CAPT’N DAVE’S SEAFOOD MARKET
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER UPDATE
OCTOBER 17, 2017
OPEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK
MONDAY- SATURDAY: 10-6
I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall weather we’re having lately. It’s cool outside and perfect for family gatherings and also ideal for grilling. We have all the football games going on and baseball playoffs that are happening at the same time so this brings friends and family together.
So, if you are sitting around and it’s getting that time to start thinking about dinner plans, drop things and come on down to our store and let’s come up with a good combination to satisfy everyone taste buds.
We have so many wonderful varieties of fish and shellfish that are perfect for the grill. We also keep in stock different types of sausages that are also perfect for the grill.
Have any of you ever tried Soft Shell Crabs on the grill? What a treat!!
There are so many different ways to cook seafood on the grill, I just wish more people would step out and try something different. I know that once they do try something different, there’s no returning to the old way. It’s a whole different experience.
I recently stood in my lobby of my seafood store and spent some time reminiscing with a customer about how he and his wife had never experienced seafood before coming into my store 23 years ago. Since then, he has been a regular customer and each time he comes in, he expresses how his kids or his wife enjoyed what they had experimented with on there last visit. This last weekend, he decided to try a few new items that he had never tried before.
**We just got informed this morning that our FIRST OF THE SEASON “FLORIDA STONE CRAB CLAWS” will be arriving this coming Friday.**
Please call in and reserve your order!! It’s important because I don’t know how much to bring in unless you tell me.
Your cost: 19.95 lb. (5-7 count per lb)
LIVE BLUE CRAB ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY PICKUP. PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE YOUR ORDER BY 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY. IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEMS IN RECEIVING THEM, WE WILL HAVE TIME TO LET YOU KNOW BY FRIDAY.
YOUR COST: 5.99 LB. (MALES ONLY)
VERY LARGE CRAB!!!!!!!!!
1/2 BUSHELS(APPROX 25 LBS)
FULL BUSHELS: (APPROX 50 LBS)
We have Boiled shrimp, Cajun Crab Dip and crackers, Smoked Salmon and we even have oysters if you really want something special. A dozen on the half shell while watching a football game? What a treat!! WHAT COULD BE BETTER?
Our boiled Special Seasoned Cocktail Shrimp is a favorite for many of our customers along with our Cajun Crab Dip. If you haven’t try any of our Crab Dip, you are in for a treat when you do.
During half time, if you are planning your dinner, we have everything you need to entertain your party, from the Best assortment of Wild caught fish on the grill to Live Lobsters for a great boil. Have some fun and let us help you put together what you need for a wonderful gathering.
Here is a good example of what you could combine to have a great Seafood Boil:
Try combining Snow Crab Clusters, shrimp, corn, potatoes, mushrooms. You could add calamari rings, mussels, artichokes and whole garlic along with any of our sausages (Crawfish, Alligator, Andouille, Louisiana Hot sausage) I know you will enjoy it, so when you are ready to plan something like this, let us know.
**BY THE WAY, DID YOU KNOW THAT I AM THE ONLY STORE IN TOWN THAT CARRIES WILD CAUGHT DOMESTIC CATFISH? IT’S A VERY POPULAR PRODUCT WE SELL AND WE ALWAYS HAVE THEM IN STOCK. THE CATFISH FILLETS ARE 2-3 OZ EACH. AND OUR CATFISH IS A U.S.A WILD CAUGHT CATFISH.** (Arrives every Tuesday and Friday.)
And we always have it in stock. Very popular!!!! No fat, skin or bones, just perfect!
GREAT ON THE GRILL OR IN THE HOUSE: check out these Wild caught fish that we have in stock on a daily basis:
Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Halibut, Mahi, Salmon(Sockeye, Coho), Shark, Swordfish, Grouper and Red Snapper, Walleye, Wild Catfish, Orange Roughy, Whiting and Alaskan cod
Our Farmed raised fish are also available: Catfish, Tilapia, Rainbow trout, Canadian Salmon, Steelhead Trout, Redfish
Also GREAT on the grill, these Wild Caught shellfish are absolutely delicious on the grill:(We’ll show you how to prepare them)
Lobster tails, King Crab Legs, X-tra large Sea Scallops, Monster Gulf Shrimp, Oysters, Cajun Sausages and Soft Shell crabs.
