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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 9 MONKFISH

Posted 6/11/2018 3:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! And Welcome to our 8-week Members who extended their Memberhips! If you are signed up for a Fish and Lobster share, you will be getting fish this week.  You will receive Lobsters again on Weeks 12 and 14, other than those weeks, you will be picking up fish. The Catch of the Week this week is Monkfish, also known as "Poor Man's Lobster"! 

 

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS- PLEASE READ

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS: To remind you, you will receive Lobsters only this week. Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS

Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Lobster holds for Lobster Weeks, Fish Holds for Fish Weeks! We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vica versa, due to our pricing.

You can "hold" your share any week within the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. Please use our Member Login to do your holds hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

Double shares get two bags of your share size. Please pick up a duplicate of your share.

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action (see above).

SOME INFO ABOUT BEING ON HOLD

We use a system called Small Farm Central for all our Membership Management, emails and Member Accounting. The system is not smart enough to allow for you being on hold for your regular share, but ordering Additional fish or Add-ons. And we currently have over 500 members and simply do not have the administrative staff to individualize each Member's orders! So sorry folks, if you are on hold for the week, we can't get you Add ons or Additional fish!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

New this Year! We have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional Monkfish this week or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs of Haddock or Catch of the Week! 

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

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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Chris White, longtime crewmember, with a Monkfish onboard the Heidi & Elisabeth

Check out this recent article, "Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish..... on Monkfish by the Associated Press: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/02/ugly-delicacy-industry-touts-weird-looking-fish

 Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish.....

 

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.

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!

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our great new blog, created by our Social Media Specialist, Katie Curnan, here.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from our faithful F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, captained by Jamie Hayward and crew Members Chris White and Tommy.
Ward Byrne is on call on land at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi Elisabeth coming into port
 
 
 
RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

Don't forget about our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. Each week we pick a new Winner!

Here's how to enter:

Use the Catch of the Week Fish
Post your picture and recipe
  • Post on our   Page

Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week, Catch of the Week or Haddock!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER: Priscilla Merrill, Umami, Northwood Pick Up

 
Recipe contest. Don’t HAKE this fish for granted! I may be fishing for compliments and on the achey breaky FLAKY HAKY HEART healthy recipe. It’s crumby but I hake you like it.

Prepared with about 2 teaspoons of real butter, 1/4 c coconut creamer on the bottom, fresh dill and panko crumbs sprinkled with Paul Prudohmme seafood magic spice on top ... maybe it’s an aphrodisiac so you can have Hanky Panko later! Served with jasmine rice on side and roasted fresh summer veggies from my first Brasen Hill CSa share!

 — at Brasen Hill Farm.
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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!

 

 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

FARMER'S MARKETS

We are currently vending our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members, at the following Farmer's Markets:

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly also

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm

 

Thank you for your continued support! And thanks to all our 8-week Members who extended their Membership! Enjoy the delicious Monkfish, it is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you will continue to desire it!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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