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Ring In The New Year With The Finest: Seafood, For The Ultimate Celebration!

Ring In The New Year With The Finest: Seafood, For The Ultimate Celebration!

  Dear customers, Here’s to you! Another year has come and gone…What could be more special than steamed Maine lobster,...

Don’t Skimp on the Shrimp!

Don’t Skimp on the Shrimp!

...The majority of shrimp sold in the U.S. is imported. This is unfortunate not only because of the problems of habitat (mangrove) destruction and the use of chemicals and antibiotics in other countries, but also because some of the world's best shrimp come from right here in the U.S! Wild Gulf shrimp has a firmer, "snappier" texture and much better flavor than imports. The Florida, Alabama and Texas shrimp that we sell at Monahan's are fantastic! No pre-cooked frozen shrimp here...

Festa dei Sette Pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes)

Festa dei Sette Pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes)

Chef Mario Batali says that La Vigilia is "What Italians do when they say they're fasting," which is kind of hysterical because this penitential fasting tradition has been turned into a major feast. For those of us who were born into less delicious culinary traditions, there's no reason that we can't have some fun and try our own feast of the seven fishes on Christmas Eve.

A Stroll through Holiday Seafood Appetizer Paradise!

A Stroll through Holiday Seafood Appetizer Paradise!

We’ve got so many great small plate and appetizer items available; I’m not even sure where to begin. Walking from...

Let’s Talk Turkey- Pure Leftover Umami!

Let’s Talk Turkey- Pure Leftover Umami!

Yes, I know you’re all as stuffed as yesterday’s big bird and probably aren’t all that interested in reading about...

My Mom’s Scalloped Oysters

My Mom’s Scalloped Oysters

In 1621 the Plymouth colonists learned a lot about surviving in the new world from the Wampanoag tribe. They were...

New England Swordfish- THE Fish of the Moment!

New England Swordfish- THE Fish of the Moment!

We are now in the thick of the finest, richest swordfish of the year! If you were to have one...

Big 10 Tailgate Seafood Magic

Big 10 Tailgate Seafood Magic

There are a lot of proud and creative tailgate cooks out there these days. Anyone who’s been down to the...

Tasty Savages, Snappers & Choppers

Tasty Savages, Snappers & Choppers

A couple of Friday Fish Reports ago, I mentioned getting snapped by a baby snapper bluefish with painful and gory results. Everytime I enjoy a nice bluefish dinner, I look at it as payback time...

What’s For Dinner? The Right Questions For Your Fishmonger

What’s For Dinner? The Right Questions For Your Fishmonger

When visiting your local fish market, you should arrive with a clear, inquisitive and open mind. You may know just...