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 […]
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MSC Guide to Sustainable Seafood Available: National Seafood Month
Just in time for National Seafood Month, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) released the MSC Blue Fish Guide. It’s a digital guidebook available on the MSC-US website, aimed at people who want more seafood in their diets without costing the planet. The MSC Blue Fish Guide helps consumers navigate the […]
Pescado Zarandeado, from Sinaloa or Nayarit?
For several years, our family winter break destination was Sayulita in the State of Nayarit. We would spend several weeks exploring the area visiting different beaches, villages and markets. Equipped with an all-terrain vehicle, there wasn’t a place we would hear it was worth the visit that we wouldn’t venture […]
Trader Joe’s Nova Salmon Pieces
Trader Joe’s Nova Salmon Pieces If you love salmon and cream cheese on your bagel in the morning like I do, you probably get stressed out by the price of nova salmon, which is cold-smoked but unbrined. A quick search of prices on Amazon Shopping reveals prices of $3.11 to […]
While not a seafood dish itself, this Sichuan asparagus recipe makes an excellent accompaniment to shrimp, fish, and other entrees of the ocean. Ingredients 12 spears asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into thirds 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon […]
Sichuan Shrimp Recipe
This recipe makes an impressive shrimp entrée that is easy to prepare, yet elegant in its presentation. Ingredients 1/4 cup fish stock or clam juice 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha, depending on heat desired 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup 1/2 teaspoon crushed […]
If raw fish dishes are your jam, then you need to try poke if you haven’t already. Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, the diced fish dish works as either an appetizer or a main entree. Although skipjack tuna (aka aku) is a poke mainstay, octopus (he’e) is a traditional take […]
Is Seafood Safe from COVID-19?
Over the summer, there were news stories talking about outbreaks of COVID-19 among seafood workers. The incidents raised the question of seafood transmitting the virus. Apparently, that’s not the case and we can all continue to enjoy the seas’ bountiful harvests without fear. Leading public health and food safety […]
This Book Hooked Me
This book hooked me. It’s not about using plastic worms to fool largemouth bass—in fact, there’s little mention of recreational fishing in this book. That’s because renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan has focused his attention on commercial fishing, as reflected in the book’s subtitle: “How the Sea Fed Civilization.” Necessarily jumping […]
Note: Bracketed material will eventually become endnotes. Nonfish Roe Producers Not that much has been written about the lesser-known non-fish roemakers. I’ve learned that crab roe is an essential ingredient in Chinese She-Crab Soup and that since Shrimp roe is carried externally by shrimp, it is often served that way […]