Chef's Recipes and Tips

Learn about recipes and culinary tips from the kitchen at Reel Seafood Co.


Recipe for Naked Margarita

User Rating: / 10


  • 3 oz. Corzo Tequila
  • 2 Wedges of Lemon
  • 2 Wedges of Orange
  • 2 Wedges of Lime
  • 1 tbsp. Agave Nectar
  • Cubed Ice
  • Sparkling Water


  1. In a pint glass, add 2 wedges each of lemon, orange and lime.
  2. Add tequila and agave nectar.
  3. Muddle the ingredients together. Gently release the juices to incorporate the flavors. Don't mash.
  4. Fill pint glass to the top with ice.
  5. Using a cocktail shaker to top the pint glass, gently roll the ingredients back and forth. Don't shake as you don't want to bruise the tequila.
  6. Pour content into a wine glass and top with sparkling water.
  7. Garnish with an orange wedge, add a straw and serve.

Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Martini

User Rating: / 5


  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilla Flavored Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 oz. White Chocolate Godiva Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Pumpkin Spiced Schnapps
  • Fresh Ground Cinnamon


  1. Chill a martini glass in the freezer or by adding ice and water and discarding ice and water before pouring in drink.
  2. Fill a pint glass with ice or use an all-in-one shaker.
  3. Add all liquid ingredients in the pint glass.
  4. Add a dash of ground cinnamon.
  5. Shake well.
  6. Using a strainer, pour the mixture into the chilled martini glass.
  7. Add a dash of ground cinnamon and serve.

How to Cook Salmon Perfectly

User Rating: / 11
Over-cooked salmon becomes dry and unpalatable. Because salmon continues cooking after being removed from the heat, cook only until it feels firm when pressed lightly with the back of a fork. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Tips on How to Shuck an Oyster

User Rating: / 10
  1. Grasp the oyster or clam firmly with one hand.
  2. Place it on a towel so the oyster or clam doesn't slip.
  3. Dig your oyster knife into the divot nearest the hinge. Be careful not to apply to much force as this may cause you to slip and stab your hand.
  4. Twist the oyster knife to open the shell.
  5. Once the shell is slightly opened, continue to follow the opening around and twisting the knife.
  6. Once the shell is completely open, scrape the top inside of the shell to seperate the muscle.
  7. Seperate the muscle from the bottom as well.
  8. Be sure not to lose the juice or brine. This gives tremendous flavor when eating.
  9. You can serve with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, horseradish, hot sauce and more.
  10. Enjoy!