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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 5: ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Posted 5/14/2019 8:48am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Good Morning CSF Members and sorry for the delayed newsletter. We are in Week 5 of our Community Supported Fishery, welcome to all our new Members this week!

The Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock. This is a non-Shellfish week, every other week we serve up Shellfish for our Biweekly Shellfish Share Members and our Fish Share Members to order as "Add-ons. Next week's Shellfish offering will be Oysters. 

So they can plan, we are taking Oyster orders early this week, click here to order Add on Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, for next week delivery with your fish share.

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

 

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal!

 
Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating.

 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our Fishermen this week are Guestboats out of Gloucester, Mass. The entire Gulf of Maine west is closed to fishing in the month of May, so our NH Dayboat fishermen have to wait until June 1 to go out again! We do have one NH "trip boat" (boats that stay out overnight) vessel that docks at Rye, the F/V Witchcraft that we plan to support for the remainder of the month, once they get their nets out there!
 
Gloucester Fishing Pier
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Sauteed Pollock in lemon, garlic butter (courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! 

Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page or go here on our interactive blog, for recipes and videos!
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 
Fresh and local Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, grown right here in New Hampshire in the Great Bay! 
 
Order today for delivery with your fish share next week!
 
Biweekly Shellfish Share is 1 dozen oysters, if you would like more, order here

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Locations
 
 
 
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

Don't miss us at these Farmers' Markets:

PORTSMOUTH, CITY HALL, SAT. 8-1pm

EXETER, SWASEY PARKWAY, THURS, 2:15-6pm (Also CSF Pick up)

CONTOOCOOK, HOPKINTON TOWN HALL, 10-1pm

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here

 

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fisheries and for eating local, fresh and sustainable seafood! We appreciate your patronage! Enjoy your Atlantic Pollock!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Local Fish Enthusiast

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801