I'm a local historian and author of From Head To Tale: Historic Seafood Recipes Through The Ages. I also run buying seafood.com, a website dedicated to providing information for consumers looking for the best seafood.
One of my favorite fish and caught locally and sustainably. It is also imported from Norway and Iceland. If you like cod then you will love haddock. Very similar but I prefer it because it's milder and flakier. Baked, broiled, fried or in chowder it's great.
I bought this in haste assuming it would be a good pecorino Romano from a company that makes pretty good mozzarella. It's not even made from sheep's milk so and only vaguely resembles a pecorino. Also even though pre shredded I assumed wrongly that because it is refrigerated, it would not contain cellulose. It contains cellulose.
PEI mussels are the standard for all other North American farmed mussels. All uniform size, clean shells, and a sweet flavor. They have been a staple in nearly every restaurant I've worked in. A little white wine, butter, garlic and parsely is all you need for perfect steamed mussels.
Fresh smelt is something special, lightly fried they are addictive. You can eat them bones and all. Frozen smelt is almost as good as fresh, but they do lose a little bit in terms of flavor and texture. Still very tasty though and worth trying. Good for a party snack.
If you buy a salmon fillet already prepared like this image, make sure you trust the seller. Covering up a piece of fish with lots of herbs and spices is a convenient way to pass off fish that is low quality or is reaching the end of its shelf life.
This was my go-to shelf stable dressing but I can no longer eat it because of of of the gums used to make the product smooth. I have developed an allergy to some of these, like guar gum, which limits how much I can tolerate. Shame too, Ken's honey mustard tastes really good.
When I want a blue cheese dressing, this is the one I go for. It is very thick and rich with lots of chunks and coats your salad in goodness. I find a little goes a long way with this blue cheese dressing so make sure you don't overpower your salad by using too much.
I have a Zazzle store and I finally bought one of my custom designed coffee mugs. I was very pleased with the quality of the print job and the fact the image has not faded, even in the dishwasher. It is a little pricier than I would spend for a regular mug, but it looks really nice.
They are the simplest and quickest relief of heartburn and they give you calcium. But they don't last long and are not a long term solution to the problem. Good to have a big jug of them in the medicine cabinet for when you need them.
Swordfish in season is one of my favorite fish. I always associate it with summer and fall. Love it simply grilled with Olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Also great roasted or grilled as kebabs. Make sure it has a nice bright look, not dull gray, the bloodline should be red, not dark brown.