With small cans of Rubenstein's canned red salmon on sale I decided it was time to take a small leap and give canned salmon a real try.
Expectant mothers and parents of young children have more information to help them make good seafood choices. This handy infographic has the new seafood guidelines as suggested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These suggestions are based upon mercury content, which is known to be especially harmful to child development. Be sure to … Continue reading FDA Updates Seafood Guidelines For Pregnant Women
I don't like tilapia, period. I've only had it twice (that I know of) and was not impressed with how it looks, or tastes. Add in the horror stories of how they are raised on an intensive scale, and that's all I need to choose something else in a restaurant or fish market. However there … Continue reading Tilapia Farming Is Not All Bad
The Gloucester Schooner Festival signals the end of summer and onto fall! I always look forward to seeing all those beautiful vessels in our historic harbor, it's the closest any of us will get to see how America's Oldest Seaport looked in the days of sail. The weather postponed the parade of sail and race … Continue reading Halibut, Haddock, Salmon And Octopus To Close Out Summer
There are plenty of places on Cape Ann that make a good fried haddock sandwich. It's a pretty simple thing: fried fresh haddock, maybe some cheese and red onion, tartar sauce and a nice soft bun. If you can't get that right, you shouldn't be in business. But among all the good options around there … Continue reading Fish Sandwich Review: Crunchy Haddock Sandwich From Periwinkles Restaurant
The latest round of sanctions imposed upon North Korea by the UN includes a ban on the Hermit Kingdom's seafood. Shortly thereafter, media outlets were reporting that prices for North Korean seafood have collapsed. From what you can gather online, it sound like the seafood ban will hurt Chinese importers as much, if not more, … Continue reading Does The North Korean Seafood Ban Affect You?
A while back I wrote a review of Australis brand barramundi in which, although disappointed, I held out hope to give the company another chance. Well that chance has finally come thanks to Julie Qiu, Marketing Director for Australis. After she read my blog post she noticed that I did not get the best example … Continue reading Australis Barramundi: The New Review
When it comes to clams in the little town of Essex, Massachusetts, there are no bad options. Whether you prefer steamers, fried clams, strips, stuffed quahogs, or anything in between, there is a place for you. From the world-famous Woodman's to some of the newer places on the causeway, the bounty of the Essex River … Continue reading My Favorite Fried Clams: The Village Restaurant
Once a month in the summer, my friend Captain Harold Burnham of the Schooner Ardelle invites me aboard to drink beer and tell stories of Gloucester history. Harold, an 11th generation Essex shipwright and a National Endowment Fellow built this 55-foot pinky schooner using local white oak and traditional methods, which sails from her berth … Continue reading Sushi And Sailing: Gloucester’s Latitude 43 And Schooner Ardelle
You all know I love fish, and I'm willing to try nearly anything at least once. However nobody likes everything of course, and when it comes to fish there are a few that I'm not too fond of. For various reasons: taste, looks, how it was raised etc...there are some fish I don't like to … Continue reading My Least Favorite Fish