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Get Rid of the Smell of Cooking Raw Shrimp 
What can I put in the water to take away the smell? Answer Hi Elizabeth Here are a few things that might help with the smell of cooking shrimp. …

Scallops at Robinsons Wharf, Southport, ME 
I love the way scallops are prepared at Robinsons Wharf, Southport, ME; the coating is so light - a barely their sort. I'd like to know their secret batter. …

Fish for Bouillabaisse 
Can you list commonly available fish that are firm when cooked and those that are flaky? Bouillabaisse recipes ask for 2-3 types of firm and 2-3 types …

Cooking Fish Without The Extremely Fishy Smell? 
HELP soooooooo sick of everyone who cooks these fish always fry them , because they say ...can't stand the fishy smell cooked any other way. The …

Ahi Tuna Tartare ? 
Can you use frozen Ahi tuna in tuna tartare recipes? Hi Stuart I personally would not use frozen Tuna for tartare. Anytime that you will be eating …

Ordering From Your Local Fishmonger? 
Hello - I am new to cooking whole fish, and just learning my way around the local fishmonger shop. I had purchased pre-cleaned whole trout from the local …

Recipes for Bonita and Wahoo Fish 
I have frozen bonita and wahoo and I can't find any recipes or anything about how to prepare these two types of fish. Can you help? Answer Hi Sue …

Tuna Steaks Sauces 
Hello Folks, I have bought some frozen Tuna steaks,I have never cooked them before. But would like to accompany the fish with a sauce. Any suggestions? …

Baking Numerous Whole Fish Together 
I would like to serve up whole black bream for a dinner party of 10 people. My fishmonger often has them small enough to serve one per person. If I cook …

Fishy Fish Taste 
How can I stop the fish I cook from tasting fishy. It seems no matter what I do it has a taste to it that isn't pleasant. Hi Tami In the comments, …

Fish That Tastes Like Lobster? 
Hi! I'm looking for a fish that would have a flavor like lobster, shrimp, scallops, can you help? Answer Hi Juila The only fish that I know of …

What Might This Fish Be? 
On a recent trip to Virginia Beach, I went to a seafood restaurant and ordered a seafood platter (fried, of course -- I was on vacation!). Surprisingly, …

Wahoo Poisoning 
Can you get poisoning from Wahoo. I am on the beach in Baja and friends caught a 35lb. Wahoo. They shared the steaks around. We grilled ours well and ate …

Shelf Life of Shrimp? 
What is the shelf life of shrimp purchased from the grocery store, not frozen? Answer Renee Buying non frozen shrimp is a tricky subject. You really …

How to Get Rid of the Muddy Flavor of Catfish 
Is there any way to extract or hide the muddy flavor in some catfish caught in the wild? Bruce, Their are several things you can do to help remove …

Cooking King Fish? 
What's the best way to cook king fish? Answer Kingfish is a common name for the Wahoo fish. Wahoo has a low fat content, so you need to be careful …

Temperature of Cooked Fish ? 
What is the proper temperature to cook fish to make it safe? Answer The basic rule for the internal temperature is 140 degrees. Frank "AKA" The …

Mushy Striped Bass?  
Why is the fresh striped bass I cook always mushy? I've tried grilling, frying, deep frying. I cook and cook it and it is still mushy. It's like it …

How Much King Crab To Buy? 
How many pounds of king crab legs should I buy to feed 6 adults? Answer It really depends on the people you are feeding and what you are serving …

Fishy Tasting Shrimp?  
Okay, I think I have the perfect quick and easy one-dish guest meal. I purchase frozen, cooked, shelled, de-veined shrimp from an expensive specialty …

Monkfish Preparation ? 
What are some methods of removing the membrane from monkfish fillets?

Should You Remove The Vein Of The Shrimp? 
I have been told that it is possible to get extremely ill through food poisoning from not cleaning the intestine from the shrimp before cooking them. Several …

Bitter Shrimp Taste 
What causes shrimp to taste bitter or have an "iodine" flavor? Answer: If you have purchased wild ocean caught shrimp, you can expect a little taste …

Mushy Stuffed Flounder? 
Twice I have prepared flounder with a cracker,shrimp,crab and seasoning stuffing, rolled and baked it and twice the flounder has come out mushy. The stuffing …

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Rock Fish Substitution 
What fish taste similar to rock fish?

