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.


Simple Citrus Vinaigrette Over Grilled Swordfish

back to recipes Simple Citrus Vinaigrette Over Grilled Swordfish by Shannon McCarthy Ingredients 2 tbsp pineapple juice 3 tbsp fresh orange juice 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 tbsp diced bell pepper (red, yellow, or green) 1 tbsp diced jalapeño […]


Fish with Potato Chip Crust

This versatile recipe is quick and easy, and works for ANY white flaky fish: red or black drum, flounder, grouper, snapper, perch, bass… even catfish! Fish with Potato Chip Crust by Dana Rogers Ingredients Buttermilk Hot sauce 1 cup of your choice of potato chips 1 cup flour 1/4 inch (in skillet) your choice of […]


Bob Rowe’s Shrimp

back to recipes This recipe is a great addition to a cocktail party but could easily be served as the main entree at your Airlie Garden concert picnic. Bob Rowe’s Shrimp submitted by Laurie Goldwasser Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2  teaspoon crushed red pepper (more if you like a real […]


The Perfect Way to Boil Any Seafood

back to recipes The Perfect Way to Boil Any Seafood by Kim Newman Ingredients 1 beer of your choice 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tbs of Old Bay Butter (optional) Garlic Powder (optional) Lemon or lime juice (optional) Instructions Start with a big pot, 1 beer of your choice, 2 cups of Apple […]


Seafood Bruschetta

back to recipes Seafood Bruschetta 6 servings Ingredients:  Olive Oil 2 garlic cloves 12 large shrimp peeled, deveined and diced 6 scallops 4 ripe tomatoes, diced 1 onion, diced 1 avocado, diced 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 loaf crusty french bread sliced into 1 inch thick slices […]

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Seafood & Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

back to recipes Seafood & Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad  Ingredients:  1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped 1 medium tomato, diced 1 hass avocado, diced 1 jalapeño, seeds removed,diced fine 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 limes, juice of 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp chopped cilantro salt and fresh pepper […]


Shrimp Tacos

back to recipes Shrimp Tacos Recipe Credit – Real Simple Magazine – Jane Kirby Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled 1/2 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large garlic cloves, minced 4 limes, cut into quarters kosher salt 8 6-inch […]

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Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, Summer Vegetables, and Pesto Vinaigrette

back to recipes  Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, Summer Vegetables, and Pesto Vinaigrette   Servings: Makes 6 servings BON APPÉTIT | JUNE 2008  BY SARA FOSTER Ingredients 8 ounces orzo (about 1 1/3 cups) 6 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided 2 medium zucchini or summer squash (about 9 ounces […]


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. […]