Fish Tails 12/1/20: Buyer Beware … ALOHA

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Hope y’all enjoyed some Seafood for Thanksgiving — our guess is that Wednesday was our single highest Home-Delivery Service day yet, so Grande Mahalos to all of ya’!
  • Well, the start of the season for Local Dungeness Crabs remains on hold because the potential still exists for a whale to get entangled in the gear. Today has historically been the opening of the Northern season (Eureka, Crescent City, Oregon), which is when things really kick into gear, but unfortunately, that too has been delayed, not because of whales, but because of low percentages of meat to total body-weight. Crabs molt, and it takes time to grow into their new shell, and the critters are still too “light”. Another tidbit you should know is that it’s typical in the first two weeks of December for stores to run their loss-leader ads for Crabs — that’s when they sell Crabs at cost, or even below cost, (but they make up for it when you bring that loaf of sourdough and bottle of grape-juice through the check-out line), hence “loss leader”. Anyway, could be the ads have already gone to print, and with No Fresh-Cooked Crabs available, they’ll be selling Frozen (or recently thawed) Crabs from last year’s harvest. Buyer beware. Lastly, there actually have been a few Crabs a week coming down from Canada lately, which are waaaay too pricey for grocery store ads, but there is a slight possibility that we could have a crab or two or six for your orders.
  • What else do we have for you today? … Here’s one: NO “Loch Duart” Premium Atl Sal from Scotland this week because of mechanical failures on the boats that go back-and-forth between the ocean-based pens and the land-based processing plant. Sounds kinda’ fishy — the one a few years ago about a volcano in Iceland which disrupted air-traffic between the UK and the US was a much better excuse. Our other ATL SALMON are from BC/Canada, and our other “premium” Salmon are the ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-Kings’ from NZ.
  • Looks like it’s Bass-week: Some CORVINA & PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA on hand, BRONZINI (1#ers, x-cellent for whole-plate presentation, WHITE C-BASS coming Thurs, MEX’N STRIPERS on Fri.
  • Available this week for y’all are DORADE (SEA BREAM), which is another real nice 1#er, great for whole-plate service, and at below-market pricing — check out the price-list.
  • And while yer scrolling through the ‘click heres’, check out the new “Gift Certificate” one.
  • Re-‘Tail’ below …
  • SoCAL HAL / ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD / PETRALE / AHI & TOMBO / SWORD / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / CLAMS – OYSTERS – MUSSELS / LIVE LOBS / etc…
  • NEW — We now have 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is 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!
  • 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; 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 SMELT; 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 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 11/24/20: Thanksgiving Week … Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Pretty many new addresses added to this list in the last week, so Mahalo! for spreading the word … and welcome to all of ya’ who are getting some “Tail” for the first time!
  • This week we’ll be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov 26th for Thanksgiving, so if there’s seafood on the table for Thanksgiving, we need to hear from you by tonight in order to make the delivery to you tomorrow. We’ll be back at it on Friday morning at dark-o:thirty.
  • Even though the Local season for DUNGENESS CRABS remains closed, the possibility DOES EXIST that we could have CRABS (trucked down from Canada) for you for tomorrow. Live ones ONLY for tomorrow, (Fresh WHOLE-COOKED by Friday), and they ain’t gonna be cheap.
  • Typically, the next coupla’ months are da’ best for MAHI-MAHI, we noticed the price already starting to drop, so we brought some in, and hoping it’ll be a regular feature thru da’ holidays.
  • Incoming shipments for us are a little “off” this week, so there could be some shortages, maybe some ‘subs’, here’s a few featured items:  Got a few fish left from a surprise shipment of AK HALIBUT, which is the last of ’em ’til March-ish. Plenty of SoCAL/MEX’N HAL … BLACK COD … Bass x 3 = MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA & CORVINA & MEX’N STRIPED BASS … DRY-PACK SCALLOPS … 
  • Also: SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / ROCK & TRUE (& LING COD due!) … And Lots More … Read on below for some stuff from previous ‘Fish Tails’, which we call re-‘Tail’ … Click to check out da’ attachments … and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to Everybody!
  • NEW — We now have 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Salmon situation — For the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Back to Crabs — reports are that there are still too many whales hanging around the fishing grounds, potential exists for them to get tangled up in the crab gear, hence the delay in opening the season. Fillet of Humpback or BBQ Minke Ribs, anybody?
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is 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!
  • 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; 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 SMELT; 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 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 11/17/20: You Should Know — Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Three important things — 1) Aloha Seafood will be CLOSED next Thursday, Nov. 26th, for Thanksgiving. Order accordingly.  2) The commercial season for Dungeness Crabs still hasn’t opened, (and it won’t open in time for Thanksgiving), but when it does open Please be Specific when ordering whether you’d like Live Crabs or Fresh Whole-Cooked Crabs.  3) Our core business, service to dining establishments, is experiencing new and tighter restrictions, so you, the home chef, are evermore a key to our continues success — PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS about Aloha Seafood!
