Category Archives: Seafood Sightings

Weekly roundup of seafood-related articles in North Carolina newspapers.

Seafood Sightings: February 23, 2017

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Recipes featured this week include shrimp, crab, fish and clams. Enjoy!

  • Immaculate Bites offers coconut shrimp served up with pineapple marmalade dip and sriracha dipping sauce.
  • New York Times preheats the oven and makes roasted fish in a snap.

Seafood Sightings: February 16, 2017

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steamed shrimp with soy-ginger sauce

Congrats are in order for the North Carolina chefs up for the 2017 awards known as “The Oscars of Food.”

Feeling the winter blues yet? Try these zesty, Asian-inspired seafood dishes for fresh flavors and a nutritional “feel-good” boost.

  • Star News features a quick video tutorial to Do Your Own Dim Sum. This traditional Chinese dumpling dish combines shrimp, scallops and crabmeat for a simple, savory filling.



Seafood Sightings: February 9, 2017

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Feast Down East holds its annual Local Food Conference on Friday, Feb. 10. Barry Nash, North Carolina Sea Grant’s seafood technology and marketing specialist, will participate in a panel on shaping a foodie city. Register at the door.

The N.C. Aquaculture Conference will be held Feb. 10 and 11 in New Bern. The meeting includes a self-drive tour on Feb. 9 and an Aquaponics workshop on Feb. 8. Register here.

As part of the conference,  Sea Grant will offer a Shellfish Aquaculture Workshop in Morehead City on Saturday, Feb 11. The workshop is scheduled from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Bryant Building on the Carteret Community College campus at 205 College Circle.

  • The James Beard Foundation has oysters on the half shell that are topped with finely diced tomatoes and a creamy mignonette.
  • Brunswick Beacon cooks up a quick and flavorful shrimp curry.
  • Salty Catch Seafood Company keeps things simple with fried shrimp.

Seafood Sightings: February 2, 2017

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When it comes to entertaining, easy and versatile dishes are ideal. These shrimp and clam recipes make great appetizers and finger foods. Game day may be just around the corner, but you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy!

  • The News & Observer features a quick recipe for hot honey shrimp. Pepper jelly fans will approve.
  • In case you missed it, Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis put the Cape Fear region in the spotlight when she visited on Friday, Jan. 27, to support the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. Read the article in the Wilmington Star News. Laurentiis kicks off her entertainment menu with this recipe for spicy Calabrian shrimp.
  • UNCTV’s PBS | Food is serving orange shrimp. Orange juice and marmalade make an easy sweet-and-sour glaze.
  • Mariner’s Menu has a simple, creamy clam dip. This appetizer can be mixed ahead of time and served chilled.
  • Flavor NC also shares a Mexican clam dip with cream cheese, salsa verde, cilantro and spices.

Seafood Sightings: January 19, 2017


Steamed Flounder with Ginger. Photo by Vanda Lewis

Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or a fresh new dish to try, this week’s simple recipes can satisfy a variety of cravings in a pinch. Enjoy!

  • The New York Times features Vivian Howard, owner of Chef & The Farmer in Kinston, for her role in the rural town’s economic and cultural revival. Read the article here, which includes Howard’s recipe for Eastern North Carolina fish stew.
  • Immaculate Bites shares a recipe for Jamaican steamed fish. This hearty dish will become your go-to for its versatility. Whether carb-heavy or fresh with vegetables, you can tailor it depending on your cravings — or what you already have in your fridge!

Seafood Sightings: January 12, 2017

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Cream of Shrimp Soup. Photo by Vanda Lewis

The weather has been brutal this week. Hopefully you get can some comfort from recipes for the chowders, soups and stews featured below. Stay warm!

  • Big Oven has a healthy Thai fish soup that is packed full of veggies.

Seafood Sightings: January 5, 2017

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Get off to a great start this year with bluefish, clams and shrimp. Enjoy!

  • In the Holiday 2016 issue of Coastwatch, Emily White runs with the blues, sharing why you shouldn’t rule out this fresh catch of the day.
  • Island Life NC celebrates clams, offering a few interesting facts about these bivalves. Also, find recipes for steamed clams, pasta and clam sauce and clams casino.