Sourcing Information for February 14th-18th

1) California Fluke Halibut (available for Friday and Saturday customers only)

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First halibut of 2017! California fluke halibut is a species of flounder native to the northern Pacific. It is not to be confused with the Pacific or Alaskan halibut that is a different species. The fluke halibut has a mild flavor and wonderful, flaky texture, and you can cook it just like you would Alaskan halibut. Grilling is always my favorite method.

RECIPES:

Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Halibut Fillets

2) Live Manila Clams from Dabob Bay, WA

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Manila clams are back! Each share will contain 2 pounds of clams. Because they are live, tap the shell of any clam if it is not sealed, and if it does not close, discard. Cook as soon as possible. If you must store, store in the refrigerator covered with a damp cloth. Do NOT submerge in water.

RECIPES:

Grilled Clams with Lemon-Ginger Butter

Garlic Steamed Manila Clams

3) Dungeness Crab, cracked and cleaned or whole cooked

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RECIPES:

Roasted Harissa Garlic Crab

Black Pepper Dungeness Crab

4) Abalone from American Abalone Farms

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Beautiful sustainably farmed Red Abalone from American Abalone Company in Davenport, CA. Each package will contain four 1.5-1.75 ounce tenderized steaks. These can be frozen for later use.

RECIPES:

American Abalone Farms has some great recipes and tips on their website.

Abalone with Chili and Garlic

5) Black Cod, skin-on, landed in Bodega Bay

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Citrus-Soy Glazed Black Cod

Pan-Simmered Pacific Black Cod

Your Weekly Seafood News Briefing

(Op-ed) A Chance for Trump to Save Our Streams. “…I learned that Congress had voted to overturn the Stream Protection Rule, designed to protect streams from the devastating effects of mountaintop removal mining…Which brings me to President Trump, who in an interview after the election said that ‘clean water, crystal clean water is vitally important‘…and now he can take a first step toward protecting our water resources…by vetoing Congress’s misguided vote to roll back stream protection.”

90% of Fish We Use for Fish Meal Could Be Used to Feed Humans Instead. “Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what the farmed seafood we eat might itself be eating…In a new study out Monday in the journal Fish and Fisheries, researchers say that the vast majority of fishmeal is actually made up of fish deemed suitable for ‘direct human consumption.'”

Analysts Say Pebble Mine Not Commercially Viable; Northern Dynasty Trying to Hide Facts from Investors. “Northern Dynasty’s key asset, the low-grade Pebble deposit, is not commercially viable: mining it would require so much upfront investment that it would actually destroy value.”

Enjoy!