Author: Mark Masker

shrimp and scallop recipe

Sichuan Citrus Shrimp and Scallops

The first food I prepared with a salt block was a Sichuan citrus scallop and shrimp appetizer (this could also be an entrée if you increase the number of shrimp and scallops per serving). Following the manufacturer’s recommendations I placed the dry, room temperature salt block on an unheated grill […]

hot and sour flounder recipe

Hot and Sour Flounder (Acar Ikan)

Jeff Corydon collected this spicy flounder recipe in Indonesia. He found the area endowed with coastal waters, lakes and rivers. “Acar” refers to the pungent sweet and sour vegetables or relish typical of the region. 1 (2-pound) whole flounder 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cayenne 4 dried […]

mcdonald's salmon burger

Why Don’t WE Get a Salmon Burger, McDonald’s?

What the hell, McDonald’s? Y’all kick out what sounds like a great salmon burger in Singapore while we who’ve grown loyally obese on you in the USA are stuck with the Fillet-O-Fish? Where’s the love, Ronald McDonald? Where’s the happy in MY meal? Apparently, it’s halfway around the world. McDonald’s […]

bisque

Seafood Bisque

I loves me some seafood bisque, especially crab. And, of course, it comes from that land of many great soups, France (the name is also a bit of a spoiler for its origin story). Rumor has it the name originated from Biscay, as in Bay of Biscay but what is […]

oyster shucker

Aw Shucks Oyster Shucker

I really think oysters can go shuck themselves. All of them. Get shucked, oysters. That way, we can eat you without the risk of losing our fingers to knives and those razor edges you call shells. Seeing as how that’s never going to happen, though, if you’re big into eating […]

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Tuna Carpaccio with Wild Blueberry Wasabi Sauce

Thanks to the North America Blueberry Association for this tuna carpaccio recipe and photo. Ingredients 1 pound sushi-grade tuna steak 2 teaspoons oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon honey 2-3 teaspoons wasabi 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 cup fresh or frozen Wild Blueberries handful of […]

shrimp news

WWF Blueprint for Proofing Shrimp Supply Chains

The World Wildlife Fund says that shrimp is “the most valuable traded seafood by volume, representing $32 billion in annual trade.” With that kind of endorsement, it’s no wonder that farmed shrimp may be a great weapon in combating the growing worldwide demand for animal protein. How? By doing more […]