Demystifying Seafood Safety: How to Store, Prepare and Cook

Seafood is one of those categories of foods that people love to eat while dining out (like Indian and Chinese food), but often don’t cook themselves. Perhaps this phenomenon is due to food-safety concerns or poor cooking skills. Either way, cooking seafood might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. I thought I would demystify …

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350-Pound Grouper

350-Pound Grouper Caught Off Southwest Florida Coast is 50 Years Old

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Research Institute just confirmed via Facebook page that a 350-pound grouper snagged in southwest Florida waters is real. Really big and really old! They’ve estimated the fish to be around 50 years of age. Incredibly, this goliath grandad was caught in a body of water shallower than 600 feet. …

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Tallahassee Chef Josh Cooper to Represent Florida at the World Food Championship

Josh Cooper just became the 2019 World Seafood Champion at the 8th Annual World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas, with his “Pan-Seared Scallops with Caviar Champagne Beurre Blanc”. This talented resident of Tallahassee, Florida went from last place in last year’s competition to take home a prize of $10,000. While a political consultant by day, …

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Fish Food for Thought: Why is a Grunt Fish Called a Grunt Fish?

There are well over 20,000 species of fish, each with unique scientific names. Truthfully, all fish may go by multiple names between the time it’s caught to the time it ends up on your plate.  For example, “grouper” is a generic name for at least 60 different species of fish. The same also holds true for snapper, …

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Yellowfin Tuna Contamination: Find Out Which Florida Seafood Operators Were Affected

Eight seafood importers in the US recently imported contaminated Yellowfin Tuna. Several of these importers operate in Florida. A total recall was issued after the fish caused many people to contract Scombrotoxin poisoning. All of the contaminated fish was purchased from Truong Phu Xahn. The FDA is warning restaurants and retailers to follow the source …

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Find Out Which Countries Are Serving Seafood This Holiday Season – Holiday Menu Included

Happy Holidays! Or should I say, “Happy Eat-Until-You-Can’t-Button-Your-Pants-Anymore Season.” As we embark on the pinnacle of another holiday season, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas meal planning commences, the thought of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce and vegetables, ham and dressing…puts me to sleep. And it’s not the tryptophan talking! I have …

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