6 Tools Every Seafood Lover Needs
You love seafood. You eat it all the time. But what every seafood-lover doesn’t realize is that the experience can be even better with the right accessories in hand.
It’s true — you might not think you need much more than your fingers and a side of melted butter, but trust us: once you try these nifty tools, you’ll wonder how you ever ate seafood without them.
- A Butter Warmer
Speaking of melted butter, there’s nothing worse than having to pause your crab-picking feast to reheat your butter. Luckily, there’s a solution. With this Prepworks by Progressive Ceramic Butter Warmer Set, you can enjoy perfectly warmed butter from the beginning of your meal to the end. You’re welcome.
- Crab Cutters
If you have ever sat down to pick crabs before, you know the right tools can make all the difference. You don’t want a tedious process to stand between you and that plump, juicy crabmeat, so pick up a few of our Alaskan King Crab Cutting Tools to simplify picking and ensure none of your fresh meat gets damaged.
- A Fish Turner
Since fish are so delicate, a regular spatula isn’t typically shaped or designed properly to do the job right. With a fish turner, like this one from OXO, you can lift, turn and transfer your fish filets expertly, without risking crumbling or dropping. Shop our wild-caught sockeye filets to get started.
- A Shrimp Cleaner
Peeling and deveining shrimp by hand is a chore — and attempting to wield a paring knife during the deveining process can be downright dangerous. Check this out: Frogmore Shrimp Cleaner by Toadfish Outfitters. With one quick motion, you can peel, devein and perfectly butterfly shrimp with no mess or risk. Shrimp preparation has never been easier.
- Chef Tim’s Umami Sea Salt
Up until 20 years ago, there were only four identified taste categories: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. However, now we have a fifth: umami. This smoky, sweet flavor has hints of seaweed and salt water, making it perfect to enhance fish, vegetables and other seafood. For a flavor that will send your taste buds into overdrive and have everyone around your table begging for the recipe, you need Chef Tim’s Umami Sea Salt spice blend (coming soon to our website).
- Seafood Steamer
If you’re going to be steaming up king crab legs or a whole seafood boil, you will need a good-sized pot to do it in. With this Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Steamer Pot with Boil Basket, you can get any size pot you could possibly need — from 24 quarts, all the way up to 162 quarts!
You deserve a seamless seafood eating experience that is enjoyable from the beginning of your meal to the very last bite. Stock up on these accessories this summer, and we promise: you’ll thank us later.
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