Lent kicks off this week, so we will turn our eyes toward spring and our appetites toward the Friday fish fry. The fish fry is an age-old tradition that stirs the warm memories of sunshine and fireflies and reminds us that we are so much closer to sunglasses and sandals. You will need the right blend of flavor, quality, and price to pull off the perfect fry, and we are ready to help unmask the players on the plates.
Midwest favorites, including Whitefish, Lake Perch and Walleye, could get a little sparse this week. Fishermen are having difficulty getting gear set up in the bad weather. We will have product, but it will be best to get your order in early because we expect these crowd pleasers to go quickly. You don’t want to miss the boat!
Bad weather on the East Coast has subsided, and we are expecting white fleshed selections such as Pollock, Haddock, and Cod to arrive just in time for meatless Friday. Each species offers a mild fillet that is easy to handle and cost friendly. We have fish arriving fresh and in time, so keep the pilot light lit.
Tired of the fry? Looking to light the grill and eat a little healthier? Well, look no further, because we have the species to get that charcoal jumping. Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and Albacore are all viable options this week. These fish are low in fat and high in protein and provide firm fleshed solutions for the barbie. Prices are stable and quality is consistent for these fish, so you won’t have to worry about hunting down alternatives on the fly.
Lent starts today, and it’s time to get ready for all the fish fry Fridays coming up in your future. As mentioned above, we have plenty of fish options, and we also have all the sides, sauces, and fixings that go perfectly with fried fish.
When we think of fried fish the first thing that comes to mind is Tartar Sauce. More specifically, Pike Pier Fisherman’s Tartar Sauce. In addition to regular, the sauce also comes in Chipotle which has a delicious smoky flavor. All their sauces are all natural, preservative free, no artificial additives and most are gluten free.
Another sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood is Cocktail Sauce. Rappahannock Oyster Company Cocktail Sauce provides a nice spice for oysters, shrimp, and is also a great addition to a Bloody Mary! Rappahannock started as an oyster farm, and has evolved to bring you the latest and greatest in oyster accompaniments, in addition to their delicious oysters.
As Lent comes, Mardi Gras goes, and it wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t mention some items that are perfect for a Mardi Gras. More specifically, Jambalaya. No Jambalaya is complete without Andouille. Chef Martin Andouille Sausage is a fully steam cooked sausage that are lightly smoked with a hint of sage and red pepper. The all-natural ingredients not only taste amazing, but you’ll feel good eating them too.