October 19 – National Seafood Bisque Day

National Seafood Bisque Day

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Food Facts on Seafood Bisque

  • Seafood bisque is a delightfully rich and creamy soup made with lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish.
  • Seafood bisque is often seasoned with wine or cognac and a savory bouquet of spices.
  • Seafood Bisque was developed as an ingenious way to extract flavor from the crustaceans that did not quite make the cut at the market.
  • The meat of the shellfish is puréed and added back to the soup as a thickening agent.
  • Seafood Bisque is cooked twice and some food historians say that the word “bisque” comes from the French “bis cuites,” meaning “twice cooked.”

October 2 – National Scallops Day

National Scallops Day

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Food Facts on Scallops 

  • Scallops are typically two to five inches in size and can swim by rapidly opening and closing their shells.
  • The muscle used for this activity is the only part of the animal that we eat.
  • Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared.
  • Scallops are found in all of the world’s oceans.
  • Scallops that are without any additives are called “dry packed”, scallops that are treated with sodium tripolyphosphate are called “wet packed”.

October 11 – National Sausage Pizza Day

National Sausage Pizza Day

pizza seafood sausage 2There are no rules saying that the sausage has to be made from meat. Try topping your pizza with a nice seafood sausage.