As Fresh As It Gets

Celebrating 25 years 1990-2015

Motts Channel Seafood a locally owned, fresh fish and seafood market, has been serving Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors for over 25 years.

How fresh is fresh at Motts Channel Seafood? Look where we’re located! Many summer afternoons you can watch our fisherman unload their catch. You can pick out your fish, we’ll fillet it for you on the spot, and you can prepare it within hours of it being caught! From Flounder to salmon steaks to fresh shrimp sorted by size, Motts Channel Seafood has it all and more.

Need tips on how much to buy or how to store and prepare your seafood? The Motts Channel Seafood team will be happy to share their expertise. And if you need a sauce or other flavor enhancement products, we sell them, too! Complete your visit by purchasing some locally sourced vegetables and speciality items to accompany your seafood and you have all you need for a meal that is sure to please.

Thanks for visiting our website. We hope to see you at Motts Channel Seafood soon!

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Alison's Recipe Box

If you are looking for delicious new recipes for your fresh fish or seafood purchase, look no further than Alison Long, co-owner of Motts Channel Seafood.  She’s opened up her multi-generation recipe box, and has partnered with local culinary experts, to bring you some dinner inspiration.


Grilled Shrimp with Lemon

back to recipes Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for brushing shrimp sea salt and freshly ground pepper 2 lemons, halved   for the Grilled Shrimp Preheat grill. Butterfly shrimp by slicing almost through lengthwise, but leave shell on shrimp (this will keep shrimp tender while […]

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Blackened Fish Recipe for July 4th

back to recipes This is the perfect meal to cook on the grill this 4th of July! Blackened Fish Recipe for July 4th by Diane Boyd serves 4 Ingredients 4 6- 8 oz Grouper filets, or other white fish 4 organic lemons, sliced Cajun Seasoning Mix 4 Tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted Instructions 1. Preheat grill. 2. […]


Seared Tuna with Field Greens, Asparagus, and Sunflower Seeds

back to recipes Seared Tuna with Field Greens, Asparagus, and Sunflower Seeds Ingredients (serves 4) For the grilled tuna 4 tuna steaks (4 ounces each, about ¾-inch thick) Olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper for the salad 2 cups mesclun 1 pound asparagus, washed and trimmed 2 hard cooked eggs, halved 2 Tablespoons […]

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Cranberry & Cilantro Quinoa Salad

back to recipes Cranberry & Cilantro Quinoa Salad adapted from the Cranberry Marketing Committee Ingredients (serves 8) 1/14 cups water pinch of salt 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup minced carrots 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper 3 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion 3 Tablespoons […]

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad

back to recipes Use corn, mango and a touch of lime for a deliciously refreshing combination that pairs well  white fish or shrimp.   Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad by Diane Boyd Ingredients (makes 8 cups) 1 Tablespoon Canola oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4- 5 ears) […]

cast iron skillet crab nachos

Cast Iron Skillet Crab Nachos

 back to recipes We all love skillet cuisine, and this recipe is sure to be a favorite! Perfect for a family game night or having some friends over for movies, wine, food and laughs. Make sure you have copies of this recipe ready, because it is sure to be a hit!   Cast Iron Skillet […]

grilled snapper with pepper jelly

Grilled Snapper with Pepper Jelly

 back to recipes Simple and delicious dish to grill and enjoy with friends on the back patio… You’ve enjoyed a day at the beach with friends, and now you want a quick and delicious dinner. End your day on a perfect note with this light, healthy dish that you can serve over rice with your […]

Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce

‪Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce

 back to recipes   No one seems to have time to spend in the kitchen these days. While going out is fun, ‘cooking in’ can be too and seafood is a favorite choice of mine for creating healthy and extraordinary meals that rival the taste of dining out. While it’s still cold at the beach, […]