  • Could be that we’ve seen the end of Alaskan Halibut for this year — season has ended, but no word yet if there’s enough catch in the last days to ship some down to the Bay Area (which would be for later in the week). In lieu of that, go with SoCAL/MEX’N HALIBUT, which generally produces thinner fillets, a bit more delicate to handle, with a similar texture and mild flavor. For something more “meatier” in the white-fish category, look to “Bass”, featuring MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA this week, and Farm’d STRIPED BASS too.
  • Back to Crabs — reports are that there are still too many whales hanging around the fishing grounds, potential exists for them to get tangled up in the crab gear, hence the delay in opening the season. Fillet of Humpback or BBQ Minke Ribs, anybody?
  • Not expecting any Uni for this week, and Ling Cod (one of my faves) is disappearing as one of your choices for local Cods.
  • You know da’ drill – read on for some re-‘Tail’, and click on for product/price list …
  • What you and your discriminatory culinary palates may notice is that the overall quality of seafood actually takes an uptick for the next several months. This is due to spawning cycles being over, so shellfish and (wild) fish are now beginning to fatten up for next year’s sexual adventures. CLAM Chowder, CLAM-Bakes, and Cioppino are all great comfort-food dishes for the cold months, and all feature SHELLFISH.  Also BLACK COD & ROCK COD / PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / More … 
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now get 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too.
  • Salmon situation — For the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • 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!
  • Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH” is 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 SMELT; 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 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 11/10/20: More ‘Tail’ from Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • And another thing — Why is the opening of the commercial Dungeness Crab season delayed until December, but the sportsmen fishery (charter boats/recreational) is allowed to fish?? They use the same gear, and as intelligent as whales are, I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t know the difference whether they got tangled up in recreational lines or in the commercial fleet’s lines. (more below…)
  • Gettin’ real close to the end of ALASKAN HALIBUT season — we hopefully have a shipment arriving on Friday, and that may be the end. Look to SoCAL/MEX’N HAL to fill that void for the next several months. NO Uni expected in for this week, and this one too will be real hit-or-miss (mostly miss) for the next several months.
  • What you and your discriminatory culinary palates may notice is that the overall quality of seafood actually takes an uptick for the next several months. This is due to spawning cycles being over, so shellfish and (wild) fish are now beginning to fatten up for next year’s sexual adventures. CLAM Chowder, CLAM-Bakes, and Cioppino are all great comfort-food dishes for the cold months, and all feature SHELLFISH. Or look to Bass — this week we have MEX’N PINK GROUPER/BAQUETTA, MEX’N Frm’d STRIPED BASS, BARRAMUNDI, & BRONZINI, with some CORVINA coming later this week. Local Cods are ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD. Some LING COD too, which is another one that’ll get real tight moving forward. Got some HUACHINANGO (real Red Snapper from Baja) for the first time in a while. PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / SWORDFISH / AHI & TOMBO / More … 
  • That’s about it … read on for re-“Tail” …
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now get 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too. And a reminder during this smoking session that we’re all OUT of the 8-oz pks of ‘Duck Trap’ Smok’d Trout & Smk’d Whitefish until early 2021.
  • Rehash of the Salmon situation — No more Fresh Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so for the next many months it’ll be Farmed Salmon Only, all with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • Lotta’ inquiries about new developments around the Crab season — here’s what we know: The CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife has officially delayed the start of the upcoming Dungeness Crab season until at least December 1st. The reason is that there are too many endangered whales lingering in crab-fishing areas, which increases the chances of one or more of them getting tangled up in the crab gear. This means that there will Not be Crabs for Thanksgiving yet again. So the fight is on — the Fishermen’s Association’s stance is that CDFW should back off on this decision because the change in weather might get the whales to believe that Autumn is actually here, so they’ll start scootin’ on down to Mexico … also, the fleet just endured the destructive Pier 45 Fire and a so-so Salmon season, so more bad news is not welcome news … finally, why are they still considered an endangered (and protected) marine mammal if there’s so darn many of ’em? … (in other words, one unfortunate whale could feed a lotta’ hungry & homeless folks).
