seafood

Seafood Dishes We Love

We could try to name our city’s best seafood restaurant.

We could try to name our city’s best seafood restaurant. But it’s an almost impossible task with so many solid seafood dishes served by so many restaurants in our city. These dishes are stand outs. Catch them when they’re in season. Fish sandwichesPan-fried cornmeal-crusted catfishMatt’s in the Market> Shredded lettuce and the most addictive sambal…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

Our Favorite Sushi Spots

Where to score the best sushi in town

With the opening of a few buzzed-about sushi restaurants in the past six months on top of our already stellar lineup, Seattle’s foodies are spending a lot of time talking about raw fish. And why not? We’re positioned ideally to enjoy imports such as tuna and mackerel, as well as locally fished salmon, spot prawns,…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

Where to Get the Best Fish and Chips

Team Panko or Team Beer Batter? These fish and chips prove it’s all good

Team Panko or Team Beer Batter? These fish and chips prove it’s all good Marination Ma KaiCod is first dipped in beer batter and then coated in panko, producing a supremely crispy exterior that holds up well to miso or kimchi tartar sauces (you’ll want one of each for dipping). $12. West Seattle, 1660 Harbor…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Seattle

What makes a seafood restaurant memorable?

What makes a seafood restaurant memorable? It may be its proximity to the water, but even more important is the freshness of the fish and how it’s prepared. We visited Seattle’s finest fish-focused eateries to bring you our list of the top five all around. Their locations might surprise you, as some are tucked into…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

A Field Guide to Crab

Cracking open the Northwest’s manna from heaven

Summer rituals abound around here, from camping expeditions to late-night beach bonfires. But one of the most delicious among them is crabbing, an activity in which anyone with a license, some simple equipment and access to the water can partake in right here in town (see below for more info.) It perfectly echoes our compulsion…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

Best Places to Get Oysters

Best spots to slurp and sample your way through our regional bivalves

Taylor Oyster BarsA seagoing version of farm-to-table dining, three Taylor Oyster Bars are supplied by Shelton-based Taylor Shellfish’s oyster beds, ranging from British Columbia to California. Oysters are slurped raw here, but are also available baked and stewed, along with other regional shellfish, including geoduck, clams and mussels. Capitol Hill, 1521 Melrose Ave., 206.501.4321; Pioneer…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

A Field Guide to Pacific Oysters

Few of our outstanding regional foods reflect a taste of place quite like oysters do. Because these bivalves filter many gallons of water daily, they literally take on the taste of their home, thanks to specific nutrients, minerality, brininess and other characteristics of the water they inhabit. And holding that craggy, rough shell—which may carry…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

The Best Fish Markets in the City

Best places to buy the freshest seafood

You love eating at Seattle’s sublime restaurants, but where should you head to pick up fresh seafood to cook at home? Although the following markets certainly aren’t the only places in town to find quality fish, these are our very favorite places to buy seafood—from the store, from the farmers’ market stall and from the…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

A Field Guide to Salmon

If Seattle had a fish mascot, it would be salmon. We catch it, grill it, cure it and love the fishers to the north who bring it to market. Even though Alaska is home to 95 percent of the country’s wild salmon, most of us still don’t know our coho from our king. Each of…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag