good shelf-life. And raw wild Swordfish wouldn’t ever be a high sashimi priority for me.
  • We do have some LOCAL WILD KING SALMON available, more expected in Fri/Sat, and another partial week of fishing after that. That’ll be it.
  • UNI from the Mendocino/Bodega coast will be avail this week. Let us know! PETRALE SOLE is back, too.
  • “Bristol”, who is our DRY-PACK SCALLOP supplier, and da’ very best Scallop producer that we’ve ever dealt with, is now offering “My Fish Dish” — a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Back in da’ Freezer after a lengthy hiatus are Fries with Eyes, a.k.a IQF LAKE SMELT … rich, tasty little things; snap off the head (or not), dust ’em in flour, deep fry ’em like french fries, eat the bones, fins, head, all of it. Fingers & napkins are the only utensils required.
  • ONO & TOMBO & AHI & SWORDFISH  /  ROCK & TRUE & LING & BLACK COD  /  WHITE C-BASS & Frm’d STRIPED BASS  /  Farm’d ATL SALMON & KING SAL & STEELHEAD  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH, Lotta’ FZN, Lots MORE
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  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • We carry a few brands of SMOKED SALMON, all are ‘nova style’ (Lox), all are sliced (cater-cut), all are about 3 to 4# per side. Easy to break down into smaller units for yer freezer, then thaw ’em when you need ’em.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off & BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

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