If you think all fish tastes the same, then you haven’t had Brian’s seafood. He offers some of the freshest and most flavorful fish we’ve ever eaten, which is saying a lot in our land-locked province. He has a wide variety of seafood, both fresh and frozen, to choose from and if you aren’t exactly sure how to season or cook what you’ve picked up, just ask Brian, he’s a chef!
How did this all start for Market Seafood?
I realized I didn’t want to work 16 hours a day working in my own restaurant so I sold it and got into the seafood business. And that’s how Blu Seafood was born, 8 years ago. Now we’ve rebranded as Market Seafood and our only location is here at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
What is your favorite thing about being a part of the CFM family?
We all know each other, we work as a close team to make the market a better place, for ourselves and for our customers.
What’s your favorite item that you produce? Why?
Ahi Tuna. I have it all year long and it’s so easy to cook. It takes 2 minutes preparation and 2 minutes cooking. It’s beautiful and it’s always good.
Do you have a go-to recipe that highlights that item?
I do. It’s very simple. Just salt, pepper, olive oil and grill. We have it on a recipe card that people can take home with them.
Three quick tips that you want to share with market guests?
1. In preparing fish: Keep it simple. Don’t over season or spice.
2. In cooking fish: Don’t over cook your fish.
3. In buying fish: Always buy fresh. If it smells, you shouldn’t buy it. Never be afraid to ask to smell the fish before you purchase it.
Words of Wisdom you live by:
Live every day and be thankful for every day that you get.
What’s your favorite thing to eat in the market that’s not from your booth?
I really like the chicken sausage from Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage. My granddaughter just loves the honey chicken.
If you could be a fish, what would you be?
Oh…. go away, no I’m not answering that one. I’d be the Big Fish!
I think that’s a lot like the Big Cheese 🙂