CSF Sourcing Information for December 20th-23rd 2016

Happy holidays to you and yours from the Siren team!

1) Market Squid (Due to limited availability, squid is available for Tuesday shares only).

squid

We don’t get to offer this treat very often but when we do, we’re stoked (because we know you are too)! Learn more about these iridescent and delectable creatures here!

RECIPES

Cleaning Fresh Squid

Sautéed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic

Stewed Squid with Tomatoes

2) Cracked & Cleaned California Dungeness Crab

crab

Our Dungeness crabs are caught in California and cooked within hours of being brought ashore. The meat is perfectly cooked with just the right amount of salt in the water. An expert crew removes the “butter,” aka the guts, and cracks each section. All you have to do is pull out the meat and gobble it up. No cracking, hammering, or cussing necessary. The crab are 1.75-2 pounds each prior to cleaning, and slightly over 1 pound after cleaning.

The California Department of Fish & Wildlife and California Department of Health continue to monitor for domoic acid in the crab. You can rest assured that all Siren crab, as well as all crab sold in grocery stores and fish markets, is clean. We take the added precaution of clean out the butter. So enjoy without worry!

RECIPES

Butter butter butter! I swear, that is really ALL you need. Other ideas include:

Cracked Crab with Lemongrass, Black Pepper and Basil

Steamed Crab

2) Skin-on Black Cod fillet from Bodega Bay

sablefish-fillet_zpsbhxzhb6k

Beautiful, buttery black cod (aka sablefish), trap or line-caught and landed in Bodega Bay. The rich buttery meat is unlike any other fish you’ll taste. It’s takes well to flavorful sauces sauces and it’s very forgivable to the novice seafood home cook!

RECIPES

Soy-Glazed Black Cod

Oven-Roasted Black Cod

3) Miyagi Oysters from Pt. Reyes

photo(9)

Each share contains 18 oysters. They’re farmed locally around Pt. Reyes and are among the best oysters on the West Coast. These little beauties are small with a deep cup and full meat. They strike a great balance between briny and sweet.

RECIPES

You really don’t need to do anything to these beauts but EAT THEM. Whip up a simple mignonette if you feel that they need a little something.

But since the holidays are around the corner, here are a few festive ideas:

Oyster Tartlets

Grilled Oysters with Spiced Tequila Butter

Creamy Oyster Stew

Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing

Changing Climates, Oceans and America’s Fisheries. “Across America, changes in climate and oceans are having very real and profound effects on communities, businesses and the natural resources we depend on…”

Video: Bringing the Oceans Back to Life. “Fishermen and women in Belize, the Philippines and Spain along with EDF staff tell the story of [their] partnerships to improve livelihoods, feed more people and bring the oceans back to life.”

Enjoy!