Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What Are America’s Favorite Seafood?

Unless you’re one of those unfortunate souls who suffer from seafood allergies, very few would refuse a dish of fresh and expertly prepared seafood. On average, Americans eat about 14.5 pounds of seafood per year, but which ones are their top picks? Based on data from the National Marine Fisheries Service, these three species have stayed unbeatable since 2005. Here are the top three most consumed seafood in the US:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Your Guide to Having the Best-tasting Steak at Monterey Restaurants

The way a steak is cooked is purely a matter of preference. The waiter usually asks this after you place your order. If you like the outside cooked and the inside partially raw, go for rare. When the outside is thoroughly cooked and the inside is cooked but slightly red, it's medium. If the steak is cooked all the way through and somewhat charred, it's well done. It is also possible to have a steak cooked between two levels, i.e. medium rare, medium well, etc. Add sauces and side dishes It is said that the sauce makes the meat, but premium restaurants in Monterey, CA like Domenicos on the Wharf point out that quality beef shouldn't require any.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Crab Season Begins with a Bang for Monterey Seafood Restaurants

Aside from Dungeness crab, our Monterey restaurant treats customers to tasty Alaskan Red King Crab (made famous by the television show ""Deadliest Catch""), which also happens to be in season. Also delivered fresh to our dock daily are Monterey Bay spot prawns, which are among the tastiest prawns in the West Coast. Peak season The demand for Dungeness crab dishes is expected to rise as the season kicks off. Some fisherman have reportedly hauled in more 20,000 pounds of crab in three days? and when the pickings are good, prices tend to plateau. This has prompted visitors and locals alike to make a mad dash to their favorite seafood haunts for some delectable crab fare. Diners who want to get their fix of sumptuous Monterey seafood will be wise to make reservations well in advance to beat the rush and not get left hung out to dry.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Most Essential Ingredients of Italian Food

Italian food is popular throughout the world for its great variety. From tiny home kitchens to huge restaurants, one can expect to always find any or all of these essential ingredients that define Italian cooking:
Olive oil – High in monounsaturated fat (the complete opposite of bad saturated fat), it makes it a good bet to boost levels of good cholesterol and decrease amounts of bad cholesterol. It is also high in antioxidants which are good for the heart.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Right Seafood for Every Occasion

If you are visiting the coastal community of Monterey, don’t miss the chance to try out its great seafood. Know, however, that while seafood abounds in restaurants here, there are certain types that are right for a particular occasion. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when eating at a seafood restaurant:

If you’re out on a date

Don’t believe the misconception to never order lobster while you are on a date. If you have an appetite for it, then go for it. After all, lobsters are many times a seafood restaurant’s specialty. Still, keep in mind some etiquette when eating this coveted meal. Use your knife and fork gently to get the flesh from the shell.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Three Tips for a Healthy Seafood Meal

There’s one thing better than eating fresh seafood and that’s eating it right at your favorite seaside restaurant, while you enjoy the breeze from the sea in the company of good friends. Of course, there’s also a healthy way of dining on the freshest catch of the day. Here are a few good tips on how to savor a seafood meal that’s equal parts delicious and waistline-friendly:

Monterey Seafood Restaurants Welcome the Alaskan King Crab Season

In 1992, the International King Crab Rehabilitation and Enhancement Symposium was held in Anchorage with experts from around the world collaborating to find a way to make this goal a reality. Unfortunately, the Alaskan king crab is a poor candidate for aquaculture because it takes seven to nine years to mature. In other words, the best seafood in Monterey comes directly from the sea, as is the case with the Alaskan king crab. Fortunately, you can enjoy this prized delicacy at restaurants like Domenico’s on the Wharf.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Top Monterey Restaurants are Loyal Supporters of Sustainable Fishing

Fortunately, popular Monterey restaurants like Domenico’s on the Wharf use sustainable and wild seafood in their dishes. In fact, Domenico’s cooks only with fish that have normal population levels, are caught with techniques that minimize the catching of unwanted species (like turtles), and are caught in the wild as opposed to being cultivated via aquaculture. As such, diners at the restaurant can enjoy the best-tasting seafood without having to worry whether the food they’re eating is ethically sourced. Overfishing is not a problem that can be addressed overnight or by the efforts of only a few. Fishing companies must be more conscientious about their practices; consumers must know whether the fish they buy is overexploited or not; and restaurants in Monterey must make a commitment to use only sustainable seafood.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Three of the Healthiest Fish Options

Most people know that eating fish is good for the heart. That’s because fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids—compounds that are essential to health but are not made by the body. But are some fish healthier to eat than others? If so, which ones are they? To help you with your food choices at your favorite seafood restaurant, below is a list of some of the healthiest fish to check out:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Things to Know While Eating in a Seafood Restaurant

Do you love eating seafood? With so many fish and shellfish varieties, the sea is full of delicious bounty. It certainly helps that seafood can be prepared in a multitude of ways, from raw sashimi to being grilled over charcoal. If you love seafood, then you will want to check out your local seafood restaurant for some scrumptious fare.

The most ideal seafood restaurants are those that are conveniently located near the fisheries and/or docks, since such establishments are sure to have the freshest seafood at hand. It might be helpful for diners to familiarize themselves with the seafood available for the season in a given area before visiting a restaurant. This way, diners can take advantage of seasonal dishes that are not normally available.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From Deadliest Catch to a Sumptuous Treat

Simply put, the Alaskan King Crab is the finest in the world, enough for it to have its own award-winning reality show. A monarch among crabs, it is highly coveted for its rich and succulent taste.

With the crab harvesting season lasting just a couple of months, and its demand in the global market being consistently high, a king crab meal is always a luxurious treat. With its snow-white meat and delicate texture that rouses the palate with a refreshing sweetness not found in other types of crab meat, King Crab dishes are, indeed, at par with the most exquisite culinary creations.