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Know What You Eat with Browne Trading’s “Seafood Spotlights”

Over a decade ago, Browne Trading developed and introduced our Seafood “Species Spotlights” to provide our restaurant chef clientele with more descriptive product information so they could make informed purchasing decisions about our seafood items. They were also crafted to help wait staff that may be unfamiliar with the fish to “tell the story” to…

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New England Scallops: Maine Diver and Nantucket Bay

New England’s Chilly Waters are Home to Some of the Highest Quality Scallops in the World. The Maine Scallop season generally runs from December through April, while the coveted scallops of Nantucket are harvested November through March. The majority of New England’s scallops are harvested by mechanical dragging, with less than 1% of these sweet…

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Elite Caviar Producers – Royal Belgian Caviar

Back in September our blog gave you a “behind the scenes” look in our Caviar Room. You got to see how we receive, grade, and pack your caviar to order. In this article, we wanted to highlight one of those exclusive caviars that are being hand-packed on a daily basis by our diligent team. The…

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Sourcing Fresh Maine Seafood

The Portland Fish Exchange and Browne Trading Company In early September our blog examined the lengths we go to get ocean fresh seafood to your kitchen. When it comes to freshness and superior quality, it begins with the catch method, continues with the fishermen and finishes with the fishmonger. Browne’s goal is to only ever…

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“Cooking” with Smoked Seafood

Too often we take the approach of offering our smoked seafood as “stand alone” items meant to be served largely ungarnished on platters for special occasions; entertaining, Holidays, etc. and thus their other culinary possibilities can be overlooked. This week’s blog offers you some examples of how smoked seafood can be incorporated into more involved recipes. Since smoked seafood requires…

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Maine Oyster Guide

It might surprise some that there are only five unique species of oysters in the United States – and from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, the champion is the common Eastern Oyster, or Crassostrea virginica. This Eastern Oyster has many different market names (think “Wellfleets” “Blue Points” “Dodge Coves” etc.) so named after where…

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James Beard Foundation Intern – Jenny Dorsey’s Second Week

Browne Trading was one of the first sponsors of the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study grant – which is now a part of the James Beard Foundation. This internship program brings young chefs from around the country to Browne for an intensive education in seafood procurement, quality, and preparation. This year Browne welcomed Chef Jenny Dorsey. Below you can read her compelling…

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James Beard Foundation Intern – Jenny Dorsey’s First Week

Browne Trading was one of the first sponsors of the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study grant – which is now a part of the James Beard Foundation. This internship program brings young chefs from around the country to Browne for an intensive education in seafood procurement, quality, and preparation. This year Browne welcomed Chef Jenny Dorsey.…

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Browne’s Boutique Smoke Room & the Art of Cold Smoking

Last week our blog gave you a “behind the scenes” look at our Caviar Room here at Browne. We showed you how our Caviar experts receive, grade, and pack your caviar to order. In this blog, we are going to examine another fascinating area of Browne’s operation. That is our boutique Smoke Room. In particular,…

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