Grey Sole 101

Grey sole, also known as witch flounder, are a flat fish with a very small mouth and both eyes on the top side of their body. They are a deep-water fish that are typically brown to grey on top with a vibrant white under belly. This allows them to easily camouflage...

What is Uni: A Complete Guide to Sea Urchin

Sea urchins are spiny-shelled echinoderms. They are closely related to sand dollars and starfish. Uni, pronounced oo-nee, are actually sea urchin roe. These bright yellow to bright orange lobes are considered a delicacy to some. They are often used in sushi, over...

Harbor Fish Market’s Holiday Gift Guide

Whether it be for a yankee swap, a hosting gift, or a present from Santa to place under the tree, Harbor Fish Market has plenty of options when it comes to gifts this holiday season. The gift of seafood is one that brings together a group of people to enjoy a...

Harbor Fish Market’s: Feast of the Seven Fishes

Although many of you may be aware that Harbor Fish Market is a small, family owned business in Portland, Maine, you may not be aware that we are an Italian family. We are proud of our heritage and the sharing of our love of food (specifically seafood, of course) is...

Thanksgiving Essentials

Does anyone else feel like they blinked and it became November? This year flew by for us! We are shocked that we already are coming up on Thanksgiving. Now with that being said, we are here to quickly remind ourselves and all of you that it is time to start placing...

How Do Oysters Form Pearls?

With our out-of-this-world oyster stuffing recipe coming out tomorrow, we wanted to cover an intriguing characteristic of oysters. Did you know that oysters have the ability to make pearls? We’ve even had a customer find a pearl inside an oyster that they...