News From Blue Moon Fish

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Hiroko's Blog

You may already know that very fresh local fish from Blue Moon Fish sold at Union Square Farmers Market in NYC has been my life line for over 13-14 years. Here I want to share two news from Blue Moon Fish. Let’s begin with the good news. Blue Moon Fish is going to self-publish a cookbook, called Blue Moon Fish; sustainable recipes and salty stories next spring. Congratulations to Alex, Stephanie and their crews on this wonderful work. I cannot wait reading all of Alex’s...

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Everyday is Learning: Triggerfish Lesson

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

I spotted very unique looking fish at the Blue Moon fishmonger at Union Square greenmarket last week. It reminded me of kawahagi in Japan. The fish has the same funny face, big head and round body as the one, kawahagi, that I know in Japan. Stephanie called it triggerfish. In Japanese kawahagi literally means “removing the sheet (of scales)”. The fish is named so, because when we scale this fish the sheet of scale can be removed by hands by pulling it from the...

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Crevalle Jack and No Glue

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Do not miss the Crevalle Jack tomorrow. It is back to Blue Moon fishmonger at Greenmarket, Union Square, New York City. Season is short. Crevalle Jack is an attractive looking fish. The body looks like brushed with slight reddish tinged color paint, and anal fin, with intense yellow paint. There is a noticeable horny scale, which runs in the center of the body from the tail to one thirds length up toward the head. Before filleting the fish we remove this thorny scale....

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Blue Moon Fish, Wild Fish, Alex and Stephanie

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog

I was so excited when I heard Stephanie on WNYC last Wednesday. She was giving tips on how to cook their catch. She and her husband, Alex, owns Blue Moon Fish company. Alex is a fisherman and has been in the business for 40 years. According to Alex he started to bring fish to the Greenmarket 25 years ago. TriBeCa location became a huge success. Alex expanded the sales of his fish to other Greenmarket locations, and eventually he is selling his fish only to the public....

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