April 3rd, 2015

Fish Fridays: Crabcake Sauce, Anyone?

Fish Fridays Crab Cake

We’ve arrived at another Fish Friday and we’ve got to keep it fresh. Literally.

How about some delicious crabcakes with several sauce choices?

You know, sauces aren’t just for steaks.

But if you absolutely love a certain steak sauce, there’s no reason you can’t try it on your crabcakes. You just might discover a new flavor sensation you didn’t know you were missing in your life!

Or try this amazing Sweet Orange Sauce on for size:

Sweet Orange Sauce

1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. & 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
4 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced

Directions: Whisk ingredients in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Have fun testing out a variety of sauces with your crabcakes for Fish Fridays!

March 20th, 2015

Spring Catches

Spring Catches Sea Bass

It’s Fish Friday again! Only this time it’s spring. This makes me jump for joy!

Since we won’t be having surf and turf or steak, let’s celebrate springtime with some beautiful salmon.

It’s light and delicious – just like spring!

Looking for something a bit more filling? Sea bass is a great option. Drizzle some lemon on top and it’s seafood heaven.

Now, you can never, ever go wrong with coldwater lobster tail or jumbo shrimp. Those are perfect for Fish Friday. But have you ever tried lobster flatbread or crab stuffed sole? They’re absolutely not to miss!

Seafood really does give us lots of choices when steaks are not an option.

What Spring Catches will YOU be serving on Fish Fridays?

April 6th, 2009

Steak Recipe: Grilled Filet with Shellfish Butter

Okay, this recipe mixes two flavors many people crave — the ultimate in tender beef (the filet mignon) with tasty, distinctive shellfish (your choice of lobster, crab or shrimp).

It’s a little twist on the old “Surf and Turf” theme, combining the “surf” part right into the butter that will flavor the steak itself.

Utter genious.

And, it’s a simple recipe for steak butter you can try at home! I’m thrilled!

Give it a try!  

Grilled Filet with Shellfish Butter

(Serves four)

4 6oz. Filet Mignon

8 oz. Shells (Lobster, crab or shrimp)

8 oz. Butter

¼ Cup chopped Carrot

¼ Cup chopped Celery

½ Cup chopped Onion

1 clove Garlic, chopped

1 tsp. Tomato Paste

2 Tbsp. Brandy (optional)

2 sprigs Tarragon (optional)

Salt and Pepper

In a medium saucepan, sweat the onion, carrot and celery until soft, in 1 tsp. of the butter.  Add the garlic, tarragon and tomato paste and shells and cook for several minutes, stirring regularly.  If using shrimp shells, they should turn pink, since crab and lobster are already cooked, just break up the shells with a spoon or meat tenderizer if they are too thick.  Add brandy to deglaze and cook until almost dry.  Add the remaining butter. 

Cook over low heat for twenty minutes, stirring regularly.  Strain through a fine meshed strainer into a bowl and place in the refrigerator.  Once the butter has nearly set, spoon onto a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, tying the ends tightly and return to the refrigerator.

Season the filet on both sides with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.  Slice the butter into thick slices and place on top of the filet while it is resting.  The heat from the filet should start melting to butter, if it doesn’t place it under a broiler for around fifteen seconds.