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Why is it that many people will order seafood in restaurants, but many are not comfortable cooking it?
Too much work? Too little time? Nonsense.
Fresh fish and seafood dishes are often just as quick to prepare as chicken breasts or burgers. And, we believe they are a great deal more interesting and versatile.
Cooking times are a stumbling block for many novice seafood cooks. They're fearful of overcooking or undercooking.
For Fish:Opaque is all you're looking for. Remember to judge cooking time by thickness of the fish, not its length. Make a slit in the thickest part and have a look. If it's opaque, it's done. If it's translucent, it's not done, so put it back on the heat for one to two minutes, and then have another look.
For Scallops (see our recipe below):Cook just until they are medium, just barely opaque and a little springy. Squeeze their sides with your spatula to check for springiness. Raw, they're squishy and as they cook, they become firmer.
For Shrimp:Cook them just until they're opaque. Cut one in half; it should be solid white throughout.
Some Fast Prep ideas:
Cook it in a flash to retain its juiciness; broil, bake, grill, sauté, or steam in a foil packet.
Add sizzling fish or shellfish on top of mixed salad greens or cooked bitter greens, such as spinach or kale. Or nestle it on a bed of quick-cooked rice, pasta or couscous.
While the fish or seafood cooks, make an easy but tangy sauce that adds gusto without taking much time to prepare. Put the two together and voila, dinner is ready in less than half an hour.
Whether you plan to pan-fry or grill, broil or bake, you want to start with the freshest seafood available. Depend on Motts Channel Seafood for all your fresh dinner plan needs.
This is a fast, easy and delicious meal idea. Scallops cook quickly. When done, they should feel soft and resilient to the touch. They should also flake easily when tested with a fork and appear moist inside.
Recipe Credit: Myrecipes.com. Image Credit: Randy Mayor
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Dredge the scallops in breadcrumbs.
Add scallops to pan, and cook 4 minutes. Turn scallops, and cook 3 minutes or until done.
Serve with mayonnaise mixture and lime wedges.
Wasabi: It's not just for sushi anymore!
When culinary worlds collide, expect an explosion of flavor. Silver Spring Wasabi sauce blends delicious elements of Eastern and Western cuisine, creating a taste sensation that's even greater than the sum of its parts.
This condiment pairs well with…
Grilled or baked Motts Channel Seafood fresh fish
roast beef sandwiches
Matt Martin, Co-Owner of WallCrawls will receive a $25 gift certificate for his next fresh fish and seafood purchase. Next time you are in don't forget to drop your business card or write down your email address and drop it in our fish bowl. You could be our next winner!
Lumina Daze 20th Anniversary August 28, 2016
Lumina Daze returns for an evening of fun! This event will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum and feature presentations on themes relating to Wrightsville Beach history. Dance the night away to live music by the Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars and The Imitations and again this year, there will be a Silent Auction. Auction items will include a wide assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses. Have your photo taken with life-sized cutouts, enjoy movies, plain air artists, a cash bar and more. For more informationclick here.
Sponsor the Best New Fishing Tournament
for A Great Cause - October 13-15 2016
To learn about sponsor opportunities please click here.
Fisherman's Post Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge Inlet Watch Marina, Carolina Beach, NC Sept 9 -11
Sign up for the Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge, a premiere inshore tournament that's located in the heart of North Carolina flounder and red drum territory! Registration will begin Friday at 3pm and last until 8pm discussing all event details including rules and regulations.Fishing days are Saturday and Sunday. Awards party and ceremony will be from 4pm to 6pm. Please Click here for more info!
Our recent accolades:
Wilmington Magazine readers voted us Best Seafood Market
Star News readers voted us Best Seafood Market
for 2013 and 2014!