Tag Archives: Fish & Seafood

Cooking Fish with Cast Iron

cooking fish in cast iron

There is nothing quite so wonderful as a perfectly seared piece of fish: Crispy crust on one side, just-barely-done meat in the center. It is one of the great tastes of the world. Cooking fish in a cast iron skillet has a long tradition in American cooking. Since a cast iron skillet can withstand high temperatures, it is the preferred ...

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Seafood Trends

Seafood Trends

1. Fishing for Customers with Seafood Heads up, fried fish. Your days as king of restaurant seafood maybe numbered. The amount of fried fish being ordered at restaurants is declining. According to the latest data from Nations Restaurant News and The NPD Group, health-conscious consumers are more often forgoing fried fish in favor of fish that is baked, broiled, grilled, ...

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Pearls of the Sea: What You Need to Know About Oysters

Oysters owe much of their flavor to terroir, the specific environment during which they grow— indeed, oysters are the food that tastes most like the sea. According to Rowan Jacobsen from theoysterguide.com, there are at least two hundred unique oyster appellations in North America, each producing oysters with a distinct and often dazzling flavor. Don’t say “SALTY,” say “briny” They ...

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Salt Crusted Fish

salt crusted striped bass

This technique of baking fish in a thick layer of salt is common in Sicily. Not only is it a dramatic presentation, it will also give you the most perfectly cooked fish. The salt works to seal in moisture and gently steam the fish in its own juices, seasoning it slightly in the meantime. Salt roasting does not yield food that's salty—just perfectly seasoned.

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