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Melts in Your Mouth- the Good Fat of Pacific Sablefish (Black Cod)

Melts in Your Mouth- the Good Fat of Pacific Sablefish (Black Cod)

Sablefish, also known as black cod, is one of the most luxurious, buttery, delicious and healthful (full of omega 3s)...

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.

Wow, 41 years go by quickly! Mike Monahan reflects on 4 decades in the seafood business

Wow, 41 years go by quickly! Mike Monahan reflects on 4 decades in the seafood business

Amazing! Monahan’s Seafood is forty-one-years-old! Seems like yesterday that Paul Saginaw and I started talking about buying the market at...

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...

A Precious Gift- Fresh From Nantucket: Bay Scallops!

A Precious Gift- Fresh From Nantucket: Bay Scallops!

Every year, at the beginning of October, family fishing season starts for the locals on Nantucket Island for one of...

Still Gracing our Case – The Fat and Flavorful Swordfish of Autumn!

Still Gracing our Case – The Fat and Flavorful Swordfish of Autumn!

Sometimes, when something is in season and at its best, whether it’s Alaskan Copper River salmon, soft shell crabs or...

The Weird & Wonderful Razor Clam!

The Weird & Wonderful Razor Clam!

A rare and unusual treat that we love have been popping up lately—Maine Razor Clams. With a long shell shaped like a straight razor and a foot that's as long as its body, it's one weird looking critter...Some of the reasons that these clams are rare at market is because harvesting is difficult and they are very brittle, fragile, don't travel well and are very perishable. Our Razor Clam supplier, Harbor Fish in Portland Maine, gives us a heads-up whenever they have them but unfortunately that is not often enough.

Thanks Shigefumi, Tuna Tartare is Delicious!

Thanks Shigefumi, Tuna Tartare is Delicious!

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That was the case back in 1984 at the Chaya Brasserie...

One “Ridiculous” Sandwich: The Swordfish Club!

One “Ridiculous” Sandwich: The Swordfish Club!

Like the rich, fall bluefish that we’re loving right now, the fattest, freshest swordfish are migrating through our north Atlantic...