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NHCS Newsletter, WEEK 3, SESSION 2

Posted 7/20/2015 10:13pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Hello Seafood Lovers,

Welcome to to Week 3 of our Second Summer Session at NH Community Seafood! We have a real north Atlantic treat for you all this week, one of Europe's most popular fish used in Fish and Chips. the Spiny Dogfish Shark. Do not let this fish intimidate you, it's easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.

 

Spiny Dogfish Shark, otherwise known as Cape Shark, compromise the largest shark fishery in the United States and Europe.They are found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on our coast, from Labrador to Florida. Dogfish migrate north in the Atlantic in spring and summer and head south for fall and winter. They can live for up to 40 years.

The Dogfish gets it's name from the venomous spines found on either side of its two dorsal fins. Slim bodied with gray coloring and characteristic white spots on top, they are voracious predators. Dogfish eat anything they can find, from crustaceans to squid to other fish (which is why our fishermen love catching them!)

Fillets of dogfish are a reddish/white color, thick and look feathery. The red part turns brown when cooked and the rest will remain white. They are extremely lean with a sweet, mild flavor and if fried and eaten cold the next day, taste surprisingly like chicken!

Soaking your dogfish fillets in either milk or a brine solution (1 cup salt:1 gallon water) for at least an hour before cooking will both tenderize and hydrate the fillet and remove any odors that shark fillets sometimes emit. You can't go wrong frying up these juicy fillets and making the most popular dish in England, the Dogfish and Chips.

Click here to find more great recipe ideas for this Atlantic treat! There is no fish recipe that dogfish will not work with, have fun and experiment.

Our Fishermen this week are NHCS Board Members and longtime Seafarers, Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi Elisabeth and Tommy Lyons of the F/V Marion J.

                                   Tommy Lyons of F/V Marion J

                             

Jamie Hayward of F/V Heidi Elisabeth
 

If you didn't receive my email this morning about our new Shellfish Add Ons this Session, let me fill you in: Starting this week, we will have Lobster Ravioli available from our very own Damon Frampton, longtime Portsmouth Lobsterman and recently elected NH Community Seafood Board of Directors President. Damon formed Portsmouth Lobster Company a few years back and we will feature their Gulf of Maine caught Lobster Ravioli as an optional Add On item for the rest of the Session.

Also, next week, we will begin offering NH Oysters as an Add On for the remainder of the Session. Go to Shellfish Add Ons to order your Ravioli or Oysters today. Please put your order in by Monday at 9pm the week you want the delivery!

Add ons are an exclusive item offered to CSF Members only through the Member Log In feature on our website. You simply order, pay with a credit card or debit card, and we include it in your pick up,it's that easy! Additional Fish Add ons are now available too! Just go to Member Log In to order extra fish for that week you need more fish for your family fish fry or summer get together.

LOCAL LOBSTERS FOR SALE OFF THE BOAT IN PORTSMOUTH:

Want to buy some local soft shell lobsters and Jonah crabs, right off the boat, the same day they were caught? Damon Frampton of the F/V Vivian Mae and John Borden of the F/V Mary Baker have started selling these yummy crustaceans off the boat, at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, next to Prescott Park. You will find them down on the docks between 3-6pm on Fridays for the rest of July into August.

LOGISTICS TIME:

YOUR SHARE SIZES ARE COLOR CODED ON THE BAG:

Full Shares/2 lbs- HAVE A GREEN DOT

Half Shares/1 lb-HAVE A YELLOW DOT

Quarter Shares/1/2lb-HAVE A PINK DOT

 

VACATION HOLDS AND DOUBLING UP:

WE CAN DO A HOLD FOR YOU IF YOU ARE AWAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO SCHEDULE IT YOURSELF ON OUR WEBSITE, IT'S EASY:

  • Go to MEMBER LOG IN and sign in
  • When you see the "Welcome to New Hampshire Community Seafood message, choose  in the shaded gray box, "Schedule a new vacation hold or temporary pick up location change", click on Schedule. 
  • Choose VACATION HOLD
  • Choose WEEK TO HOLD

Choose WEEK TO DOUBLE, it is not automatically the following week

VOLUNTEERING WITH NHCS:

Labelling bags: We use at least 500 bags each week for our shares. Throughout the Session, will be having bag labelling get togethers OR you could take some bags home and label them and bring them back the following week. Email me, I'd be glad for the help!

Social Media: Like us on Facebook, invite your friends to view our page and please share a recipe! We are on Twitter and Instagram too! Retweet our tweets and spread the word!

Handing out Shares: Some of our pick ups are self serve pick ups. If you are willing to help hand out shares, it is helpful to have someone checking off names and ensuring you have the correct share size. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know at the below email address.

That's it for this week folks! Enjoy the Dogfish!

All the best,

Andrea

 

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NHCommunitySeafood@gmail.com

www.NHCommunitySeafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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