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Review by Debbie Mazo


Despite the multiple advantages of preparing fish, like its adaptability to seasonings and high nutrition content, many people are still reluctant to cook seafood. To help dispel the mystery surrounding seafood, visit the catch at Full of handy tips, this online magazine offers all the basics you'll need to know when it comes to the art of seafood cooking. is based on the award-winning Simply Seafood magazine that originated in 1990. The publication moved online last year to accommodate seafood lovers in search of information, recipes, and pure inspiration. Billed as the Web's seafood super site, has a lot to offer seafood chefs of all calibers with original recipes, an online seafood encyclopedia, and answers to your most challenging questions about seafood. If you want to cook fish like a pro, browse through Fish Tips and demystify some of the techniques associated with preparing seafood. For example, do your dinner guests a favor and remove the pin bones from fish fillets before cooking. To take out the pin bones, run your fingers along the flesh from the broader head end toward the tail end. You should feel the tips of the bones lift up a bit in the flesh. Using small needlenose pliers or large tweezers, grab the tip of each pin bone and gently pull to remove.

Today's fish market includes a wealth of fresh seafood with many consumers overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. The Seafood Guide can eliminate the confusion regarding popular alternatives with shopping tips, cooking suggestions, and more. If you're a fan of the swordfish (or Xiphias gladius), browse through the reference information for cooking suggestions to keep swordfish moist and tender. According to the Seafood Guide, you'll discover that swordfish should be cooked quickly over a very hot charcoal fire or under a preheated broiler.

When it comes to seafood cuisine, the Simply Seafood Cookbook offers new taste experiences with dozens of kitchen-friendly recipes. Organized in a searchable database, recipes have been designed for ease and efficiency. Search recipes by species, ingredients, or courses such as main dishes. For entrees that are guaranteed to please, try the Pan Fried Peppered Halibut with Pears and Watercress or whip up the Poached Salmon with Mustard Sauce. If you have a huge seafood appetite, you can always order your fish directly from the Simply Seafood Superstore where you can shop the world's oceans.

Other highlights of the site include Dock Talk for the latest news in the world of seafood. Planning a vacation this summer? Before you pack your bags, check into Fun Festivals for a listing of seafood festivities around the country. Wherever you drop anchor, has all the resources you'll ever need when it comes to seafood cuisine.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997.

Copyright © 2000, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    August 2000


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