Fish Tails 2/22/21: Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • I was complimenting y’all for being such loyal readers, but now just ‘crickets’ on the latest riddle. Here it is again: You have one each of American paper currency from the $1-bill through the $100-bill — if you add up all those presidential portraits, how much money do you have?
  • When you’re done doing that math, check out the math of lower prices this week on SKREI & YELLOWTAIL JACK & SoCAL HALIBUT!!
  • Fortunately and somewhat surprising, the recent weather around the country has had little to no effect on our receiving. Looks like CORVINA will be our “Bass” for the early part of this week. Expecting some FRESH MAHI-MAHI this week. DUNGENESS CRABS remain day-to-day — we’ve had days with No Live ones, days with No Cooked ones, but not yet any days with neither. NO Huachinango, NO Striped Bass, NO Uni this week.
  • Lots More, including SWORDFISH, AHI, TOMBO  /  ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD  /  PETRALE SOLE  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  BRONZINI  /  CLAMS, OYSTERS, MUSSELS  /  CAVIARS  /  CANADIAN ATL SALMON, ‘LOCH DUART’ ATL SAL, NZ KING SAL x 2, STEELHEAD X 2  /  Price List attached, re-“Tail” below …
  • Glad to see SKREI again … this is a highly managed, sustainable fishery of a population of (North Sea) ATLANTIC COD in their migration route to spawning grounds off of Norway. Very short season of availability, try some now!
  • Reminder 1) PLEASE check who you’re sending your eMailed orders & comments & questions to. It’s OK to include the addresses that have one of our names in it, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us.  Reminder 2) We’re now CLOSED on Saturdays until things pick up again. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-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!
  • “Del Pacifico” Suripera Blue Prawns are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; 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 Voice-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

Fish Tails 2/16/21: Riddle Time, Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Need to express appreciation that so many of you guys & gals actually read this thing, compared to the relatively small numbers of chefs & purchasers of restaurants, who get another version of “Fish Tails”, that very few of ’em ever read. Example — the short blurb that was sent out last Tuesday about some Fresh Uni coming in — well, we sold out in a matter of a coupla’ hours, was able to increase our order, and we still over-sold (almost 40 trays); ALL except two trays went to you guys, and the two trays that went to chefs were for their home use, not for their restaurants. Mahalo! for reading …
  • And thanks for buying & eating Seafood, too. Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day were very helpful, and did ya’ know about the other Holiday coming up tomorrow? — It’s called “Pitchers & Catchers Report to Spring Training”, and though it may not be recognized as a National holiday just yet, it’s still as good of an excuse as any to eat fish!
  • And since we’re talking about President’s Day, it’s time to dust off this one: If you had one each of the presidential portraits on American currency from the $1-bill thru the $100-bill, how much money would you have?
  • Here’s some news — We’re guessing that DUNGENESS CRAB availability is gonna get more sporadic than it’s been, order up and hope for the best, and note that the price is up quite a bit … Alaskan HALIBUT season is only a month away! … And some more SKREI are coming in (see below).
  • Bigger HUACHINANGO (2-4s) expected in, too … STRIPED BASS, BRONZINI, PETRALE SOLE, SoCAL HAL, ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD, SWORDFISH, YELLOWTAIL JACK, WHITE C-BASS, AHI & TOMBO, DRY-PACK SCALLOPS, SALMON x 6, OYSTERS/CLAMS/MUSSELS, Lot’s More …
  • Glad to see SKREI coming back in … this is a very sustainable, highly managed fishery of a population of (North Sea) ATLANTIC COD in their migration route to spawning grounds off of Norway. Very short season of availability, try some now!
  • Reminder 1) PLEASE check who you’re sending your eMailed orders & comments & questions to. It’s OK to include the addresses that have one of our names in it, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us.  Reminder 2) We’re now CLOSED on Saturdays until things pick up again. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-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!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; 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 Voice-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

