I was out of town one day this past October when I decided to try another fish market. Ipswich Shellfish is a well-known seafood wholesaler in my area, but I didn't realize that they had a fish market as well. When I got there I can see why it is highly rated in Google Reviews. … Continue reading Simple Grilled Swordfish: Simply Perfect
Thanks to the Gloucester Fresh Seafood program, my hometown is poised once again to be a leader in providing fresh, sustainable seafood. A growing list of restaurants, processors and fish markets are participating to market our locally caught fish with the "Gloucester Fresh" brand.
Bomster scallops are large, hand-shucked sea scallops that are vacuum-packed and flash frozen on the boat within an hour. Once thawed, these scallops are like you shucked them yourself!
It feels like it's only a matter of time before we buy everything online, maybe even our groceries. Now that Amazon has taken over Whole Foods it seems that the day is getting closer. One benefit to the takeover is that Whole Foods has slashed some of their seafood prices, which begs the question of … Continue reading Best Selling Seafood From Amazon
Here is a short video by the New England Aquarium on a collaborative study conducted in 2015-2016. Cusk (Brosme brosme) is not targeted by commercial fishermen and historically has been an inexpensive fish, if you can find one at a market. Their soft, mild flesh is known locally to be good in fish cakes and … Continue reading New England Aquarium’s Study On Cusk Mortality
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
The herrings are a family of related schooling fish that occupy the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as the Baltic Sea. There are three species of “true” herrings: the Atlantic (Clupea harengus), Pacific (Clupea pallasii), and the Araucanian herring, (Clupea bentincki). There are other similar species also called herrings as well as subspecies of … Continue reading Species Spotlight: Herring
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
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) occupy a similar range to their cousins in the cod family. They usually prefer deeper water than cod and with smaller, more delicate mouths, are not the voracious eaters that large cod can be. Besides being smaller than cod, haddock are darker in color, with a black lateral line and a distinctive … Continue reading Species Spotlight: Haddock