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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If you are a seafood lover like me, this might be of interest to you!

Many of you know that seafood is a popular protein of choice in our household. Heck, when we last ate out (which doesn’t happen often due to finances), we ended up at Red Lobster where all three of us were in Seafood Heaven.

Since my surgery, fish and shellfish has definitely become at least a once-a-week addition to our menu. Some of our favorites are orange roughy fixed several ways; Tanner’s favorite is Orange Roughy with Citrus Sauce. We also love salmon and just about any kind of shellfish.

Because we have increased our fish and shellfish consumption, I started thinking about how I could ensure we were getting the freshest seafood as some of the selections we had purchased from our local market seemed less than fresh once I went to cook it. Since I do so much online shopping, I began to wonder if there was a way to order fresh fish online.

Honestly, I thought it was probably a shot in the dark…I mean, if you can’t get fresh fish from your local market, how likely is it you are going to be able to order it online? Imagine my surprise when I came across an online fish market that offers a wide variety of fresh fish and shellfish. Not only are the prices competitive with local market prices, but you can buy from them knowing that you are purchasing from a source that specializes in providing sustainable seafood (this means that they have my eye on their Bay Scallops as I found this recipe I'd love to try with a few adaptations to make it more low-carb friendly. I will get back to you guys when I give it a try!

What is your favorite kind of seafood?


Allan said...

For an FYI... Costco has the strictest rules in the industry about quality and freshness. Priced right, that is your go to place for fish.. As for shrimp, all are frozen at sea, all of them. Go to Wal-mart and buy a bag or three, also fresh... Just an FYI slim...

LosingAmy said...

I'm a huge fan of the frozen tilapia from Walmart. Quick delicious form of protein and they are individually packaged so I can pull out exactly how many I need. Also a good one is the artificial crab meat (also known as Surimi) which has a few grams of carbs in addition to the protein. I can only find the cocktail shrimp that have the tip of the tail still attached, but growing up in Southern Louisiana it doesn't take me long at all to rip those suckers off, so not that much of an inconvenience. Sure as heck beats peeling the whole thing.
As for the website, those prices are way more than what I can get at WallyWorld here in BR. Plus I'm weird about anything foodlike being shipped to my house. Feel like it's tainted somehow.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

I've actually never had shellfish. And fish, I'm really picky about. I find that some of it can taste too...fishy :)
But have you had codfish? Also known as saltfish? I love that kind of fish. We Jamaicans cook it with a ackee, which is a fruit that we eat like meat. So good!


wildfluffysheep said...

nom nom nom.

I just had them in a mushroom curry. delightful. I've never had lobster or anything else more seafoody adventurous.

Rachel said...

I will check out that site. Being from Louisiana myself, I am lucky to have great seafood at my finger tips as well.

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