Lobster and Samphire Risotto Recipe

Reece Hampton

We hope you enjoy this rich and fragrant lobster risotto made with white wine and fish stock.

If you wish to change the recipe up you can also substitute the lobster meat with white crab meat  and substitute the samphire for asparagus spears.

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Signs of Fresh Fish or Shellfish

Jack White

Knowing how to choose fresh fish or seafood is a vital skill for a seafood cook. Unless you caught the fish yourself, you need to check the signs to ensure it's fresh. Buying fresh fish is easy if you know what to look for. Whole Fish Look for bright, clear eyes. The eyes are the window to a truly fresh fish, for they fade quickly into gray dullness. Dull-eyed fish may be safe to eat, but they are past their prime. Next, look at the fish. Does it shine? Does it look metallic and clean? Or has it dulled or have discolored patches on...

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Why Is Friday Traditionally Fish Night?

Jack White

In many places all over the world, Friday night has been the traditional night to eat fish. This stems back to religion. The Friday fast is a Christian practice of abstaining from animal meat on Fridays in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Methodist churches. Traditionally, followers of the faith abstained from eating red meat on Fridays as part of a penance to mark the day of Christ’s death. This was strictly adhered to. For example, in the 1950s, the standard meatless Friday meal was usually macaroni and cheese, tuna noodle casserole, or fish sticks.  In more recent years, meat abstinence on all...

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