(Cooking without garlic is like painting without color!)
We ship our great fish and products fresh anywhere.
you see something you like, want to send something you've tried, or need
an ingredient that we have, please give us a call. We will figure out the
details and get it to you next day in pristine condition for your meal!
A WEEK Mon
- Fri. 10:00
Ready to Heat & Enjoy
Cuban • Asian
• Mediterranean •
We came to the Fest with a Tradition New England Clam Chowder that we though was the best and most authentic clam chowder that we had ever made. The judges and fans both agreed and we won the title of BEST traditional Clam Chowder in Chicago for 2016!
Owners of the 2013 bragging rights to the title of the "Best Chowdah" in Chicago!
We won the "Fan Favorite" vote of about 250 attendees against some pretty tough competition for
Terry's Famous Alaskan King Crab Chowder!
(we call it king crack chowder, it's so addicting!)
We are trying to keep some in stock at the shop if you want to try some.
INTRODUCING A GREAT NEW ADDITION TO OUR WEBSITE!
We all want to be happy, healthy and well fed, right? Here at Dirk's, we are always promoting the healthy aspects of fish and seafood and eating well.
Speaking of eating well, I want to introduce to you Natalie Canizares, my stepdaughter, who's time revolves around creating a healthy and balanced life. She has plenty of great ideas for well-being and feeling good about yourself. Plus I love her smoothies and other recipes for healthy eating.
If We can't Beat'em, Eat'em! Help take a bite out of Asian Carp!
We had a great time with the Friends of the Chicago River grilling and sampling Asian carp at the Bridgehouse Museum River Walk on August 26th. We met many nice people and everyone loved the carp burgers.
Here is is our latest article/video from the Chicago Tribune featuring Asian Carp.
Here is our video about Asian Carp filmed by the Diamond Network from Hong Kong, China. Cameron Zhang stopped by for a chat and demonstration of cooking carp burgers. There are some great interviews from the Shedd Aquarium too. Check it out!
We continue to promote the use of Asian carp as a viable food product and the BBC picked up on it. they stopped by the shop for a chat and a taste of a carp burger. I'm waiting for the thaw to start buying more Asian carp which we feature on the weekends. Unfortunately, everything in the area rivers is under ice at present. Spring is coming soon, right?!
Terry's Asian carp burger over Quinoa with Tomato Jalepeno Chuntey
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to try some, be sure to stop by the shop on a Saturday. Every Saturday between 12:00 and 3:00 we have our Big Green Egg fired up and are sampling all kinds of great fish and seafoods along with our marinades and assorted sides.
We are working with the Shedd Aquarium to bring awareness to the public about invasive species in the Great Lakes. Asian carp is a particularly big issue of which we can all take a bite of!
We had the honor of being an "Editor's Pick in Tastemakers 2012
TakePart.com is announcing its TakePart Tastemakers, an inaugural list of 100 local shops from coast to coast that embody the spirit of the filmFood, Inc. Eric Schlosser's documentary championed ways to change the current
state of the food system--by eating local and sustainable and
organic--and these shops are seen as leaders in their communities,
responsible for spreading the good-tasting message of "Food Done Right."
TakePart.com gave us a sneak peek at 20 of the 100 shops on the list
ahead of their 9 a.m. announcement of the full list. Ten shops each were
chosen in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City,
Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, and the Twin Cities.
Thanks to both Megan and Tricia for appreciating our fish and for the great fun we had filming!
See you soon!
Check us out on Channel 7 with Steve Dolinsky
Now is the time for Nantucket Bay Scallops. There is no better tasting or sweeter scallop in the world. The best way to sample these "marshmallows of the ses" is to eat one raw! Recently, our friend Steve Dolinsky stopped by the shop to sample a few.
We do have the same product frozen which is the next best thing!
Capt. Jonathan from "Time Bandit"
Dirk's Fish in Seattle
with crab boat "Arctic Sea" in the background
Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop Dirk’s might look like more of a market than a restaurant, but it’s one of the city’s premiere sources for sustainable seafood. Diners can come grab some amazing sushi, take a cooking class, and then pick up fish to make for dinner that night. Plus, Dirk is just so damn nice. On the menu: Laughing Bird Shrimp, a sustainable farm-raised Caribbean white shrimp, simmered in Thai coconut basil sauce, served over jasmine rice with a side of tangy vinegar cucumber salad. Can’t make it to Chicago Gourmet? The shop hosts a weekly free grilling demo from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and this weekend it will be dishing out exactly what it’s serving at the fest, along with a variety of other goodies, like salmon and tuna burgers. That Thai coconut basil simmering sauce is also always available in the shop, and it works well as a marinade too.
See you all there next year!
Suzie Q Fisheries local smoked whitefish
Check out what the Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky, has to say about smoked fish and Dirk's fish
Only the freshest fish! Fish and seafood are essential ingredients to a healthy diet. There are so many health attributes (Health Info) for all parts of your body that you would be remiss in not including the recommended 2 serving per week in your diet.
****FRESH KING CRAB LEGS****
"The Deadliest Catch"...
Dirk and a couple of friends from the "Arctic Sea"
Fresh Alaskan King Crab
Direct to us from Dutch Harbor, Alaska
This is the crab you can see being caught on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch".
We met these captains last year and were very impressed by their commitment to quality! They bust their butts (and freeze them too) to bring you the very best crab!
There is always a great selection of fresh fish and seafood at Dirk's but we do try to run out of product so that we can continually restock our fresh supplies. If you need something special or a quantity of a certain fish, please call us and we will hold or acquire what ever you may need.
New Online Calculator Clears Up Confusion Over Seafood and Health
The nose knows: a quality retail fish shop should have a light scent of the sea. And stepping into Dirk’s is like taking a sunrise walk on a sandy beach with a firm-fleshed, red-gilled snapper in hand. Dirk Fucik has been mongering fish for 35 years, 5 under his own shingle, and in addition to an ocean’s worth of pristinely fresh seafood he and his knowledgeable staff offer prepared items including sushi,heat and eat fish dishes, salads, spreads, and on-the-spot crab and lobster steaming. Cooking tips, seasonal suggestions, and general goodwill abound, and every summer Saturday from noon to 3 PM Fucik sets up a charcoal grill for an impromptu cooking class and free sample session. 2070 N. Clybourn, 773-404-3475, dirksfish.com. —Gary Wiviott
If you can't find your favorite fish in your neighborhood, we can ship any of our quality fish, seafood or prepared items to anyone anywhere.
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Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop is a
Specialty Store with only the very best Hand Picked and Gourmet Home Made Products.
Free Seafood preparation demonstrations and tasting every Saturday. We provide
Fresh Fish and Seafood's as well as Prepared Gourmet: Appetizers, Entrees,
Soups, Salads, Party Trays and Deserts ready to heat and enjoy. The Fresh
Fish is always cut and boned to your specifications and satisfaction. Fresh
Fish and Seafood's are delivered to us 6 days per week. With advanced notice
we can acquire almost any species of Fish and Seafood you desire. Our Gourmet
Prepared selections are our very own recipes and create them right here. Most
Entrees are Made To Order - Fresh - with 24 hr notice although we keep some
on-hand daily. We vary all of our selections regularly. Almost any of our Prepared
Foods can be created with your favorite seafood, or favorite combination of
seafood's. Many of these are Special Order items. Please contact us for
details, pricing, availability and schedule. With more than 28 years in the
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