Sustainable Seafood

Sysco Bahamas proudly carries the best quality seafood sourced from the waters of The Bahamas and around the world. Our primary brands are the Sea Best, Island Queen and Island Prince brands of seafood products, all produced by Beaver Street Fisheries and Tropic Seafood. It doesn’t get any fresher than our own backyard!

Worried about the quality of “farm-raised” seafood? You can rest assured that our Sea Best farm-raised seafood options are sourced from only the best certified, and inspected plants from around the globe. This means clean, standardized facilities that meet qualifications for first-world countries, and use sustainable, natural practices to give you the healthiest products possible.

Tempura Breaded Tilapia - high quality fish fillet in a crispy tempura batter. Offers great flavour and a long hold time - no more soggy fish fingers! Available as strips or tenders.
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SEAFOOD AT SYSCO BAHAMAS

Most non-Bahamian wild-caught seafood is by special order only – talk to your sales rep. Otherwise, we offer farm-raised choices in fish fillets, portions, sides, loins and H&G (heads and guts removed) whole varieties of the following fish species:

  • Norwegian Salmon (best quality), also available smoked
  • Chilean Atlantic Salmon
  • Tilapia
  • Catfish
  • Pangasius (swai)
  • Redfish

Sea Best is our flagship brand of frozen seafood products distributed by Beaver Street Fisheries (BSF), and represents our promise and commitment to responsible sourcing and aquaculture practices. Currently, Sysco Bahamas stocks primarily foodservice products by Sea Best and BSF. If you are interested in the Retail products displayed on the Sea Best website, please talk to your sales rep or send a message here.

Beaver Street also provides us with the Island Queen and Island Prince brands of seafood, primarily produced at Tropic Seafood.

ABOUT BEAVER STREET FISHERIES

Beaver Street has also partnered with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help develop and implement fishery and aquaculture improvement projects for both wild and farmed raised species. These improvement projects are designed to bring common stakeholders together to establish goals and collaboratively improve the environmental and social quality of the seafood production in a particular area using best practices.

Beaver Street Fisheries a diverse offering of quality frozen seafood products to the food service and retail industries.

Seafood items are sourced consciously and safely through all waters around the globe, wild caught or farmed, once and twice frozen. Offering over 2100 SKUs with buying power to purchase from certified plants, BSF’s motto is, “if it swims in an ocean, we sell it!”.

BEAVER STREET PRODUCTS AT SYSCO BAHAMAS

SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

Fresh Fish Deadlines for December

As the Holidays approach we will have limited shipping days for fresh fish delivery. As you plan your menus, please speak with your sales rep in advance so they know when they need to place orders and when they will be able to get orders. If you want something that is not on your normal order, of if you need a large amount of something, we will need advance knowledge of this order.

Order dates below:

  • December 14th to arrive December 16th
  • December 16th to arrive December 18th
  • December 21st to arrive December 23rd
  • December 28th to arrive December 30th 

Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato and Caper Snapper Piccata

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Sun-dried tomatoes and capers are a summery flavor pairing for lightly breaded, deliciously delicate snapper fillet. Both are served over a bed of angel hair or linguine pasta in this twist on classic chicken piccata.

Make this a weekly special on your menu for a light summer supper, or make it  a mainstay for pescatarians or anyone who would like to add more fish to their diet.

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INGREDIENTS

SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND CAPER OIL SAUCE

PASTA

1 lb  angel hair pasta – you can also substitute linguine or whatever long pasta you prefer
Water to boil + salt
1 tbsp olive oil

SNAPPER PICCATA

 

FINISHING TOUCHES

METHOD

PREPARE THE SAUCE

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and wine.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are tender and starting to fall apart, about 35 minutes.
  3. Add the parsley and salt and remove from heat. (If not using right away, let it cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to six days. Makes about two cups.)

PREPARE THE PASTA

Boil water with lots of salt and prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and drizzle with the olive oil. Set aside warm.

FOR THE SNAPPER PICCATA

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, almond meal, Parmesan cheese and salt. Coat each snapper fillet with the flour mixture.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the snapper fillets and cook, flipping until the fillets are golden brown on the outside and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain on a sheet pan lined with paper towels.

In the same sauté pan, add the cooked pasta and the tomato-caper oil and cook, stirring frequently, until just heated through, about four minutes.

