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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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What’s Your Oyster-Eating Personality?

Oyster Profile

If you haven’t yet been wowed by oysters, you may well have been dallying with the wrong ones. Maybe you hate the mouthful of salt you get with Eastern oysters and love supersweet Kumamotos. Maybe you like bold, gourmet oysters with brassy, lemony finishes. Don’t endure the duds in your search for a compatible oyster. According to Rowan Jacobsen from ...

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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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Restaurant Photo-Ops for Social Media

Instagram

One of the biggest tips we can give when it comes to social media is always post pictures! We all know people eat with their eyes first, so pictures are the perfect way to promote what your business is centered on—your food! You don’t have to, and you shouldn’t, limit yourself to just posting pictures of your specials. Here are ...

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Seafood Sustainability

Seafood Sustainability

With increases in consumer awareness of seafood’s health benefits, demand for fish is only going to increase. But because wild stocks are not projected to meet increased demand, future increases in fish supply are likely to come either from foreign aquaculture or increased domestic aquaculture production. Sustainable seafood is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality ...

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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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