Saturday, September 20, 2008

Recipe of the Week - Crusted & Grilled Mahi Mahi

Recipe of the Week – September 18th 2008
There are lots of "Crusted Mahi Mahi" recipes out there. Most require some exotic ingredient that is hard to come by, such as Macadamia Nuts. So, how about one using.. Potato Chips! Yup, this is an easy to prepare, delicious recipe incorporating.... Ruffles® Potato Chips! It addresses two common concerns:
1. How can you eat Ruffles® Potato Chips and be guilt free?
2. What do you do with all the little broken pieces in the bottom of the bag?
This recipe requires a grill to get the full flavor out of the recipe. Unlike many recipes, you do not turn the fish! As always it is important NOT to over cook! The fish is ready when it begins to flake. Try this with the Garden Salsa outlined below!

For the Fish:
4 Wild Ocean Seafoods 4/6oz Mahi Mahi Fillets
2 Cups of chrunched Ruffles® Potato Chips
1 Egg

Garden Salsa:
1 medium sized English cucumber peeled & diced
4 yellow cherry tomatoes diced
1 slice of red onion diced
1 tblsp of capers plus a tsp of the juice
1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp of minced garlic

Prep: (Mise en place)
Thaw the Mahi Mahi Fillets in the refrigerator overnight or run under cold water in their vacuum bags to thaw.
Mix all the above ingredients for salsa. Be sure to use small dice. Make an hour or two ahead so that the flavors can marry.
Light & Pre-Heat Grill
Dredge the Mahi Mahi filets in the beaten egg.
Coat generously with the crushed potato chips making sure to press firmly into filet

Place the Mahi Mahi fillets on the upper Rack of the grill
Cooking times will vary depending on your BBQ Grill. Figure 8-12 minutes.
Do Not Turn

Serve with Garden Salsa either on top or on the side.
Seafood News
The weather has actually turned nice the past few days in Ferndale! I just wish that all that wet weather followed by sunshine didn't make the grass grow so fast.

Crab pots are dotting the water with the Native American & Sports fisheries opened for Dungeness Crab. The Sports fishery is closing and the Commercial Fishery is starting October 1st. Our boats are ready as Washington Dungeness Crab is in our "Wheelhouse"! We just might attempt a "video" of our local crab boats. And, no, the black lab in the video is not "Rin Tin Tin"

We recently had a couple new customers call in regarding shippng from Alaska & Hawaii. In both cases, they were under the impression that if they purchased from our competitors, the "overnight shipping would be cheaper". You can imagine their shock, when we informed them that there is No Overnight Shipping from either Alaska or Hawaii to the lower 48! Thats why we finish our processing & portioning in Washington. We can ship fresh frozen seafood either Overnight or 2 Day Air from our facility in Ferndale. The "Air Drop" in both Alaska & Hawaii is around 6pm local time. That's 3pm Pacific Time. It takes 12-14 hours to pass thru the first distribution center on the mainland side, then another day to the second. Thus, it takes two days to get any air express shipment from FedEx or UPS from either Alaska or Hawaii to you door! If we were the customer, it would annoy us to no end to pay for or think we got "overnight shipping" and have it arrive in 2 days. (which costs about 40% less)
Dungeness Crab - Whole Cooked Dungeness Crab are back! We have both Whole Cooked Crab and Dungeness Crab Sections (Clusters) featuring fully cooked & cleaned crab. Quantities of Whole Cooked Crab are limited until October. If you want a larger order, like our 30lb Party Pack, please call and reserve!

Oils of Aloha Macadamia Oils - We have figured out the freight issue inbound from Hawaii by shipping the Oils to Ferndale with our Seafood Shipments. As a result, we have been able to significantly reduce our prices on the full line of Macadamia Oils! Our shipments from Honolulu arrive on Thursday mornings, so, if we don't have it in stock, it will arrive on the next Thursday. Larger orders, or multiple 32oz size orders will be shipped to you direct from Honolulu.

Tom Douglas Spice Rubs - Tom Douglas Spice Rubs will have a price increase later in September. If you enjoy these Rubs, it is definitely time to stock up! We absorbed last years increase, but cannot do it again. We just negotiated a new bulk price based on our volume. As a result, we are going to be able to limit the price increase to about 50 cents across the board instead of the $1 we reported earlier.

Hawaiian Fish - After a couple week delay, we have finally received Opah this morning! Also on the plane were Opakapaka, Ahi/Shibi (Yellowfin Tuna), Shutome (Swordfish) and Ono (Wahoo)! Ono is so "Ono" (Good). If you haven't tried our Hawaiian Fish, a great way to start is with one of our Hawaiian Seafood Samplers! We have a Coupon Code good for 10% off Hawaiian Seafood Samplers - Use Coupon Code COMBO10. If you just want to try a couple of portions to add to your order, visit our Hawaiian Seafood by the Portion section!

Wild Gulf Shrimp & Prawns - Still in the news, Hurricane Ike. The hurricanes stir up the gulf and bring the shrimp closer to the surface. This leads to increased catch, especially with larger shrimp. The downside to this problem is that IKE dropped power and swamped roads to and from many shrimp ports. There is virtually non-existant shore power for shore side cold storage at present. We have limited stock on hand. We expect this situation to continue for another couple weeks.
Coupon Codes Good Thru September 30th
Save 10% on Wild Maine Lobster Claws! -
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Save 10% on Hawaiian Seafood Samplers -
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while supplies last - Use Coupon Code SNAP15
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