Tag Archives: seafood

Spotlight on Scallops

There are about 300 species of scallops. They live in all salt waters of the world, and all are edible–and although I have not tried all 300 varieties, it is probably safe to surmise that all are delicious. The candy of the sea! They can be pearly right, iridescent rose, or even purple or blue. They are deceivingly easy […]

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Salmon Says: Eat More Salmon

Before I even get to how amazingly healthy salmon is for you, I have to say that it is perhaps the single most versatile fish on the planet. It can be served in a traditional recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Admittedly smoked salmon (lox) and bagels for breakfast, a salmon salad for lunch, and […]

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Talk Like A Fisherman: Notes from Tony, Our Master Fishmonger & Why Fairway’s Fish is the Best

We like to do things the old-fashioned way at Fairway–which means Captain Tony Maltese, the man at the helm of Fairway’s seafood department, is up before the crack of dawn, selecting the best-of-the-best treasures from the sea. Here are some fish facts and lingo from  Captain Tony, and a little insight into how we do things […]

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A Spot-On Summer Meal: From Dock and Farm to Your Belly

New flash: it’s crazy hot today. Last week we regaled you with ideas for no-cook meals, for those times where venturing anywhere near a heat source seems like cruel and unusual torture. But sometimes life calls for a fabulous meal. And if you can muster the moxie, there is no better season than the dog days to create […]

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Why Local Seafood Rocks: Tony’s Take

Spring has sprung! And so it’s time to feast on fish caught from nearby newly-warm waters. We took a minute to pick the brain of Tony Maltese—the man behind our fresh-as-can-be seafood department—to find out why he’s so excited about local fish.

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Stone Crab Claws

Perfect Catch: Stone Crab Claws

Have you noticed the black-tipped crab claws in Fairway’s seafood department lately? If you’ve walked past these beauties, thinking you’re not in the mood to struggle with your supper, take a few steps back before you miss out on one of the greatest gifts from the sea this season. These specialties are stone crab claws, […]

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Shrimp Ceviche Salad

Mangia! Feast of the Seven Fishes

I’m undeniably a seafood fanatic, and I have my family to thank. Every holiday dinner, every celebratory occasion, and many weekend dinners are made special with baked clams as appetizers, pasta with cockles (called “vongole,” in Italian), or some preparation of shrimp, either fried, grilled, or in a scampi sauce. For me, the perfect meal […]

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Whole Fresh Striped Bass

Superfoods from the Sea

Did you know that seafood has numerous high-power health benefits. Not only is most seafood low in cholesterol, sodium, and fat, but it’s rich in vitamins, such as vitamin A, B6, and B12, as well as minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Need more convincing? Fish contains fat, but it is a healthy […]

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