CAPT’N DAVE’S SEAFOOD MARKET

WEEKLY  NEWSLETTER UPDATE

OCTOBER  17, 2017

 

 

OPEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK

MONDAY- SATURDAY: 10-6

SUNDAY: 10-5

HI EVERYONE!

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.

 

WEB PAGE : captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK: Captdavesplano

Take care and thanks!

David Conger

Capt’n Dave’s  

972-424-3474

 

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CAPT’N DAVE’S SEAFOOD MARKET

WEEKLY  NEWSLETTER UPDATE

SEPT.  25, 2017

 

 

OPEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK

MONDAY- SATURDAY: 10-6

SUNDAY: 10-5

 

 

 

 

HI EVERYONE!

I wanted to let everyone know that I have moved a lot of  repeat information that has been on my newsletter every week that is basically pricing, updates and schedules to my web page so that it will reduce the content in my newsletter and make it less to read every week. Now you can just log on to my web page and see all the most popular seafood we carry.

WEB PAGE : captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.wordpress.com

FACEBOOK: Captdavesplano

 

We sure had some beautiful weather over the weekend and I hope everyone was able to enjoy it. There were plenty of High School, College and Pro football games over the weekend and I hope that you got to enjoy your teams play.

The Plano Balloon Festival was also another big event over the weekend. I’m not sure if any Balloons got off the ground due to the wind though. But it’s always fun to go and watch and enjoy all the activities and also the food.

 

As I have mentioned over the past few weeks, this time of year is our slowest time of the year and we appreciate everyone that understands this and we love the support you give us during this time of the season.

We continue to bring in the best seafood you can have on the grill. We have a very large variety of Fresh and frozen seafood available with one of the largest selections of seafood to choose from.

We get our seafood delivered on a daily basis and Sunday is the only day we don’t have a scheduled delivery so we order late on Saturday for anything we may be running low on. We try not to run out of anything on Saturday so we can provide our customers a good variety on Sunday. The games really draw the customers to our store and with the items that work real good for Tailgating or just sitting around watching game are very popular.

I feel that our Cajun Crab Dip outdoes anything we sell during the games as an hor d’oeuvres. Our Cajun Crab Dip is made specially for us on a daily basis right here in the Dallas area. Our Crab Dip is made with real (Snow Crab meat and a small amount of imitation crab)

Our cooked boiled shrimp is also a big hit with everyone. We boil shrimp throughout the day on a daily basis and you can’t go wrong when you take home our Cooked Shrimp or our Crab Dip. Just remember, don’t open the bag before you get home!! Or you might be turning around to come back to the store to pick up more before you get home with the goods.

 

So, if you are thinking about having friends over to watch a game this week(tonight…Cowboys vs Cardinal’s), think about what you might be wanting to snack on during the game or maybe even a meal. So check with us and look at our list of seafood we have on the web site and plan what you might need. 

I’ve listed a few things I thought you might enjoy:

Oyster’s on the half shell (raw or maybe on the grill)

Smoked Salmon w/crackers

Soft Shell crab po boys or grilled

Capt’n Dave’s Special Boiled Shrimp w/cocktail sauce

Fried or grilled shrimp po boys

Seafood Gumbo (4# trays or 30 0z tubs)

Crawfish Etoufee (4# trays or 30 oz tubs)

Shrimp Creole (4# trays or 30 oz tubs)

(All you need is Rice for your Gumbo, Etouffe and Creole for a complete meal.)

If you have the time planned before a game, 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.**

WE HAVE WILD ALASKAN SOCKEYE ARRIVING ON TUESDAY(9-26) NEW PRODUCT AND NEW PRICE: 17.99 LB. PREMIUM QUALITY.

WE ALSO HAVE WILD ALASKAN “COHO” SALMON IN STOCK AT 14.99 LB.

 

For the grill, check out these Wild caught fish that are fantastic on the grill:

Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Halibut, Mahi, Salmon(Sockeye, Coho), Shark, Swordfish, Grouper and Red Snapper.

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 ad whole Brazino available. YOU do need to reserve your order by Friday afternoon if you want any whole fish for the weekend.

Whole fish are very popular! Let us know if we can help.

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!!!!

Once again and again, our biggest seller over the last few weeks has been our “COBIA and WAHOO and MAHI AND GROUPER.” 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.

We will have fresh Gulf Flounder, Halibut, Wahoo, Seabass and Mahi and Sea Scallops arriving tomorrow. We almost sold out this weekend!!

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.

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.

