All About Seafood

My whole family loves seafood. We look forward to spending a few weeks on the Jersey Shore every summer, sampling some of the freshest seafood we’ve ever had.  As much as I love seafood, I do know that it can be hard to cook well. Since most delicate fish are low in fat and thin, it is easy to overcook them.  I’ve done that a time or three myself.  

For those of you who love seafood and want to know how to buy it, how to store it and the best ways to cook it, this section is for you.  Find articles on everything from poaching salmon to how to perfectly cook scallops to how to choose and prepare lobster to meals we’ve enjoyed at some of our favorite seafood restaurants.
 

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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All About Scallops

January 7, 2011 27 Comments
All About Scallops

Everything You Want To Know About Scallops Clean, sweet and tasting of the ocean, scallops are considered a seafood delicacy by many people.  Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and relatively low in calories, they are an incredibly healthy source of protein.  What I particularly like about scallops is they are very versatile and can be […]

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Lobster Bisque Recipe

October 4, 2010 0 Comments
Lobster Bisque Recipe

How to Prepare a Great Lobster Bisque at Home Bisques are a type of soup, historically based on crustaceans, (crayfish, lobster, shrimp, or crab), that are thickened in one of a myriad of ways, and then finished with cream. Naturally, bisques are smooth, creamy, and rich. But the flavor of the base seafood should be […]

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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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Import Ban On Caviar

November 25, 2007 1 Comment
Import Ban On Caviar

Did You Know There Was A Ban On Some Caviar? I’m not sure if there is an official time of year when caviar is more popular, but it seems to me it’s around during the holidays more than other times of the year. Maybe that’s because I go to more holiday parties where they are […]

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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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