Whelp, it seems appropriate while still in wild times that we may run a little late on our “monthly” newsletter! Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be more ready for warmer weather, longer days, and fresh shrimp to start rolling back in! As many of you already know, we have started our shellfish program and added a few locally sourced oyster and clam choices to our menu. When growing our business it is important to us to truly know our products and support other small businesses like-minded to our model. Small footprint, hand raised or caught locally, and other sustainable practices. We are excited to be partnered with our friends at Barrier Island Oyster Co, Lady Island Oyster Co, Bulls Bay Seafood, and Evan Dockery’s Folly River Clams. So far, everyone has been super happy at their table with these amazing items!
Readying the boats for Shrimp Season 2021, all Captains and crew are hard at work looking forward to getting back on the water. As of now, the annual Blessing of the Fleet is set for April 25, 2021. This is a fun and lovely ceremony to commemorate the start of the shrimping season and wish the boats “fair winds and following seas.” A lot goes into preparing for each season to include sending nets off to be dipped, mended, and weather protected. The boats often get hauled out to the boatyard for a bottom paint coat, cleaning, and any touch-ups necessary. Rigging gets cleaned; routine maintenance on winches, cables, and engine work is done. There is no shortage of activity inside the Fish House this time of year either!
We are grateful to have thrived in such difficult times and we have amazing fish house staff and our loyal restaurants and retail customers near and far to thank for that! We are working on a “meet our team” element to our website so that you may get to know further our people that keep things moving like a well-oiled machine. Our shrimp is caught, handled, and sold to your table all by our small staff. You may have noticed a more consistent social media presence that is informative of our daily offerings and keeps you visibly in touch with all things dock, water, boats, and goodies!
If you do not yet follow us on Facebook or Instagram, jump on board! As always, we have a new Chef adding some deliciousness to this month's newsletter in our “Featured Recipe” spotlight! Emily Hahn, our in house multitasker and amateur I.T. gal is the eyes behind the lens for most of our pictures and has shared her recipe for Marinated shrimp & clams on the half shell.
Check it out!