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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Curious shoppers may notice a peculiar new offering at certain Wegmans seafood counters this summer: fillets of the cownose ray, a square-snouted species of stingray. Tender and surprisingly beefy, cuts of the rose-hued meat can be strung onto kabobs bejewelled with pineapple chunks, or cooked Creole-style, swimming in tomato sauce and a […]

How Wegmans Buys Fish: The Complicated Story Behind Your Seafood Dinner

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The seafood cases at Wegmans on Amherst Street hold the story of our oceans. New York State scallops, $12.99 a pound, rest like delicate pillows—pink and white and juicy—on a bed of cheesecloth. Fillets of silver-skinned rainbow trout glimmer alongside rounded steaks of swordfish from Canada. Other delights include crab legs from Russia, […]

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The cownose ray, a stingray with a wingspan of 2 or 3 feet long, might seem like a strange thing to eat. With a square snout and smooth brown or olive skin, the creature could pass for an alien. Nevertheless, the ray could soon land on our dinner plates, a victim of […]