Fish Tails 2/8/21: Valentine’s Day Fish Issue … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS  — 1) For Thursday we’ll have some of the small 100-gm Trays of UNI from SoCal getting trucked in!! Not too many, so let us know. They’ll be $35/tray.  2) To see what else is happening, see yesterday’s “Tail”.  3) It’s probably in your “Deleted Items” folder … ’til next time, Aloha  …
  • Aloha!  Lookin’ to have another pretty good week with Valentine’s Day coming up, so get creative with some seafood and let us know what kinda’ romantic dinners are coming out of your kitchens … Pictures are nice, leftovers are nicer.
  • Popular seafood items on the V-Day menus of fine dining establishments typically include LIVE LOBSTERS, LOBSTER TAILS, OYSTERS, CAVIAR, SCALLOPS, & SALMON. Let Aloha Seafood be your one-stop shop for any/all of the above, but you’ll need to shop elsewhere for your bottle of Champagne.
  • Some more HUACHINANGO (1-2s) coming in this week … and BRONZINI & MEX’N STRIPED BASS also make a real nice whole-plate presentation.  More FRESH Monterey SQUID expected in, too.  And Pt.REYES/TOMALES BAY OYSTERS are available again after a week off.
  • Glad to see SKREI coming back in … this is a very sustainable, highly managed fishery of a population of (North Sea) ATLANTIC COD in their migration route to spawning grounds off of Norway. Very short season of availability, try some now!
  • Other Cods in da’ ice this week are ROCK COD & TRUE COD & BLACK COD  /  WHITE C-BASS  /  SWORD, AHI, TOMBO, YELLOWTAIL JACK  /  SoCAL HAL & PETRALE SOLE  /   MUSSELS & CLAMS  /  CRABS? & CRABMEAT  /  Lots More …
  • Seeing signs in our crystal ball that re-opening on Saturdays is getting closer to reality — Still Not Yet, but stay tuned to da’ “Tail” for further developments …
  • Reminder 1) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail or Only to Lloyd or to Kaiser, Mike, etc, then your reply comes back Only to That Individual, and your message may get “lost”, and not get forwarded to our “control center”.  It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Reminder 2) We’re now CLOSED on Saturdays until things pick up again. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-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!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; 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 Voice-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

Fish Tails 2/1/21: First of Feb, Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • OK, I mentioned that this was coming, and the timing is now right for this juicy little tidbit: The Pt. Reyes/Tomales Bay area is home to a lotta’ dairy cows, and seasonal rains, as well. The run-off from the rains, (which includes what the cows dropped in the grass), flows into the shallow bay. And Oysters do a great job of cleaning up their environment because they are filter-feeders. You get the picture — A full three days after it stops raining is when the State tests the water for absence of natural toxins such as E.coli. If an Oyster operation in West Marin has the capacity to “wet-store” a week or two worth of Oysters, then great, but in this case, we will NOT have any Pt.Reyes Miyagi Oysters this week.
  • Now that we’ve got you lickin’ your lips … there’s an opportunity for a few “new” ones this week — FRESH Monterey SQUID (inconsistent availability ’til June, so jump on it), and HUACHINANGO (real “Red Snapper” from MX, 1-2#ers), which we haven’t seen for a while, that’ll be swimming in with some MEX’N WHITE C-BASS. More from down south — YELLOWTAIL JACK!!  And TOMBO is back in da’ ice again!! Furthermore, we’re trying to secure some SKREI (migrating sub-population of Atlantic Cod off of the coast of Norway) for next week in time for Valentines Day.
  • Take note: price hikes on DUNGENESS CRABMEAT & 5/6-oz Cold-water LOBSTER TAILS. And “mahalo” to a few of ya’ who helped us blow through some Ground/Minced Ahi — None more available, and None more coming in.
  • Not too early to give us a heads-up about your Lobster & CAVIAR needs for Valentines day.
  • Day-to-day on whether we’ll have either Live and/or Fresh Whole-Cooked CRABs or neither — just keep the orders coming in.  More: ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD  /  MEX’N STRIPED BASS & BRONZINI  /  PETRALE SOLE & SoCAL HAL  /  SALMON x 6  /  AHI & SWORDFISH  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH & Lots More & re”Tail” below …
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • Reminder 1) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. The reason is when/if you place your order by replying back Only to This eMail or Only to Lloyd or to Kaiser, Mike, etc, then your reply comes back Only to That Individual, and your message may get “lost”, and not get forwarded to our “control center”.  It’s quite OK to include me, or Mike, or Lloyd, Kaiser, etc. … but Please Always Include orders@alohaseafood.net also. Reminder 2) We’re now CLOSED on Saturdays until things pick up again. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-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!
  • Check out the “Hot Specials” section of the Price-List, and notice the 16/20 P&D Blue PRAWNS from “Del Pacifico” on the Sea of Cortez — these are Wild, and a rarity in the Shrimp industry, they are caught in one-day outings, with Suripera nets, frozen one time only, and the company has exclusive and hard-to-attain Fair Trade Certification! (We ordered 16/20 Headless Shell-On to replenish our stock, they sent us P&Ds by mistake, discounted the cost, and we’re passing it on to you!) Yes, they aren’t cheap, because of the factors listed above, but “Del Pacifico” are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; 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 Voice-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