Land of the Free, Because of the Brave

It’s Memorial Day weekend, time to fire up the grill! The sun’s out, the outdoor furniture has been washed off and arranged around the deck, the salads have been made, the blueberry pie is in the oven. Our Memorial Day celebrations are the kick off to ‘summah’ here in...

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soFISHticated Seasoning’s – The Spice of Life

TA-DA!!!  It’s finally on the shelves…Harbor Fish’s own “SoFISHticated Seasonings” All Purpose Blend spice. It took a few months of R & D but we finally came up with just the right blend of spices, then developed a great looking label and wow, there it is on the...

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Cinco De Mayo: Let’s Taco ‘Bout it!

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day but the celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. It’s not really celebrated in Mexico, except in the city of Puebla and...

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Mother’s Day

Mom…a word that conjures up all kinds of warm images. A warm kitchen is what comes to my mind when I think of my mom, where something delicious was always going on the stove top or in the oven. So, it’s no wonder that with Mother’s Day approaching my thoughts turn to...

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Seaweed Week: What is Seaweed?

So, what exactly is seaweed and kelp? Seaweed and kelp are marine algae. These algae provide essential nursery habitat for fish and other marine species and play a role in providing our planet with oxygen! Another important role they play is one of providing healthy...

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Eating Fish for Spring Holidays

Good Friday The tradition of eating fish rather than meat on Good Friday stems from the Roman Catholic custom to not eat warm-blooded animals on Friday.  Christianity states that Jesus sacrificed his flesh on Good Friday, dying for our sins.  This is the reason why...

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Acme Smoked Fish

In 1905, Acme Smoked Fish Co, located in Brooklyn NY, started as a horse-drawn wagon selling smoked fish. Since then, the company has been passed down from generation to generation and it’s no surprise that all these years later, they are a leader in the smoked fish...

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Have you ever ‘smelt’ a smelt?

On the Maine coast, smelts are a sure sign of spring. They live in schools in the ocean until heading into estuaries and streams to spawn, where in some places they can be caught with dip-nets. And if you find yourself at a campground, at some point, you will hear the...

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Maine Maple Syrup & Seafood: Friends or Foes?

Maine Maple Sunday is an annual rite of passage from winter to spring here in Maine. People come out of hibernation to get fresh Maine maple syrup drizzled over pancakes, ice cream and yes, snow. Although there may still be snow on the ground, the maple trees are...

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All About Skate

Skate are a bottom dwelling fish.  They have cartilage instead of bones, just like their relative, the shark. Skate are shaped like a kite and are typically brown/gray in color.  Some skate are solid in color, while others have patterns. Their large pectoral fins,...

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Ducktrap River of Maine

View their Recipe Book Here: http://ducktrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Ducktrap-Recipes.pdf At Harbor Fish Market, we pride ourselves on carrying only the best seafood available. Fresh, frozen, smoked, value-added…you name it. One of our bestselling brands is...

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Hake: A Great Alternative to Cod

Hake is a member of the cod family and is a great alternative to cod.  Although just as tasty as many other white fish, we find hake to be an under-utilized species.  Perhaps that is because most people don’t realize how awesome Hake really is! The flesh of Hake is...

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What to do with Seafood Leftovers

On Friday night you have a big fish fry...haddock was on sale at Harbor Fish Market and you took advantage of it. And the kids love fried fish!So, Sunday you are looking for something for breakfast, no bacon or sausages in the fridge but that left over fried haddock...

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Comfort Food with a Seafood Twist!

Winter meals aren’t just about baked beans and brown bread, mac ‘n’ cheeses, and shepherd’s pies. Seasonal flavors and ingredients -- of the seafood variety can give you all a much-needed break from the normal routine of winter foods and allow you to find new comfort...

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The Art of Smoked Seafood

Smoked fish is exactly like it sounds, fish that has been cured by smoking.  Foods in general have been smoked throughout history as a means to preserve the food.  In more recent years, smoked fish is generally done for its unique taste given by the smoking process....

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All About Pollock

Atlantic Pollock (Pollachius virens) is a species of fish that is sustainably harvested, and at present, in no danger of being over-fished. Although a member of the cod family, the pollock is distinguished by it’s slightly greenish color and darker flesh. This darker...

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The Connection Between Lobster and Love

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner,  it’s only fitting to write a blog about the special day. Harbor Fish is all about the seafood and you might think “what does Valentine’s Day and seafood have in common?” Well, seafood for dinner on...

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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...

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