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A Big Welcome to CMS Landscape!

My Fishing Cape Cod is proud to welcome Chris Mark and Sons Landscaping & Lawn Care to our small but growing list of Cape Cod business based sponsors.  

Chris Mark & Sons (known as CMS) was started in 1973 in Bourne, MA.  

What began with just a few lawns quickly turned into a full service landscape company that now serves Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich and the surrounding areas of Cape Cod.  

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The 4 Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Bonito Fishing on Cape Cod

This post was originally published on August 19th, 2017. With recent bonito catches being reported inside our forum, we figured now would be a good time to re-publish this post.

I figured now would be a good time for me to share this post with you, because hopefully some of you My Fishing Cape Codders are encountering some bonito out there. 

There comes a time in a relationship when you just have to buckle down and go fishing with your spouse.  It's inevitable.

Especially for me, because my husband is Ryan Collins, and if you have not already noticed, he lives, breathes, sleeps, eats and dies for fishing.

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Creamy Pesto Lobster Pasta

Fresh chunks of lobster are tossed in a creamy pesto sauce, with spring vegetables and pasta for a truly delicious spring-inspired meal.

It's a great recipe for a special occasion, like Mother's Day which is right around the corner!

Use whatever veggies you have or love, from carrots to leeks to broccoli or asparagus, any spring vegetables will work here.

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Puttanesca Cioppino

Classic puttanesca sauce, with briney capers and kalamata olives, meets rich cioppino stew, chock full of clams, mussels and local cod.

Add in hearty potatoes, hand crushed tomatoes and flavorful fennel for a well balanced, seriously delicious stew.

Even with summer right around the corner, a hearty fish stew full of freshly caught fish can't be beat!  Grab some crusty bread to sop it all up and you've got yourself one heck of a meal.

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“Big Mac” Fish Burger Sauce

Calling all fish burger fans!!  This sauce is a total game changer. 

With just a few pantry staples and about 5 minutes of your time, you can quickly make it while your burgers are cooking and store leftovers for up to a week.

So far we've tested this sauce with shrimp burgers, mahi burgers, drizzled over fish tacos and used as a dip with fries.  

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Episodes From Season 4 of MFCC TV Are Now Available Online

Season 4 of MFCC TV is under way on NBC Sports Boston and now members of MFCC can watch these episodes online at any time from any device.

If you are a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then you can go to the TV page here on the website to access episodes 24/7.

So far the first two episodes from the 2021 season have been posted. These shows featured early spring fishing for tautog, scup, sea bass, squid and stripers.

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Parmesan Crusted Tautog With Herb-Lemon Sauce

This recipe was originally published in June of 2014 and is one of the most popular on the site. We've republished and updated this post with new photos, information, links etc. for 2021 and beyond.

Tautog is one of our favorite fish to both catch and cook on Cape Cod.  With it's hearty white meat, it holds up well to almost any way of cooking.

In this recipe, I made a simple breading of parmesan cheese and spicy smoked paprika, with a quick lemon and herb sauce to drizzle all over.

It sets up well to pair with spicy smoked paprika and nutty parmesan cheese.  The light herbed lemon sauce gives the fish more depth with it's rich flavors of herbs such as mint, basil, parsley and more.

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Our Dairy-Free Cape Cod Clam Chowder Recipe

I've been wanting to make a dairy-free clam chowder for a while now, because I know some of you might be on special diets, or are just looking for healthier options for your favorite comfort foods.

So if you happen to have 10 pounds of clams lying around (or maybe they're on sale at the store) then let's take those clams and make some clam chowder together!

You'd never know that this rich, thick chowder is dairy free either. This recipe is a whole new take on the classic clam chowder, and it's a little more "guilt free" (meaning you can eat a whole lot of it!)

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Another MFCC Clothing Pre-Sale Is Happening Now Through February 6

Our first MFCC apparel pre-sale of 2021 is happening now over in our online store, with orders going out by the end of February.

We also have hats and canal bags in stock and ready to ship!

In addition to adult sized tees, hoodies and quarter zips, we also have youth, toddler and infant sized sweatshirts, along with a new lightweight womens terry sweatshirt for those warmer days that are sure to come soon.

Check out all that we have available below, with links to each item below.

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5 Side Dishes for Your Next Fish Dinner

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod! As many of you know, I have a serious passion for food and cooking.

Of course since I am married to a fisherman, it's pretty common that I'm cooking something involving haddock, tautog, sea bass or some other fish.

However, if you're not careful, fish can get boring real quick.

So with that in mind, today I am sharing 5 of my all time favorite side dishes, which you can use to pair with your own fish dinners.

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Spicy Thai Coconut Fish Soup

Hello MFCC and happy holidays!  Today I wanted to share my recipe for Spicy Thai Fish Soup.  

It's a delicious blend of Thai flavors, with sweet coconut milk and perfectly tender fish, with the optional addition of egg noodles at the end for the ultimate cold weather comfort food.

In this recipe I used halibut, but you can sub it for another firm white fish like striped bass, or even use shrimp or chicken in place of the fish.  

It's a great cold weather recipe that's easy to make and tastes even better the next day (as do most soups!).

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I Never Liked Bluefish, Until I Tried This Simple Recipe

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Note from Ryan: This recipe from Lauren was originally published in August of 2015. Today I updated this post with new information and links to other popular bluefish recipes - including the MFCC Bluefish "Cookbook" which you can download below. Enjoy!

Lauren Collins

Here’s something to wrap your head around – bluefish that tastes delicious!

I’ve never been a big fan of bluefish – their sharp teeth and oily, fishy and worst of all blue meat, make them less than desirable (at least for me).

For a long time Ryan and I have tried to figure out a simple and delicious way to cook bluefish without using mayonnaise. 

That's when one of our members here on My Fishing Cape Cod, Eric Meyer, shared with us his recipe for caramelized bluefish.

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The MFCC Apparel Pre-Sale is Back!

The 2020 MFCC apparel pre-sale is happening now through November 20 on our online store.  Orders will ship the week of December 14 just in time for the holidays.

This year we are excited to offer youth, toddler and infant sizes in sweatshirts!

Below you will find everything that is available in the pre-sale, with links to the store and each item. 

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Smoked Salmon Chowder

This smoked salmon chowder is full of broccoli, baby potatoes, cauliflower, onions and garlic for a comforting and healthy meal that can easily be made dairy free.  

Bagels and lox and smoked fish pate have been done already. This is a whole new spin on how to use smoked salmon! You can also use smoked trout or smoked bluefish in place of the salmon.

For Ryan's birthday this year he was gifted a smoker, and we are slowly but surely figuring out the perfect brine, timing and heat. Until then, this chowder is made with a store-bought smoked salmon filet.

For those of you who are experts at smoking blues or trout, by all means use that instead - any smoked fish will do.  

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