Get ready, get set. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries released a proclamation for hand harvest of oysters beginning on October 15, 2012 at sunrise. Check with your fish market for availability and start planning your first oyster roast of the season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service recently published the Fisheries of the United States — 2011 report. And the National Fisheries Institute has released America’s Top 10 Favorite Seafood Species. Shrimp is the number one species consumed followed by canned tuna.
The News and Observer reports on Sea Grant’s fish house inventory conducted by Barbara Garrity-Blake, a cultural anthropologist, and Barry Nash, a seafood technology and marketing specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant. Coverage of this study also ran in the Charlotte Observer and the Jacksonville Daily News.
- News 14 Carolina gets a jump on oyster season with oyster stew: http://coastal.news14.com/content/cooking/lets_cook/664355/let-s-cook–oyster-stew
- The Fall 2012 issue of Edible Piedmont features an oyster appetizer on page 18 and a bouillabaisse with a twist on page 39: http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?m=10998&l=1
- Food52 tempts us with oysters topped with a Sriracha lime butter: http://food52.com/recipes
- Brunswick Catch fries up good ol’ oysters flitters: http://brunswickcatch.com/taste-the-history-recipes/
- The Outer Banks Voice shares some history on cioppino and a recipe for the kettle of fish: http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/09/21/heres-a-fine-kettle-of-fish/
- Star News Online features a stew with clams and yams called Malat, the recipe is adapted from Marcus Samuelsson‘s 2006 book The Soul of a New Cuisine: http://foodies.blogs.starnewsonline.com/29007/clams-yams-star-in-stew-from-mozambique/
- The News and Observer pays tribute to shrimp and grits, a signature dish of the South: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/25/2367032/coming-out-of-our-shell.html and offers some rules for preparing fish tacos: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/25/2368423/what-you-are-doing-wrong-with.html
- The North Carolina Seafood Festival will hold a shrimp and grits competition on Sunday, October 7 in the Cooking with the Chef’s tent. For details please visit: http://www.ncseafoodfestival.org/about/cooking-with-the-chefs/.