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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 11: MONKFISH

Posted 6/24/2019 4:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery and Welcome to all our new and returning Members this week!

Our Catch of the Week is delicious Monkfish again, 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. We hope you love Monkfish, this will likely be the last week we offer it in the Summer Session!

 

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 our faithful supplier,  Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Josh Byrne  and Chris "Whitey" White, are bringing in our Monkfish this week. 
 
And a special thanks to our friend, Ward Byrne, land crew, who is always on call with ice ready  and a smile on his face, to land fish at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
Chris White and Josh Byrne prepping the nets for our Monkfish
 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, one of 3 groundfishing boats that land in Portsmouth
 
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
 
Jonah Crabs next week! Order in multiples of 3 for Add ons!
 
Biweekly Shellfish Shares get 6 Crabs for their Share
 
Orders will open on Wednesday and close on Sunday night!
 
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can 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 at the same link.

To check your holds schedules, go to your Member Login Page here.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES, ORDER HERE.

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, 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 Membership support and for telling your friends, family and coworkers about us. Most of all, thanks for supporting our local Fishermen!

Enjoy your Monkfish this week! Summertime is Seafood Time! Thanks for making it local Seafood!

Happy Summer,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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