Fish, fish, & more fish! The Tacoma Boys Guide to Fresh Seafood
Fresh seafood is hard to pass up. It’s easy to cook and so satisfying when prepared with other simple, fresh ingredients and seasonings. Tacoma Boys has all the fixings for a fresh seafood dinner, like spring mix for a side salad, an assortment of pastas, sauces, and seasonings. Tacoma Boys has you covered for all of your fresh seafood basics – from different cooking methods to one-of-a-kind seafood recipes, and what to serve alongside. The options for incorporating fresh seafood into your cooking routine are endless!
Tacoma Boys’ Fresh Seafood Selection
There are several varieties of fresh seafood available over at the deli counter at Tacoma Boys. The selection of fresh seafood rotates regularly, so check out our weekly specials to stay up-to-date! Then, match the fresh seafood with sides like roasted potatoes, stir-fried vegetables, or a garden salad dressed with your choice of one of Tacoma Boys’ dozens of different salad dressings. In addition to the following, you’ll find scallops, shrimp, lobster, and much more to choose from.
Fresh Norwegian Steelhead
- The Steelhead Trout comes from a freshwater and saltwater environment in Norway, where fjord-fed rivers meet the sea.
Fresh King Salmon
- Fresh filets of King Salmon are easily prepared and cooked through many different methods, like baking in the oven or grilling hot and fast.
Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon
- Try the Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon with Johnny’s Salmon Finishing Sauce, a northwest blend made just for salmon with dill and garlic at center stage.
Wild Alaskan Halibut
- The most adventurous might batter and fry strips of the Wild Alaskan Halibut and serve it with french fries alongside Tacoma Boy’s Tartar Sauce or Lemon Caper Sauce.
Fresh Red Snapper
- Filets of fresh Red Snapper are firm, making them easily manageable when preparing and sturdy enough for a spicy rub.
Boneless Skinless Tilapia
- The mild, white-fleshed Tilapia is already deboned and skinned in preparation for your fresh seafood meal.
How to Cook Seafood
If you’re looking for advice on how to cook seafood, look no further! After selecting your seafood of choice at Tacoma Boys, you’ll need something to season it with. Get creative with your own blend or rub, choosing spices and tastes to preference, or skip the prep and grab a bottle of Garlic Gourmay to use when you cook seafood. Several different flavors will elevate fresh seafood, from garlic mesquite or garlic jalapeño, to Jamaican jerk, honey lime, and more.
Grilled seafood is popular for its resulting flavor and tender texture. It takes a couple simple steps to prepare your ingredients, preheat your grill, and cook seafood quickly. Grill seasoned filets of salmon or several shrimp hot and fast to cook fully and lock in flavor. If you don’t see those nice grill marks, don’t worry and don’t wait: It may very well be fully cooked without the perfect marks, and hot grills can burn food fast!
Pan-frying is a straight-forward and common method to cook seafood. It should yield crisp, succulent bites of fish with or without the skin. Using a batter, flour, or breadcrumbs will add a bit of a crust, but isn’t necessary. To cook fish filets in a pan, place the battered or seasoned fish in a hot, well-oiled pan. When it’s crisped and cooked to your liking on one side, flip the fish and cook the other side. If the filet is thick and fatty, it may need to be baked in the oven to finish cooking to temperature.
Baking fish in the oven is easy and efficient because you can leave a well-seasoned piece of fish in the oven for a few minutes while you prepare your sides. At the right oven temperature, seafood will cook to temperature throughout without overcooking on the outside. Just be sure to keep an eye on the clock!
Seafood recipes are plentiful as they generally require basic ingredients and kitchen staples to round out a satisfying meal. If you’re not ready to create your own seafood recipe, there are several tried and true recipes you can try:
- Grab a couple of Tacoma Boys’ sweet and juicy heirloom oranges and a lemon for a balanced finish to this Easy Honey Citrus Sheet Pan Salmon seafood recipe by Killing Thyme.
- Smooth garlic butter tops baked steelhead in this Garlic Butter Steelhead Trout in Foil seafood recipe by Kitchen Swagger.
- Scallops are commonly seared to create a crispy crust. Scallop Fra Diavolo by Champagne Tastes is one way to go when a big bowl of pasta sounds just right.
Simple Baked Halibut Over Seasoned Wild Rice
This baked halibut seafood recipe uses Tacoma Boys’ Wild Alaskan Halibut and one of our favorite rubs with local ties: Tom Douglas’ Seafood Rub boosts the flavor of any type of fresh seafood with a flavorful blend of spices. On a bed of Lundberg Whole Grain Rice & Wild Rice, this basic seafood recipe is as tasty as it is quick to whip up.
- Two 5-ounce boneless halibut filets (skin on)
- 1 teaspoon cooking oil of choice (such as avocado oil)
- 2 tablespoons Rub With Love Seafood Rub
- One 5.5-ounce box Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Rice & Wild Rice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Follow package directions to cook Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Rice & Wild Rice: Combine rice, water, and seasonings in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- While the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 400° F. Set filets in a medium baking dish and sprinkle rub evenly on filets. Rub gently over all sides of the filets.
- In a large nonstick or greased baking dish, set halibut skin-side down and drizzle with oil. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the halibut is flaky.
- When 30 minutes is up, remove rice from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Serve halibut over rice hot.
Shop for Seafood at Tacoma Boys
Pop into your local Tacoma Boys to peruse our selection of fresh seafood and all the ingredients you’ll need for your next seafood dinner. The guides behind the counters are eager to answer any questions and help you choose what’s best for you.
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