• In Season

    Market Name: Heirloom Tomato
    Source: France
    Description: This is the time of the year where you can enjoy an amazing colorful salads. The rich tapestry of colors, the diversity and depth of flavor, and the general beauty of our heirloom tomatoes provide an experience that the normal tomato just can't match. Our heirloom tomatoes are available 2 times a week and they include Green Zebra, Kumato, Heart of Beef, St. Marzano, Yellow and Golden Jubilee tomatoes.

    Market Name: Crosne, Japanese artichoke, Chinese artichoke, knot root and chorogi.
    Source: France
    Season: Mid November until March
    The crosne, pronounced "crone", is an Asian member of the mint family. Described as looking like a string of mutant spiral pearls. Native to Japan and China, crosne was introduced into Europe in the 1880s. The edible vegetable was so named because it was first cultivated in France near Crosne, the hometown of Monsieur Pailleux of Crosnes, the person credited for being the first to take the vegetable to Europe.
    Taste: crosnes have a crunchy texture and earthy flavor. Similar to a Jerusalem artichoke in taste, crosne offers a vague, nutty sweetness reminiscent of jicama.

    Market Name: Live Sea Scallops, Divers Scallops
    Source: Norway
    Season: September until end of April
    Harvest Method: wild divers catch
    Description: Scallops are a cosmopolitan family, found in all of the world's oceans. The name "scallop" is derived from the Old French escalope which means "shell." Unlike clams, oysters, and other bivalves, Scallops cannot survive long out of the water, so we give them high attention and special treatment when shipping them from Norway to your kitchen.
    Taste: The meat of a sea scallop is firm sweet, ranging from mild to salty

    Market Name: Live Baby Scallops
    Source: Italy
    Our baby scallops are caught inshore where fishing is restricted to hand dredging with strict limits on daily catches. Baby Scallops are landed alive in the shell then we ship them directly to Dubai where they are immediately dispatched to your kitchen.
    Taste: Sweet and Creamy, plump with a near firm texture.

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  • On Promotion

    Our well-known halal baby chicken brand Savel has imposed its high quality standards upon the French poultry industry and has become a true benchmark in farming fine poultry. We highly recommend our frozen baby chicken to all chefs as it has a high quality, consistent availability and a very competitive promotional price until end of January.
      Please contact our sales team for more information.

     

    Market Name: Barramundi, Barra, Giant Perch and Palmer Perch.
    Source: Farmed, Australia
    Season: all year round
    Description: Belonging to the large perch family, Barramundi are one of Australia’s most well known freshwater species. Barramundi are mainly a summertime fish, but are also caught year round. They are usually caught using both hard and soft-bodied lures. Recently, Barramundi has been successfully farmed, thus turning into a sustainable fish. Barramundi has sweet, buttery taste and delicate texture. Fresh Express highly recommends this fish to be on every menu. Please call us for more details.

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  • New Products

    Other Names
    Frog crab, red frog crab or Kona crab in USA.

     

    Family

    Raninidae (spanner crabs).

    Description, Location, Habitat and Harvesting Information  

    Available wild-caught, these marine dwellers are found from close inshore to at least 100m, usually buried in sand from where they attack small bottom-dwelling fish. Their long, almost goblet-shaped, bright orange shells (even when uncooked) and spanner-shaped front claws are quite distinctive. Found around most of the Australian coast from New South Wales north to southern West Australia off to northern NSW and southern Queensland.

     

    Season

    Available from January to October, peaking from July to October with the fishery closed for most of December.

     

    Size and Weight

    Commonly about 8.5cm in carapace width and 400g, but can grow to 15cm and 900g. 

     

    Cooking recommendations

    Steam, poach, boil. Pick the meat and use it in salads, sandwiches, as a garnish for soups, or in dishes where it is just gently warmed, such as pasta, risotto, Crab cakes and omelettes. 

     

    Goes Well With
    Anchovies, black pepper, butter, chilli, coconut, cream, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, herbs (such as chervil, coriander, dill, French tarragon, parsley), lemon, lemongrass, lime, mayonnaise, nutmeg, onion, soy sauce, tomatoes, turmeric. 

     

    Availability
    Live in our tanks or cooked (twice a week).

     

    To buy

    Please contact our sales team or email us at info@freshexpressint.com

    Market Name: Live Baby Razor clams.
    Source: France
    Season: Sep to May It is known for its elongated, rectangular shape, whose similarity to the old straight razor gives it its name. The razor shell lives under the sand, using its powerful foot to dig to a safe depth.

    Market Name: Live Rock snails, Murex snails, Bulli.
    Source: Italy.
    Season: Winter
    Description: The word murex was used by Aristotle in reference to these kinds of snails, thus making it one of the oldest classical seashell names still in use by the scientific community. This species lives in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of Europe and Africa.

    Please contact our sales people for more information or samples.

    Forget everything you know about caviar. While many assume that the finest examples of this delicacy are sourced exclusively from Iran and Russia, originating solely from sturgeons in the Caspian Sea, our new brand Zwayer is about to turn this myth on its head.
    ZwyerCaviar is sourced from a remote natural reserve in the heart of Uruguay, where healthy sturgeons are nourished in crystal clear waters. Caviar Master Roman Alcalde refines ZwyerCaviar to nothing but the world's finest Oscietra Malassol Caviar using a carefully guarded recipe. ZwyerCaviar is refined with Portuguese sea salt (Flor de Sal) and rinsed with the purest glacier water from Patagonia. Both contribute to the award-winning caviars fresh and mild flavour. 

    Fresh Express is proud to announce to its customers that we are officially the distributors of the global leading Greek Yogurt brand TOTAL by FAGE.
    With its 3 plants in Greece and 1 in the US, its international operations that cover the countries of the European Union mainly, as well as Asia, America and Australia. TOTAL was produced and standardized for the first time in 1975 and became the first branded yogurt. Its patented production process is unique. Its unsurpassed taste and unique texture have made Total the most popular strained yogurt among consumers. Its name defines the whole strained yoghurt category. It is the ambassador of the Greek dairy industry abroad, ranking number one in sales volume among all exported dairy products. Both plain and with fruits or honey, please contact us to give you more details. 

    The olive oil caviar is finally in the market after two years of research by Ferran Adria and it is commercialized under the brand Caviaroli. We were recently able to taste it and can tell you that the quality of the product is exceptional. Fresh Express is the official agent of this brand in UAE and it will be available in our stock starting January 2012.
    The caviar membrane is thin and easily bursts in your mouth releasing the wonderful aromas of excellent Spanish olive oil which has not been modified with any additives. Caviaroli has great bright yellow color and clean transparency to add a magical touch to any dish. It really enhances the presentation and the eating experience. Best of all, it doesn’t need to be consumed immediately like caviar. Caviaroli is now being served by several restaurants with Michelin stars such as El Bulli - Ferran Adria (3 stars), Celler de Can Roca – Joan Roca (3 stars), Calima – Dani Garcia (2 stars), El Poblet – Quique Dacosta (2 stars), Miramar – Paco Perez (2 stars) and many others.

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