Carolina Fish & Food Market Recipes

The Carolina Fish & Food Market offers you delicious ways to cook up memorable meals. Search below by item, then get cooking!

Amberjack Fish Tacos

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With the number of Cobia that have been hitting the NC docks lately, I have had the pleasure of to keep a little bit of our catch over the last weeks.  I wanted to share one my favorite fish taco recipes for just about any of the great fresh fish caught in our area.  This…

Spiny Dogfish Shark or Cape Shark

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Scientific name: Squalus acanthius Market name: Spiny dogfish, cape shark Common names: Dogfish, sand shark, rock salmon (UK) French: Aiguillat commun German: Dornhai Italian: Spinarolo Japanese: Aburatsunozame Spanish: Mielga Introduction: This bone-free shark possesses many of the attributes U.S. consumers are looking for. Promoters hope to find greater…


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CHADWICK CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA OYSTERS Our friends at Chadwick Creek grow high quality oysters in pristine NC waters using sustainable mariculture practices. Enjoy our healthy, environmentally friendly delicacy year-round!   Where you can buy our oysters: From the Carolina Fish Market online shipped nationwide *Alaska & Hawaii are extra, please call. Served in the finest…

Spicy Honey Shrimp with Shaved Brussel Sprouts

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Recipe Courtesy of Charlotte Fashion Plate   Start with 1 lb. of high-quality shrimp.  Of course, I got these beauties from The Carolina Food Market. These fresh, local NC shrimp are 16/20 count, uncooked, peeled and deveined.  You can purchase the majority of these ingredients from The Carolina Food Market. Place the shrimp in a bowl.…

The Five-Minute Oyster Guide for Charlotte, NC

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In late fall in the Carolinas, as water temperatures plunge in northern seas, oysters prepare to go into hibernation for the long, cold winter. Like little bears, they gorge themselves through the fall. Thanksgiving through New Year’s, they are at their plump, buttery best, which is why oyster guru Jim Seidel recommends making them a big…

Lobster Mac and Cheese

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When it comes to comfort foods, mac-n-cheese is always a hit. But we're adults, no need for "cheesy" grocery store mac-n-cheese right? Right! So here you go Charlotte, NC. You want fresh lobster baked into the goodness of creamy cheeses in awesome pasta? We have the recipe, tried and tested. The Carolina Food Market also…

Copper River Sockeye Salmon Season Update

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The Copper River sockeye salmon season is well under way and as of the fishing period that closed June 17, 550,022 sockeye were harvested. Renowned both domestically and internationally, this rich wild Alaska salmon is coveted for its pristine freshness, deep red color and luscious flavor profile. Harvested by independent commercial fishermen, Copper River sockeye…

Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika Recipe

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Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika Recipe Ingredients: Fresh Sardines from the Carolina Fish Market in Charlotte, NC 3 medium garlic cloves, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh juice from about 2 lemons 1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound…

How to Make Nigiri Sushi

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How to Make Nigiri Sushi from the Carolina Fish Market Nigiri sushi is a type of Japanese sushi using raw fish to form a drape or cover over a small ball of rice within, formed by hand. A piece of toasted seaweed (nori) is sometimes used to bind it altogether and keep the fish secure over…

Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets

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Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets Recipe by the Carolina Fish Market (courtesy of Cooking Classy)  Now available to buy online, follow this link Let’s just start out by stating the obvious, you need to add these Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets to your summer dinner menu and make them ASAP! These Shrimp Boil Foil Packets are one of…

Tag us to Win Steak and Wine

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Tag the Carolina Fish & Food Market in Instagram to Win Steak and Wine It's simple, put your best steak picture up on Instagram and TAG US @CarolinaFishmarket and use the hashtag #CarolinaFishMarket and you're automatically entered to win an amazing 60…

Tri Tip Steak Recipe

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1/3 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 whole tri-tip roast (about 2 1/2 pounds) from the Carolina Fish…

Texas-Style Brisket

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Texas-Style Brisket   This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings. Ingredients One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher from the Carolina Fish & Food Market) Brisket Instructions Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make…

How To Roast The Perfect Whole Chicken

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How To Roast The Perfect Whole Chicken Ingredients 1 whole Poulet Rouge Fermier™ chicken (a local NC farm called Joyce Farms) from the Carolina Fish & Food Market  -roasting pan -meat thermometer Roasting Tools: All you need is a roasting pan (or a baking sheet in a pinch) and an instant-read thermometer.Using a roasting rack set…

Grilled or Cast Iron Pan Lamb Chops

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Grilled or Cast Iron Pan Lamb Chops Ingredients 2 large garlic cloves, crushed (we sell peeled garlic cloves, so no mess) 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves (we sell fresh rosemary) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves Pinch cayenne pepper (more if you want spicy lollipops)  Coarse sea salt (this gives it texture as well as yummy…

How To Roast a Leg of Lamb: The Simplest, Easiest Method

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You can have the turkey. Leave the ham. Prime rib — what's that? In my house, leg of lamb is the celebratory roast; I love its tenderness and flavor. And, of course, it's the high season for lamb right now, as lamb figures prominently on both the Passover and Easter tables. Have you ever roasted…

Prime Rib or Standing Rib Roast Charlotte, NC

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Prime rib, which is also often referred to as a standing rib roast, consists of the sixth through the twelfth ribs of a cow. This is also the same muscle that gives us Delmonico steaks, rib eye steaks and…

Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy

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I love warm weather meals. My wife calls it "soup weather". Whatever you flavor is, it's sure to love this tried and tested recipe for steak tips with peppered gravy. We start out using only the best ingredients like the Meats by Linz Upper 1/3 USDA Choice Tenderloin Tips, currently $10.99 a lb at the…

Dry vs. Wet: A Butcher’s Guide to Aging Meat

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Dry-aged beef is one of those things that really get our Carolina Food Market customers excited whenever we give tours of our meat locker. They marvel at the long row of rib and drop loins along the top of the cooler racks, oohing and ahhing at their individual farm tags and even petting the soft…

Kobe or Wagyu Beef in Charlotte, NC

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All beef lovers, which now include many meat-loving Atkinites, know of Kobe beef, the well-marbled meat from Japan that costs over $100 a pound. Kobe is actually the name of a county, just as Champagne is in France. Each year only about 4000 head of Kobe cattle come on the Japanese market, so if you…

Our Fresh Made Sauces from Pasta & Provisions

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SAUCES, SPREADS & DRESSINGS Our Fresh Made Sauces from Pasta & Provisions. Call ahead to make sure we have them in stock as they sell out fast! 704-458-1011   For a simple, easy dinner, try spooning our fresh pesto over a steaming bowl of egg pasta. Earthy and rich, this blend of pungent chopped garlic,…

Tega Hills Farm Produce

Tega Hills Farm is a local hydroponic and greenhouse produce farm located on the western edge of Fort Mill near Tega Cay. They have been growing magnificent produce since the 1970's for Charlotte. You've seen them at the Matthew's Farmers Market, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and now at the award winning Carolina Fish &…

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

If you're like me, everything tastes better with bacon. This recipe with brussel sprouts and bacon is to say the least, incredible. At the Carolina Food Market in Ballantyne we take cooking seriously and offer you the only the finest products. The items you'll find in our market is nothing you'll find at a grocery…

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