For those who like their salmon on the rare side, time to be more careful as that prime piece of wild Alaskan salmon may be infected by D. nihonkaiense, a member of a genus of tapeworms that can infect humans. This particular species, the Japanese broad tapeworm is the second leading cause of diphyllobothriasis (tapeworm … Continue reading Japanese Tapeworm Found in American Wild Salmon
In an earlier post I listed my favorite fish, so now I'm following up with my top 5 favorite Shellfish. Just like for fish, it was really hard to actually rank them. I don't know about you, but when it comes to shellfish, I get cravings for certain species at different times. I ordered them … Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Shellfish
This is the first nomination of any kind of award for this blog and so I'd like to thank The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) for the recognition. I'm still pretty green when it comes to anything about blogging besides posting, so here is my attempt at following the protocol of this new award. Rules … Continue reading BuyingSeafood Nominated For A Blog-aholic Award!
When I buy prepared frozen seafood entrees, it is usually on a whim. I'm in a rush, hungry, and there is nothing in the house. I've seen this line of frozen entrees at a local grocery store and I've been curious. The brand is Captain Marden's Seafoods and I have only seen them in this … Continue reading Review of Captain Marden’s Seafoods
The underhanded practice of substituting lesser priced fish for higher-end species is not a new one. I remember when people still tried to pass off surimi as real crab meat. Restaurants sell scrod as if it were a fish and not the size of one (no it does not mean Small Catch Of the Day). … Continue reading Fish Fraud: What Are You REALLY Eating?
Before I started this blog, I had a larger project that had consumed me for over a year. Finally, my historic seafood cookbook is finished and available on Amazon! It is called From Head To Tale: Historic Seafood Recipes Through The Ages and at over 300 pages, is by far, the biggest work in my … Continue reading New Seafood Cookbook: From Head To Tale, Available On Amazon
ISA is a virus that is related to the flu and infects the red blood cells of Atlantic salmon. In the tight confines of salmon farms it can spread slowly or hit quick.
I came across a neat-looking item at Trader Joe's: king salmon already seasoned on a cedar plank. Find out what I thought after popping this in the oven.
Striped bass with their seasonal migrations along the coast have been commercially important since colonial times and is the official fish of several states.
Lobster began to rise in popularity with the introduction of canning in the 1840's. No longer poor people’s food, this was the beginning of the famous Maine lobster fishery as we know it today.