Featured Fish: Acadian Red Fish

Acadian Red Fish, also known as Ocean Perch, Rose Fish, or just plain Red Fish are a smart seafood choice because they are sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.  They are orange to flame red in color, with a paler underbelly.  They have...

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Easter: Seafood Style

By the time Easter gets here, you know that spring is just around the corner. Hope and rebirth are what Easter is all about. Ham and Lamb are the two COP (center of plate) items that you hear most about for the dinner celebration, but salmon is making a statement at...

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Passover

Passover this year will be celebrated from sunset on April 8th until nightfall on April 16th . During this time, Jews will celebrate the Exodus, the freedom from slavery of the Israelites from Ancient Egypt. It is a very important celebration for the Jewish faith....

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Earth Day: 50 Years Later

On April 22, 1970 millions of people raised their hands and said enough is enough, we need to help our planet! And each year since, millions have put on gloves on their hands and picked up and cleaned up their yards, their neighborhoods, their parks and beaches. How...

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Happy 1st Birthday to SoFISHticated Seasoning!

It’s been a year since we launched our Harbor Fish’s own SoFISHticated Seasoning! It’s been a great year introducing our customers to more mildly flavored fish and being able to pump up the flavor with our seasoning. A real favorite has been using pollock in a demo...

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Salted Fish Blog

One of the iconic dishes of Maine is corned hake. And looking at the way it is spelled, you may get the wrong idea about what ‘corned hake’ is. Corned hake is salted hake. The reason the term ‘corn’ was used was because of the size of the salt pellets that were used...

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Lenten Season at Harbor Fish Market

Lent is one of the most important times of the year for many Christians. It is an observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Lent is the six-week period prior to Easter. It is traditionally a time for prayer, fasting, or...

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The Luck of the Salmon

Ok, so yes there’s the green beer, bangers and yummy colcannon but one staple of the Irish diet goes back centuries…the prized salmon. Folklore has it that the Irish treasured their salmon and it was a special meal, indeed! Salmon was said to contain vast knowledge...

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What Is In Our Freezers, Coolers and More!

Harbor Fish Market is all about the fresh fish every day…but there are some really great products that just happen to come in frozen or jarred. When you come in the store, make sure you look in every case, I guarantee there are some items in there that you will love....

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Get To Know Your Local Fishmonger

Back in the day, food shopping might take a week’s worth of lists and several stops until the larder was full. The butcher, fish market, baker, the produce guy, and then finally to the grocery store for all the incidentals, maybe some TV dinners and canned goods....

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You Want Shrimp? We’ve Got Plenty!

A blog post about blog posts. Now there is a novel idea! There are so many faucets to the commercial fishing industry, we could write about it for years. As we discuss what might make a good blog and then pair it with a recipe, we are intent on making the story fresh,...

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Cabin Fever/ Snow Day Inspiration

With weather forecasting, they are able to tell us we have a snow storm coming days ahead. Take the opportunity to be prepared (no, not toilet paper, milk and bread) but a fun-filled day of cooking seafood! When you hear you may have a snow day coming, go online and...

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Slow Cooking with Seafood

Who doesn’t love the slow cooker this time of year? It’s all in one pot. You start it before you head to work.  You arrive home and the house smells great (like you cooked all day, but it wasn’t you!) All you need to do is add the last ingredients and by the time...

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All About Atlantic Whiting

  There was a time in Maine during shrimp season, that there were plenty of small whiting around and a buyer would come up from Rhode Island and buy them all up, they were cheap fish. He sold them to fish fry restaurants and street vendors that would fry them...

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Keeping Your Resolutions

Of all the resolutions we make, ‘eating healthy’ is probably number one. And working here, being surrounded by seafood, you would think that it’s easy to eat healthy. But, we are all human and it’s a real struggle sometimes to eat fish more than once a week. My own...

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A Visit from Sandy Claws

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to bring out the fancy dishes and treat your guests to delicious seafood. Let’s talk about crabmeat. We are really lucky in the NorthEast to have our icy, cold North Atlantic waters to give us the sweet Jonah and Rock crabs. At...

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New Year Resolutions 2020

Two things…first…can you believe it is the year 2020? In our wildest dreams as kids, we never imagined what 2020 might be like. We figured it would either be fun like the Jetson TV show, or dismal like the song ‘In the Year 2525’. Now we have dated ourselves....

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Happy Hanukkah 2019

Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights, is full of traditions, customs and rituals. Lighting the Menorah, gift giving, candle lit blessings all held dear by our Jewish friends. A tradition that most holidays share is the feasting! That’s where Harbor Fish comes in. We carry...

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