Thursday, October 22, 2015

Savory Seafood Entrees

by Jim Lannen

This week, we will be featuring a few healthy seafood dishes that you won't want to miss out on. Panko crusted swordfish and steamed mussels have always been favorites of mine, every time they're added to our already vast seafood selection.

Panko Crusted Swordfish

Our first dish is a wild-caught swordfish filet. Over the course of the last few decades, farm-raised seafood has become more common in food supply. Wild-caught seafood (of course more expensive due to the extra cost and labor of fishing it) is almost considered a delicacy.

Swordfish - a firm and succulent, meaty fish - has a mild flavor and a texture that can be compared to that of tuna. We take our 10 ounce steak and lightly crust it with panko bread crumbs and pan fry it in grape seed oil. The entree is then finished with an avocado lime sweet butter with fresh cilantro.

The grape seed oil used in preparing our swordfish has health benefits of its own. Studies show that it aids in anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-histamine, anti-aging, anti-allergic, antimicrobial and adaptogenic activity. 

Steamed Mussels In A Fennel, Lime, Coconut Broth Over Black Linguini
The next dish we're introducing is another seafood favorite. We take a full pound of fresh mussels and steam them in this aromatic and flavorful broth. We serve this over a bowl of black linguini.

The presentation alone is quite interesting. The black comes in during the process of making the pasta. Squid ink is added to create a silky, yet deep black hue providing hints of the salty ocean.

Come and give these healthy, flavorful dishes a try this week. Make your meal complete with a glass of chardonnay... it pairs quite well with the mildly sweet flavor of either dish.

Plus, a glass of wine a day is just what the doctor ordered!

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