Cod tongues you say? Fish have cheeks… and they are edible? We will always get a list of questions with some of our more *unique*seafood options in our store, and we love them! Educating you all on things other than your typical fillets is something we are passionate about.
Yes, we sell cod cheeks and tongues, and they are darn good! We have awesome recipes that you can ask for if you ever want to adventure out and give tongues and cheeks a try.
Monk tail is another more unique product. It is also known as the poor man’s lobster, due to its very similar texture to lobster. It too is good eatin’… especially wrapped in bacon!
Uni is also something a lot of our customers haven’t seen before. It is the roe of a sea urchin. Customers who enjoy uni come in and eat it straight out of the package with a fork! But you can also add it to butter (see our uni butter recipe here!), make sushi with it, or even add it to pasta raw! Conch is another one of our items we see people ogling. We sell it alive, in its shell. It is not much of a traditional American seafood item, but one that many other cultures adore. If you’ve given it a shot, we are sure you like it! Often times conch is used in ceviche, or fried into fritters – they are both tasty options
Although softshell crabs aren’t too odd, some may have never tried them. It’s always fun to speak with someone who has just learned that you eat soft shell crabs “shell-on.” Yup you heard that right! Soft-shell crabs are exactly as their name suggests, a crab with a paper thin shell. We enjoy breading, deep frying them, and putting them in a bun with all the fixin’s! There is nothing like a soft-shell crab burger!
The moral of this blog is, don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Some of our odder items, are equally as tasty as the traditional items, you just have to know how to cook it! We hope this inspires you to get outside your comfort zone and try something new! As we always say, just ask us, and we can help answer any of the questions you may have about the products we carry.