One interesting thing about what is available fresh and what is available frozen is that our suppliers know that I am very particular when it comes to quality and I require the highest quality seafood available. Over the past few years with the price of fuel climbing, it has caused many fisherman to stay out longer while hauling in their large catch. The large ships have all the processing equipment on board and they do all the processing while at sea. Many species that are caught, are filleted, vacuumed sealed and frozen and when they return to shore to drop off their catch, they turn right around and go back out again. Some large fishing ships have boats that meet them out on the ocean and transfer their catch so they don’t have to come into shore as often and this actually keeps cost down when fuel is so high.

*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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: 17.99 lb

*****************************************************************************************************************************

WITH THE WEATHER BEING REALLY BAD ON THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA , WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS GETTING ANY LIVE BLUE CRABS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. PLEASE CHECK WITH US ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY BEFORE PLANNING YOUR PARTY.

THE HURRICANE IN FLORIDA DIDN’T HELP MUCH EITHER WITH MANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS LOCATED IN FLORIDA TAKING ON THE FORCES OF THE STORM.

WE WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME SHORTAGES ON OTHER PRODUCTS AS TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA  ARE IN THE RECOVERY STAGE. 

IT COULD EFFECT US FOR A WHILE.

**WE WISH EVERYONE IN THE STORM AREAS A FAST RECOVERY AND WE HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE.**

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.

 

Take care and thanks!

David Conger

Capt’n Dave’s

972-424-3474

HI EVERYONE!

I wanted to let everyone know that I have moved a lot of  repeat information that has been on my newsletter every week that is basically pricing, updates and schedules to my web page so that it will reduce the content in my newsletter and make it less to read every week. Now you can just log on to my web page and see all the most popular seafood we carry.
WEB PAGE : captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK: Captdavesplano
Well, it’s that time of year again when sports takes precedence over most everything and then you have everything else working around sports to make everyone happy. That’s what I see and hear when customers come in to our store. We see a lot of customers preparing for tailgate parties and we see many people looking for something real simple to make because they don’t have time to plan a big outing due to their busy schedules. 
If you are sitting around the house enjoying the games or if you are out at the games, we have basically everything you need to make things much easier than you would think.
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!!
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 for 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.**

For the grill, check out these Wild caught fish that are fantastic on the grill:

Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Halibut, Mahi, Salmon(Sockeye), Shark, Swordfish, Grouper and Red Snapper.

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 ad whole Brazino available. YOU do need to reserve your order by Friday afternoon if you want any whole fish for the weekend.

We had customers this weekend that ordered 3# WHOLE RED SNAPPERS and WHOLE STRIPPED BASS.(My favorite whole fish on the grill is Red Snapper. I don’t know of anything better!) 

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.

VERY IMPORTANT: WE HAVE A VARIETY OF MARINADES THAT CAN BE USED.  IF YOU HAVE YOUR TASTE BUDS ACTIVATING WHILE READING THIS, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.

SECOND, YOU TAKE IT HOME AND ENJOY IT.

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.

We will have fresh Gulf Flounder, Wahoo, Seabass and Mahi arriving tomorrow. We about sold out this weekend!!

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.

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.

One interesting thing about what is available fresh and what is available frozen is that our suppliers know that I am very particular when it comes to quality and I require the highest quality seafood available. Over the past few years with the price of fuel climbing, it has caused many fisherman to stay out longer while hauling in their large catch. The large ships have all the processing equipment on board and they do all the processing while at sea. Many species that are caught, are filleted, vacuumed sealed and frozen and when they return to shore to drop off their catch, they turn right around and go back out again. Some large fishing ships have boats that meet them out on the ocean and transfer their catch so they don’t have to come into shore as often and this actually keeps cost down when fuel is so high.

*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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

*****************************************************************************************************************************

WITH THE WEATHER BEING REALLY BAD ON THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA , WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS GETTING ANY LIVE BLUE CRABS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. PLEASE CHECK WITH US ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY BEFORE PLANNING YOUR PARTY.
THE HURRICANE IN FLORIDA DIDN’T HELP MUCH EITHER WITH MANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS LOCATED IN FLORIDA TAKING ON THE FORCES OF THE STORM.
WE WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME SHORTAGES ON OTHER PRODUCTS AS TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA  ARE IN THE RECOVERY STAGE. 
IT COULD EFFECT US FOR A WHILE.
**WE WISH EVERYONE IN THE STORM AREAS A FAST RECOVERY AND WE HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE.**

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.

 

Take care and thanks!

David Conger

Capt’n Dave’s

972-424-3474

HI EVERYONE!

