Even if cooking isn’t your thing, that’s okay! There’s always time to learn. Seafood lovers can enjoy their favorite meal from the comfort of their own homes. Of course, if they are looking for something different, then heading to Baltimore’s traditional seafood destination is a must. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking seafood!
Before we begin, here’s a good piece of advice: choose your seafood carefully.it doesn’t matter if you choose fresh or frozen – all of it has been frozen before it hits the grocery store. Lobster doesn’t travel that well, so bear that in mind as you choose where to source it from; lastly, not all fish are created equal. Some are good in sushi and poke bowls, and others are not.
Don’t Select Endangered Species
Some types of fish belong to different categories of endangered species. Bluefin tuna and red snapper are delicious but hard to find. Still, that doesn’t need to present an obstacle. Simply choose substitutes such as ahi tuna, black sea bass, and yellowfin tuna.
Storing the Fish
How to store seafood is always a question everyone asks. Don’t use plastic freezer bags. When it comes to fish and other seafood, you’ll need to approach it differently. Containers of ice are a better bet instead.
Time for Cooking
Seasoning and searing a fish filet might be all you need to bring together your next seafood masterpiece. Cleaning the fish – gutting and scaling them – could be necessary, especially with fresh-caught fish. Grilled fish is delicious, but you need to approach it carefully.
Learning Some Secrets
Cooking seafood doesn’t need to be a mystery. Did you know that you can boil crab and lobster? Picking out the ones you want is a much trickier task than actually preparing them for your table. Shrimp can be steamed, and prepared in several other ways as we have mentioned before. You can also experiment with scallops by lightly sauteeing them. Shuck some oysters and serve them on the half-shell with some cold beer or ale, or turn them into something delicious, like southern fried oysters.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
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 any time 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, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!