CATCH OF THE WEEK

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Posted 11/11/2019 2:23pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%, 

Welcome to Week 14 of our Community Supported Fishery, just two more weeks to go after this one! Our Fall Session will end with Week 16, on November 30, but don't forget about our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December!

Just $100 for 4 seasonal, local seafood offerings, one each week, including: Mussels, Oysters, Scallops and Halibut. Don't like some of those items? Hold up to 2 of the 4 weeks you don't like the selection and double up on another week!

Click here to find out more about our HOLIDAY SEAFOOD MEDLEY and order today!

Our Catch of the Week this week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish this week are local NH grown Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, in Dover.

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 the crew on the F/V Witchcraft, Captain Jay Driscoll, Colin Barnard and crew out of Rye, NH. For our fish earlier in the week, we had to rely on our Guestboats out of Boston, until the F/V Witchcraft returns mid week!
 

 
Captain Jay Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye NH
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F/V Witchcraft, crew member Colin Barnard

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
 

 
 
Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH. ORDERS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT, ORDER HERE
 
Biweekly Shellfish Shares receive 1 dozen Oysters!
 
Here are some Oyster RECIPES for you on Pinterest. Remember, you don't have to eat these beauties raw!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY/FARMERS' MARKETS

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!
 
Find us at the Winter Markets at Exeter High School and every other week at the Wentworth Greenhouses this year!!
 
And our other ongoing Farmer's Market is at:
 

 

CONTOOCOOK,  194 Maple Street, Maple Street School, 10am-1pm. Pick up and Retail.

 

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 $$$

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 and those fantastic Oysters from the Bellamy River and Little Bay!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Local Fish Enthusiast



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/11/2019 11:59am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,  

Order here to get one, two or many dozens of oysters this week with your fish share!

Biweekly Shellfish Share Members get one dozen oysters for their Share, and you can order extra here

Oysters come in dozen bags and are available in 4 dozen bulk orders at a discount!

Please order by midnight tonight! If you have a credit and want to use it, email Enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com today.

Thanks for supporting our local NH Fisheries!

All the best, 

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/6/2019 3:12pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

We have finally enabled our annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session! Each week in December, we offer four local and seasonal offerings, a different offering each week. This year, we are offering the following selections:

  • WEEK 1  1lb Local Scallops
  • WEEK 2  1lb Halibut
  • WEEK 3  18 Local Oysters
    WEEK 4 (Christmas/Hanukkah Week) 5lb Local Mussels 

Total cost for this Session is just $110! Make is Seafood for the Holidays!

As a member of the Fall Session, you will be "updating" your membership when ordering this Session here.

Thanks and Happy Holiday Season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager







                    

                     1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/6/2019 11:52am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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We will be offering NH grown Oysters as Add ons next week from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH! And remember, we have recipes for oysters, they do not have to be eaten raw!

Biweekly Shellfish Share Members get one dozen oysters for their Share, and you can order extra here

Oysters come in dozen bags and are available in bulk 4- dozen orders at a discount!

Order your Oysters for next week here!

Thanks for supporting our local NH Fisheries!

All the best, 

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/4/2019 3:17pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello %%user-firstname%%,

It's Week 13 of our Fall Session, we will go for 16 weeks, until the end of November.

Our Holiday Seafood Session will be enabled within the next few days for sign ups, this runs for the month of December and includes one seasonal NH seafood each week, including a premium fish species and shellfish!

Don't miss the NH Food Solutions Forum tomorrow! At UNH, in the Granite State Room, at the Memorial Union Building from 10am-1pm! NH Community Seafood will be there and so will David Goethel, our fisherman and advocate from Hampton, NH.

Still time to register here, it's free!

The Catch of the Week is White Hake from F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH.

Next week is a Shellfish week, Oysters from Little Bay, NH, courtesy of our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, are on the menu! Orders open for Shellfish on Wednesdays, the week before delivery. Look for your email!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK

The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a benthic fish species typically found in Atlantic Ocean from Cape Hatteras to southern Labrador and are primarily caught using gillnets by our NH Fishermen.

They are cousins to the Whiting and Red Hake and sustainably caught throughout the Gulf of Maine.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN

Our Fishermen this week are Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH. Thanks to Jay and his crew members, including Colin Barnard, for our fresh White Hake this week!


Captain Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

Colin Barnard, Deckhand, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye Harbor, NH

 

COOKING HAKE

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here or on our new Wordpress Blog here.

 

 

 

 SHELLFISH SHARES


Next week's Shellfish Share will be Oysters from Little Bay, NH courtesy of our Oyster Farmer Friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.

Oysters come live in bags of 1 dozen, for $18/dozen, a Members only price. Discounted bulk bags of 4 dozen for $70!

 

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

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

 

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

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our wonderful Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

 

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on all orders over 2 lbs!

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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com, with any and all Membership questions. She will be happy to help you!

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen and they appreciate your support!
 
Enjoy your White Hake and thank you for your Fall Membership!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/29/2019 1:06pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello former Member or Mailing List member,

I want to let you know about an exciting upcoming event, right in our backyard! Some of you may have heard that a group of NH-based, regional and national food, fishing, and farming organizations have come together to organize a candidates' forum at UNH in Durham on November 5th.

The Food Solutions Forum is a non-partisan event and we have invited all candidates who are actively campaigning in NH.  We will have two panels at the forum, with fishing industry (including NH Community Seafood) and farming industry panelists as well as managers and directors of various food systems organizations in NH.

 

Register early for this exciting event HERE, it's free!  Hope to see you there! Sign up early, before it fills up!