I wanted to let everyone know that I have moved a lot of  repeat information that has been on my newsletter every week that is basically pricing, updates and schedules to my web page so that it will reduce the content in my newsletter and make it less to read every week. Now you can just log on to my web page and see all the most popular seafood we carry.
WEB PAGE : captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK: Captdavesplano

I hope everyone enjoyed this past weekend, with all the football games and other sports that were happening, we saw a lot of customers preparing for tailgate parties and grilling out at home during the games. We also noticed the downward trend that happens every year around this time. I can almost plan it to the date when sports, after school activities and weather take priority over eating healthy in a lot of situations. It’s been the same for over 23 years at my location. Friday nights are really the hardest for us because so many families go to school games and with their kids so involved in all the activities surrounding their school, it’s hard for families to come home and have a sit down family dinner.

As I mentioned above, I know that this is the time of the year when many of our customers are deep involved with their kids after school activities and I know it makes it hard to stop and have a sit down meal in the evenings due to having to be on the run so much. If we can make it any easier for you, please give us a call and we can go over all the more convenient items we have available that can make your planning a little easier for you.

There’s not a lot happening this time of the year except for SPORTS which will keep many of us occupied in front of the T.V. So, if you plan on watching a lot of College and Pro football games, think about what would be the best thing to serve while entertaining your guest during the games. I always recommend our delicious Cajun Crab Dip. It’s the best around and you need to always remember that it will go much faster than you would think so make sure you pick up enough while you are at the store. Another great appetizer is our Special Capt’n Dave’s Seasoned Boiled Shrimp. They are seasoned to perfection and you get approx. 16-20 in a pound. Along with some Louisiana Cocktail sauce, you couldn’t ask for anything better to serve. If you haven’t tried our Smoked Salmon, it’s a perfect side when it comes to serving a dish that your company will always remember. We have most everything that will fit your needs so, drop by and pick up what you need so you’ll be prepared for all your games.

During half time, if you are starting to get your dinner ready, we have everything you need to entertain your party, from the Best assortment of Wild caught fish for the grill to Live blue crabs and shrimp for a great boil. Have some fun and let us help you put together what you need for a wonderful gathering.  
We’ll know more about Live Blue Crab availability when we hear more about the new Hurricane that is approaching Florida this week.

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.**

For the grill, check out these Wild caught fish that are fantastic on the grill:

Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Halibut, Mahi, Salmon(Sockeye), Shark, Swordfish, Grouper and Red Snapper.

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 ad whole Brazino available. YOU do need to reserve your order by Friday afternoon if you want any whole fish for the weekend.

We had customers this weekend that ordered 3# WHOLE RED SNAPPERS.(My favorite whole fish on the grill is Red Snapper. I don’t know of anything better!) 

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.

VERY IMPORTANT: WE HAVE A VARIETY OF MARINADES THAT CAN BE USED.  IF YOU HAVE YOUR TASTE BUDS ACTIVATING WHILE READING THIS, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.

SECOND, YOU TAKE IT HOME AND ENJOY IT.

Once again, our big 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.

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.

One interesting thing about what is available fresh and what is available frozen is that our suppliers know that I am very particular when it comes to quality and I require the highest quality seafood available. Over the past few years with the price of fuel climbing, it has caused many fisherman to stay out longer while hauling in their large catch. The large ships have all the processing equipment on board and they do all the processing while at sea. Many species that are caught, are filleted, vacuumed sealed and frozen and when they return to shore to drop off their catch, they turn right around and go back out again. Some large fishing ships have boats that meet them out on the ocean and transfer their catch so they don’t have to come into shore as often and this actually keeps cost down when fuel is so high.

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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

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WITH THE WEATHER BEING REALLY BAD ON THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA , WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY LUCK IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS GETTING ANY LIVE BLUE CRABS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. PLEASE CHECK WITH US ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY BEFORE PLANNING YOUR PARTY.
THE HURRICANE IN FLORIDA DIDN’T HELP MUCH EITHER WITH MANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS LOCATED IN FLORIDA TAKING ON THE FORCES OF THE STORM.
WE WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME SHORTAGES ON OTHER PRODUCTS AS TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA  ARE IN THE RECOVERY STAGE. 
IT COULD EFFECT US FOR A WHILE.
**WE WISH EVERYONE IN THE STORM AREAS A FAST RECOVERY AND WE HOPE EVERYONE IS SAFE.**

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.

 

Take care and thanks!

David Conger

Capt’n Dave’s

972-424-3474

9-11-17

To all my customers,

Starting this week, I am posting the repeat information that is in my newsletter every week so that the newsletter isn’t as lengthy and if you want to know cost and availability of any of the items we offer, you can call us or look it up on my newsletter.

