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Saving on Seafood

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Our family loves to eat seafood. That wasn’t always the case for me. However, since I married a deep-sea diver with a love of fish and the last name of Fisher? Well, it’s a bit hard to avoid.

One thing that helped me to love seafood more was to realize how good it is for you AND that not all fish and seafood are created equal. My husband loves ahi while I prefer salmon. He’d take grilled shrimp while I’d choose clam chowder. We rejoice in our differences and try to find a way we can both be happy.

I also make sure that I buy salmon and tuna on sale and stash it in the fridge for a night when we can both be pleased with the “catch of the day”.

Keep an eye on the specials at your fish counter all year-round, and buy a 3-month supply when you see a great deal. Pay special close attention in Spring when the grocery store tends to lower their prices even more.

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  1. Tiffany R says:

    I try to keep a bag of Wild Caught shrimp from Costco in the freezer. It makes for a quick dinner when we are busy. I also buy a small supply of wild caught salmon when I see it go on sale. My family are moderate seafood lovers which means we eat it about twice a month.

  2. Stephanie M. says:

    We really enjoy seafood in our house. When I see flounder, tilapia, salmon filets, tuna steaks, shrimp, or scallops on sale, I buy them already frozen because if you buy them direct from the fish counter, most of them have already been previously frozen and now have to be eaten right away. At least this is the case in my grocery store. Not all of the fish was previously frozen but most is. The flounder, tilapia, salmon filets, and tuna steaks come individually vacuum packed and in one and two lb. bags. This makes it very convenient to use only what you need and to avoid wasting any. Shrimp come in 2 lb. bags which I almost always use the whole thing at once for scampi or something else. Scallops come in 1 lb. bags so if they are on sale, I might get two. Buying fish that is frozen and individually vacuum packed in large bags is the way I save money on fish and keep a good variety in my freezer.

  3. I just made your fish tacos with some wild caught Alaskan cod that I got at Trader Joe’s — so good! Fast and delicious dinner. Even my kids liked it. Will definitely be making it again.

  4. Okay . . . so I have to ask. Which soup is that? That’s the one thing I prefer with online recipes, most have a picture. I am so visual and with recipes that will often tip the balance of trying new ones. Is that in your new book? (my copy is not with me at the moment to look it up) I don’t do much with seafood, but with the boys being older and branching out I’m looking forward to trying more. 🙂

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