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NHCS Newsletter: FINAL WEEK:WEEK 16: MONKFISH

Posted 7/29/2019 3:16pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


 

Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to our Final week of the Spring/Summer Session of our Community Supported Fishery. If you are not an Annual Member, please don't miss out on our fresh and local seafood by signing up for our Fall session here.

Fall Session will have both an 8 and 16 week option for Members! Please tell all your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors about our program!

We take a week off next week from August 5-12. Week 1 of our Fall Session starts August 13!

Our Catch of the Week is delicious Monkfish, please keep in mind that Monkfish is one fish in the Gulf of Maine that is plentiful and well managed. Our Fishermen have a larger amount of Monkfish "quota" than any other fish, which is why we serve it more often than other species! 

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Colin Barnard, F/V Marion J with a Monkfish

Once caught as by-catch in otter trawls and gillnets, have quickly become one of the world's most popular fish. In the west, usually just the tail meat is eaten, but there is a large market for whole monkfish in Asian countries. Also known as "Poor Man's Lobster", monkfish tail meat has both the consistency and distinct taste of this famous crustacean. If you like lobster, you'll love monkfish! And if you don't like lobster, the firm, white fillet when cooked also tastes like a sweetened fish. The flesh is distinct and a purplish-brownish color when raw and turns white once cooked. 

Not at all attractive on the outside, Monkfish should not be judged by their outward appearance! They are a brownish color mottled with white spots on top and white on the underbelly. Their habitat spans from the Grand Banks and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence along the Atlantic shoreline south to Cape Hatteras, NC. Monkfish are voracious predators. They lurk on the sandy, muddy bottom and lure their prey with the spiny extension on their head. This "lure" attracts the prey, like bait on a fishing line, bringing the victim close in for the lunge of the monkfish. The unusually broad mouth, adapted to swallow whole fish, shrimp and squid, is lined with layers of stubby white teeth.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from Captain Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Josh Byrne  and Chris "Whitey" White, and Ward Byrne are bringing in our Monkfish this week. 
 
 

 
Chris White, longtime crew on F/V Heidi & Elisabeth 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, coming into port
 
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
 
Cook Monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish tails are wide and thick, because they are the tail meat. Marinating the tails and seasoning before cooking adds to the flavor. Baked, sauteed, broiled, roasted or grilled, these tails are fantastic!
Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our blog,  here.

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

  

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
Lobsters this week. Orders closed last night.
 
Biweekly Shellfish Shares get 2 Chix for their Share
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Did you mistakenly place a hold  or a double next week on our week off? If so, please contact enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com to remedy that!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES, ORDER HERE.

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE , ORDER HERE.

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR THE WEEK OF YOUR DELIVERY! 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account. This includes using your credit to order an Add on, Kendall can assist!

PAYMENTS

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 this Spring/Summer Session! If you are a 16-week Member, we hope to see you back in Fall!

Enjoy the Monkfish and Lobster and thanks for making it local Seafood for the Summer!

Enjoy,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801