Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tootin' the old horn

The Block Island Seafood Company is always amazed and flattered by the kindness of the people who come to the cooking demonstrations.  Here are the thoughtful words of one BISCo. fan as sent to the library: 

" "The happiness of life is made up of little things-a smile, a hug, a moment of shared laughter." Thank you for having the Block Island Seafood Company share with us. Educational, inspirational, delicious & entertaining"

We love to be a part of the happy moments of your life.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Very Impressive

My niece AGG is a rather talented artist.  Here is her impression of a very special clamming shack on Martha's Vineyard.  This is a priceless piece of artwork that will be treasured always. 


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rubbing You the Right Way

Did that title get you to read on?   If so, Fifty Shades of Grey has nothing on BISCo.  I think you will all enjoy this guest blog entry from Matthew Ward, Executive Sous Chef at the The Adolphus in Dallas, TX. 

Take it away, Matt! 

As the temperatures start to rise, it’s time to draw our attention to a summer pastime: Grilling!  Whether it’s chicken, pork or beef that will be making an appearance on the grill this season, it’s important to have a killer rub to flavor those meats.  When I was experimenting with different rubs, I wanted to come up with something that has a strong pronounced flavor and was bold and somewhat spicy.  The unique addition to this rub is the chipotle powder.  It gives the rub a smoky edge and puts your taste buds on notice.  I love to use this rub on my pork ribs, rib eye steaks and chicken thighs.  I will usually put the rub on the night before I am going to grill so the flavor penetrates the meat and deepens the flavor of the rub.  And if you need to cut the smokiness and boldness of the rub, honey is usually a great way to sweeten things.  I usually will put the honey on my meats at the final stages of cooking to avoid it burning.  This recipe will make enough rub to have some on hand for a few grilling sessions.  I hope this rub becomes part of your repertoire and it gets you excited about the summer and firing up your grill.

Kickin’ Spice Rub
½ cup Kosher Salt
1 cup Chili Powder
¼ cup Black Pepper
¼ cup Cumin
¼ cup Paprika
2 tbsp. Coleman’s Dry Mustard
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 tbsp. Chipotle Powder
1 tbsp. Granulated Garlic

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  Keep in an airtight container.  

Thanks, Matt! 


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Father's Day Clambake

With the help of MB the Block Island Seafood Co. served up a Father's Day clambake in Manhasset, NY for a terrific family.   They enjoyed a raw bar of clams, oysters and shrimp cocktail.   Then we finished it off with a clambake of steamers, PEI mussels, shrimp, 1.5 lb lobsters, corn on the cob, mom's potato salad and cole slaw.  

What a great way to celebrate some really great dads!

Interested in hosting a clambake?  Drop me a line, 


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I would like to wish a very Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there, especially mine, who has been so supportive of BISCo.   

Here we are on Block Island many years back, before BISCo. was even an idea.    On this same trip my father slipped and fell into the pond near the house.   I stumbled across this poem and it couldn't be more fitting.  

Daddy Fell Into the Pond
by Alfred Noyes

Everyone grumbled.  The sky was gray.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight,
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed."  Click!

Then the gardner suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.

O, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
Daddy fell into the pond!


Monday, June 11, 2012

RI Baby

Block Island Seafood Co. loves to see babies in BISCo. gear.  The next best thing?  Rhode Island gear.  Check out these great onesies that promote the smallest state for the smallest of folks.  

Got to love RI.  One area easy is that? 


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Block Island Seafood Company (BISCO) helps fellow seafood enthusiasts enjoy the gifts of summer in their own homes all year long. BISCO will leave your family and friends with a memorable experience beyond the traditional catered gathering by providing a dynamic chef and extraordinary cuisine. Block Island, RI (41°09'N 71°33'W) is a small island that sits in the Atlantic Ocean between Rhode Island and Montauk Point, NY. For many years it has been a vacation spot for me and my family, and now I’d like to bring Block Island to your dinner table.