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.