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Seafood Recipes and Resources

Seafood information and recipe resources.

Peekytoe Crab Information
Peekytoe crabs are a variety of Atlantic rock crab. Learn how it got its unique nickname and why it is popular with chefs.

Crab Varieties and Types
Learn about the most common edible crabs before choosing one for your recipe.

Crab Terms
The crab industry uses some colorful terms in reference to these edible crustacteans. Also included are traditional crab dishes.

Fake Scallops and Scallop Types
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.

How to prepare clams - Clam Cooking Tips
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.

Clams and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Learn about the effects of paralytic shellfish poisoning and how to avoid it.

Clam Varieties
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.

Shrimp Storage and Selection
Save shrimp shells to make a flavorful broth base for soups. Get more tips and hints for cooking shrimp.

How to Clean Squid Recipe - Step by Step Recipe
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.

Tuna Cooking Tips and Hints
Do not ruin fresh tuna by overcooking. Get more tips for cooking with fresh and canned tuna.

Tuna Varieties
Find out about the different tuna varieties so you can choose the right fish for your recipes.

Squid and Calamari Cooking Tips
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.

How to clean squid and harvest squid ink
Learn how to properly clean whole squid and harvest squid ink for pastas and risottos.

Anchovy Cooking Tips and Hints
As little as one-eighth of a teaspoon of anchovies perks up a recipe. Learn how to cook with anchovies.

Anchovy Selection - Buying Anchovies
Fresh anchovies may be difficult to find, but other forms are readily available. Learn how to select and buy anchovies.

Lobster Terminology
Chickens, sleepers, culls, and more lobster terminology

Ways to Kill a Lobster
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.

Lobster Cooking Tips and Hints
Left or right-handed? Which lobster is sweeter? Get the answer along with more lobster cooking tips and hints.

Lobster Equivalents and Famous Recipes
Lobster is not for sushi but for many famous recipes. Learn how to measure lobsters for cooking and try some famous lobster recipes.

Oyster Cooking Tips
Learn about famous and popular oyster recipes and get oyster cooking tips.

Oyster Varieties
Growing environment affects the flavor of oysters. Learn more about the different varieties of oysters.

Salmon Spawning and Cooking Tips
Learn the difference between freshwater, saltwater, and farm-raised salmon and how to cook it.

Caviar Varieties and Terms
Caviar Varieties and Terms. Choose the proper caviar for your recipe.

Caviar Cooking Tips
Caviar Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with caviar.

Can you afford caviar?
Can you afford caviar? Finding affordable caviar for recipes.

Identifying Real Caviar
Authentic Caviar. How to identify real caviar.

Anchovies
Many, many recipes use anchovies for a punch of flavor where the anchovies are neither recognizable visually nor by the taste buds. Anchovies are often that secret ingredient that you just can't put your finger on.

Calamari / Squid
As ugly as it may be to gaze upon, squid (calamari) brings a delightful touch of the ocean to your dishes at an affordable price. Find out why gourmet chefs are using squid ink in famous dishes and how to harvest your own.

Caviar Dreams
Caviar does indeed invoke dreams of the rich and famous, but a little of this rich delicacy goes a long way when used as the right touch. Its expensive connotation adds a touch of elegance and luxury to any celebration as you'll find from the many recipes.

Caviar Varieties and Terminology
There are many different types of caviar, so it pays to know exactly what you want before you go shopping. Terminology can also make a big difference in what you end up with.

Clams
Clams can be as versatile as its brethren shellfish, if you dare to venture beyond the basics. If you dig your own, you need to know about paralytic shellfish poisoning. From geoducks to steamers, you'll love these recipes.

Clam Varieties
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here you will find information on the most popular food varieties with links to photos to help you identify your clams.

Crabs
Don't know your he-crab from your she-crab? Find out, along with information on different varieties, selection and storage, and many recipes.

Lobster
Lobster was once so plentiful it was used as bait. It's a bit more costly today but easy to stretch if need be. Find out how to prepare delectable lobster dishes at home

Oysters: Pearls of the Ocean
Whether you revel in the simplicity of the raw oyster on the half-shell or enjoy them cooked, you'll find many different recipes to suit your needs. Yet some may not be able to eat them due to health conditions.

Peekytoe Crabs
Some creativing marketing with a new name now has this former by-product much in demand by chefs. Find out the interesting story of how this variety came to be named.

Salmon
Learn how salmon spawn, lore and history, and warnings for sushi-lovers. Also selection and preparation tips and many recipes.

Scallops
Do you know the most famous scallop dish and it's origin? Can you spot a fake scallop from the real thing? Find out along with different scallop varieties, selection, storage and many recipes.

Shrimp Recipes and Cooking Instructions
Shrimp history, recipes, selection, storage, tips and cooking hints about America's most popular seafood.

Tuna
Tuna is by far America's favorite fish thanks to canneries, but a surprisingly large number of people have never tried fresh tuna. Prized for sushi, fresh tuna looks and grills like a steak. Recipes included for both canned and fresh tuna.

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