StarKist celebrates 100th anniversary with donations, charity events

Author: Madelyn Kearns Canned tuna and seafood supplier StarKist is celebrating its 100th anniversary by pledging USD 100,000 (EUR 89, 426) cash and USD 50,000 (EUR 44,708)-worth of StarKist products to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Feed the Children, as we value the organization's endless commitment to breaking the poverty cycle by not only providing food, but also through finding long term solutions like education and backpack programs for children," said Andrew Choe, StarKist President and CEO. "Over the past 100 years, StarKist has evolved into [...]

2018-01-10T02:02:30-06:00June 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula 16 oz sushi grade tuna1 tsp toasted sesame oil8 tsp black and white sesame seedskosher saltfresh pepper4 cups arugulaFor the soy-ginger vinaigrette:1 tbsp minced ginger1 tbsp minced green onion1 tbsp minced garlic1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup soy sauce1 1/2 tbsp honey2 tsp toasted sesame oil1 tsp dijon mustard Rub the tuna steaks with 1 tsp oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip entire surface of each steak into sesame seeds. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot saute pan and cook for [...]

2018-01-10T02:05:28-06:00June 25th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Slade Gorton recalls tilapia products due to undeclared milk

Author: Cliff White Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A,-based Slade Gorton has announced a recall for three of its tilapia products because they may contain undeclared milk. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk "run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products," the company said in a press release. The products are: Gourmet Bay Toasted Crumb Tilapia, product code 7396701 Gourmet Bay Honey Mustard Tilapia, product code 7324801 Gourmet Bay Citrus Coconut Tilapia, product code 7322401 All of the tilapia products being recalled were produced between 31 January and 6 June, 2017. They have been sold [...]

2018-01-10T02:06:37-06:00June 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Portuguese Seafood Stew

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Portuguese Seafood Stew 3 dozen little neck clams (scrubbed and clean)1 lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined)1 lb scallops1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 cloves garlic (minced)1/2 onion (chopped)1.75 oz 1 link chorizo sausage, sliced1 to mato (diced)3/4 cup dry white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)1/4 cup water1 bay leaf1/2 cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)salt and fresh pepper to taste In a large heavy pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil over medium flame for about 2 minutes.Add chorizo, tomatoes, wine, bay leaf, 1/4 cup parsley, salt and pepper and simmer 5 minutes.Add [...]

2018-01-10T02:13:55-06:00June 18th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

US FDA warns about hepatitis A in frozen tuna

Author: Christine Blank Two United States government agencies are warning consumers about hepatitis A found in certain frozen tuna products. The Hawaii Department of Health notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on 1 May that a frozen ahi tuna cube sample from PT Deho Canning Co., imported by Hilo Fish Company in Hilo, Hawaii, tested positive for Hepatitis A. Then, in mid-May, Hilo Fish began recalling additional frozen tuna steaks and frozen yellowfin tuna cubes from the Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood, Inc. in the Philippines, over concerns about Hepatitis A. "The initially recalled product [...]

2018-01-10T02:15:52-06:00June 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette 1/2 lb 8 oz sea scallops1 tsp unsalted butter1/2 lemon1 navel orange1 small clove garlic (crushed)kosher salt and fresh pepper1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 cups mixed baby greens2 cups baby arugula1 tbsp red onion (chopped) Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette:In a small bowl whisk olive oil, juice from half lemon, juice from 1/4 of the orange, crushed garlic, salt and pepper.Peel the remaining orange and chop into small chunks. Arrange mixed greens and arugula in the center of a plate or platter.Top with red onion.Wash [...]

2018-01-10T02:18:01-06:00June 11th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Mike Shannon’s Grill

Sports, baseball and the Saint Louis Cardinals were my first thoughts when I was invited to go to Mike Shannon's Grill. Looking at it the location from the outside though, those were the last words that came to mind just from first glance. What I initially saw in terms of the restaurant reminded me nothing of baseball, but instead of upscale luncheons and nice boutiques all within walking distance of one another. The outside of Mike Shannon's is an unassuming brick facade with a simple yet elegant title above, and a gorgeous patio area to the side. I found myself thinking [...]

2018-01-10T02:20:03-06:00June 5th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Brazilian doctors use Tilapia fish skin to treat burn victims

Author: Sun Online Desk Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish, and are counted among the most favorite seafood dish throughout the world. But, doctors in Brazil have recently discovered a new method to make use of the aquatic animal. The skin of this fish is now being used for treating severe skin burns, as the skin is filled with moisture and collagen to help promote the healing process. Scientists at Federal University of Ceara in Brazil have found this new way of treating skin burns and scars. Surprisingly, they have used the method for about 56 patients. While the treatment is [...]

2018-01-10T02:21:17-06:00June 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Crab and Avocado Phyllo Bites

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Crab and Avocado Phyllo Bites 1/2 teaspoon canola oil1/4 cup minced red bell pepper1/4 cup minced onions1 clove garlic (minced)6 1/2 oz lump crab meat1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/8 teaspoon black pepper15 mini phyllo shells1/2 medium (2 oz haas avocado, diced small) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.Add the crab meat, salt, and pepper, and cook until the crab has been heated through, about 30 to 60 seconds.Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of the crab filling to [...]

2018-01-10T02:23:16-06:00June 4th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Saint Louis Survey on Seafood Mislabeling

Joan Stader, PhD April 20, 2015 Summary Purpose: To investigate the overall prevalence and type of mislabeling of seafood in restaurants and grocers in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area. Study Design: This was a blind study which tested 84 samples from 45 retailers, including local and national grocers and restaurants in the Saint Louis metropolitan area over a period of 6 months in 2014. Seafood samples collected were code numbered and then submitted to an independent testing laboratory for identification of genus and species by DNA barcoding. The package label or menu listing of the seafood purchased was compared to the corresponding [...]

2017-11-20T19:22:12-06:00June 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments