Windy City Smokeout 2018

EVENT LOCATION:560 W Grand Ave.,Chicago, IL 60654GATES OPEN:Friday – Gates open at 2pm Saturday – Gates open at 12pm Sunday – Gates open at 12pmBOX OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION:Friday, July 13th  12:30pm-9pm Saturday, July 14th 11:00am-9pm Sunday, July 15th 11:00am-9pmEvents:Elevate your 2018 Smokeout experience with exciting events happening throughout the weekend including The Biggest Happy Hour of the Summer, Casamigos Mixology Class, BBQ Brunch and more! Check in for details on more upcoming festival events.  Meet the Legends: All-Day BBQ Extravaganza with the Masters of ‘Cue Saturday, July 14 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM $750 Includes 3-day VIP festival pass, [...]

2018-06-28T14:39:51+00:00June 28th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

Stavis releases frozen organic mussel for retail

Author: Christine Blank A United States seafood supplier launched what it believes to be the first frozen organic mussels for retail and foodservice. Boston, Massachusetts-based Stavis Seafoods rolled out frozen Prince Edward branded Whole Organic Mussels, available in both a one pound retail-ready bag and two pound foodservice bag. “While there are other organic mussels out there, they are fresh, not frozen. Frozen really makes this a retail play, since most grocery shoppers don’t want to use their mussels right away,” Michael Lynch, vice president of marketing for Stavis, told SeafoodSource. Stavis already has orders for the mussels, from both [...]

2018-06-23T23:39:06+00:00June 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Consumers looking to feed fitness with seafood

Author: Madelyn Kearns Consumers are now more aware than ever that eating seafood is a healthy choice. That’s good news, but it’s also a challenge, according to Susan Marks, the sustainability director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). During a panel session at this year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Marks spoke on the latest consumer insights ASMI has uncovered through its various campaigns and initiatives aimed at convincing communities around the world to indulge in Alaska seafood. Today’s consumers are a curious bunch hungry for details, Marks said. As such, it’s no longer enough to simply tell [...]

2018-06-23T23:33:32+00:00June 24th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Steamed Swordfish Bagnara-Style

Author: Martha Stewart of The Martha Stewart Show, September 2010 Website Source: https://www.marthastewart.com/336449/steamed-swordfish-bagnara-style Steamed Swordfish Bagnara-Style This simple Italian recipe from chef Lidia Bastianich is named for the fishermen of Bagnara, a beautiful port on the Calabrian coast of Italy, who are renowned for their skill in both catching and cooking swordfish. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 lemon (thinly sliced)5 tablespoons small capers (drained)4 large garlic cloves (peeled and thinly sliced)1 2-pound, 1 1/4-inch thick swordfish steak, cut into 6 equal pieces1 teaspoon coarse saltFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon dried oregano2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley Preheat oven to 425 [...]

2018-06-23T23:25:10+00:00June 24th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

How to Pair Seafood with White Wine

Author: Corinne Mossati With Easter a few days away, what better way to start the long weekend than with a trip to the Sydney Fish Market for fresh seafood to be paired with white wine. Whether you’re entertaining friends and family at home or simply taking time out to chill for four days, this guide for how to pair seafood with white wine will take the hassle of deciding what to eat and drink this Easter. How to Pair Seafood with White Wine 1. Salmon Fishcakes + Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay For a Good Friday dinner that’s light and delicious, [...]

2018-06-23T23:13:31+00:00June 24th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Feast Portland

Author: Feast Portland ABOUT FEAST Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation. Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts [...]

2018-06-18T16:29:20+00:00June 18th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

Why Eat Seafood? Take the “Eat More Fish” Challenge

Author: Cooking Light Randy Mayor September's Goal: Make seafood the centerpiece of two meals a week. When scientists compare diets around the globe, the healthiest have one thing in common: lots of seafood. People in Iceland, for example, have the world’s highest per capita consumption of seafood—a stunning 220 pounds per year. Icelanders also have one of the longest life expectancies of any nationality—nearly 81 years. Fish isn’t the only reason, but it helps. What makes seafood healthy? First, it’s a lean protein option, with very little saturated fat. Also, the fat it does contain is mostly good-for-you omega-3 fatty [...]

2018-06-16T21:41:31+00:00June 17th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Oliver Luckett hopes to bring Disney magic to new seafood brand Niceland

Author: Nicki Holmyard Niceland, a new brand of seafood from Iceland, will hit the shelves of several major retailers in the U.S.A. next week. Flown in directly from Reykjavik, Niceland Seafood’s initial offering will be fresh wild-caught, Marine Stewardship Council-certified haddock, cod, redfish, wolfish, and plaice, plus farmed Arctic char. The initiative is the brainchild of tech mogul and branding expert Oliver Luckett, the former head of innovation at The Walt Disney Company and founder and chief executive officer of social media management company theAudience. Luckett is working closely with his founding partner and CEO, Heida Helgadottir, an Icelandic politician [...]

2018-06-16T22:03:38+00:00June 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Shrimp Creole

Recipe and Photo: Ideal Diet / CC BY-NC-ND Source: https://stlcooks.com/shrimp-creole-2/ Shrimp Creole 1 pound large shrimp (shelled and deveined)1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic1 tablespoon Creole seasoning1 red bell pepper (chopped)1 tablespoon grapeseed oilJuice of 1 lemon1/4 cup chopped parsley In a bowl, toss the shrimp with the garlic, creole seasoning, and bell pepper.In a skillet, sauté the shrimp in the oil over moderately high heat for 3-4 minutes per side, until just white throughout. Add the lemon juice and parsley and serve.  

2018-07-06T00:21:51+00:00June 17th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

A Do It Yourself Guide To Wine Pairing

Author: Paul Stern Seeking an expert wine pairing recommendation makes menu planning easy. You can simply find a professional you trust and take their word for which wine will match your food, but sometimes, it can be more fun to choose your own wine and food combination. This article will give you some questions to ask that will help you to find your own wine pairings for any dish.   1. What kind of wine do you and your friends like to drink? The first question is important because it can help you to eliminate options and make your decisions [...]

2018-06-16T21:45:10+00:00June 17th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments