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9/21/11 Fish Shop Info!

Posted by Kira DeRito on

Hello Everyone - happy autumnal equinox!        The official day for 2011 is Friday, but I think we can all feel that Fall is in the air and it's definitely harvest season.  This time of the year always feels so abundant with the salmon insquirrel their full swing river return and the plethora of veggies and fruits being harvested from local gardens.  Our daughter Sailor, (after agonizing for a good 10 days), has finally decided on a Halloween costume and the neighborhood squirrels are busy running back and forth with things for their stash.  Love it!   Another sign of the times is the relative scarcity of Dungeness crab.  We're smack in the middle of the 2 weeks out of the year where just about every commercial location is closed.  We feel fortunate that we have an ace tribal fisherman (thanks Ron!) who is able to provide crab for us through this limited time, but you have to *really* want a crab to indulge yourself at the current price of $9.99/lb.  So, what's a person to do that needs a crab fix on a budget?  We've got your covered with our special this week!  It's our amazing, delicious, (somewhat famous) always popular crab cakes!  Find the recipe in our archives to make your own at home if you'd prefer, and also a recipe for a nice homemade tartar sauce to serve on the side.    In the cold case this week we've got all sorts of fun things.  Out of Monterey, CA we have a few fresh sardines - one of those items that only show up once in a blue moon!  We also have fresh Mahi Mahi expected in from Hawaii on Thursday afternoon and one more beautiful fresh white sturgeon from Grays Harbor.  There's plenty of "normal" stuff too - beautiful fresh true cod, rock cod, ling cod and petrale sole for white fish, as well as fresh halibut.  For salmon you'll find net caught king and silver salmon and on Thursday morning we're expecting a small little dab of fresh Canadian sockeye salmon.  These will likely be the last fresh sockeye of the year (have I said that more than once already??) but really - it's unusual to see fresh sockeye in late September, so if you're a big fan - now is the time.  Let's see... plenty of fresh oysters, clams and mussels, as well as shrimp, scallops and squid.  Smoked salmon, a few more of those nice Idaho trout and a fresh batch of cream cheese smoked salmon dip.  Come see us! ~Kira

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