In addition to the large selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables available, North Carolina also has a great selection of local seafood. This month, Brian and Lisa will prepare a collection of seafood recipes perfect for beach trips and backyard gatherings. The first recipe is for a shrimp and cream cheese appetizer. Learn how to make this delicious treat featuring shrimp, bacon, cream cheese and jalapeno peppers in the video below.
You can find seafood at grocery stores year round, but for the best of local seafood you need to buy in season. North Carolina Sea Grant created a helpful seafood availability chart that you can print off to know what is currently in season. The seafood availability chart makes a nice shopping companion to the produce availability chart produced by the NCDA&CS. Use both of these guides on your next trip to the grocery store, seafood market, farmers market or roadside stand.