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Deviled Lobster German Recipe

Deviled Lobster: A German recipe from 1918 This is a recipe I found in a German cookbook from my ancestors who were living in Germany in the early 1900’s. The book has been handed down through my family and I was glad to find some different recipes in it that offer a taste of something […]

Cooking Mussels

There are various ways to cook mussels to please different palates. You can stew them, fry them, roast them, broil them, steam them and even pickle them. Some people eat them raw and some people enjoy turning them into pie.  I’ve even heard of people using them in sausage. I’ll discuss the different ways to […]

How to Cook and Prepare Pampano

Pampano, or pompano, is a saltwater fish that has a silver-colored body and small scales. It has white, meaty flesh similar to salmon. Although not found in most supermarkets, pampano is usually sold at Asian markets. The price per pound is not as expensive as other fish, such as salmon or halibut, but it has […]

Is Eating Fish really Good for the Brain – Yes

The answer parents always give to this question is yes, and they are absolutely right! Science even agrees with this. Over the years studies have been conducted to find a link between eating fish and a healthy brain. Here are just a couple of things they concluded. In one study that was conducted a number […]

Types of Salmon

Salmon are a diverse fish species which includes at least one fish type not normally called salmon, the rainbow trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as in fresh water in America and elsewhere. Many eat smaller ocean fish, but at least one type feeds on plankton. Salmon typically leave […]

What is Samphire

Samphire is a wild food that was once recognized as a ‘free food’ for the people who lived in coastal areas and salt marshes where it grows in abundance.  However, lately it has become very much a ‘designer’ food favored by many top chefs and the price of this free wild food has shot up […]

Guide to Cleaning Trout

After you have caught your trout, the next thing for you to do, is to clean it thoroughly before you can turn it into a tasty meal. You have the option of either cooking it right away, or freezing it until you are ready to eat it. The following guide will show you how to […]

How to Cook Carp

The very idea of eating carp is something which will be extremely off putting to many people familiar with the fish. Carp are often considered to be ornamental fish, contained in the ponds and pools of exotic gardens, growing to impressive sizes in the course of a lifetime which can span decades. Their thick, scaly […]

What you need to know when Buying Eggs

When buying eggs there are a number of confusing and misleading terms used to describe the product and the conditions under which they are produced – but with a bit of research, you can cut through the marketing hype. Here are a few facts that will help you to make informed decisions when buying eggs. […]

Fish Veloute

Fish Veloute, a great base for a variety of sauces should be a standard in your culinary arsenal.  Veloute is, in its simplest translation, a thickened stock using a roux and is commonly associated with fish, chicken, and veal stocks.  Making a veloute is very easy as the following recipe will illustrate.  But before we […]