Category Archives: Fish

Honest All American Shrimp

Tired of eating farm raised shrimp, processed in Southeast Asia and supporting a system that uses slave labor? If price isn’t the first thing you consider when selecting what to put in your mouth, then you do have options. Buy … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Stop Buying Shrimp?

Amid all the appalling stories about ‘farmed’ seafood comes an article from the Guardian on Asian slave labor stocking our grocery stores’ fish case.  With all of the outrage over the lack of GMO labeling in this Country, we sate … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland my patoot, everything was progressing fine back in January: Life was just starting to be reborn, harbingers of spring and all that; then we take off for a little house sitting in drought stricken northern California: Tough duty … Continue reading

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Monkfish

Pleased to see my friends from New Hampshire Community Seafood last Saturday at the Farmers’ Market at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. They actually had a broad selection of fresh, local fish and I opted for two pounds of monkfish. Not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

My sister-in-law had the majority of her family and mine here for Thanksgiving. It was a week-long celebration of friendship, laughter and food, which seemed all the more appropriate as we delay celebrating our Christmas until late February. The timing … Continue reading

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Yellowtail Flounder

The Yellowtail Flounder is a member of a much larger family of left or right-eyed flatfish including Turbot, Halibut, Plaice, Sole, Dab, Flounder and many other varieties. At birth they resemble a more standard fish with a swim bladder and … Continue reading

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American Pollock

Last Friday’s NH Community Seafood selection was American Pollock. Also known as saithe, coley, Boston bluefish, Pacific tomcod, coalfish among other names. The boneless, skinless fillets arrived in excellent condition, firm, slightly gray flesh, with no off odors. With the … Continue reading

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Acadian Redfish

This week’s NH Community Seafood Underdog selection is Acadian Redfish, landed at Portland Maine and also know, among many other names, as Redfish, Crimson snapper, Southern Red snapper, Red drum and Ocean perch. They arrived well cleaned, scaled, filleted, with … Continue reading

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Red Hake

A. k. a. squirrel/white/silver/black hake, whiting, ling, or cod is this week’s selection for New Hampshire Community Seafood’s Underdog Members. The fish were approximately 1/2 pound each, fully cleaned and scaled. All I had to do was figure out how … Continue reading

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Butterfish

The New Hampshire Community Seafood Underdog selection of the week is whole butterfish. Although they could be cooked as delivered, I opted to gut the fish first, before cooking for the squeamish in the crowd. I will oven roast the … Continue reading

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