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Your Guide to Storing Seafood
Our comprehensive guide to seafood storage. Learn how to preserve freshness and taste with our tips on storing prawns, whole fish, oysters, crustaceans, and more.
Sustainability at Dawson's: Earn Discounts With Our In-Store Recycling Program
Plastic pollution is an escalating global crisis, with over 8 million metric tonnes of plastic entering the oceans each year. The staggering estimate of 15 to 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans underscores the urgency of finding sustainable...
Ocean Trout with Zucchini & Tomato Salad + Lemon Caper Dressing
With a number of warm sunny days still on the cards, we love fresh fish with a hearty, fresh salad. Our pan fried Ocean Trout with zucchini and tomato, lemon caper salad is just that, and it’s also budget friendly.Salmon...
How To Cook Seafood: Your Go-To Guide
Cooking seafood can seem like a daunting task, but fear not! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned home cook, there are easy and more challenging ways to prepare seafood, and this guide is here to be your trusty how-to....
Recipe: Easy and Delicious Smoked Salmon Dip
'Tis the season to indulge, and that’s why we love this Smoked Salmon Dip recipe – it not only adds a touch of sophistication to your holiday spread, but it is super simple and always a crowd-pleaser.     Ingredients:...
Recipe: Salmon Poke Bowl with Creamy Soy Dressing
Poke bowls, pronounced "poh-kay," are a traditional Hawaiian dish that has gained immense popularity not only in Hawaii but worldwide. The word "poke" in Hawaiian means to slice or cut, referring to the way the fish is cut into cubes...
Delectable Seafood Dishes at Newcastle’s Top Restaurants
Newcastle’s food and wine scene is undergoing a renaissance with cafes, craft breweries and distilleries, waterside dining and multicultural eating establishments popping up all over the city. There are also definite advantages to being the gateway to Australia’s oldest wine...
Recipe: Maine-Style Lobster Roll
The origin of the lobster roll is a topic of debate, but it's believed to have originated in the United States, particularly in the New England region. The most traditional style of Lobster Roll is sometimes known as Maine-Style, where...
Costal Travel Destinations: Exploring Seafood Hotspots | Port Lincoln, SA
Widely recognised as the seafood capital of Australia, it’s also home to the largest fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its tuna, whiting, Coffin Bay oysters and Spencer Gulf king prawns.
Recipe: Pickled Baby Octopus
The art of pickling has been part of culinary traditions for centuries, a practice born out of necessity for preserving food in times when refrigeration was a luxury. Pickling involves submerging food items in a mixture of vinegar, salt, sugar,...
Coastal Travel Destinations: Exploring Seafood Hotspots | Queensland
Holiday season is not far away, and our weather is slowly warming up. If your thoughts are turning to where your next holiday is going to be, you can’t go wrong with Queensland – after all, as the famous old...
Recipe: Salmon and Avocado Sushi rolls
As the weather warms, we love to make fresh sushi at home. We stock a range of sashimi grade fish, depending on the time of year and we always stock sashimi grade Huon Salmon at Dawson’s. Below we’ve got helpful...
Coastal Travel Destinations: Exploring Seafood Hotspots | New South Wales
 New South Wales (NSW) is blessed with some of the best seafood hotspots in the country. If you’re anything like us, holidays wouldn’t be the same without fresh seafood straight from the waterways, enjoyed alfresco on sunny days with your...
Recipe: Swordfish Souvlaki with Lemon and Herb Pilaf
Swordfish Souvlaki with Lemon and Herb Pilaf - a delightful fusion of tastes that captures the essence of Greece. Join us in exploring the rich history of beloved Greek dish Souvlaki, and the health benefits of swordfish. This recipe is from...
Sustainable Solutions: Repurposing Oyster Shells for Environmental Benefits
Oyster Reef Restoration Oyster reefs, once abundant along the Australian coastline, are ecologically vital and critically endangered with only 10% remaining. Shellfish reefs provide habitat for marine life, filter water to improve quality and protect the coastline from erosion.  Pollution...
Recipe: Snapper Ceviche
Ceviche, a popular dish originating from the coastal regions of Latin America, has captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts around the world. With its vibrant colours, bold flavours, and emphasis on fresh ingredients, ceviche has become a beloved culinary delight. In this recipe blog, we delve into the origins, preparation, and diverse variations of this refreshing seafood dish.
Boost Your Well-being: The Health Benefits of Eating Fresh Seafood
From the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean to the traditional diets of East Asian cultures, the consumption of fresh seafood has been a staple in the diets of coastal communities around the world. Today, fisheries and aquaculture supply over 1.5...
Recipe: Stir-fried Garlic Prawn Udon
This is a quick and easy mid-week dinner that will delight the whole family. There are many different ways you can prepare this dish. We’ve opted for our favourite Stir Fried Garlic Prawns with Udon Noodles. They make the yummiest leftovers for lunch the next day too!
Recipe: Pan Fried Flathead with Broad Bean and Fennel Salad
Dusky Flathead is the largest of the Australian flathead species and can be recognised by the patterns on the pectoral and caudal fins. In terms of nutrition, flathead has as much protein as meat but a lot less fat and all Australian white fish have been deemed as having enough omega 3 to be considered a good source of this essential nutrient.
Women in Seafood
There is a perception that the seafood industry is a male dominated industry and whilst this is true, 24% of the Australian workforce is actually female. In 2015 the United Nations produced a report that found that 50% of the workforce along the global seafood supply chain were women.
Recipe: Oysters with Zesty Japanese Vinaigrette
This month we’ve decided to put a Japanese spin on our classic oyster recipe with a zesty Japanese vinaigrette. We love this recipe with the creaminess of Sydney Rock Oysters but for a genuine Japanese experience, Pacific Oysters are more accurate, as they originated in Japan.