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New Fin in the House

New Fin in the House

Since the dawn of Family Dinner (which feels like it was in the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, but in fact was only in 2017), we have been sourcing seafood from our friends at Red's Best and at Ipswich Shellfish Company.  

We will certainly continue to do so but this week we wanted to introduce a new face to the line up: True Fin seafood which hails out of Portland, ME and is our main seafood purveyor there.

Jen Levin is the CEO, President and is a Total Bad Ass. Jen believes that the best businesses are also good for people and the environment. She has dedicated her career to sustainable use of renewable resources, including working on issues related to hunting, trapping, and forestry. Most recently, Jen managed the Sustainable Seafood Program at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute where she developed a passion for the seafood industry in New England and uncovered the untapped potential for high-end seafood from this region. 

The True Fin team knows fish. They go to sea to teach safe handling practices that preserve the integrity and quality of the catch. They collaborate with chefs on new ways to prepare the best meals. Using state of the art techniques and technology, True Fin is able to bring fish to chefs and home chefs faster than ever before. They are fishermen, scientists, and chefs with a unifying passion for seafood and the Gulf of Maine.

True Fin is on a mission to create a more economically viable local seafood industry, keep fishermen fishing, and make local seafood accessible to consumers. They buy exclusively from Gulf of Maine harvesters, and they pay them fair prices for their catch in exchange for quality care aboard the boats. 

The Fish from True Fin is coming to us frozen, using their Super Frozen technology which cools at -60 degrees as soon as it comes off the boat to ensure peak freshness. "At True Fin, we buy directly from Gulf of Maine harvesters as soon as the fish hits the dock. This means it is never sitting at an auction or other warehouse for days before being processed. We then process and super freeze the fish at the height of freshness. Our super freezing technology ensures that the integrity of the quality is maintained for perfect preservation."

We hope you make something delicious (Fish stew to warm the soul, maybe? With a side of Season 3 of Cobra Kai??) and we would love to hear your thoughts!

Stay warm, friends.


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 1/8 and Tuesday, 1/11

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Grain of the Week - Crackers from Mill Cove
Add-on Bread of the Week - Focaccia from Forge
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Coconut Lime Scones from Forge
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Lemon Basil Linguine from Valicenti
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Camembert from Silvery Moon Creamery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Basil Hummus from Magic Bites
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Spinach Tagliatelle from Valicenti

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock from True Fin; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Carrots from Iron Ox Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Lemon Rosewater Cookies 

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Pollock from True Fin; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock and Minced Tuna from True Fin; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Quinoa Bowl from Forge; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Pollock from True Fin; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Carrots from Iron Ox Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Greens from Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Garlic from Shady Acres Farm
Grain - Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Lemon Rosewater Cookies and Gingerbread Muffins from A&J King

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Pollock from True Fin; Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock and Minced Tuna from True Fin; Scallops from Red's; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Quinoa Bowl from Forge; Tofu from Heiwa Tofu; Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Pollock from True Fin; Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Carrots from Iron Ox Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Greens from Clark Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Garlic from Shady Acres Farm; Pears from Ward's Berry Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms
Grain - Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread from A&J King; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Lemon Rosewater Cookies and Gingerbread Muffins from A&J King


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

Delivery date: Saturday, 1/8

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - Cacio e Pepe Sourdough from Rosemont
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Black Pepper Fettuccine from Dave's
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Rosemont

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Pescatarian Protein - Cod from True Fin; Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Paleo Proteins - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Eggs from Feather Brook
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Chili from LB Kitchen; Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Lettuce Mix from Green Spark; Butternut Squash from Snell; Pears from Ward's
Grain - Pasta from Ada's & Amolitta
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Cod from True Fin; Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook
Pescatarian Protein - Cod from True Fin; Scallops from Harbor Fish; Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook
Paleo Proteins - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Cod from True Fin; Eggs from Feather Brook
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Chili from LB Kitchen; Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Lettuce Mix from Green Spark; Butternut Squash from Snell; Pears from Ward's; Leeks from Snell; Spinach from Clark
Grain - Pasta from Ada's & Amolitta
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky; Cream Cheese Brownies from Rosemont

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Cod from True Fin; Chicken Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill; Yogurt from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook; Camembert from Silvery Moon
Paleo Proteins - Steak from Cold Spring Ranch; Cod from True Fin; Chicken Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill; Eggs from Feather Brook
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Lettuce Mix from Green Spark; Butternut Squash from Snell; Pears from Ward's; Leeks from Snell; Spinach from Clark; Garlic from Dandelion Spring; Onions from Brookford
Grain - Pasta from Ada's & Amolitta; Pita Chips from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky; Cream Cheese Brownies from Rosemont


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

From the amazing Joe Grotto (our GM in Maine) come these  recipe suggestions to utilize the minced Tuna: 

Tuna Kofta in Flatbread - Josh Niland is a king of seafood and utilizing as much of the fish as possible. Check this out and do some more digging into this fella.
 
Spicy Tuna Roll - Making sushi is fun and tactile. And tasty.
 
How to Make Cooking Substitution - This is a very handy guide especially when you are looking at things like greens and thinking, how can I use this in another recipe that I have...? (I've sat there thinking it a time or two). 
 
Garlic Confit - A preservation method from pre-refrigeration days that can lend to making incredible mashed potatoes, pasta dishes, or decadent veggies. 
 
Beet, Potato, and Pollock Tray Roast - Maybe it's because I'm listening to my favorite BBC History podcast at the moment or because I couldn't find this recipe elsewhere, but hop across the pond for this simple one pan dinner! (Also, doing some homework for you: 180-200C = 356-392F.)
 
Roasted Beet and Carrot with Honey Balsamic Glaze - Beets are one of my favorite winter veg because they add such a pop of color to dishes in the middle of the winter! 
 

Sweet Potato Chips - I'm going to revive my campaign from last winter to convince everyone to turn all root veg into chips or fries at least once. 

Yogurt Dressing - If you're looking for a new way to use up some yog, try a dressing for potato salad, slaws, or fish! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Reverse-Seared Steak Recipe - The preferred method of cooking steaks and chops in my house.

Creamed Spinach - Steakhouse classic.
 
Roasted Garlic Tomatoes - These would be great on your cod, on some crusty bread as seen in the pics here, or alongside your steak and creamed spinach.
 
Mashed Butternut Squash - This is tasty by itself but is super versatile. My partner, Krista, recently did a version of this as we were swimming in squash. We had some as a side, used some in homemade ravioli with ricotta, and froze the rest.
 
Quick-Braised Cod With Herbed Yogurt - Easy weeknight cooking. Also, I want this very badly.
 
Squash Torchetti - This calls for Blue Hubbard squash but any will suffice.
 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.