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...

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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...

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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 purchased...

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Harbor Fish Market’s Holiday Guide to Shipped Seafood

Just to preface this blog post, we wanted to let you know that we understand it is October 29th . Some of you may gasp in horror to read this post, while others may feel indifferent, or dare we say happy, when we mention the word Christmas… Listen, we know it’s not...

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Seafood That Wear Halloween Costumes Year Around!

The spookiest time of the year is right around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll be at Halloween parties featuring the spookiest appetizers imaginable. We’ve all witnessed the appetizer that looks like a gelatinous brain, and we shiver; but then upon tasting it,...

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John’s River Oysters

John' River Select John's River Cocktail Fresh oysters are one of Harbor Fish Market’s specialties. We carry a wide variety of oysters from different parts of Maine, Massachusetts, NH, Rhode Island, and even the west coast! Our selection is displayed in a unique...

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We Love You, Lobster!

Listen, we do not discriminate when it comes to lobster. We will take it in all forms, whenever humanly possible. Steamed? Sure! Made into a salad? Absolutely! Atop some freshly poached eggs? You bet! In a roll? Give us twenty! Lobster has that perfect balance between...

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Seafood for Breakfast?

A seafood breakfast is a food-lover’s dream come true! Health nuts and fish fanatics can all rejoice in this tasty trend. Move over lunch and dinner, because breakfast is now serving up a variety of unique seafood dishes that will be sure to catch your eye! Why eat...

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From the Spice Cabinet: Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay is seafood’s best friend! This classic dry seasoning contains mustard, paprika, celery salt, bay leaf, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, mace, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger, and it packs a punch! Old Bay is great on everything,...

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FAQ’s About Oysters

We get a lot of questions surrounding oysters, which can often seem a bit of an enigma. They also can be a bit intimidating the first time you try them. We are here to answer some of those frequently asked questions and also educate our customers on these tasty...

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All About Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon, also known as red or blueback salmon, are known for being one of the smaller Pacific salmon species. Regardless of their size, their succulent, vibrant orange meat, is one of the tastiest of all types of salmon. The typical size of sockeye salmon is...

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Octopus 101

The octopus is a mysterious creature. This can be attributed primarily to their appearance. They are essentially a sac with 8 arms, 3 hearts, 9 brains and blue blood, which can admittedly be a bit less than appetizing! And that’s before one considers their apparent...

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The Delicacy that is Bluefin Tuna

                          Bluefin tuna are among the most beautifully colored fish in the sea. They display a vibrant metallic blue on the top of their bodies, and a shimmering white on the bottom. These colors are strategic markings, providing camouflage from above...

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All About Laughing Bird Shrimp

There’s a delicate balance between the health benefits of serving wild seafood and the ecological benefits of serving farmed seafood. We’re constantly on the lookout for products that are both healthy to eat, and healthy for our planet. One variety of farmed shrimp...

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Poke Bowls: This Season’s Hottest Food Trend

Poke bowls are this season’s hottest food trend. We want to break down its history for you a little, and then show you just how easy it is to make in the comfort of your own home! Poke bowls originated in Hawaii. The word poke translates to “cut” or “slice” and...

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Red Snapper

  Red snapper can grow surprisingly large, topping the scale at 35 pounds. But the average market size is only roughly 4 to 6 pounds. Red snapper that are under 4 pounds have a lighter pink colored skin, but as they grow older (and bigger), they develop a deeper red...

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