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.

National Clam on the Half Shell Day – March 31

National Clam on the Half Shell Day

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Facts on Clams  

  • Clams begin as a shellfish the size of a grain of sand when born.
  • There are over 150 different edible species of clams in the world.
  • Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and magnesium and B vitamins like niacin.
  • Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam.
  • The clam has no head, no biting mouthparts and no arms or legs.

July 18th – National Caviar Day

National Caviar Day

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Food Facts on Caviar

  • Today is time to honor this seafood delicacy.
  • Traditionally the word Caviar referred to fish roe that came only from wild sturgeon (Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga) from the Caspian and Black Sea.
  • The smooth tiny eggs are usually black, though caviar comes in many shades, including red, gold and grey.
  • Caviar can be fresh (non-pasturized) or pasteurized. Always look for fresh caviar to fully appreciate this seafood delicacy.
  • Blini is a Russian word for very thin pancakes. A Blini can be used to serve your caviar with a dollop of creme fraiche!
  • Overfishing has led to many restrictions in Caviar production. It is important to know your Fishmonger for the best Caviar available at the best prices.