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10 Non-Fish Seafood Recipes for the Premiere of Finding Dory

June 17, 2016

If I told you that Finding Nemo came out in 2003, would that make you feel really, really old, too?

In 2003, George W. Bush was in office and J.K. Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix—was released. Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as governor of California and the first case of SARS was identified. Feels like a long time ago, huh?

Well, you've been waiting now for thirteen years—and the sequel to Finding Nemo is finally here! Finding Dory tells the story of that silly, sing-songy blue tang fish with a memory problem (played by Ellen DeGeneres) on a quest to reunite with her family.

To honor one of the most memorable lines from the original movie—"Fish are friends, not food"—here are 10 non-fish seafood recipes (but some use fish stock!) to keep the sharks' oath. Crustaceans and mollusks are fair game.

What were you doing back in 2003? Tell us in the comments!

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702551 June 17, 2016
Oysters in June?
ChefJune June 17, 2016
You should try them in Louisiana in June. Divine!
702551 June 17, 2016
I will when I get there! (hopefully someday)

Around here (SF Bay Area) the local oysters are far tastier when the water is colder and June is typically spawning season, another reason not to eat them.

I usually stop eating (local) oysters in late March, resume eating them in around the end of October.