Fishy Tasting Frozen Shrimp  
I buy jumbo frozen deveined shrimp and sometimes it tastes too fishy. Can I defrost the shrimp in milk to take away the strong taste? Hi Linda …

Mild Fish Flavors and Textures 
Question: I would like to have a list of the fish that are mild in flavor such as Orange roughy. Also, to know if each is meaty or less meaty in texture. …

Which is Better? Farm Raised or Wild Caught Catfish  
Hi. I recently started working in the seafood department of a grocery store and get asked a lot the difference between farm raised and wild caught. …

Characteristics of Redfish 
What does redfish taste like? Is it fishy, steak texture, flaky, white, or fishy tasting? Answer Redfish or Red drum will have a mild, sweet flavor …

Internal Temperature For Perfectly Cooked Fish? 
All the tables I have been able to find regarding fish "doneness" only provide approximate cooking times and not internal temperatures. I prefer my …

Cover Up The Fishy Taste 
My husband loves fish, I hate the taste. What can i use when cooking salmon or tilapia to help cover the fishy taste? Answer Not sure if this will …

What Is A Good Crab Substitute? 
I have a recipe for crab and avocado but buying the amount of crab I need will cost a fortune. Is there any fish I could use as a cheaper alternative? …

The Flavor of Hake & Best Way to Cook it! 
I love cod but today when at the fish market, I saw they had Hake. Visually is was similar to cod with the exception of being more on the pinkish side. …

Storing Cooked Shrimp in the Refrigerator Not rated yet
If I'm not going to use the shrimp until the next day is it best to peel before putting them in the frig or should I put them in unpeeled? TX Hi Gini …

Oven Cooking A 20lb. Catfish Not rated yet
How long do you cook a 20lb. catfish in the oven? My nephew just called from NC and he just caught and weighted this catfish. Please let me know so I can …

Cooking Red Snapper Fillets On The Grill? Not rated yet
How do you keep the Snapper fillets from being mushy? I cook it on a piece of foil on the grill. Answer Hi Sunny That is a tough question to …

Preparing Scallops-How to Clean a Scallop Not rated yet
How do you get the sand out of scallops? Answer Hi Ellen The most common way to remove the sand or grit is to rinse them under cold running water …

Cooking Whole Fish Not rated yet
Should one always remove the scales before cooking a whole fish? Is there a cooking method that's more suitable for a fish with scales intact? Answer …

Can You Cook Frozen Shrimp? Not rated yet
I brought some great shrimp home from North Carolina- I cook them in boiling water and we peel and enjoy....my question is can the shrimp be put into the …

Cooking Lifeless Whole Lobster Not rated yet
IF LOBSTER DOES NOT MOVE IS IT STILL GOOD TO COOK? Answer Hi Toni A good and safe rule of thumb for whole lobster is, do not cook dead lobsters. …

Seasoning Crab Legs in the Oven? Not rated yet
What do I season crab legs with if I'm cooking them in the oven? Answer This works for the oven too. steaming crab legs

What Fish is Similar to Flying Fish? Not rated yet
We had flying fish in Barbados. We liked it. We have some recipes. We would like to find a fish similar to it that is readily available in New England. …

Types of Firm Fish? Not rated yet
I have a recipe for Monkfish but was wondering what other types of fish are chunky and do not flake when cooking? Thanks Answer Hi Andy Monkfish …

Mild Flavor Non-Fishy Fish Not rated yet
Hi, I am writing to ask about non-fishy fish. As a child I was sickened by the smell of fish, then we moved to a tropical country where I ate the fish …

How Do You Cook Swordfish? Not rated yet
How do you cook a large piece of Swordfish, bake or broil? Answer Hi Val The ten minute per inch of thickness of the fish would be a good guideline …

Raw Tasting Shrimp When Cooked Not rated yet
When I cook frozen defrosted shrimp they taste as though they are not cooked through. This happens if I stir fry them or add them to a pasta sauce. …

Best Way To Cook Pollock? Not rated yet
Well I baked Pollock the other day and it turned out rubbery like i cooked it to long but it still wasn't done. So my question is how do i cook Pollock …

Ammonia Tasting Scallops? Not rated yet
I recently ordered seared sea scallops at a local restaurant. When they came they had a distinctive ammonia odor and were not edible. I sent them back …

Nile Sea Perch Nutrition Facts From Canada  Not rated yet
I have got some frozen Nile sea perch fillets and need to know how many calories it has per 100 grams grilled or oven baked. Answer I'm going to …

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Mushy Fried Fresh Fish Not rated yet
What would make fresh fried fish mushy??

