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Donlan’s Fish & Seafoods is 97 years old and one of the oldest businesses in Flint Michigan. But don’t call us old-fashioned...you can now find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Fish = The Original Fast Food

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Found a great link on the Virginia Seafood website on how to quickly prepare all types of fish by baking, broiling, grillling, pan-frying, poaching, steaming, stir-frying and yes, even microwaving! Check it out:



Can I Eat it Raw?

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Yes in our Flint store we carry sashimi grade tuna and fresh oysters: both live in the shell and shucked from the East Coast - the home of the most delicious oysters. The sashimi grade tuna comes in individually sealed portions of approximately 8 ounces and great to have lightly seared on each side on the grill. Here's a recipe for Sesame Seared tuna


Ask the "Fishmonger"

Which is better - king crab or snow crab?

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There's no easy answer to this question - our customers are almost equally divided in purchasing snow crab or king crab. The one thing they share in common is that they are pre-cooked by federal law which makes them a super easy choice for dinner. All you have to do is steam, boil, grill or bake to warm them up for a delicious meal like those prepared in fine dining establishments. Here's our take:

King Crab - Customers love the size of our legs which can weigh 1-2 lbs each and are about the length of your arm. They make an impression for your guests and are big enough to share. First time customers sometimes worry they don't have a pot big enough - but you don't have to break these beauties to cook them. Preheat the oven at 350-400 degrees, places the legs in a baking pan with an edge, put water in the bottom and cover with foil so they steam. Takes 10-25 minutes depending on the size of the legs and claws. You are just trying to get all the ice crystals off and make them warm enough to eat.

Snow Crab - Sweet and salty crab meat that pleases everyone. The biggest complaint about the snow crab is that it's "too much work." Not with your legs! Our snow crab clusters are 10+ ounces each while the ones in restaurants are usually 3-5 ounces so you get a lot of bang for your buck. Our favorite way to prepare is a big pot with a little steaming water, throw the crabs in, and cover. Some like to add Zatarain's Crab Boil or Old Bay for some spicy flavor. You know they are done when the legs turn orange and are bendable with all ice melted off.

Have a question for the Donlan's Fishmonger, go to the Contact Us section and send it in.