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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 […]

sichuan asparagus recipe
Recipe, Reeling in the Years

Sichuan Asparagus

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 […]

szechwan shrimp recipe
Reeling in the Years

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 […]

Seafood Profile

Poke Me

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 […]

noh poke mix
Seafood Products

NOH Poke Mix

NOH Poke Mix is a great authentic starting point for creating real-deal poke flavor without the flight to the Hawaiian Islands. Not that flying out there is bad; it’s just kinda time intensive versus mixing poke up at home. And this Hawaiian Poke mix delivers great flavor. Its ingredients are […]

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Seafood News

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 […]

barnacle foods kelp salsa
Seafood Products

Barnacle Foods Bonfire Kelp Salsa

Bonfire Kelp Salsa is Barnacle Foods’ apex predator in the spicy department. They also offer a mild and a medium. Flavor-wise, chipotle peppers give it some smoky goodness and a little heat, ramped up by cayenne, ancho, and African peppers. When the salsa hits your mouth, the slight smokiness greets […]

Fishing, Media Reviews

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 […]