I have been blessed most of my life with an availability of excellent seafood. In my travels, I've tried to sample as many local delicacies as I could afford. But there have always been a few fish that have slipped through my grasp for one reason or another. They may not be the most glamorous … Continue reading My Fish Wish List: 5 Fish I Want To Eat
In a recent post I questioned the safety of all the imported shrimp we eat here in the US. The vast majority of which, is farm-raised. Add in all the different labels that mislead you into thinking you are buying something "natural" or "organic" and you have no way of telling what you are really … Continue reading More Info On Imported Farmed Shrimp
I normally don't shop at Market Basket, mostly because it's like shopping a day before the hurricane - every day of the year. I'd rather pay slightly more for the luxury of actually getting through an aisle without someone asking me how my grandmother is doing. It's been even crazier recently because of our big … Continue reading Supermarket Sockeye Salmon
Have you noticed that a lot of the seafood sold in supermarkets or marketed online has all of a sudden become "sustainable?" Over the last decade it has become a major buzzword along with "gluten-free" and "organic." How can this be? If all this seafood is really sustainably caught or farmed then why are we … Continue reading What Is Sustainable Seafood?
I've always wanted to try this brand, not only because they are relatively close by, but just out of curiosity. Their line of products which also include soups, broths and canned fish has such unassuming labels that it must be good...right?
Compared to some of the amazing bloggers I'm getting to know, I'm no great chef. This time of year the fish I get are usually baked or broiled in some way and I don't want my small house to stink from using my grill pan or deep fryer. Besides, when it's blowing 30mph and the … Continue reading When Life Gives You Flounders…Make Fish Pie!
A ridiculous amount of fish served as "white tuna" which is supposed to be albacore is actually escolar, one of the most notorious fish sold to the public. How bad is it? They don't call it "Ex-Lax of the sea" for nothing.
There is no denying that there is real seafood in here, you can taste the lobster and see chunks of what looks like small bay scallops.
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 Seafood Picks: Favorite Shellfish