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How to Make Ceviche

how to make ceviche

Ceviche is raw seafood “cooked” by marinating in citrus juices, usually lime or lemon. Ceviche is not sushi. Ceviche is a South American staple that makes for a bright and refreshing meal. The citric acid firms up the fish so that, while still raw, it tastes and feels cooked. The fish should be firm on the exterior, but with a ...

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How to Pair Wines with Sauces

How to Pair Wine with Sauces

Need some help pairing wine with sauces? Look no further, here’s a quick guide! 1. Zesty Sauces Beurre blanc, lemon, lime, and vinegar-based sauces Try lighter, zestier white wines and wines with more herbal and savory characteristics: Sauvignon Blanc White Bordeaux Grenache Blanc   2. Herb Sauces Basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, dill, capers, and cucumber Look for wines with herbaceous ...

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The Next “It” Veggies

Carrots trend

Just a few short years ago, kale took the food world by storm, going from a little-used garnish to starring on menus across the globe. Since then, chefs have tried to determine what the next must have veggie ingredient will be. Cauliflower had a moment, followed by Brussels sprouts…but this fall it looks like kohlrabi and carrots are winning the ...

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How to Cedar Roast Fish

cedar plank salmon

In its modern Northwestern form, a wooden plank placed in an oven became a natural and fragrant baking sheet for cooking fish. Small whole fish such as trout, char, walleye, bass, salmon, and even lake perch are excellent for planking, especially cedar planking. They get the flavor of the wood plank on one side and a burnished golden color and ...

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How to Grill a Whole Fish

how to grill a whole fish

The perfect way to show off your freshest fish is to serve it whole, fresh off the grill, with crispy skin and moist flesh. The skin protects the delicate flesh, the bones keep it juicy, and you can stuff the cavity with flavorful citrus and herbs. Still, grilling a whole fish can be tricky, so here we share with you ...

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How to Wok Steam Fish

how to wok steam fish

This dish is a riff on an ancient Chinese method for cooking fish where the flavor of steamed whole fish is turbocharged by a drizzling of smoking-hot, skin-crisping oil. The first thing you want to do is slice a few lemons and toss them with salt and sugar, and refrigerate until ready to use. When they are ready, insert several ...

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Don’t Miss the Boat on Fish Tacos

fish taco trend

Last year, Technomic reported that the incidence of fish tacos on restaurant menus was up 22.5%. Restaurant Hospitality says that you are missing the boat on a key profit opportunity if you’re not selling fish tacos at your casual or midscale restaurant. They are one of the hottest restaurant trends. Customers love them because they are loaded with fresh and ...

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How to Get Your Customers Talking on Social Media

Get customers talking on social media

Social media marketing for businesses is all about the fan engagement. Getting your fans to talk to you, like your posts, and share them is how you will grow your fan base and ultimately increase sales. Try some of these tactics to spark conversations with your fans: Photos A picture is one of the simplest ways to catch someone’s attention, as it is more visually ...

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Building a Powerful and Profitable Restaurant Brand: Part 2

building a powerful restaurant brand

The first part of this post covered the 4 keys of “Creating a Great Restaurant Concept”. The second part of the Restaurant Formula involves 6 Critical Success Factors. While your Concept is important, it will only attract  customers if it is executed effectively. There are six Critical Success Factors for executing a great Concept. Most restaurant failures happen because they are ...

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