SERVE IT UP WITH STYLE

It is best to cook the snapper right before serving. Pile the cooked pasta on a beautiful plate and top with a hot snapper fillet fresh from the pan. Drizzle sauce over the fish and pasta, then garnish with more capers and parmesan. Cut a few ribbons of basil over the plate to add a burst of flavour and colour.

Consider serving this stand-out dish with a light salad of mixed greens or fresh cucumbers, and perhaps even garlic bread. 

You can also serve this dish on a buffet, if you lay the cooked fish out and not on top of each other to disturb the coating.

This recipe was written by the Sysco Culinary Team.

Fresh Fish Program

Fresh Fish Delivery

BFS offers twice weekly delivery of fresh fish flown in from Florida. Our supplier is Incredible Fish, one of the leading fresh seafood providers in the US. Incredible Fish is a division of North Star Seafood, which is a part of the Sysco supplier family.

Your BFS sales rep can help you with placing a fresh fish order. 

OPTIONS Fish is available whole, fillet or in portions. Fresh seafood options include:

  • Chilean seabass
  • Oysters, scallops and clams
  • Spiny lobster and stone crab
  • U-10 diver scallops
  • Swordfish
  • Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Grouper
  • Snapper
  • Tilefish – similar to turbot
  • Striped bass
  • Mahi mahi
  • Wahoo
  • Other fresh fish such as Pompano, Corvina, Kingclip, Cobia, triple tail and more

SUSTAINABLE Incredible Fish operates out of an ultra modern, HACCP approved, processing and distribution centre and ships via air freight to Bahamas Food Services twice per week. All wild-caught seafood options come from sustainable sources or renewable fisheries. Farmed fresh seafood comes only from certified fish farming operations. Incredible Fish is in full compliance with rules, laws and regulations, both international and domestic, which are intended to ensure the viability of fish stocks worldwide. Incredible Fish is fully licensed to operate both as an importer and distributor of seafood and is fully compliant with all governmental requirements and regulations covering all of its operations.

Incredible Fish

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Incredible Fish booth at the 2017 BFS Food Show.
Fresh whole fish by Incredible Fish

REFERENCES AND LINKS

 

Recipe: Grilled Mahi with Grilled Vegetables

Mahi aka dolphin fish, is caught throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Florida’s southern coast. Mahi is available by the side or in 4 oz or 6 oz vacuum-sealed portions at BFS. The firm, white meat is enhanced in flavour by citrus and bright, simple seasonings and simple presentations such as Fish Tacos, grilled over Caesar Salad, rice or pasta; in a Fish Sandwich or even Bahamian Stewed Fish.

It is best to remove the bloodline, which is the dark lateral stripe in the fillet and wash thoroughly with lime or lemon juice. The flesh will become tough the longer it is cooked, so Mahi is best when it is cooked quickly, such as grilled, broiled, pan-fried, deep-fried or stir-fried.

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RECIPE: Lionfish Tacos

The brightness of the crisp Red Cabbage Slaw really gives legs to the delicate flavour of the Lionfish in this delicious presentation. Tropical tastes of lime and cilantro combine to produce a dish worthy of your lunch table.

Lionfish fillets are small and tender, and can be prepared like any flaky white fish. Use them in your favourite recipes, or try a few of ours. Tropic Seafood buys and sells lionfish fillet, and many local restaurants are warming up to the idea of serving lionfish. The more customers request it, the more encouraged local businesses are to order and serve lionfish. And every lionfish on a plate is one less to destroy local sealife.

READ MORE“The Importance of Serving Lionfish”

The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.
The mighty Lionfish. The size of a grunt with the heart and appetite of a lion.

Lionfish are caught in Bahamian and Caribbean waters at an ever-increasing rate. This beautiful predator is not native to this region but has proven to be an adaptable creature that is determined to survive. It can live in waters of differing temperatures, salinity and depths, and will eat practically any sealife that can fit in its mouth. Local conservationists and scientists are urgently trying to get Bahamians and visitors to appreciate how important it is to reduce Lionfish numbers, in order to protect native species. Lobster, snapper, grouper, conch and any other baby fish are eaten in huge numbers by lionfish, who also breed at least once per week.

DOWNLOAD PDF: Lionfish Tacos

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