Storing Red Snapper Not rated yet
I bought 5 red snappers yesterday afternoon. I will be serving them tomorrow eve. (Fri). How do I store them until I bake them in Veracruzana sauce tomorrow? …

Fish High In Omega 3 Fatty Acids Not rated yet
What fish besides salmon and tuna are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids? Answer Mackerel, Herring, Lake trout, Albacore tuna, Sardines are some …

How to Cook Peeled Shrimp Not rated yet
I know how to de-shell & devein fresh, raw shrimp but I don't know how to cook them. Do I boil them? If so, for how long? What color should they be? …

Fresh Tuna Recipe-Sicilian style Not rated yet
Thank you for the Grouper recipes. My mother in law had made fresh tuna with lots of saute onions, capers,celery and tomato paste etc. It was a Sicilian …

Cooking Shrimp with a Steamer Not rated yet
How long do I steam shrimp in my electric steamer? I can't find any recipes. Answer I have an older presto steamer and use between 3/4 cup and 1 …

Florida Grouper Recipes  Not rated yet
I had Florida Grouper in Clearwater Florida on a bun, it was so delicious that I have been seeking a recipe for it. I love Grouper, but need to know how …

Salty King Crab Legs Not rated yet
What makes them taste too salty? Answer Cooked King crab legs are processed in 2 different ways. The most popular is the cooked and brine frozen. …

Salty Cod ? Not rated yet
Is cod supposed to have a naturally salty flavor? I buy it fresh at a well known health food store and it is always salty. I either eat it the same day …

Oysters Juice? Not rated yet
What is the slime in and around an oyster? What is the name of it and what exactly is it. Hi Nathan The liquid around the oyster is called …

I read your list of Mild tasting fish...  Not rated yet
I read your list of Mild tasting fish. Could you break it down further for me into "very" mild tasting fish? I am trying to include more fish in my diet, …

Freezing Battered Fish Not rated yet
I was wondering can I Batter halibut in a beer batter then freeze it before cooking it, and pull it out and cook it later? Answer Hi Mark Home …

Soaking scallops in phosphate solution Not rated yet
I have purchased scallops twice at a local grocery chain when they were advertised as fresh. Both times, under different cooking methods, they had a bitter, …

Cooking Escargo? Not rated yet
How to cook in oven with garlic? Answer Hi Vonnie I'm assuming that you may have bought the snails in the can. The best way to cook and serve …

Lobsters Not rated yet
I've had only warm and cold water lobsters. How does the flavor of a Maine lobster compare to a warm or cold water lobster? Answer Hi Corrine …

Boiling Halibut For Poor Man's Lobster Not rated yet
Is boiling halibut like poor man's lobster okay? If I would cut it into chunks about 1" how long would I boil them? Hi Pat Halibut makes great poor …

Storing Cooked Fish ? Not rated yet
How long can cod that's been sauteed and baked be kept in the refrigerator for leftovers? Hi DonnA Cooked fished should last at least 2 days. Thanks …

How To Cut Lobster Tails Not rated yet
How do you separate the lobster meat from the tail once you have cooked it? Hi, If you are just after the meat itself and not serving it with the …

Flavor of Lobster? Not rated yet
I am not a fan of the fishy taste or smell of most "seafood" but I do enjoy eating halibut, I will eat it battered (w/ tartar sauce) or non-battered with …

Flavor/Textures of Fish Not rated yet
I LOVE that chart you made for the 'Mild' fish, which calls out the textures. Have you done that for any 'non' mild fish? I was looking for something …

Baking Albacore Tuna? Not rated yet
How long would you bake albacore tuna and what degrees?(previously frozen) Answer The thickness of the Albacore tuna will determine the amount of …

Seasoning Steamed Alaskan Crab Legs? Not rated yet
How do you season Alaskan king crab legs if your steaming them? Answer The best way to add any seasoning when steaming or heating your crab up …

Any Tips on Baking Stuffed Fish? Not rated yet
I have a good recipe for a shrimp and crab stuffing for fish. However, whenever I make it, the fish always makes the stuffing way too moist/watery. I've …

Best Way To Thaw Frozen Lobster Tails Not rated yet
What is preferred method to thaw frozen lobster tails? Answer Place lobster tails in a air tight container or zip lock bags and thaw overnight …