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.

One interesting thing about what is available fresh and what is available frozen is that our suppliers know that I am very particular when it comes to quality and I require the highest quality seafood available. Over the past few years with the price of fuel climbing, it has caused many fisherman to stay out longer while hauling in their large catch. The large ships have all the processing equipment on board and they do all the processing while at sea. Many species that are caught, are filleted, vacuumed sealed and frozen and when they return to shore to drop off their catch, they turn right around and go back out again. Some large fishing ships have boats that meet them out on the ocean and transfer their catch so they don’t have to come into shore as often and this actually keeps cost down when fuel is so high.

*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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

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***VERY IMPORTANT!!! KEEP UP WITH THE WEATHER, IF THERE ARE STORMS ON THE COAST, DON’T EXPECT ANY LIVE BLUE CRAB. CALL TO CONFIRM.
LIVE GULF BLUE CRABS:

5.99 LB FOR #2 MALE CRABS (VERY LARGE)

1/2 BUSHELS: APPROX. 4-5 DOZEN (25 LBS)

FULL BUSHELS: APPROX 8 DOZEN (45 LBS)

ALL LIVE BLUE CRAB ORDERS HAVE TO BE ORDERED BY 4:00 p.m. ON THURSDAYS.

LIVE CRAB ARE CAUGHT ON FRIDAY AND DELIVERED TO US ON SATURDAY MORNING.

CRAB ARRIVES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AROUND 10:30 a.m.

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LIVE MAINE LOBSTERS:

UNDER 2 LBS:  16.99 LB
OVER 2 LBS:     18.99 LB.
MUST BE ORDERED ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
LOBSTER TAILS:

WARM WATER TAILS: 27.00 LB (7, 8, 9,12-14, 14-16, 16-20 OZ)

MAINE TAILS: 35.00 LB ( 8-10 OZ, 10-12 OZ, 12-14 OZ AND 16-20 OZ)

AUSTRALIAN: 62.00 (10-12 OZ)

(ALL LOBSTER TAILS ARE IN STOCK!!!!!!)

(MAINE LOBSTER MEAT AVAILABLE IN TWO POUND PKGS: 34.95 A LB

******SUSHI GRADE TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER. YELLOWTAIL(HAMACHI) AND EEL******

WE HAVE IT  AVAILABLE IN STOCK ON A DAILY BASIS.

We have all the fixing’s for you if you’re making your own Gumbo from scratch. We even have the Roux and the Gumbo Crabs if you need them.

We also keep 30oz tubs and 4 lb trays of Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee and Shrimp Creole in stock.

All made by our supplier: Farmer’s Seafood in Shreveport, La.

All you have to do is warm up the product and make some rice. It’s ready to eat. Our Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole is some of the best around. You’ll love it!

 

BELOW YOU’LL FIND A LIST OF SEAFOOD ITEMS WE KNOW YOU’LL BE EXCITED TO SEE WE HAVE IN STOCK: 

AND THIS IS JUST A TEASE LIST!

 

SHUCKED OYSTERS (FOR GUMBO, OYSTER STEW OR JUST RAW)(15.99 LB FOR MEAT. JUICE IS FREE)

OYSTERS IN THE SHELL(62.00 CASE OR 8.00 DOZEN) GULF OYSTERS

CRAB MEAT(CLAW, LUMP,JUMBO AND JUMBO CRAB FINGERS)

SEAFOOD GUMBO(30 oz and 4# trays)

CRAWFISH ETOUFfEE (30 oz and 4# trays)

SHRIMP CREOLE(30 oz and 4# trays)

SEASONED COOKED SHRIMP(16-20 ct)

CAJUN CRAB DIP(made with real crab meat)

SNOW CRAB CLUSTERS

SHRIMP  FOR PO BOYS

SOFT SHELL CRABS(3 SIZES)

YES, WE HAVE TUPELO HONEY!! AND IT’S GOING FAST.
TUPLEO HONEY IS IN STOCK. DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP SOME BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT.
YOU WON’T FIND IT ANYWHERE AROUND THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY AND YOU WON’T FIND IT FOR LESS ANYWHERE.

****FACEBOOK****

Log into: @captdavesplano

WEB PAGE: Captaindavesfreshseafoodmarket.wordpress.com

 

TRY STOCKING UP ON THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE VACUUMED SEALED AND READY FOR THE FREEZER.

