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NHCS Newsletter: FINAL WEEK Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 15 REDFISH

Posted 8/7/2017 4:19pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.


Dear %%user-name%%,

It's hard to believe, but this is our final week of the Spring/Summer Session, Week 15!

Our Fall Session begins August 22, so to continue receiving your fresh and local seafood through December, sign up here!

For our Annual Members, you are signed up through the 15- week Fall Session.

For all other Members, you will have to sign up again here again for the Fall Session to continue your Membership!

And please remember that we are a cooperative and rely on "Members Finding Members" to keep our membership numbers increasing! If you as a Member could refer just one Member to our program, it would make a huge impact on our local Fishing Industry!

Do you have credit from holding Shellfish for this Session?

If so, please use that credit to order Additional Fish here for tomorrow or use it towards your Fall Membership cost. Simply use the "Pay by Check" option in the Checkout and your credit will automatically apply. You will receive and email with your balance and a link to pay it via Paypal or you can send us a check!

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or "Ocean Perch".  This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species. This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing, fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean. Not to be confused with red drum, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 Acadian Redfish, scaled and ready to fillet (Courtesy of Wicked Fish,Inc)

The fillets on these fish are thin and delicate but have a distinctly sweet flavor. You will receive your fillets with the red skin on. Remember, the skin of the fish is where most of the healthy Omega-3 oils are stored AND they add a lot of flavor when cooking.

Try them in fish tacos, sautéed in butter with lemon and garlic or on the grill in tin foil. Here is a link to a number of great Redfish recipes on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/acadian-redfish/. And remember the cardinal rule for cooking fish10 minutes per inch, including flip time! Because these fillets are very thin, you will therefore only need to cook them for a few minutes each side!

 Pan Seared Redfish w/ Greek Orzo & Red Pepper Lemon Emulsion (Courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Fishermen this week is guestboat  F/V Teresa Marie IV, out of Portland, ME owned by the Fishing Family of Jimmy Odlinfishing in the same waters as our NH Fishermen in the Gulf of Maine. Sometimes, when NH Fishermen are only catching one or two species for us to provide our members, we rely on our tripboat, guestboat friends to provide a variety of fish for you!

F/V Teresa Marie, our Guestboat this week from Portland, ME


Additional Fish this Week:

If you still have credit this Session from holding shellfish, this is a great way to use it before the session is up! Order additional fish here. Fish is available in 1lb-5lb lots, with discounts on fish orders over 3lbs!


If you held fish this session but did not choose a week to double up and are owed a double, please email me immediately at andrea@nhcommunityseafood.com. We have to do those doubles on our end, if you have already submitted a hold without the double week.


We are currently at the following Farmer's Markets, selling our Catch of the Week. So, if you like the catch and want more, visit us at one of these locations:

Seacoast Grower's Association Markets







And of course there are all our Restaurant Supported Fishery Choices as well. Click here for a link to all our currently participating customer. Another great way to support eating local seafood!

We hope to see you back on August 22 for our Fall Session! Sign up here today and don't miss out on fresh and local seafood delivered from the boat direct to your town!

If you are not joining us again in the Fall, we sincerely thank you for your support this Session and for the contribution you have made to our local Fishing Industry! Thank you and please come back and see us in December for the Holiday Seafood Medley Session. 

Thank you for your support for our local Fishing Community!

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager, Seafood Enthusiast





Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801





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