Grocery Shopping 101: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide for Easy Homemade Meals

Trying to break the take-out cycle, but don't know where to begin when it comes to grocery shopping? Follow our simple guide and fill your shopping cart the right way. Pick and choose from each category below and you'll have a pantry stocked up for healthy homemade meals. Plus, see the 3 surprising things you always need in your pantry (9 Photos)

Casey Barber on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:26AM

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Grocery Shopping 101: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide for Easy Homemade Meals

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How to Shop for Seafood

Like the good folks behind the butcher counter, your friendly neighborhood fishmonger can point you in the right direction when it comes to the freshest and tastiest seafood in the case. Look for sales on typically pricey pieces like fresh tuna and swordfish to stock up for the freezer, and pick easy-to-cook, mild fish like tilapia and wild salmon for weeknight meals. Don’t’ be afraid to ask the fishmongers to pre- portion any fillets for you — they’ve got the sharp knives and are happy to help.

Shopping/Kitchen Tip We Love: Most of the shrimp you see at the seafood counter has been flash-frozen as soon as it’s caught, then thawed behind the scenes before it hits the display case. Unless you’re serving shrimp that evening, you’ll get the same quality product without the threat of spoilage by buying frozen shrimp and thawing it as you need it. It’s often cheaper, too!

3 Kid-Pleasing Seafood Recipes:
Lemon Sole Fish Sticks  
Salmon Fishcakes  
Butterfly Shrimp Skewers

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