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How to Perfectly Pan Sear Fish

By Christopher Stewart | May 9, 2013

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Have you ever had a crispy seared piece of fish at your favorite restaurant, tried to replicate it at home and your fish not only didn’t get crispy, it stuck to the skillet, and flaked apart? Yea, same here. Pan searing is a classic cooking technique in restaurants and its a great way to enjoy a crispy crust and a lightly cooked piece of fish. The freshness and flavor of the fish shine through using this cooking technique and we have narrowed down 3 key steps to making the perfect sear at home.  Read More

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Marcus’s Tip: How to Test the Freshness of Your Fish

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 27, 2012

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Growing up on the west coast of Sweden, we would head to our family home in Smögen where my father and I would fish for hours in the morning. Whatever we would catch, we would sell a third of our pile, give a third away to our neighbors and friends, and smoke the rest for our own supply. I was lucky enough to have access to the best salmon, herring and mackerel, so freshness was never an issue. Living in New York, however, you have to rely on a good fishmonger and some basic tips below to know how to test the freshness of your fish. Read More

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