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Tasty Tips for Cooking Sea Scallops

Scallops are as versatile and easy to cook as shrimp. Whether you prefer them grilled or pan-seared, you can perfect the art of making restaurant quality scallops at home. Just follow these pro tips to cook delectable scallops. Tips for Buying Scallops 1. Make sure fresh scallops pass the smell test. If you pick up fresh scallops, they should have a sweet smell and look Read more...

How To Make The Perfect Ceviche, And Common Mistakes To Avoid

Ceviche is the perfect dish for summer. It’s light, refreshing and healthy. Ceviche is made of fish that has been “cooked” in an acidic bath of vinegar or citrus juice and tossed or topped with vegetables. Mexican recipes usually call for a simple lime marinade while Peruvian recipes typically call for a spicy-tart aji-chili-lime marinade. Whether you’re making Mexican or Peruvian Read more...

How to Pan-Roast Like a Professional Chef

Would you like to cook fish fillets or fish steaks that are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside? Mastering pan-roasting is the answer. It is one of the best methods to use to make a restaurant quality seafood entrée. Grab your cast iron skillet or roasting pan and follow these simple Read more...

No Need to Thaw: Easy Tips for Cooking Frozen Fish

Since fish doesn’t maintain the right taste or texture for more than 48 hours in the fridge, most of us end up freezing it. Frozen fish tastes just as fresh as fish straight from the sea but thawing it can be a hassle. Fortunately, you can skip that step. You can make a mouthwatering seafood Read more...

Lake vs. Ocean Fish: What You Need to Know

All fish are excellent sources of lean protein and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But there are differences in taste, bone structure and nutrients between freshwater fish and saltwater fish. Freshwater lakes and rivers have unique ecosystems that are distinct from oceans’ ecosystems which is why freshwater fish and saltwater fish have different flavors and Read more...

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

If you’re like most people, you’ve had some good shrimp cocktails and some so-so shrimp cocktails.  Most are hardly memorable.  But if you’ve ever had a shrimp cocktail that knocks your socks off, you’ve probably never forgotten it.  Well, that’s what we have here – a truly memorable shrimp cocktail recipe that not only tastes Read more...

Tips for Preparing Seafood Like a 4 Star Chef

You don’t have to go to a 4-star restaurant to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. You can master cooking fish like a chef with perfectly flaky fish & nice crispy skin at home. We’ve rounded up chef tips to help you master making seafood at home. Prepping Your Fish You can buy expertly cut fish Read more...

How to Cook Tuna

If you’ve ever had a tuna burger or a freshly grilled tuna steak, you know that fresh tuna is just as versatile as, and even more satisfying, than canned tuna. It can be almost as simple to make as long as you know a few things about how to prepare it. Buying Fresh Tuna 101 Tuna season here on the east coast Read more...

How to Make Sheet Pan Fish and Chips: A New England Favorite

Fish and chips are as popular in New England as they are in Britain. You don’t have to have a deep fryer to make this meal at home. Baked fish and chips are just as delicious and kinder to your waistline. The first step to making perfect fish and chips at home is buying fresh white fish fillets from your local Read more...

7 Tips for Getting Seafood Chowder Right

There is nothing better on a drizzling New England day than a bowl of seafood chowder with a chunk of flaky bread or oyster crackers. This hearty comfort food will warm you up and lift your mood. Fans of seafood chowder have strong opinions about what defines a perfect chowder. You may have strong feelings about the correct ratio of seafood to broth or Read more...