Whole fish is also a very popular item when it comes to grilling. My favorite fish is the Red Snapper. We have Whole Red Snapper, Whole Striped Bass, Whole Red Fish, Whole Salmon and whole Brazino available. YOU do need to reserve your order by Friday afternoon if you want any whole fish for the weekend.
Alright everyone, we are back to making Kabobs again this year. Get creative and let us make a batch for you so you can surprise your guest for dinner.
****Making Seafood Kabobs is what we love doing for our customers. Here is our program on us making your Seafood Kabobs:
FIRST, you tell us which fish and shellfish you would like on your Kabob. Whatever the combination is, you only pay for the cost of what we make your Kabobs with. You can come in to tell us what you want on your Kabobs or you can call your request in and we can have it ready for you to pick up when you come by.****
Example: your Kabob could include 2 monster shrimp, 2 scallops, grouper and tuna.( you only pay for the cost of the weight of each item).There are so may different combinations to make. But we want you to get creative. Give us a call or come down and let us make it for you.
SECOND, YOU TAKE IT HOME AND ENJOY IT.
BECAUSE THESE FISH ARE NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE AROUND THIS AREA AND PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT SO MUCH, WE KEEPING HAVING THE SAME RESULTS EVERY WEEKEND.
“Once again and again, our biggest seller over the last few weeks has been our “COBIA and WAHOO.” These two fish are very hard to find and most people have never tried them before. I can tell you that once you have tried either one of these two fish, it won’t be your last. These fish are absolutely delicious. ENJOY IT AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT. THEY ARE BOTH AN UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS FISH!!! Other really big sellers have been our Tuna, Mahi, Grouper, Halibut and Sea Bass. As always though, our Copper River Sockeye Salmon is always our top seller all year long.
Another big seller is our Red Snapper. It’s probably the most familiar fish that everyone knows about. We stock more Red Snapper than any of our fish. It’s always one of our top sellers.
IF YOU WANT A WHOLE RED SNAPPER, JUST LET US KNOW!
When it comes to fresh vs frozen, I try to explain to my customers that I personally do all the buying for Capt’n Dave’s and I search out to find the highest quality seafood available for our customers and also at the best price that I can find. You have to ask yourself sometimes, how fresh is the fish that I am about to buy and go home and cook. I analyze and question every supplier when I order. A lot of my suppliers don’t really Iike it when I ask so many questions but they all seem to understand that I want the freshest, highest quality, and the best price I can get for my customers. I also want to know when the fish was caught and how long it’s been out of the water and to make sure that they don’t thaw any frozen product and offer it to me as fresh. Whatever comes in frozen, I want to be able to thaw it out myself or I want to keep it frozen until it is sold. That way, I have control of knowing what quality it is before it goes home with my customer.
On a daily basis, we receive multiple shipments from out suppliers. When there is a special fish that’s hard to find, I will purchase plenty so when it’s not available fresh, I have it for you frozen. Our fresh fish arrives daily and we vacuum seal all fresh fish that arrives at my store. At the end of each day we look at how much fresh vacuumed sealed fish we have and we’ll freeze some to make sure we always have a backup when the special fish is not available. The rest of it is sold fresh and we only keep enough out fresh for only a couple days. We get our deliveries daily so there is no need to keep large inventories. We’ve been doing this for approximately 27 years and I believe most everyone is enjoying it.
COPPER RIVER SOCKEYE: Season is finally over.
We have been bringing in fresh Sockeye and vacuum sealing a lot of it and freezing it for our customers and now that the season is over, we have a good backup to keep us going for months. Our suppliers have also done the same thing so we have Sockeye throughout the year until the next season opens in May.
Your cost on Copper River Sockeye Salmon: 16.99 lB
PLEASE COME BY THE STORE TO SEE ALL THE MANY ITEMS WE SELL IN OUR STORE. YOU WILL BE AMAZED.
I believe we have anything you are looking for. You’ll be surprised.
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Take care and thanks!