A Guide to Cooking Octopus

A Guide to Cooking Octopus
Octopus is considered to be a rising star when it comes to the culinary world. Culinary artisans all over the world are now allured by its flavorful meat and wonderful texture (provided it is cooked properly). Home chefs are also starting to take interest in this seafood item as well....

Two Sides of Lobster History

Two Sides of Lobster History
Lobster holds the undisputed title of being the most sought-after crustacean in the world, and for a good reason. Its firm and tasty meat is just superb and is widely recognised as the elite’s delicacy. Yes, we all know how amazing it can be, but do you know the history...

What the Hake?

What the Hake?
What’s a hake you ask? A great tasting fish that's what! More than being a great table option, though, hake offers some other pluses that would certainly convince you to choose it above the rest. Seriously. What’s a Hake? With its sharp pin teeth, menacing expression, and slender, eel-like appearance,...

The Odd-looking Fish: Red Gurnard

The Odd-looking Fish: Red Gurnard
We all appreciate a nice looking fish. If it looks good, then it probably tastes good, right? True, but that’s not always the case. Say hello to the Red Gurnard. The Bizarre Gurnard If you would ever watch the sea host its first Ugliest Seafood Pageant, then you’d surely see...

The Skate and Its Angelic Wings

The Skate and Its Angelic Wings
The skate is a cartilaginous (having a skeleton of cartilage) fish that is a member of a family that includes sharks and rays. Not surprising, really! If you take a closer look at it, the skate seems like a combination of the two, and shares both of their characteristics. It...

Swordfish Health Benefits and Preparation

Swordfish Health Benefits and Preparation
With its sharp, sword-like bills and impressive sailfins, the swordfish looks incredibly mean and fearsome. Fortunately, this apex predator is quite delicious, and its mildly sweet meat has garnered most of our favour. Thus, it is no wonder why it belongs on the list of the best tasting fish available....

The Power of Mussels - Things Worth Knowing

The Power of Mussels - Things Worth Knowing
Our love for mussels dates back some 20,000 years. We first learned to cultivate it almost 800 years ago. This strange looking bivalve has has a poor reputation, mainly due to its overabundance and small size. However, there is more to it than what you might expect. Nowadays, mussels are...

Thawing Your Thoughts About Frozen Seafood

Thawing Your Thoughts About Frozen Seafood
It’s no secret that the idea of having frozen seafood might be off putting to some, especially when we are always being told time and time again, by TV cooking personalities and your mum alike, that fresh is always best. But believe it or not, you really don’t have to...

A Timeless Practice: Smoking Fish

A Timeless Practice: Smoking Fish
The practice of smoking fish dates back thousands of years. In ancient times, our ancestors used this method as a mean to cure and preserve food, preventing it from spoiling. These days, however, modern technology has afforded us more effective ways in preserving our food. This ancient yet effective method...