Supplying Wild Portuguese Seafood
Located along the historic Commercial Street waterfront, Browne Trading accesses the highest quality Maine seafood. However, did you know that Browne Trading also sources the finest wild Portuguese fish weekly? Known for the pristine quality and significant seafood culture, Portugal boasts some of the best seafood in the world. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our founder Rod Browne Mitchell sealed a seat as one of the lead importers of wild Portuguese seafood in the US. In fact, Rod loves gourmet Portuguese products so much that you can find fine Portuguese wine, tinned fish, and cured meats in our Portland brick and mortar gourmet market.
With Browne Trading situated as a supplier of highly sought after Portuguese seafood and few other distributors bringing in fresh fish every week, Browne established itself as a major importer for Michelin star restaurants that can deliver day boat seafood. Our direct connection to Portuguese coastal fish markets allow us access to day boat fishermen and divers, bringing in fresh sardines, dover sole, turbot, and loup de mer weekly.
Many of these varieties do not exist in any US markets or kitchens, products like our prized percebes or our St. Pierre. Alternatively, other products might be more familiar such as dover sole and turbot. Their farmed counterparts famously plate American menus. With that said, our wild connection to Portugal lets us offer the wild option to not just Michelin chefs but home cooks like yourself.
Sourcing the wild varieties in addition to the farmed allows Browne Trading to stand apart from all the rest. The wild conditions, fresh catch methods, and fast transportation ensures sublime taste and texture. Most importantly, with our close and consistent relationship, the seafood we order goes through harvest, processing, and transportation without ever freezing. This means that our wild Portuguese seafood stays fresh all the way from the Portuguese coast to your door.