Prep & Seafood Safety Guide

Eat Well

Selecting, Preparing and Cooking Tips

Motts Channel Seafood works hard to exceed food safety standards which include, but are not limited to:

  • Rapid Turnover
  • Continuous Temperature Monitoring
  • Quality Control
  • Local Buying Practices
  • Knowledgeable Staff

What’s More…

At Motts Channel Seafood, we know that learning how to master preparing and cooking fresh fish and seafood may seem challenging to those newer to the task. We have compiled some great resources to help you decide, “What’s for Dinner?”.

And, as always, our Motts counter team will be happy to answer any questions that come up…just ask!


Choose By Texture and Flavor

This helpful table divides popular finfish and shellfish by texture and flavor and substitute options based upon seasonal availability.

TextureMild FlavorModerateFull
  • Crabmeat
  • Flounder
  • Scallops
  • Lobster
  • Sheepshead
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna
  • Bluefish
  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Shrimp
  • Grouper
  • Monkfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • King Mackerel
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Chilean Sea Bass
  • Red Snapper
  • Hognose Snapper
  • Amberjack
  • Red Drum
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Clams
  • Salmon

motts channel seafood fresh seafood selection
Motts Channel Seafood fresh seafood selection

Seafood Nutrition Chart


Helpful Tools for Purchasing Seafood


seafood safety guide

Lambert reeling in a fish
Lambert reeling in a catch.