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Fundraising for Cudjoe Key

Fundraising for Cudjoe Key

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Big Water Fish Market’s fundraiser to help rebuild Cudjoe Key, Florida, from the devastation Irma caused with a direct hit to the Keys, was met with generous support from friends and neighbors.  BWFM was able to raise $2000 for this worthy cause.  The funds raised were sent to Square Grouper Bar and Grill, which was […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SIESTA KEY’S “SWEET MEAT” “Two crabs swim into a sand bar. The crustaceans ask, “Do you serve crabs here?”  The sand bartender says, “Of course….we serve everyone.” Well your local fish markets are now serving crabs to everyone as well. The one and only Florida Stone Crabs are now available as crab season just started […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOW I SURVIVED IRMA ON SASHIMI & SHRIMP I have lived on Siesta Key for the last 17 years. 2004 was the summer of storms. That was also the year when the Category 4 Charley devastated our Gulf Coast area and all of the lesser hurricanes and tropical storms since then like Debbie came but […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SEAFOOD STEAM POT SCIENCE   There is something about the combination of shellfish, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and smoked sausage all steamed together in one big stockpot that makes this one of the tastiest and easiest dinners on the planet to make. Some people use the same concept as putting all of the kids in the pool by […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SHRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY  Not everyone takes into consideration what it takes to put that delicious shrimp on your plate. First the shrimpers wake up at the crack of dawn, load the gear and prep their boat, rain or shine. They set out to sea (sometimes for days or weeks at a time) with a bunch […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Soft Shell Crab 101 One of the sweetest, most tender and mouthwatering foods in the world is the white succulent meat from a Crab. Sometimes you have to work for it but a mouth full of butter dipped crab meat is one of life’s greatest pleasures. As of May 15th we Floridians say goodbye to our […]

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The Island Fishmonger

The Island Fishmonger

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eat like a King Although the month of Lent ends with Easter weekend, that is no reason to stop eating fish on a religious schedule. As a matter of fact, with the health benefits and delicious taste factors, I can’t think of any reason to discontinue your heart-healthy fish diet. First of all, April fishing […]

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Big water fish market

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Where's the fish? During the spring, when the beaches are crowded and the population is plentiful, us Siesta Key locals are asked for advice on a daily basis. What to do, which restaurants are good and especially where is the fish? All good questions but it is surprisingly hard in Sarasota to find a good […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

LIONFISH IS DELISH! The month of July is feeling alot like a Lionfish awareness month. We don’t usually hear that much about these cool looking animals with red and white zebra stripes. We don’t see them in the display cases of many fish markets and they are never caught by fisherman as these fish can’t […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Summer Seafood Market Report Summer seafood season brings lower prices and different availability May 15 marked the end of Stone Crab season for us Florida Claw junkies. But have no fear…like clockwork, October of 2016 our Stone Crab captains will be back on the water pulling and supplying us with the mouthwatering Stones to us […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Fish for Breakfast Several years ago I was visiting the West Coast of Southern California. Every morning I would walk to this West Coast surfer coffee shop. It was just around the corner from where I was staying. Often I felt like I was in the twilight zone as most of the shop’s patrons had […]

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