  • 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!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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 SMELT; 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 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 11/5/20: Crab Update… Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Bonus issue this week because there’s a lotta’ inquiries about new developments around the Crab season — here’s what we know: The CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife has officially delayed the start of the upcoming Dungeness Crab season until at least December 1st. The reason is that there are too many endangered whales lingering in crab-fishing areas, which increases the chances of one or more of them getting tangled up in the crab gear. This means that there will Not be Crabs for Thanksgiving yet again. So the fight is on — the Fishermen’s Association’s stance is that CDFW should back off on this decision for a few days because tomorrow’s storm system might get the whales to believe that Autumn is actually here, so they’ll start scootin’ on down to Mexico … also, the fleet just endured the destructive Pier 45 Fire and a so-so Salmon season, so any more bad news isn’t warmly welcomed … and why are they still considered an endangered (and protected) marine mammal if there’s so darn many of ’em? … (in other words, one unfortunate whale could feed a lotta’ hungry & homeless folks). If there’s anything different to report in the days ahead, you’ll be the first to know, but we’re afraid that the outlook is bleak. That’s it — below is most of the previous “Tail” …
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now buy 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too. And since we’re smoking, know that we’re all OUT of the 8-oz pks of ‘Duck Trap’ Smok’d Trout until early 2021.
  • Moving up my list of faves is Mex’n Farm’d STRIPED BASS — this weekend I ate some crudo/sashimi style, also simply grilled with some sea-salt, as well as baked with a tomato-y/Mex’n salsa — awesome fish, firm, white flakes, doesn’t get dried out, and although kinda’ bony, the bones are big enough to not be a nuisance at all. We also have some large (5/7s) TAI SNAPPER that fit all those descriptions too. I’m thinking that I’ll write in that duo on my ballot when I go to vote later today.
  • Last week was a record for UNI sales, looks like there’s 1 Tray still in our cooler (Yell NOW), and it looks like NO new shipment this week (high seas). More from the west coast = PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT / ROCK & TRUE & LING & BLACK COD / more …
  • And here’s a rehash of the Salmon situation — No more Fresh Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so for the next many months it’ll be All Farmed Salmon, with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • More — AHI & TOMBO & SWORDFISH / BRONZINI / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / OYSTERS-CLAMS-MUSSELS / etc…
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • 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!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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 SMELT; 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 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 11/3/20: Write-in Candidates, Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • G’morning HDS (home delivery service) customers, and welcome to some more new folks on this weekly blast …
  • Got something NEW that oughta’ appeal to a lotta’ y’all — You can now buy 3.5-oz pkgs of Cold-SMOKED (Lox) NZ KING SALMON if you’d like! Give ’em a try! Our full sides (2-4 lbs) of Sliced SMOK’D SAL are still available too. And since we’re smoking, know that we’re all OUT of the 8-oz pks of ‘Duck Trap’ Smok’d Trout until early 2021.
  • Moving up my list of faves is Mex’n Farm’d STRIPED BASS — this weekend I ate some crudo/sashimi style, also simply grilled with some sea-salt, as well as baked with a tomato-y/Mex’n salsa — awesome fish, firm, white flakes, doesn’t get dried out, and although kinda’ bony, the bones are big enough to not be a nuisance at all. We also have some large (5/7s) TAI SNAPPER that fit all those descriptions too. I’m thinking that I’ll write in that duo on my ballot when I go to vote later today.
  • Last week was a record for UNI sales, looks like there’s 1 Tray still in our cooler (Yell NOW), and it looks like NO new shipment this week (high seas). More from the west coast = PETRALE SOLE / YELLOWTAIL JACK / AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT / ROCK & TRUE & LING & BLACK COD / more …
  • No updates to report on the (hopefully) upcoming CRAB season; here’s what we wrote last week — Unlike recent years, the expectation this year is that we will have a ‘normal’ Dungeness Crab season, which means Crabs for Thanksgiving, but we cannot quote prices to you yet, because labor negotiations between the fishermen and the processors haven’t even started yet. So, if all goes well (no domoic acid counts, nice weather, whale protection in place, and price settlement in place), then we could see Crabs by mid-November at the latest! Stay tuned!
  • And here’s a rehash of the Salmon situation — No more Fresh Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so for the next many months it’ll be All Farmed Salmon, with various levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • More — AHI & TOMBO & SWORDFISH / BRONZINI / DRY-PACK SCALLOPS / OYSTERS-CLAMS-MUSSELS / etc… some re-‘Tail’ below…
  • Friendly Reminder: 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, 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.
  • 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!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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 SMELT; 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 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 10/27/20: Crab Course, Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha, pretty quick one today — 1) UNI (100-gm Trays) will be available by Friday.  2) Pretty nice ONO in da’ house.  3) Some Big & Beautiful TAI SNAPPER (5/7#ers) are available this week!  4) Gettin’ a lotta Crab inquiries – unlike recent years, the expectation this year is that we will have a ‘normal’ Dungeness Crab season, which means Crabs for Thanksgiving, but we cannot quote prices to you yet, because labor negotiations between the fishermen and the processors haven’t even started yet. So, if all goes well (no domoic acid counts, nice weather, whale protection in place, and price settlement in place), then we could see Crabs by mid-November at the latest! Stay tuned!  5) No updated price-list attached this time, but some re-“Tail” below …
  • Scallop news — “Bristol” is now supplying U/10-sized SCALLOPS from Hokkaido (Japan), after more than 2-years without any, which we like even better than domestic Scallops … if you’re familiar with our 10/20s & U/15s, these’ll be the ‘same’.
