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any favorite seafood markets in Buxton?

By: jfalba
7/18/2019 3:22 AM

My daughter cooked seafood often in Avon and even walked to the shop. She will want to know the best places in Buxton to buy fresh seafood to cook....and possibly what other fish to try. We had scallops, mahi mahi and shrimp all week.

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By: 1ADAM12
7/18/2019 8:01 AM

Buxton Seafood! Friendly staff, fresh fish, and some of the better prices IMO. Head further south and their is Risky Business seafood and Harbor House.

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By: rpemers
7/18/2019 8:43 AM

Sunrise Seafood Market in Avon. Fresh every day and great prices. I've gone there the last three time we've been down. A young man from MI moved there a few years ago and opened the market. I also noticed the place has 148 five star reviews on Google. Of course I always go to visit Vicki at Harbor House Seafood in Hatteras Village and pick up some of her wonderful tuna or wahoo salad.



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By: judyk
7/18/2019 10:20 AM

In Buxton:
Diamond Shoals Seafood Market and Restaurant
Buxton Seafood

In Hatteras:
Risky Business
Harbor House Seafood

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By: Squid Pro Quo
7/18/2019 10:33 AM

As far as other fish: Treat yourselves to some steamed little neck clams for an appetizer. Keep them cold until one hour before you are ready to cook them. Drop them in a bucket with a few gallons of fresh water. Add a couple of tablespoons of salt and let the clams breathe for 30-45 minutes. They breath out all of the sand in their shells for you. Steam them in a steamer until most of the shells are open. Dip them in melted butter for a real treat. If any of the clams don't open, discard them.

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By: 1ADAM12
7/18/2019 10:37 AM

As far as other fish: Treat yourselves to some steamed little neck clams for an appetizer. Keep them cold until one hour before you are ready to cook them. Drop them in a bucket with a few gallons of fresh water. Add a couple of tablespoons of salt and let the clams breathe for 30-45 minutes. They breath out all of the sand in their shells for you. Steam them in a steamer until most of the shells are open. Dip them in melted butter for a real treat. If any of the clams don't open, discard them.

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I take clams in fresh water use baking soda until they burp out the sand. Salt works the same way?

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By: Squid Pro Quo
7/18/2019 11:04 AM

As far as other fish: Treat yourselves to some steamed little neck clams for an appetizer. Keep them cold until one hour before you are ready to cook them. Drop them in a bucket with a few gallons of fresh water. Add a couple of tablespoons of salt and let the clams breathe for 30-45 minutes. They breath out all of the sand in their shells for you. Steam them in a steamer until most of the shells are open. Dip them in melted butter for a real treat. If any of the clams don't open, discard them.

Squid Pro Quo


I take clams in fresh water use baking soda until they burp out the sand. Salt works the same way?

1ADAM12



I have used fresh water for years, but I recently read a post here where the poster said to use salt water. Either way, they will breath out any sand in their system. I use a white five gallon bucket and you can clearly see the results.

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By: dawns
7/18/2019 1:13 PM

we have always used saltwater. ocean water if possible

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By: Squid Pro Quo
7/18/2019 1:14 PM

As far as fish goes, if you see Yellowfin Tuna steaks, or Cobia Steaks, they are well worth trying. I like using Italian Dressing and Old Bay seasoning for a marinade, then grill the steaks to your desired taste. Many people like Tuna to be pink on the inside, but I'd recommend cooking the Cobia a little longer until it is white all the way through. To top off your fresh local, you can also try Swordfish, but I prefer that cooked well too.
Don't mess with Salmon because that isn't local, but trucked in from the Pacific Northwest, or other far away places.

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By: J4yDubs
7/18/2019 1:53 PM

Don't rule out Avon if you have a place you know and like there. It's just a short drive away.

John

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By: RDU&OBX
7/18/2019 4:31 PM

I recently had tilefish while in Nags Head. It was very tasty, give it a try. We just seasoned it with olive oil, salt and pepper before grilling it. I'd imagine a little butter and lemon would be good too.

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By: kurthi
7/18/2019 8:43 PM

We stay in Avon and I think it's worth the Trip to Hatteras Village to get our Tuna Spread from Risky Business and seafood from Harbor House. Miss Vicki will put your order in ice for the trip back.

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By: BeachK@
7/19/2019 11:43 PM

I'd drive a bit and hit up Risky Business!

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By: Squid Pro Quo
7/20/2019 8:39 AM

I'd drive a bit and hit up Risky Business!

BeachK@


Some of the fish sold at Risky Business comes right off the boats moored out in the back of the store. You can’t get any fresher than that. If the store isn’t on the docks they likely drove up to Wanchese to buy their fish. Still fresh, but maybe not quite as fresh as what Steve is selling at Risky. Stop by around 4:00 and you’ll probably see him cleaning the fish that will go into the store for sale.

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