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Harsh Winter Keeping Crawfish Away

Published on Feb 06, 2014 under Fish Facts

Not only is it just plain cold, we can’t even warm ourselves up with a big platter of freshly boiled crawfish! This winter has been one of the coldest that southern Louisiana has seen in several decades. Which means that it will be one of the latest crawfish seasons that most of us can remember. […]

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Copper River Salmon

Published on Jan 07, 2014 under Fish Facts

Much like we get excited about the beginning of crawfish season, it is another highly-anticipated time of year when the Copper River Salmon begin their annual migration from the ocean to the native waters of their birth. These fish, known for their rich nutty flavor, firm texture and beautiful color have spent one to five years in the Pacific Ocean before returning to spawn in the fresh waters of the Copper River.

The King and Sockeye salmon begin arriving to the Gulf of Alaska, where the Copper River terminates, around the first of May. They are the first salmon of the season to begin the migration to the rivers and streams of Alaska. This is an exciting event for a couple of reasons. First, it is a sign to Alaskans that spring has arrived. Secondly, for those of us who love the rich flavor and healthy omega-3s, we know this is the peak time of year for the tastiest of all salmon.

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Crawfish

Published on Jan 07, 2014 under Fish Facts

We love crawfish. It represents everything we love about great seafood. It is fresh, seasonal, simple in some ways and complex in others, and, it is a true Southern delicacy that is always associated with family, good friends and happy traditions.

We are very proud of the crawfish that we select and prepare at Fish City Grill and Half Shells and we are proud of the relationship that we have with our supplier.

We source most all of our crawfish from a family-owned company. Fruge (pronounced ‘froo-zhey’) Seafood is located in Branch, Louisiana, about nine miles outside Lafayette -- the heart of the Rice Belt.

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