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Tomatoes and Seafood are a Summer Hit

We all know summer is in full swing when it’s tomato time at the farmers market. What are some ways that tomatoes and seafood go great together? For this blog post we will skip traditional tomato sauces that can survive … Continue reading

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There’s more to Mahi-Mahi

Mahi is one of the most popular fish we see this time of year. It has a the right balance of moist, sweet, and firm meat that makes it great on the grill for a summer BBQ. It is also … Continue reading

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Two Great Uses for Leftover Fish

Two Great Ways to Use Leftover Fish It has happened before. You have cooked up more fish than you can eat. What a waste to throw it away, you say. Never fear. There are two ways you can get another … Continue reading

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All we are saying, is give Bluefish a chance

Bluefish has a bad rap. It has a legendary reputation for being the “fishiest” fish around. This is due to a chemical compound in the fish that degrades when exposed to air and warmth over time. Since it is so … Continue reading

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All in The Same Family: Porgies and Breams

You may see Jolthead Porgy, Red Porgy, or other local porgies in our fresh selection in a given week. If you have never heard of a Porgy, you may have heard the name Bream. Sea Bream is a popular fish … Continue reading

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Pompano In Parchment Paper: An American Classic

One aspect of eating local seafood is that our more underutilized species often come with a good story that makes great dinner conversation. Pompano is one of those fish. Pompano is the only fish we can think of that is … Continue reading

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Seafood Health Concerns

There is no shortage of information on the topic of mercury, PCBs, and other toxins in seafood. Research indicates that the level of pollution varies from one place to another. The best thing to do is consult local resources for … Continue reading

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NC Clams

Topneck Clams harvested near Swansboro, NC A photo posted by Locals Seafood (@localsseafood) on Mar 4, 2015 at 10:39am PST This time of year, North Carolina shellfish lovers are left with an empty feeling. We are sad that Oyster season … Continue reading

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Fish Roe Relish

recipe from strange seafood 1987 edition Recipe from Mrs. Mary Dudley Price Gloucester, NC NC Maritime Museum Strange Seafood Cookbook (1987) 1/2 C cooked roe 2 Tbs lemon juice 3 slices of white bread 3-4 C olive oli Place the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Cooking Technique: Poaching

Flounder is one of the more foolproof fish to cook. It’s a flatfish that provides very thin, uniform fillets that will cook fast and even. This combination of easy cooking and crowd pleasing mild flavor makes it a weeknight dinner … Continue reading

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