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Mahi-Mahi and Swordfish

As part of my ongoing efforts to create a database for servers to reference regarding fish that appears on restaurant menus, here are some fun facts and trivia about mahimahi and swordfish. Mahi-Mahi Common Name(s): Dolphinfish, Lampuga, Lampuka, Rakingo, Calitos, Maverikos, Dorado Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus Max Size: 88 lbs (40 Kg) Common Size: 15-28 […]

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Wild Salmon Season Has Begun

In one of the greatest rites of spring, the salmon have started heading back to their spawning grounds.  This also means that wild salmon will be popping up on restaurant menus around the country.  The farm-raised Atlantic Salmon most restaurants have been serving throughout the off season will soon be replaced by wild Sockeye, Coho, […]

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Ahi Tuna and Mako Shark

Many month ago I came up with an idea.  Seafood is one of the toughest areas for most servers to learn.  Growing up in the Midwest most of the seafood I ate was called “fish” and usually served in “stick” form.  Early in my restaurant career I served tilapia and cheap salmon.  It wasn’t until […]

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Lobster Facts and Trivia

My friend Marcy has been telling me for years that I need a dog.  She thinks it would be good for me to have a pet for companionship.  I have always avoided getting one based on the fact that my schedule prevents me from being home frequently enough to let it outside.  I can see […]

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Dr Strange Salmon

or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Genetically Modified Salmon Earlier this week I posted a link to a story regarding the AquAdvantage genetically modified salmon.  In the days since, I have become fascinated by this concept.  I have consumed dozens of articles on the topic and several related topics.  I have also […]

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