Ridgeback Shrimp, Golden Chanterelle & Hedgehog Mushroom Delivery Thursday November 21st
Greetings Fish Enthusiasts, The F/V Cecilia down in Ventura CA landed some beautiful & sustainably caught Ridgeback Shrimp. We will also be offering Golden Chanterelles & Hedgehog Mushrooms from Humboldt County. We will be making a delivery of these delicious species on Thursday November 21st
Species: Ridgeback Shrimp (Sicyonia ingentis)
Catch Date: 11/19/19
Boat: F/V Cecilia
Catch Method: Trawl w/ Excluder
MBSFW Rating: Good Alternative
Ridgeback Shrimp derive their name from their hard exoskeleton and are the only members of the rock shrimp family that are found along the West Coast of the United States. Ridgebacks can be found as far North as the Monterey Bay all the way down to Baja California and are found in abundance in the Santa Barbara Channel due to its favorable habitat conditions which are soft bottom habitats along the inner and outer continental shelf at depths of up to 160 meters. Ridgeback’s have a lifespan of up to 5 years and are able to reproduce by 2 years old. Ridgebacks have a unique reproductive technique as they are broadcast spawners, not brooders like many other shrimp. The female carries sperm pockets on her body that were previously deposited by the males. During the months of June-October, with the synchronicity of the new moon, she will release her eggs and sperm simultaneously into the water column where they become fertilized. Ridgeback’s are capable of spawning multiple times during the spawning season and are known to release up to 86,000 eggs per spawning cycle. Ridgeback shrimp populations are highly affected by the El Niño Southern Oscillation and it appears that the they have the greatest reproductive output during warm years. Ridgebacks are omnivores that prey upon diatoms, gastropods, crustaceans and surface sediments. They are preyed upon by an array of species including lingcod, sharks, rays, octopus and other ground fish.
The Ridgeback fishery is considered relatively small with only a handful of vessels being issued permits to fish for them. It is required for this fishery to use bottom trawlers equipped with a rigid-grate fish excluder device to minimize bycatch, which has greatly reduced the amount of unwanted bycatch.
Species: Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus formosa) Harvest Date: 11/17/19 Forager: Sierra Madre Location: Humboldt County Harvest Method: Hand Harvested Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb Half Share 0.5 lbs
Chanterelles are a beautiful species native to the Pacific Northwest commonly found during the fall and winter months. They have a mycorrhizal partnership with conifers trees and are found either alone or in small clusters. They have a distinguished vase shaped fruiting body with a flesh color that ranges from soft yellow to striking gold. The cap is fleshy with wavy, rounded cap margins that taper down to meet the stem. They have a mild nutty flavor that is highly versatile in the kitchen.
Species: Hedgehog Mushroom (Hydnum umbilicatum) Harvest Date: 11/17/19 Forager: Sierra Madre Location: Humboldt County Harvest Method: Hand Harvested Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb Half Share 0.5 lbs
Hedgehog are found from the central coast of California up to British Columbia and have a mycorrhizal relationship with Live Oaks and sometimes conifers. This type of relationship benefits both the tree and the fungal as they exchange nutrients between the two of them They are among the few species of mushrooms that have a toothed hymenophore, as opposed to gills. Their caps have a soft peach color with a convexed and dented inner margin. Hedgehog’s have a unique earthy and nutty flavor with a mild peppery taste.
Sauteed Ridgeback Shrimp with Coconut & Ginger
2 ½ tablespoons refined coconut oil
6 scallions, white parts thinly sliced; dark green parts sliced and reserved
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled ginger
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1- 1.75 pounds of Ridgeback Shrimp
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Lemon wedges, for serving
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the coconut oil in the pan. Add the white scallion slices, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the coriander and cook 30 seconds more.
Add the shrimp and salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until shrimp are opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the green scallion pieces and cook until just wilted, 10 to 15 seconds. Season with lemon juice and black pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.
Garlic Butter Mushroom & Ridgeback Shrimp Pasta
1 -1.75 lbs of Ridgback Shrimp
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
7 baby bella mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup chopped white onion
3 to 4 garlic cloves minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 oz. dry fettuccine pasta
Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Drain and keep warm.
In a large skillet, heat up olive oil and butter. Add shrimp to skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes per side, until the shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp onto a plate and set aside.
Add 3 tablespoons of butter to skillet and melt. Add garlic and onion and saute until fragrant and onion is almost translucent about 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until soft.
Add chicken stock and bring mixture to simmer. Add shrimp back to skillet and simmer one minute.
Add the last tablespoons of butter to dish, stir in until melted. Remove skillet from heat.
Season dish with salt and pepper. Toss in cooked noodles. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
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