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Specialty Diets On The Rise With Seafood As A Major Player

Author: Margot Wilsterman hawaii poke bowl with salmon, rice, surimi, avocado, tobiko, carrot and seaweed Getty Confusing media coverage has forced many consumers into a love-hate relationship with seafood. On one hand, there are the health benefits of lean proteins and Omega 3’s being shouted from the rooftops. Studies have shown that eating more seafood can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even depression. But on the other hand, warnings of health risks potentially caused by seafood contaminants, such as mercury, PCBs and now even microplastics can leave consumers worried they might be having too much of a [...]

2019-06-14T13:12:35-05:00June 16th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Winetraveler’s Holiday Food and Wine Pairing Guide

Author: Greig Santos-Buch The holiday season is upon us, and for many, that means indulging in our favorite foods and drinks. November and December call to mind wintry landscapes, ugly sweaters, large turkey dinners and fun with friends and family. But what wines pair best with all of this excitement? We went out and spoke with a number of certified sommeliers to get their opinions on the best holiday food and wine pairings. Throughout this guide, we’ll look at various styles of food, styles of wine (varietals and blends) as well as brand-specific recommendations you may be able to find [...]

2019-06-14T13:03:25-05:00June 16th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Scallop Plum Ceviche

Recipe courtesy of Mark Bittman Recipe Article Source: https://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/mark-bittman/scallop-plum-ceviche-1960821 Scallop Plum Ceviche Level: Easy Total: 25 min Prep: 10 min Inactive: 15 min Yield: 4 servings 1 pound fresh sea scallops (cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice)2 plums (pitted and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice)1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon (or more to taste)1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice1/2 teaspoon grated lime zestSaltPinch cayenne pepper In a bowl, toss together scallops, plums, tarragon, lime juice, and zest. Season with salt and cayenne. Let mixture sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Nutrition Info: Calories: [...]

2019-06-14T12:56:51-05:00June 16th, 2019|Recipes|0 Comments

Joanna Toole’s legacy honored with new Ghost Gear Solutions Award

Author: Madelyn Kearns As the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit came to a close this week in Bangkok, Thailand, attendees remembered Joanna (Jo) Toole, a beloved campaigner for ocean welfare and the co-founder of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), who tragically passed away in March 2019. Toole was on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 en route to Nairobi to speak at a United Nations meeting about how to tackle ghost gear in the world’s oceans when the plane crashed on Sunday, 10 March, 2019. Joel Baziuk – head consultant at JRBBL Consulting, who works extensively with GGGI – accepted a [...]

2019-06-14T13:07:49-05:00June 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce Announces: 35th Anniversary ​Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival ​September 7 & 8, 2019

IN 2018, The pittsburg Chamber of Commerce proudly presentED: Sheila E. & ​Caravanserai stay tuned for the 2019 line-up! Come For the Food Visit the Pittsburg Seafood Festival this year and we know you won’t go away hungry! Go for the Sights The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, now in its 35th year, returns to the beautiful Pittsburg Marina! Go for the fun Three stages of live entertainment, Jet Ski Races, Kid's Carnival, NFL Games ​& so much more! Thank you to our 2018 pittsburg seafood and music festival sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: We are honored to announce a homegrown company and [...]

2019-06-14T12:28:31-05:00June 14th, 2019|What's Happening|0 Comments

Why it pays to shell out on seafood: It’s filled with nutrients and could cut your risk of a heart attack in half

Author: Alice Smellie If you include one portion of seafood in your weekly diet, you may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack. Prawns, crabs, squid and octopus are just as packed with vitamins, minerals and fish oils as fish like salmon or cod. They all contain Omega-3 – a key fatty acid known to help with heart health. Shelling out: It is recommended that you try to eat fresh seafood Although seafood contains cholesterol, it’s actually foods high in saturated fats – the type found in cheese, red meat and fast food – that increase levels of bad [...]

2019-06-08T11:59:32-05:00June 9th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

For World Oceans Day, Over 200 Chefs Want Travelers To Choose Sustainable Seafood

Author: Ali Wunderman   Chef Lukas Gurtner of the Sonora Resort in Canada has a message about sustainability Mark Yuen The news is out: if people don’t drastically change their relationship with the natural world, the human species could face extinction in as little as thirty years. If that seems dramatic, it’s because it is. In the scheme of the universe, three decades is no time at all, so the time to start making changes is now. That’s why this year on June 8th for World Oceans Day, over 200 chefs from Relais & Châteaux -- a collection of gourmet restaurants and boutique [...]

2019-06-08T11:47:10-05:00June 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What’s the Best White Wine to Pair With Seafood?

Today, Nicholas Daddona — New England-based sommelier and Director of Beverage for the Boston Harbor Hotel — explains some of the best white wine with seafood pairings. Could you explain some of your favorite styles of white wine and tips for pairing wine with seafood? What makes these pairings standout? Seafood is a New England staple. Boston and New England also have a unique availability of wines available in our restaurants and shops, as we enjoy an equal amount of old world (European) and new world (Americas and southern hemisphere) wines. RELATED: Wine Pairing Basics – How Acids, Fats, Salts and [...]

2019-06-08T11:27:34-05:00June 9th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Grilled Hamachi Collar with Ponzu Dipping Sauce

Author: Kelsey Nixon Article Source: https://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kelsey-nixon/grilled-hamachi-collar-with-ponzu-dipping-sauce-2192342 Grilled Hamachi Collar with Ponzu Dipping Sauce Total: 45 min Active: 45 min Yield: 4 appetizers 1/2 cup ponzu1/4 cup mirin4 teaspoons soy sauce2 teaspoons grated gingerSambal oelek (an Asian chili paste)2 hamachi collars (about 1/2 pound each)Vegetable oil (for brushing)One 2-inch piece daikon radish (peeled and finely grated)2 or 3 shiso leaves (chopped, optional) For the dipping sauce: Mix together the ponzu, mirin, soy sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Add sambal oelek to taste. Set aside half of the sauce for brushing on the fish as it grills.For the fish: Preheat [...]

2019-06-08T12:11:50-05:00June 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Best Seafood and Wine Pairings from Miami Beach Chefs

Author: South Beach Seafood Festival     Any true “seafoodie” is all about experiencing exceptional seafood and wine pairings. There are few things better than a delicious, flaky and buttery piece of fish or shellfish paired with a freshly corked bottle of fine wine. But, let’s be honest, most of us aren’t chefs or sommeliers. So we’re taking the guesswork out of the equation and offering up five perfect seafood and wine pairings! We reached out to a few of our favorite restaurants and top chefs from South Beach Seafood Week, a seafood and wine festival in Miami, to get [...]

2019-05-31T19:48:15-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Wine|0 Comments