 

 

THE WEATHER FOR THIS WEEK LOOKS REALLY, SO GET PREPARED FOR THE WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR DAILY LIST OF WHAT WE CARRY SO YOU CAN PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR NEXT WONDERFUL SEAFOOD MEAL.
We also carry the largest gulf shrimp available. There are  approx. 10-12 in a pound.
Great on the grill and even better on a kabob.

 

While scrolling down the page, you will see a list of fish that we keep in stock on a daily basis.

This should help you when trying to plan your upcoming events.
 

The most popular fish on the grill:

Alaskan Copper River Sockeye Salmon: 16.99 LB                                  

Canadian Salmon: 13.99 lb                                                         

Steelhead Salmon/trout: 12.99 lb                                                

Yellow fin Tuna: 16.99 lb                                                               
Sea bass: 29.99 lb                                                                        

Halibut: 19.99 lb (SPECIAL)   LIMITED TIME ONLY                                                                        

Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            

Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 

Redfish: 13.99 lb                                                                   
Walleye: 19.99 lb
Mahi Mahi: 13.99 lb                                                                         
Sword Fish: 14.99 lb
Wahoo/Ono: 13.99 lb                                                                       
Cobia/Ling: 14.99 lb                                                                        
Shark: 8.99 lb
The most popular fish for cooking inside the house:
Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 
Icelandic Cod: 12.99 lb                                                                   
Tilapia: 6.99 lb                                        
Gulf Flounder: 16.99 lb  
Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            
Rainbow Trout: 13.99 lb                                                                 
Catfish: 6.99 lb                                                                                
Orange Roughy: 14.99 lb
All varieties of Salmon (Steelhead, Sockeye, Canadian and Norwegian)
Halibut: 19.99 lb   (SPECIAL)                                                                           
Sea Bass: 29.99 lb                                                                             
Haddock: 12.99 lb                                                                            
Redfish: 13.99 lb
Walleye: 19.99 lb
 
 
SPECIAL: WHOLE FISH GREAT ON THE GRILL:
“SCALED AND GUTTED”
WHOLE RED SNAPPER:     13.99 LB (2-3 LBS, 4-5 LBS AVAIL.)
WHOLE STRIPED BASS:    11.99 LB (3-4 LBS)
WHOLE REDFISH:               11.99 LB (3-4 LBS
WHOLE BRANZINO             11.99 LB (1 3/4 LBS
WHOLE SALMON:                 9.99 LB (UP TO 14 LBS)
ALL WHOLE FISH ORDERS NEED TO BE ORDERED BY THURSDAY FOR FRIDAY PICKUP. ORDER BY FRIDAY FOR SATURDAY PICKUP, ORDER SAT FOR SUN PICKUP.
ALL WHOLE FISH ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, PLEASE ORDER AND RESERVE ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
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HAVE A PARTY….SHRIMP, BLUE CRAB, SNOW CRAB AND KING CRAB.
ALL NEW EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED!!
CRAWFISH COOKING POTS:
ALL NEW CRAWFISH COOKING POTS W/BASKETS, DOUBLE JET BURNERS AND STAINLESS STEEL PADDLES:
  60 QT:  105.00
  80 QT:  130.00
100 QT:  175.00
120 QT:  204.00
DOUBLE JET BURNER: 63.00(THE BEST AVAILABLE)
42″ STAINLESS PADDLES: 22.00
PLUS TAXES.
NO PRICE INCREASES IN THREE YEARS.
ALL COOKING POTS INCLUDE BASKETS.
ALL COOKING POTS ARE MADE FROM HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL GRADE ALUMINUM.
WE ALSO RENT OUR CRAWFISH COOKING EQUIPMENT: 25.00 PER DAY.(burner, pot and basket) (YOU PROVIDE THE GAS)
GREAT ON THE GRILL OR ON THE HALF SHELL!!
A PERFECT SOLUTION TO A GREAT CELEBRATION.  A LOT OF FUN!!
YES WE HAVE OYSTERS!!! IN THE SHELL AND ALREADY SHUCKED. 
I know we have most anything in seafood that anyone would be looking for or needing. If you don’t see it, let us know and we’ll be happy to locate it and bring it in for you.

We have all the Gulf Shrimp you would need in four sizes. 21-25 ct. 16-20 ct, 10-15 ct, 8-10 ct. (CT: HOW MANY IN A POUND) (ALL SHELL ON)

We carry over 20 varieties of fish. If we don’t have it, it’s probably not available.

We also keep in stock Sausages, Boudin’s, Crab Cakes, stuffed crab, PLENTY of Shell fish, including Frog Legs and Soft Shell Crabs, Conch meat, oysters in the shell and already shucked oysters, Sea and Bay Scallops, Louisiana crawfish tail meat, alligator tail meat, Gulf Crab meat and so much more.(JUMBO LUMP, REGULAR LUMP, CLAW MEAT AND CRAB FINGERS)

Our peeled and deveined shrimp come in 7 different sizes with and without tail on.

We have an extensive product line that’s hard to believe.

We carry the largest King Crab legs available, largest Snow Crab Clusters available, clams, mussels, claw meat, lump, jumbo lump and crab fingers.

We keep in stock most all sizes of Lobster tails from Maine to the Caribbean to Australia.

We also keep in stock on a daily basis, Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole.(30 oz and 4# trays)

We even carry the Original Natchitoches Crawfish Pies and Meat Pies.

If you haven’t tried our Capt’n Dave’s Special Season Shrimp, you’re in for a treat.

We cook all day long and I know you will love them.

We also have the best (Cajun Crab Dip)you’ll ever eat. You’ve got to try some!!

We have so many items it’s very hard to display all of them in this newsletter.

Please drop by the store or call if you are looking for something special.

Live Lobsters are also available on a daily basis if you order them by 11:00 A.M. except on Sunday. We can hold over Live Lobsters for pick up on Sunday if needed. 

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, RESERVE YOUR ORDER NOW!!

WE HATE IT WHEN WE HAVE TO SAY  “WE’RE SORRY” BUT WE ARE SOLD OUT.

HI EVERYONE!

NEXT SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND: LABOR DAY WEEKEND

LABOR DAY IS THIS COMING WEEKEND: SEPT. 4TH

WE WILL BE OPEN ON LABOR DAY!!! CLOSING AT 5:00 P.M.

Is everyone prepared for Labor Day weekend? Labor day weekend is this coming weekend.

Just making sure everyone knows what’s coning up and to make sure you have everything you need to have a great cook out with all your family or friends.

We have everything you need to entertain your party from the Best assortment of Wild caught fish for the grill to Live blue crabs and shrimp 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.

For the grill, check out these Wild caught fish that are fantastic on the grill:

Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna, Sea Bass, Halibut, Mahi, Salmon(Sockeye), Shark, Swordfish, Grouper and Red Snapper.

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 ad whole Brazino available. YOU do need to reserve your order by Friday afternoon if you want any whole fish for the weekend.

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.

VERY IMPORTANT: WE HAVE A VARIETY OF MARINADES THAT CAN BE USED.  IF YOU HAVE YOUR TASTE BUDS ACTIVATING WHILE READING THIS, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.

Once again, our big seller over the last few weeks has been our “Wahoo”. What a really delicious fish!!!  Other really big sellers have been our Tuna,Cobia, Mahi, Grouper, Halibut and Sea Bass. Even though our Copper River Sockeye is always our biggest seller.

Another big seller is our Red Snapper. It’s probably the most familiar fish that everyone knows of. We stock more  Red Snapper than any of our fish. It’s our overall top seller.

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.

One interesting thing about what is available fresh and what is available frozen is that our suppliers know that I am very particular when it comes to quality and I require the highest quality seafood available. Over the past few years with the price of fuel climbing, it has caused many fisherman to stay out longer while hauling in their large catch. The large ships have all the processing equipment on board and they do all the processing while at sea. Many species that are caught, are filleted, vacuumed sealed and frozen and when they return to shore to drop off their catch, they turn right around and go back out again. Some large fishing ships have boats that meet them out on the ocean and transfer their catch so they don’t have to come into shore as often and this actually keeps cost down when fuel is so high.

*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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

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***VERY IMPORTANT!!! KEEP UP WITH THE WEATHER, IF THERE ARE STORMS ON THE COAST, DON’T EXPECT ANY LIVE BLUE CRAB. CALL TO CONFIRM.
LIVE GULF BLUE CRABS:

5.99 LB FOR #2 MALE CRABS (VERY LARGE)

1/2 BUSHELS: APPROX. 4-5 DOZEN (25 LBS)

FULL BUSHELS: APPROX 8 DOZEN (45 LBS)

ALL LIVE BLUE CRAB ORDERS HAVE TO BE ORDERED BY 4:00 p.m. ON THURSDAYS.

LIVE CRAB ARE CAUGHT ON FRIDAY AND DELIVERED TO US ON SATURDAY MORNING.

CRAB ARRIVES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AROUND 10:30 a.m.

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LIVE MAINE LOBSTERS:

UNDER 2 LBS:  16.99 LB
OVER 2 LBS:     18.99 LB.
MUST BE ORDERED ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
LOBSTER TAILS:

WARM WATER TAILS: 27.00 LB (7, 8, 9,12-14, 14-16, 16-20 OZ)

MAINE TAILS: 35.00 LB ( 8-10 OZ, 10-12 OZ, 12-14 OZ AND 16-20 OZ)

AUSTRALIAN: 62.00 (10-12 OZ)

(ALL LOBSTER TAILS ARE IN STOCK!!!!!!)

(MAINE LOBSTER MEAT AVAILABLE IN TWO POUND PKGS: 34.95 A LB

******SUSHI GRADE TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER. YELLOWTAIL(HAMACHI) AND EEL******

WE HAVE IT  AVAILABLE IN STOCK ON A DAILY BASIS.

We have all the fixing’s for you if you’re making your own Gumbo from scratch. We even have the Roux and the Gumbo Crabs if you need them.

We also keep 30oz tubs and 4 lb trays of Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee and Shrimp Creole in stock.

All made by our supplier: Farmer’s Seafood in Shreveport, La.

All you have to do is warm up the product and make some rice. It’s ready to eat. Our Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole is some of the best around. You’ll love it!

 

BELOW YOU’LL FIND A LIST OF SEAFOOD ITEMS WE KNOW YOU’LL BE EXCITED TO SEE WE HAVE IN STOCK: 

AND THIS IS JUST A TEASE LIST!

 

SHUCKED OYSTERS (FOR GUMBO, OYSTER STEW OR JUST RAW)(15.99 LB FOR MEAT. JUICE IS FREE)

OYSTERS IN THE SHELL(62.00 CASE OR 8.00 DOZEN) GULF OYSTERS

CRAB MEAT(CLAW, LUMP,JUMBO AND JUMBO CRAB FINGERS)

SEAFOOD GUMBO(30 oz and 4# trays)

CRAWFISH ETOUFfEE (30 oz and 4# trays)

SHRIMP CREOLE(30 oz and 4# trays)

SEASONED COOKED SHRIMP(16-20 ct)

CAJUN CRAB DIP(made with real crab meat)

SNOW CRAB CLUSTERS

SHRIMP  FOR PO BOYS

SOFT SHELL CRABS(3 SIZES)

YES, WE HAVE TUPELO HONEY!! AND IT’S GOING FAST.
TUPLEO HONEY IS IN STOCK. DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP SOME BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT.
YOU WON’T FIND IT ANYWHERE AROUND THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY AND YOU WON’T FIND IT FOR LESS ANYWHERE.

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TRY STOCKING UP ON THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE VACUUMED SEALED AND READY FOR THE FREEZER.

 

 

THE WEATHER FOR THIS WEEK LOOKS PRETTY NICE OTHER THAN SOME POSSIBLE RAIN THIS COMING SATURDAY SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COOKING OUTSIDE THIS WEEK, CHECK OUT OUR DAILY LIST OF WHAT WE CARRY SO YOU CAN PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR NEXT WONDERFUL SEAFOOD MEAL.
We also carry the largest gulf shrimp available. There are  approx. 10-12 in a pound.
Great on the grill and even better on a kabob.

 

While scrolling down the page, you will see a list of fish that we keep in stock on a daily basis.

This should help you when trying to plan your upcoming events.
 

The most popular fish on the grill:

Alaskan Copper River Sockeye Salmon: 16.99 LB                                  

Canadian Salmon: 13.99 lb                                                         

Steelhead Salmon/trout: 12.99 lb                                                

Yellow fin Tuna: 16.99 lb                                                               
Sea bass: 29.99 lb                                                                        

Halibut: 19.99 lb (SPECIAL)   LIMITED TIME ONLY                                                                        

Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            

Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 

Redfish: 13.99 lb                                                                   
Walleye: 19.99 lb
Mahi Mahi: 13.99 lb                                                                         
Sword Fish: 14.99 lb
Wahoo/Ono: 13.99 lb                                                                       
Cobia/Ling: 14.99 lb                                                                        
Shark: 8.99 lb
The most popular fish for cooking inside the house:
Red Snapper: 14.99 lb 
Icelandic Cod: 12.99 lb                                                                   
Tilapia: 6.99 lb                                        
Gulf Flounder: 16.99 lb  
Grouper: 16.99 lb                                                                            
Rainbow Trout: 13.99 lb                                                                 
Catfish: 6.99 lb                                                                                
Orange Roughy: 14.99 lb
All varieties of Salmon (Steelhead, Sockeye, Canadian and Norwegian)
Halibut: 19.99 lb   (SPECIAL)                                                                           
Sea Bass: 29.99 lb                                                                             
Haddock: 12.99 lb                                                                            
Redfish: 13.99 lb
Walleye: 19.99 lb
 
