The Ultimate Seafood Road Trip

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Ben is ready for a whole new season of extreme seafood adventures.

Ben Sargent lives for seafood. He’s a fisherman, restaurateur, chef and overall seafood fanatic who’s ready to take you on another amazing adventure: Season two of Hook, Line & Dinner premieres tonight at 8pm on Cooking Channel.

This season, Ben continues his cross-country seafood road trip on his tricked-out motorcycle (which you should totally check out here) in pursuit of the very best local sea-foodies, the freshest fish and the most delicious ways to prepare it. Beginning tonight, Ben’s travels will take him coast to coast, on a bigger, better-than-ever, seafood-packed motorcyle tour of the continent.

Ben Sargent snags a winner

This season

So what does the ultimate seafood road trip include?

Ben’s making stops down in Florida’s tropical Islamorada and the iconic Mid Atlantic’s Chesapeake Bay, then all the way up in Canadian fishing hub Vancouver and even the chilly (read: FREEZING) salmon fishing village of Sitka, Alaska!  Would you expect anything less from the man whose passion for seafood is as boundless as the ocean?

In tonight’s episode, Ben explores New York’s coastal town of Montauk. He’s in search of striped bass and porgy, two tasty local finds.

Ben Sargent fishing

Ben "dives in" to get his hands on the freshest catch.

To find the best catch, Ben teams up with local expert Amanda Switzer who shows him how it’s done. Amanda knows how it’s done, and maneuvers like an expert to beat out other boats for a great catch.

Ben and local guide Amanda Switzer

Local guide and experienced fisherman Amanda Switzer knows these waters intimately, and Ben reaps the rewards of her expertise. The other boats don't stand a chance.

When the fishing wraps up, Ben turns his attention to eating. He visits two local chefs who transform Ben’s catches into succulent suppers:

Grilled Striped Bass with Creamed Kale Recipe

Grilled Striped Bass with Creamed Kale

Whole Grilled Porgy with Smokey Tomato Chutney Recipe

Whole Grilled Porgy with Smokey Tomato Chutney

Get the recipes from tonight’s episode:
Grilled Striped Bass with Creamed Kale, Blanched Garlic Puree and Wheat Berries
Whole Grilled Porgy with Smokey Tomato Chutney

Tune in tonight at 8pm to catch the fresh premiere of Season 2 of Hook, Line & Dinner

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