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The Different Types of Cured and Smoked Salmon
The Different Types of Cured and Smoked Salmon
How do smoked salmon, lox, nova lox, and gravlax differ?
Published: June 2020
Tips for Getting the Best Sear on Scallops
Is there a preferred method for cooking sea scallops?
Published: January 2020
How to Remove Meat from a Cooked Lobster
Removing lobster meat from the shell is messy work—but it's worth the effort.
Published: July 2019
Can You Substitute Imitation Crab for Fresh Crabmeat?
Imitation crab is much cheaper than lump crabmeat. Is it worth buying?
Published: August 2017
Salmon Origins
Some grocery stores sell frozen products marked “Atlantic salmon,” but the package reads “product of Chile.” What's the salmon's true origin?
Published: June 2016
Supermarket Fish
Supermarket Fish
More than 27,000 types of fish exist in the world, but these 12 routinely appear in your local grocery store.
Published: June 2015
Ten Steps to Perfectly Baked Whitefish Fillets
If cooking delicate whitefish fillets intimidates you, you’re in good company. But armed with our foolproof baking method and some basic facts, you can make mo…
Published: February 2014
How to Grill Shrimp
Protect the crustacean. Follow our easy techniques to ensure tender, plump, flavorful shrimp.
Published: June 2013
Shellfish
Despite its name, shellfish are not fish (and they don't all have shells, either).
Published: June 2011
Surprise Anchovy Substitute
One pantry staple is a perfect stand-in for anchovies.
Published: December 2009
Deveining Shell-On Shrimp
Is deveining shrimp really necessary? And how do you do it?
Published: August 2009
Salmon: Fresh versus Frozen
How do fresh and frozen salmon compare?
Published: August 2009
Crabmeat
We found big differences in the quality of packed crabmeat available at the supermarket—and formed a few preferences.
Published: April 2007
Skinning Salmon
Use this technique to easily remove the skin from salmon. 
Published: August 2006
Knowing When Fish is Done
For perfectly cooked fish, you’ll need to use visual clues.
Published: February 2005