Seafood Smarts

Enter The Porgy Boat Chamber: A Chartered Fishing Primer

How to get in on fishing's best-kept secret
Apr 3, 2014 10:00 am

Our new fishing correspondent Helen Cho clocks in with her first story, with advice on how to take on the upcoming fishing season. Here, she offers insights and a primer on how to get in on the scup game. Read on...

Way Better Butter: Uni Butter On Toast Recipe

Spreadable sea urchin is our favorite thing
Mar 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Nicole Franzen

While early dishes like crispy gnocchi and a pork chop with pickled goji berries will likely rotate in and out with the change of the seasons, there is one dish at new NYC seafood hotspot Navy that is already in what we’d call the Spreadable Things Hall of Fame. Uni butter. And we have the recipe to share with you.

I Ate Poisonous Blowfish Sashimi And Survived To Address 3 Myths

Puffed-up myths to deflate, serve with ponzu
Mar 10, 2014 1:00 pm

When it comes to blowfish sashimi, or fugu, all you may have to go off is the age-old Simpsons episode where Homer demands the fish, despite the chef's warning, then prepares to die. Thankfully we're able to dispel a few myths about this mysterious and highly-prized dish now that West Village sushi paradise EN Brasserie is slicing and serving the best parts. Pull those chopsticks apart and dive right in. 

Crudo Is Not Sashimi. Here's Why.

Raw facts on Italian crudo and Japanese sashimi
Aug 21, 2012 3:01 pm

I consulted with Victor LaPlanca, executive chef at Isola, the Mondrian Soho's new trattoria and house of crudo, on what specifically distinguishes the two styles of seafood au naturel. Break out that expensive bottle of EVOO — you're going to need it.

Tips On Buying and Handling Raw Seafood

Sashimi, crudo and ceviche fans, lend us your ears
Aug 16, 2012 2:01 pm

I've heard fear expressed from even the most devout of seafood lovers on the subject of preparing raw fish, and I'm surprised. It's way harder to cook fish properly than to serve it raw properly. Key word: properly. Pro tips to put you on the right road to sashimi-land afer the jump.

Farmed Salmon Gets A Global Regulation

Buying salmon just got easier. Also, safer.
Jul 6, 2012 1:01 pm
Salmon

New regulations for farmed salmon mean you won't have to feel so overwhelmed at the fish counter any longer. Read more after the jump.

8 Tips For Buying Lobster (And What To Do Once You've Bought It)

How do you pick out the perfect clawed sea critter?
Jun 15, 2012 11:01 am

We asked the man who puts the Luke in Luke's Lobster for tips on buying supermarket lobsters, and how to best preserve them before getting 'em ready to cook.

    How To Store Live Lobsters Before The Delicious End Result

    Tips on storing live lobsters before cooking
    Jun 12, 2012 12:01 pm

    So you picked your lucky lobster out of the tank, named him Spikey McClawface and brought him home. Now what? Stick him in a bathtub filled with ice? Leave him in the sink to free-range? Drop him in the aquarium? Find out after the jump.

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