 
SPECIAL: WHOLE FISH GREAT ON THE GRILL:
“SCALED AND GUTTED”
WHOLE RED SNAPPER:     13.99 LB (2-3 LBS, 4-5 LBS AVAIL.)
WHOLE STRIPED BASS:    11.99 LB (3-4 LBS)
WHOLE REDFISH:               11.99 LB (3-4 LBS
WHOLE BRANZINO             11.99 LB (1 3/4 LBS
WHOLE SALMON:                 9.99 LB (UP TO 14 LBS)
ALL WHOLE FISH ORDERS NEED TO BE ORDERED BY THURSDAY FOR FRIDAY PICKUP. ORDER BY FRIDAY FOR SATURDAY PICKUP, ORDER SAT FOR SUN PICKUP.
ALL WHOLE FISH ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, PLEASE ORDER AND RESERVE ONE DAY IN ADVANCE.
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HAVE A PARTY….SHRIMP, BLUE CRAB, SNOW CRAB AND KING CRAB.
ALL NEW EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED!!
CRAWFISH COOKING POTS:
ALL NEW CRAWFISH COOKING POTS W/BASKETS, DOUBLE JET BURNERS AND STAINLESS STEEL PADDLES:
  60 QT:  105.00
  80 QT:  130.00
100 QT:  175.00
120 QT:  204.00
DOUBLE JET BURNER: 63.00(THE BEST AVAILABLE)
42″ STAINLESS PADDLES: 22.00
PLUS TAXES.
NO PRICE INCREASES IN THREE YEARS.
ALL COOKING POTS INCLUDE BASKETS.
ALL COOKING POTS ARE MADE FROM HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL GRADE ALUMINUM.
WE ALSO RENT OUR CRAWFISH COOKING EQUIPMENT: 25.00 PER DAY.(burner, pot and basket) (YOU PROVIDE THE GAS)
GREAT ON THE GRILL OR ON THE HALF SHELL!!
A PERFECT SOLUTION TO A GREAT CELEBRATION.  A LOT OF FUN!!
YES WE HAVE OYSTERS!!! IN THE SHELL AND ALREADY SHUCKED. 
I know we have most anything in seafood that anyone would be looking for or needing. If you don’t see it, let us know and we’ll be happy to locate it and bring it in for you.

We have all the Gulf Shrimp you would need in four sizes. 21-25 ct. 16-20 ct, 10-15 ct, 8-10 ct. (CT: HOW MANY IN A POUND) (ALL SHELL ON)

We carry over 20 varieties of fish. If we don’t have it, it’s probably not available.

We also keep in stock Sausages, Boudin’s, Crab Cakes, stuffed crab, PLENTY of Shell fish, including Frog Legs and Soft Shell Crabs, Conch meat, oysters in the shell and already shucked oysters, Sea and Bay Scallops, Louisiana crawfish tail meat, alligator tail meat, Gulf Crab meat and so much more.(JUMBO LUMP, REGULAR LUMP, CLAW MEAT AND CRAB FINGERS)

Our peeled and deveined shrimp come in 7 different sizes with and without tail on.

We have an extensive product line that’s hard to believe.

We carry the largest King Crab legs available, largest Snow Crab Clusters available, clams, mussels, claw meat, lump, jumbo lump and crab fingers.

We keep in stock most all sizes of Lobster tails from Maine to the Caribbean to Australia.

We also keep in stock on a daily basis, Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Ettoufee and Shrimp Creole.(30 oz and 4# trays)

We even carry the Original Natchitoches Crawfish Pies and Meat Pies.

If you haven’t tried our Capt’n Dave’s Special Season Shrimp, you’re in for a treat.

We cook all day long and I know you will love them.

We also have the best (Cajun Crab Dip)you’ll ever eat. You’ve got to try some!!

We have so many items it’s very hard to display all of them in this newsletter.

Please drop by the store or call if you are looking for something special.

Live Lobsters are also available on a daily basis if you order them by 11:00 A.M. except on Sunday. We can hold over Live Lobsters for pick up on Sunday if needed. 

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, RESERVE YOUR ORDER NOW!!

WE HATE IT WHEN WE HAVE TO SAY  “WE’RE SORRY” BUT WE ARE SOLD OUT.

We hope to see everyone this week!!

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.

 

Take care and thanks!

David Conger

Capt’n Dave’s

972-424-3474