Each Week Red's Best's Fisherman will offer us what they expect to be fresh off of their partner small boat day fisherman.
This fish and shellfish is extremely fresh and literally right off of their small boats. All fish are caught using small scale sustainable methods such as hook and line and small gill nets, so that ocean and fish stock damage is minimized. This ensures a sustainable future of quality fish for us, for the fisherman and the communities they live in.
Quality is much higher than what is usually available at retail stores for a number of reasons.
- Fish is handled less and arrives in your kitchen within a few days of harvest.
- These fisherman return each day with their catch and do not store or hold fish.
- All fish is wild caught and not frozen or processed in any way other than cutting or packaging for travel.
- Your fish arrives at Red's Best Monday morning, Farmers To You picks it up Tuesday, and you receive it Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Tuna is a highly migratory fish swimming vast distances to follow its seasonal food sources. It will cross the Atlantic to the coast of Africa in a typical season.
The tuna steaks available this week are from either Blue fin, Yellow fin or Yellow tail. These tuna come up the coast to the northern most point of their migration off the coast of Massachusetts during the Summer months following the warmer water.
Tuna steaks can be grilled in a hot pan or grill till just seared on both sides and pink in the middle. Marinating breifly in soy sauce and grated ginger is one of our favorite ways to let the wonderfully fresh flavor of the majestic fish shine through.
Ceviche is also another prefered method of preparation. Here is a link to a great recipe.