12 Exceptions To The Rule That You Shouldn’t Drink Red Wine With Fish

Author: Alison Spiegel The rule of thumb for pairing wine with food is red wine goes with meat and white wine with fish. This well-known statute is strictly observed the world over — but are there ever exceptions? Like most culinary rules, if you understand why they exist you can usually break them, within reason. For example, you don’t have to truss a chicken before roasting it and scrambled eggs do not necessarily need to be cooked on low heat, the Amateur Gourmet says. Sometimes it’s fun to break the rules — and it can be a rewarding way to [...]

2018-04-01T14:08:56-05:00March 25th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

James Beard Foundation launches Sustainable Seafood Partner program

In an effort to increase access to sustainable seafood and promote sustainable seafood options, The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the launch of its new Sustainable Seafood Partner program 22 March. The program, which dovetails with the foundation’s existing “Smart Catch” program, identifies seafood purveyors that are leaders in the industry when it comes to producing or harvesting seafood sustainably. Four companies have already pledged support for the initiative and have become partners: Skuna Bay, of Vancouver Island, Canada; Verlasso, of Chile; Australis Barramundi, of Massachusetts U.S.A; and Blue Ocean Mariculture of Hawaii, U.S.A. “We know that chefs and restaurants [...]

2018-04-01T14:08:46-05:00March 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Clams the Sailor’s Way

 Author:  Encarna Méndez Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/clams-the-sailors-way Clams the Sailor's Way Total Time: 25 MIN Serves : 4 It's not uncommon in Galicia to have a meal that consists of lots of different shellfish, bread and nothing else. Pinch of saffron threads3/4 cup fish stock or bottled clam juice3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves (minced)1 small onion (finely diced)1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/2 cup Albariño or other dry white wine3 dozen littleneck clams (scrubbed)Salt and freshly ground pepperCrusty bread (for serving) In a glass measuring cup, crumble the saffron threads into the fish stock and let stand for 10 minutes.In a [...]

2018-03-25T21:41:27-05:00March 25th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

You’re Eating Fish All Wrong

Author: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. Eating fish has been tied with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, depression, and Alzheimer's disease. But how it you eat may be the real key to reaping its benefits. Recent research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine concluded that study volunteers who regularly ate fish had larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition, but only if the fish baked or broiled, not fried. Baking and broiling are also better for your waistline. For example, a dozen fried shrimp can pack 280 calories, versus a mere 85 calories for 12 shrimp [...]

2018-03-25T21:18:05-05:00March 25th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

US supermarket chains hike Alaska seafood sales during Lent

Author: Christine Blank Holding “fish frys” and in-store demos are boosting Lenten sales of Alaska seafood at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Giant Eagle. And the retailer isn't alone – a number of other large grocery chains are utilizing Alaska seafood to draw shoppers to their fresh and frozen seafood departments during the Lenten season. At its 235 stores, Giant Eagle is promoting Alaska cod, breaded cod, and sockeye salmon with fish frys. Additionally, the supermarket chain is also highlighting in-store signage, targeted emails, and social media ads developed and funded by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. “Within our operating markets, fish frys continue to [...]

2018-03-20T13:29:24-05:00March 20th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

Bonefish Grill

This past week, I had the pleasure of reviewing a well known Brentwood, Missouri restaurant known as Bonefish Grill with a friend of mine. I chose this location because of its impressive seafood selection as well as its close proximity to the heart of the city. The journey to this location was a bit daunting due to road construction, but the meal made the journey quite worth it. This location in particular was easy to spot because it was so close to the main road, but I'd be lying if I said it looked like a location with as much [...]

2018-03-20T13:23:13-05:00March 20th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Seafood Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Author: Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator Best New Retail and Best New Foodservice Products in Seafood Honored at Seafood Expo North America Boston, MA (March 11, 2018) – The 2018 Seafood Excellence Awards winners were announced today at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place March 11-13 in Boston.  Iceland’s Finest won the “Best New Retail Product” award for its Creamy Masago Bites and Thai Union – Chicken of the Sea won the “Best New Foodservice Product” award for its Yellowfin Tuna Slices. Winners were selected from a group of 12 finalists during a live judging by a [...]

2018-03-18T03:39:21-05:00March 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Grilled Salmon with Greek Salad

Author: Woman's Day Grilled Salmon with Greek Salad Grilled salmon pairs perfectly with an herby salad and lemony tzatziki. 1 6- oz. container lowfat Greek yogurt2 tbsp. fresh lemon juicekosher saltFreshly ground black pepper2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill1 1/4 lb. skinless salmon fillet (cut into 4 pieces)2 tbsp. red wine vinegar1 tbsp. olive oil1/2 tsp. Dry Oregano1 1/2 lb. tomatoes (cut into small wedges)1 seedless cucumber (cut into 1/2" pieces)1/4 red onion (thinly sliced) In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; fold in mint and dill.Heat grill to medium-high. Season [...]

2018-03-18T03:32:13-05:00March 18th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

The best wine matches for sardines

Author: Fiona Beckett Freshly caught grilled sardines are a treat at this time of year but how easy is it fo find a wine that will go with them? Look to the French and Portuguese for inspiration! In the Languedoc, for example ‘sardinades’ - big communal feasts with chargrilled sardines as the centrepiece - are regular features of the holiday season accompanied by the local crisp Picpoul de Pinet. In northern Portugal, you may be surprised to find they often drink red wine with them - the local dark frothy Vinho Verde - though white Vinho Verde, which also has [...]

2018-03-18T03:21:29-05:00March 18th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Stout & Oyster Festival

Author: Schlafly the Saint Louis Brewery Come celebrate Schlafly’s largest party of the year, Stout & Oyster Festival, held on March 23 & 24, 2018 at the Schlafly Tap Room! In 2018, Schlafly’s 19th annual Stout and Oyster festival is expected to be the largest in the brewery’s history and is the largest stout and oyster festival in the Midwest. It’s getting national recognition for its great atmosphere, oysters, and the variety of stouts on tap. Most recently, Craft Beer and Brewing magazine called it one of the top food and beer festivals in the country, and DRAFT Magazine called the festival [...]

2018-03-18T03:44:48-05:00March 17th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments