Saturday, December 06, 2008

Recipe of the Week - Jumbo Shrimp Appetizer

Recipe of the Week - November 12th 2008
Holiday Parties often involve potluck appetizers. This recipe is sure to knock it out of the park when entertaining. You can make everything in advance and do the final cheese melt and assembly on site or finish the dish at home. The dish is great either hot or cold. Most of the time, we go for hot as this increases the contrast when place out with other appetizers.

1lb Wild Ocean Seafoods® Jumbo Gulf Shrimp
1 Medium size spaghetti squash
1 Medium Red Pepper
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Large garlic clove minced
Handful of Fresh sage leaves – use the small and tender leaves
½ Cup Oils of Aloha Garlic Isle Macadamia Oil – plus some for drizzling
1 Bag of mixed Italian cheeses shredded
1 Baguette of Italian or French bread cut into ½ inch thicknesses.

Prep: (Mis en place)
Thaw Shrimp in their vacuum bag in the refrigerator overnight or run under cold water in the bag to thaw.
Peel & De-Vein Shrimp, remove tail and place in brine for 20 minutes (See our Tip on Firming Shrimp)
Pre-Heat Oven
Slice Squash in half Roast face down in a pan at 425F for 30 Minutes and set aside to cool (leave oven on)
Roast Pepper for 10-15 Minutes at the same time and place in a small paper bag to cool.
Peel skin & slice pepper, removing ribs & seeds.
Puree roasted red peppers, add balsamic vinegar, Macadamia Oil and mix thoroughly
Remove Shrimp from brine & rinse
Slice Baguette into ¼ to 3/8 inch slices & toast lightly

Heat ½ cup of Macadamia Oil and sauté shrimp, remove shrimp & drop in sage leaves. Cook til the leaves start to curl slightly. (note: be sure to have a spatter lid on hand!)
Place baguette on a baking sheet, lightly drizzle with Macadamia Oil
With a fork scrape out about a Tsp of squash and spread across the baguette slice
Top with cheese(s) and sprinkle sparingly minced garlic
Place in oven until cheese melts (do not let it brown) about 2 minutes depending on oven
Remove from oven and finish assembly
Place a shrimp on top of baguette, place a dollop of roasted red pepper puree in the center of shrimp, and top with 1 or 2 sage leaves.

Sure to impress the Holiday party guests this year.

Seafood News
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Alder Smoked Salmon - With the Holidays approaching, now is the time to stock up on Wild Smoked Sockeye & King Salmon before the price increase! As you know, salmon prices have gone up over the past year. This will, unfortunately be reflected in our next Smoked Salmon production run. Right now, save 20% on 3 or more Smoked Salmon items (mix or match) while supplies last! Use Coupon Code SMOKE20

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Dungeness Crab - Our Whole Cooked Crab is going out as fast as it is coming in! Unfortunately, we have a one week closure this week and may run out.

Hawaiian Fish - We have Opah (Moonfish) Opakapaka (Hawaiian Pink Snapper), Ahi/Shibi (Yellowfin Tuna), Shutome (Swordfish) and Ono (Wahoo)! 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!

Lobster Tails - We have had many requests for larger size Cold Water Lobster Tails. We have been able to obtain a limited supply of larger tails. We now offer West Australian Cold Water Lobster Tails in 7/8oz, 9/10oz, 12/14oz and 20/24oz sizes. Most can be purchased as a 2 Pack or 4 pack (must be combined with other items to ship) and 10lb Cases.

Oils of Aloha - We are including, for a limited time, a free no-drip pour spout with every 375ml Macadamia Oil ordered. No coupon needed, it is a free accessory! The spouts are a universal fit for most bottles. They are ideal for both dispensing the oil while cooking and salad dressing bottles! These are regularly $2.99 on our website. Remember, the cost to ship 2 oils is about a dollar or so more than shipping one! We also have Oil/Liquor Pour Spouts in a 3 Pack. These are a great no spill solution for for wines and liquor for the upcoming holidays!

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