  • The season is winding down on AK HALIBUT, and regular availability is winding down on LOCAL HAL, so the price is up a bit on both of those. SoCAL HAL is starting to appear, and the price will drop, but it hasn’t yet.
  • No more Local Wild King Salmon until May-ish, 2021, so here’s da’ Salmon story for the next many months — All Farmed, and all with some levels up to crazy-high levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Bass this week is MEX’N PINK GROUPER & CORVINA … Cod x4 = ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD & LING AHI/TOMBO/MAHI/SWORDFISHBRONZINI PETRALE SOLE … Lots More …
  • Reminder: 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, 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.
  • 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!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 10/20/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • G’morning HDS folks! Here’s your weekly update …
  • Scallop news — “Bristol” is now supplying U/10-sized SCALLOPS from Hokkaido (Japan), after more than 2-years without any, which we like even better than domestic Scallops … if you’re familiar with our 10/20s & U/15s, these’ll be the ‘same’. Also note a very slight uptick in Scallop pricing on our Price-List.
  • The season is winding down on AK HALIBUT, and regular availability is winding down on LOCAL HAL, so the price is up a bit on both of those, as well. SoCAL HAL is starting to appear, and the price will drop, but it hasn’t yet.
  • I’m glad I took home some Local Wild King Salmon on Saturday — No more, that’s it until May-ish, 2021. So here’s da’ Salmon story for the next many months — All Farmed, and all with some levels up to crazy-high levels of environmental & sustainability certifications & recognitions — ATLANTIC SALMON x2: Canadian, our least expensive/most popular, & “Loch Duart”, from Scotland/the ‘model’/famous … KING SALMON x2: “Ora-King”, from New Zealand, & “Big Glory Bay”, also NZ (way way southern Stewart Island)/tastes lean & clean … STEELHEAD/OCEAN TROUT x2: Washington (Colombia Riv), 3/5 lbs ea, & “Loch Etive”, from Scotland/fatty & flavorful.
  • Bass this week is MEX’N PINK GROUPER & CORVINA … Cod x4 = ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD & LING AHI/TOMBO/MAHI/SWORDFISHBRONZINI PETRALE SOLE … Lots More … some re-“Tail” below …
  • Reminder: 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, 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.
  • 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!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 10/13/20: Mickey Mouse Issue … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • As always, welcoming the weekly group of new folks on this list … Aloha!
  • Reminder: 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, 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.
  • We’ve got some Local Wild KING SALMON available — season ends on Thursday, we hope to land some more fish on Fri/Saturday, and that’ll be it until May-ish, 2021.  The fishermen will be gearing up for the start of Dungeness Crab season, typically mid-November, but it’s been a few years now of delayed openings, so we’ll see. Stay tuned to da’ “Tail”.
  • Here’s a few that don’t appear regularly in our inventory: Starry FLOUNDER Fil – local, close relative of PETRALE SOLE, and my favorite Sole/Flounder  /  ONO – tasty, firm-fleshed, almost SWORDFISH-like  /  BARRAMUNDI – we group this one in the “Bass” category, along with STRIPED BASS & WHITE C-BASS, etc., fattier/tastier than most “basses”  /  and FRESH SARDINES (see below)  /  TRY SOME!!
  • 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!
  • Little Local Thingys = FRESH SQUID & FRESH SARDINES!! & FRESH UNI.  Local Bigger Stuff = ROCK COD & LING COD & TRUE COD & BLACK CODHALIBUT x3 = ALASKAN & LOCAL & SoCAL (but may get tight on AK & Local) …
  • TOMBO & AHI & SWORDFISH  /  Farm’d SALMON = ATL x2 & NZ KING x2 & STEELHD x2  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH, Lotta’ FZN, Lots MORE  /  Did we mention SARDINES?
  • I woulda’ preferred that Pablo’s and Melancon’s end-of-game high-fives for beatin’ da’ Dodgers would’ve been with ORANGE & BLACK-clad teammates, but they (along with ex-Giants Will Smith & Charlie Culberson) are still in da’ dance, so that’s who I’m pulling for — Go Braves, Beat L.A.!
  • Some things from previous issues of “Fish Tails”, (known as re-“Tail”), is copied below … Happy reading!
  • “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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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