Using Shrimp As Part of a Premade Freezer Meal Not rated yet
Hi, What's the best way to use frozen shrimp in a freezer meal? I want to make meals using shrimp for my supper club. Can I make a casserole, cool it, …

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Best Way to Cook Lake Trout and Remove The Fishy Flavor Not rated yet
I live in an area where we have freakishly large lake trout 15 to 23 in. I am wondering what is the best way to cook them? Sometimes, especially when …

Flavor of Haddock? Not rated yet
I'm from Fl and have never had haddock that I know of. How would you compare it to grouper or trigger fish in taste. I don't like pompano or any oily fish. …

What's a Good Dark Beer for Cooking Shrimp and Fish? Not rated yet
I'm not a beer drinker, but I wish to try some good beers for cooking. I would think the 'standards' from the corner "Stop & Shops" can be improved on …

How long to keep cooked shrimp? Not rated yet
How long an you keep refrigerated cooked shrimp? Answer I never like to keep cooked shrimp longer than 2 days in the refrigerator. Frank "AKA" …

Substitutes for Snapper or Grouper? Not rated yet
I have a recipe calling for red snapper or grouper. What is a Pacific Northwest substitute for these fish? Answer Haddock would be my first choice …

Length of Time Cooking Fish ? Not rated yet
Hi, I heard a food critique state that the longer fish is cooked, the fishier it tastes. Is that true? I like my fish cooked well, and am wondering …

Shelf life of King Crab Legs? Not rated yet
How long can you keep (store bought) frozen king crab legs in the refrigerator? Answer: Hi Duke Once your king crab legs are thawed I would not keep …

Best way to Cook Butterfish (Black Cod) ? Not rated yet
We have just bought 2 lbs of fresh butterfish (black cod) filets and have never cooked it before. We learned of this fish at Roy's in Palm Springs and …

Frying Fish with Butter or Olive Oil ? Not rated yet
For along time now when I want to cook fish simple and quick I fry it in EVOO and have always had excellent results. But recently when cooking flounder …

Best way to Cook Frozen Fish? Not rated yet
My question is what is the best way to cook frozen fish.Like cod,flounder,orange roughy.And can i use any grill. Answer: It is best not to cook your …

What Are Some Mild Tasting Fish? Not rated yet
Hello. I have never liked fish because of the smell, i assume it tastes that same way. Now i have a trainer that is trying to get me to eat fish. What …

Soft Shells After Baking Snow Crab Legs Not rated yet
Every time I bake Snow Crab legs, the shell seems to be rubbery, so it's hard to crack the shell with anything because it bends, how do I cook it so the …

Refrigerated shrimp Not rated yet
Question: How long can you keep cooked shrimp in the shell in the refrigerator. Answer: You should be able to keep them for at least 2 days after …

Deep Frying Flounder Not rated yet
This evening, I deep fried flounder fillet (battered) in hot olive oil - cooking time @ 2-3 minutes. The taste was good, but the flesh became soft and …

Make Shrimp Peel Easier Not rated yet
Is there anything to add to shrimp while or after boiling to make them easier to peel? Hi Lisa Not that I know of, but I can tell you that white shelled …

How do they Cook Snow Crab Not rated yet
How do they process snow crab. In salted/seasoned water or boiled/steamed in plain water prior to freezing ? Hi Chuck I really cannot give you a exact …

Cooking Shark on the grill Not rated yet
Hello Dear Fishmonger, A friend gave me two thick, fresh shark steaks this morning and I am not sure how to prepare them to their maximum deliciousness. …

Sea Scallops Nutrition Facts Not rated yet
Question: I was wondering if you could provide me with the nutritional value of sea scallops, i.e. calories, fat. Thanks Answer: Hi Helen I added …

What is the Best Scallop?
Sea or Bay
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Question: Which are better, Sea or Bay Scallops? I know the Sea scallop is larger. Answer: The sea scallop will be a much sweeter scallop, because …

Cooking Fish and Fries in the Same Oil. Not rated yet
Question: Can someone who is allergic to fish get sick 2 days after calamari was cooked in a deep fryer and oil wasn't changed for 2 days and then fries …

shrimp size Not rated yet
Question When buying shrimp,stores offer jumbo,large,medium and etc.Exactly what is the size (inches ?) of the above> Thank you. Answer Hi That's …

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