 

All the best,

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/28/2019 2:21pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery! We have a New England favorite this week for all of you, Atlantic Haddock and our Biweekly Shellfish Share is Jonah Crabs.

Plentiful and abundant, Haddock is a New England staple, that is well managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. 

Jonah Crabs are caught with lobster in traps and are becoming a local favorite for many seacoast residents! Jonah Crabs used to be thought of as a bycatch species and now are one of our Shellfish Add ons! 

Don't miss the NH Food Solutions Forum, next Tuesday, November 5 at UNH, from 10am-1pm in the Granite State Room. I will be there on a panel and moderating another panel, and we are inviting all Presidential candidates to the forum. Register here, it's free!

 

 

 

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-HADDOCK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this Week is Guestboat from Portland, F/V Gracelyn Jane, Captain Brian Pearce and crew. Thanks to the crew for our Haddock this week! None of our NH fishermen are currently catching Haddock.

Guestboat Gracelyn Jane, out of Portland is supplying our Haddock this week
 
  

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, or check out our blog recipe ideas and videos here. (This is a link to our blog, with lots of interesting stories and recipe ideas)

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

 
Oven baked Haddock (courtesy of Pinterest)
 
 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES


 
 
Jonah Crabs this week, orders closed. Crabs are from our local lobstermen, via Southern Maine Crabs, owned by Jillian Robillard, young entrepreneur!
 
Crabs will be delivered with your fish shares. 
 
Biweekly Shellfish Share is 6 live Jonah Crabs. 

 

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!
 
Thanks to Three River Farmer's Alliance for the help in supplying local Restaurants with our product!
 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE

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!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Since Haddock is the Catch of the Week, get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!

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 for our local fishermen and this industry.  Haddock and crabs go great together! Enjoy your fresh and local seafood!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/23/2019 1:37pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello %%user-name%% ,

Next week our Shellfish offering will be local Jonah Crabs! All Members who have a Biweekly Shellfish Share will receive 6 Jonah Crabs and for those of you with just a Fish Share, Crabs will be available as "Add-ons". 

Click here to order. Crabs are available in lots of 3, 6, 9 and 12. They will be live at your Pick up location, bags will be provided!

Jonah Crabs are local and delicious and have a lot of meat in them! They have a more delicate flavor than Blue crabs. 

Our young female Crab Supplier, Jillian Robillard

 

Not sure how to cook crabs? We've got lots of recipes on our Pinterest Page here.

 

Thanks for your support,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 
 






                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/21/2019 3:57pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%, 

Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery!We are just back from the Portsmouth Film Festival last Thursday, where we were featured in the World Premier of Fish & Men

Our Catch of the Week this week is Atlantic Pollock. Next week, Jonah Crabs are our Biweekly Shellfish Share, stay tuned for ordering info on Wednesday!

 

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 the crew on the F/V Witchcraft, Captain Jay Driscoll and crew out of Rye, NH.
 
 
Captain Jay Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye NH
 

F/V Witchcraft, crew member Colin Barnard

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
 

 
Local Jonah Crabs nextweek. Orders open Wednesday. Southern Maine Crabs is providing our crabs this week fromPortsmouth and other local Lobstermen.
 
Biweekly Shellfish Share will be 6 Jonah Crabs per share.

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!
 

Don't miss us at these Farmers' Markets, still happening!

PORTSMOUTH, CITY HALL, SAT. 8-1pm

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

CONTOOCOOK, THE GAZEBO, SAT. 9-12pm (Also CSF Pick up) COMMONS PARK, TUES, 3-6pm

 

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

 

 

Posted 10/14/2019 2:35pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Welcome to Week 10 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We are 10 weeks into our Fall Session, which lasts a total of 16 weeks.

NH FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES TWO FISHING INDUSTRY DOCUMENTARIES!!

THURSDAY AND SUNDAY 3:30 pm- featuring our NH fishermen!


See the entire schedule here: https://nhfilmfestival.com/schedule

 

Our Catch of the Week is Monkfish and our Shellfish offering will be Scallops. We have been hearing rave reviews about the Mussels. We hope you enjoyed yours, drop us a line and let us know, the Fishermen are asking for feedback!

Monkfish is plentiful and abundant in NH and one of the few fish our Fishermen have excess amounts of quota to catch, which is why we serve it up more regularly. 

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Monkfish and Pollock onboard the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth

Once caught as by-catch by trawlers and gillnetters, Monkfish 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, Chris "Whitey" White, and Ward Byrne are bringing in our Monkfish this week. 
 
 

 
Chris White and Josh Byrne, getting nets ready earlier this Seaon, 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.
 
 
View recipe here, in The Telegraph
(Photo courtesy James Murphy) 
 
 
 
The Purple Membrane
There is a pesky purplish membrane found on some of the tails of our Monkfish, even after it has come from the processor. Simply cut a long slice in the membrane with a sharp knife and peel it off before cooking. 
 
 
Purple membrane intact and removed

  

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
Scallops this week from our Guestboats in New Bedford, Mass.
 
You can order Scallops until midnight tonight, here! Delivered with your fish share!
 
Available in 1lb and discounted 5 lb bags!
 
 

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!
 
Here are our latest RSF clients, Greenleaf, in Milford, NH and the Brasen Hill's new online Farm Store, in Barrington, NH. Enrica, our Assistant Manager and Coordinator of our RSF program has been doing a stand up job recruiting new customers for our RSF with the help of our friends and promoters at Three River Farmers Alliance!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

We have a convenient Hold and Double system for your convenience as part of your Membership! On weeks you will be away OR don't care for the fish offering, you can HOLD your share here. Instructions are given.

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 in our Fall Session and for supporting our local fisheries! Enjoy your Monkfish and Scallops!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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