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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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...

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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...

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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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