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5 Underrated Seafoods

5 Underrated Seafoods

Broaden your diet and try some different types of seafood!

Some of the most popular types of seafood include blue crabs, salmon, tuna, cod, and catfish. If you want to expand your palate for different types of a seafood, then you should try a more underrated variety. With so much diversity in the sea, you can’t go wrong with another type of seafood delicacy. Use your favorite baking and grilling techniques on these five seafood delights. 


Mackerel is one of those fish varieties that are delicious when served grilled, baked, or even raw. They are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein, and phosphorous. An added benefit for conscious eaters is that mackerel is also low in sodium.


The second type of fish on this list is especially popular in sushi kitchens. Because it’s such a dry fish, a great recipe will pair best with this fish. Like mackerel, it’s also rich in necessary vitamins and nutrients. Try grilling, poaching, baking, or serving halibut raw.  


As far as the whiting family goes, hake is considered the best in that category. A great source of protein, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, hake is known for its firm texture and sweet flavor. The best preparations for this type of fish are pan frying and barbecuing. Don’t forget that with this fish, the heads and rails will add delicious flavor to a fish stock.  


As a member of the clam family, scallops are known for their firm texture, white color, and round shape. Although expensive, they can add just the wow-factor to a meal that you’ve been looking for. Also, rich in omega-fatty acids, they are a dish that is healthy for the heart and metabolism.

Sea bass

Sea bass is becoming more increasingly popular because of the fantastic way that it cooks. It’s recognizable by its bright, silver skin, as it looks incredibly appealing when plated. This fish is low in calories and an excellent source of protein.


Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was 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, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 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 anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+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