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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Cooking Seafood


Be sure to reduce these mistakes when cooking seafood.

Are you preparing seafood dinner in the near future? If so, we have a list of mistakes for you to avoid. Seafood consists of some of the finest foods available, but when mishandled, you can quickly decrease the quality of your seafood dish. Listed in this blog are helpful tips to help you reduce these common cooking errors. 

You Overfill Your Pan

Overloading your cooking pan is one of the worst things you can do while attempting to prepare seafood properly. Keep it in mind while you light the stove. Some food may be undercooked, while the rest may be overcooked. You should avoid overloading your pan at all costs to prevent this issue.

Stirring Food Too Much

While it may appear logical to keep stirring what is heating up, do not. Cook one side until it is well browned. Then flip it over and allow the other side to flavor up. Otherwise, the insides of the food will taste cold.

Cooking On High Heat

Avoid the urge to turn up the heat on the burners. A slow simmer is compelling and makes for a tastier product. Reduce the heat and season with the appropriate amount of seasonings. A gentle simmer for the next 8 or 9 minutes should be enough instead of cooking your food on high heat for the entire duration.

You Use Incorrect Ingredients

Don’t be hesitant to choose your ingredients with care. For example, if you misinterpret labels, the results can be disastrous for your seafood dish. Be sure to double-check recipes and ensure that you have all of the suitable materials and ingredients.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes