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How to Calculate Fish Yields

October 25, 2017 1 Comment
How to Calculate Fish Yields

How Much Fillet Will A Whole Fish Yield? A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law took me out to dinner while my family was at a wedding in Wyoming. We decided to try a restaurant I’ve heard about, passed many times but never dined at since it opened. Their specialty is seafood and […]

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What Is Baby Flounder

November 20, 2014 0 Comments
What Is Baby Flounder

Have You Ever Heard of Baby Flounder? Today I went to one of two of my favorite local fish markets called Bywood Seafood Market and asked the owner, Bill, what recommended for tonight’s dinner. He suggested the “baby flounder” that was sitting right next to the regular flounder which I soon learned was really fluke […]

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Fluke or Flounder – What is the Difference

September 15, 2011 16 Comments
Fluke or Flounder – What is the Difference

What’s the Difference Between a Fluke and a Flounder? One of the fun adventures my girls had on our vacation this year was going sea fishing on the commercial fishing boat Miss Avalon out of Avalon, NJ.  My wife was in charge of this particular outing as I am strictly a bay fisherman – I […]

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My Daughters’ Catch of the Day

August 21, 2011 0 Comments
My Daughters’ Catch of the Day

My wife and kids went fishing a couple of days ago on a commercial party fishing boat called the Miss Avalon down here at the Jersey shore. I’m not much of a fisherman except for some fly fishing out west. I learned as a kid I can handle the bay but not so much the […]

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Cod or Scrod – What’s the Difference?

July 23, 2010 7 Comments
Cod or Scrod – What’s the Difference?

All Cod are Scrod, but Not All Scrod Are Cod.  How Odd. I was making Eric Jorgensen’s Hearty Fish Chowder using cod the other day, and it brought to mind scrod.  My dad always told me that scrod were young cod.  I did a bit of research to see if he was right.  It turns […]

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Buying Seafood Can Be An Adventure

October 16, 2007 4 Comments
Buying Seafood Can Be An Adventure

Black Tip Shark That Looked Great But Tasted Lousy The other day I purchased what I thought were gorgeous looking shark filets for grilling. They were on sale at a ridiculously good price, which should have been my first clue something may not be right, but I have purchased a lot of fish on sale […]

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Tips for Buying Seafood

October 8, 2007 2 Comments
Tips for Buying Seafood

How to Buy Seafood – Advice from a Professional Chef Recently I received an email from Diane who wanted to know why the grouper she bought in bulk didn’t look like grouper she purchased in the past. In fact, she questioned whether or not it was really grouper at all. Here’s what she said, “I […]

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