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A batch of frozen lobster tails

Lobster FAQ

Lobster is certainly one of life’s simplest pleasures, but cooking lobster is an art form. If you have any questions about lobsters, you may just find the answer you’re looking for in our selection of Frequently Asked Questions.

A bundle of crab legs

Crab FAQ

Crab legs deliver a rich, sweet meat that is ideal for entertaining or special occasions. Cooking them, however, can be tricky. You may just find the answers you’re looking for in our selection of Frequently Asked Questions.

Three frozen snapper fish

Seafood Terms

This resource page contains common terms for commercial fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing, and buying: Bass: There are both freshwater and marine species of Bass, but they are known for their dark and silver bodies,

Three raw filets and lemon wedge

Meat Terms

This resource page contains common terms for livestock farming, butchering, meat processing, and buying: Andouille: Cajun or French sausage that is prepared from lean pork and spiced with cayenne pepper,

Alligator floating in water

Alligator FAQ

One of the best-kept ingredients in America can be found in the fertile swamplands of the South. Alligator is quickly becoming a prized ingredient in restaurants throughout the country, but battling these flavorful reptiles at home can be a bit of an uphill battle.

Crawfish FAQ

Crawfish are known by many names – crayfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mudbugs, and yabbies, just to name a few. These small, lobster-like crustaceans are a popular treat in many countries throughout the world. North America is home to the greatest diversity of crayfish species, so it’s no surprise why these freshwater crustaceans are enjoyed in Louisiana, Texas, and many other southern states. Some people use crawdads to make boils, etouffee, jambalaya, pastas, pies, and so much more.

Frog Legs FAQ

Frogs are intrinsically associated with French cuisine, but they are also a very popular delicacy throughout the world. Peoples throughout South America, North America, and Southeastern Europe enjoy these little amphibians as hors d'œuvres or main courses. If you’re willing to try something totally new and tasty, we guarantee your dinner guests will be jumping for joy. Frog legs can be prepared in a number of ways, and they are also a great source of protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and potassium.

Shrimp FAQ

Whether baked, boiled, deep-fried, grilled, roasted, or sautéed, shrimp makes a wonderful snack or main course for anyone who loves seafood. With such succulent meat, it’s no surprise why shrimp is a delicacy throughout the world. They are great on their own as the main course for a dinner party, or they work wonderfully as ingredients for pastas, rice dishes, kabobs, and so much more. Between cold and warm waters, there are hundreds of species of shrimp to choose from, and each species has its own unique taste.

Cooked Meat Temperature Chart

There are important temperatures to remember when cooking meat at home. While cooking, you should check your meat with a thermometer to ensure it reaches the necessary internal temperature before serving. Wholey’s Market created a cooked meat temperature chart to give you a head start on the process of planning your meal and safely cooking. To check the temperature of your meat, you should place the food thermometer in the thickest part of the meat. It should not touch bone, fat, or gristle. Please keep in mind, the lower temperatures in our chart for rare and medium-rare meat are not recommended by the USDA.

Wholey’s has been an industry-leading grocer since 1912. Online grocery shopping has never been so dynamic. If you’re looking for unique ways to make better-tasting meals with unique ingredients, look no further. We offer one of the largest selections of choice meats, seafood, and cooking supplies available. However, what sets us apart from the competition is our commitment to helping customers make better, healthier meals for themselves and their families. A well-balanced diet starts with healthy proteins, and there are dozens of resources available to you to make flavorful meals that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

There are hundreds of programs and consumer resources that can help you determine the differences between cuts of beef or poultry. At some point, anyone who cooks beef is curious about where the major cuts come from on the cow. There are helpful guides that will show you the location of major beef cuts, such as chuck, rib, loin, and brisket. You will also discover which cuts are considered the best and the most reliable ways to cook each one. There are also a wide variety of organizations that shed light on poultry, diseases, conditions, and safe cooking practices.

With the rise in health-conscious cuisine, seafood is quickly growing in popularity. Fish offers a nutritional alternative to beef, game, or poultry. There are a number of programs that provide nutritional and health information. Seafood is a great source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals to help you meet your nutritional needs. Some seafood may be higher in saturated fat and calories, while others are lean and have a high good fat content.

Sanitation is essential to cooking healthy, safe meals for your family. You should wash your hands frequently, cover any cuts, and practice good housekeeping to keep the environment clean and safe for everyone. Any food contact surfaces and utensils should be properly cleaned and sanitized. Meat, seafood, and other foods should be properly stored at safe temperatures to reduce the risk of contamination or disease. Perishable foods should be refrigerated within two hours, or one hour if the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

If you are looking for a way to make scrumptious meals with the freshest ingredients available, there are unlimited sources for great-tasting recipes. Some websites even allow you to create digital recipe boxes, so you can save recipes for later or plan your meals while you shop for groceries. It is our pleasure to provide helpful information, resource links, support, and so much more. If you have any questions, please contact us today to speak with one of our friendly representatives for additional information.