Lent has traditionally been tied to the consumption of seafood and was once part of a series of fasts in the Catholic calendar that forbade meat (with exceptions) for up to 200 days a year. Salt cod and herring were eaten by all ranks, along with any other protein that was allowed in these "lean" … Continue reading Lenten Special: “From Head To Tale” For Kindle For Only 99 Cents!
Among the 30 or so fish that are called mackerel there are the so-called “true mackerels” like the Atlantic mackerel (scomber scombrus), Spanish mackerels like king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla), and many unrelated fish with mackerel like characteristics. Mackerel are smaller and slimmer than tuna but have similar streamlined bodies, forked tails, silver or white bellies … Continue reading Species Spotlight: Mackerel
The Dungeness crab season for the Oregon coast began January 1 this year and will run till mid-August. After a month, the crabbing has been very strong with over 13 million pounds of dungeness harvested already, that is only a million pounds shy of the entire 2016 season. Washington State is also having a great … Continue reading Oregon’s Dungeness Crab Season Starts Strong
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?
I've been a little disappointed with the early sales for my cookbook: From Head To Tale. But that is nothing to the rage I feel after learning someone has posted a YouTube video of a supposed "free" audiobook of it. This is not the first time my work has been stolen online, I've submitted quite … Continue reading Rant: Stealing My Cookbook
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.
The latest update in the canned tuna price-fixing scandal is the former senior VP of sales for Bumble Bee Tuna may face a short prison term. Due to his integral part in the fixing of prices of canned tuna, Walter Scott Cameron could face up to 16 months in jail, along with a $25,000 fine. … Continue reading Tunagate: Bumble Bee Exec May Do Time
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