Two fantastic seafood recipes for you to try! And of course, they are boozy!
Seafood isn’t something that is normally associated with living in Nebraska, but every spring in the weeks before Easter, Fridays become “Fish Fry-days” as folks around here observe Lent and have big fish fries with lots of fried fish and big crowds. And while those big fish fries can be fun, they also have long lines and fish that can sometimes be pretty plain! If you want to avoid those long lines and get some really great fish, do like we did and turn to the folks at World Port Seafood and get seafood delivered right to your door!
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Wait, did we just say seafood delivered right to your door? You read that correctly, as the folks at World Port Seafood ship premium seafood right to your door! Being food bloggers from Omaha, we are very familiar with the folks over at Omaha Steaks, who are famous for delivering fine steaks right to your door since 1952. The folks behind Omaha Steaks decided to put the experience of more than sixty years of delivering fresh cut steaks to delivering sea food by starting World Port Seafood to source, pack and ship high quality seafood right to your door!
World Port Seafood uses sustainable practices for all their sea food, be it wild caught or responsibly farmed, all of which is cleaned and flash frozen right at the point of catch to preserve the seafood at the peak of freshness. Freezing the fish right after being caught allows the fish to be preserved as close as possible to the fresh state while also making it easier to transport to the distribution and processing centers. World Port Seafood’s freezing technique flash freezes the fish, creating smaller ice crystals and not damaging the cell structure of the seafood, which results in you getting as close to that freshly caught flavor and texture as possible! Plus with the catch being frozen and packed right away, the fish can be caught when in season and delivered to you fresh as the day it was caught!
Since we are located right here in Omaha which might be one of the biggest participants in Fish Fry-day since it is Lent, World Port Seafood shipped us their World Port Seafood Lent Favorites pack, which is a great example of some of the seafood that World Port Seafood offers, with this pack featuring some Market Seafood (fresh fillets and shellfish straight off the boat) and some Ready to Cook seafood (chef prepared selections ready to pop into the oven or onto the stove top.) In this pack you get Pub Style Cod, Stuffed Sole with Crabmeat and Mushrooms, Fire Roasted Lemon Garlic Tilapia fillets and a big pack of Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp!
We wanted to give our readers a way to use some of these great ingredients, so when Fish Fry-day came about the other day, we were ready with a delivery to our door and an idea for some great fish dishes! We picked one of the Ready to Cook selections (Pub Style Cod) and one of the Market Seafood selections (Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp) to make some really outstanding seafood for our Fish Friday, while staying true to our specialty of boozy food!
We started out by using World Port Seafood’s Pub Style Cod to make some Spicy Fish Tacos with Rum Soaked Pineapple slices! The Pub Style Cod is a great fish for fish tacos, light and flaky cod with a nice crispy battered coating, perfect for a crunchy bite in a delicious taco! Speaking of tacos, our Spicy Fish Tacos with Rum Soaked Pineapple slices were delicious, full of crunchy fish, creamy spicy slaw, and jalapeno and rum soaked pineapple! Spicy, sweet, tropical and crunchy with a nice little hit of rum, these tacos were little vessels of spicy love!
Our second dish uses World Port Seafood Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp in a really great dish, Bourbon Shrimp with Cheesy Grits! Shrimp and grits is a classic southern meal, deliciously hearty, especially when you have really good shrimp! The Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp we received were beautiful big shrimp, fully cleaned and de-shelled and once thawed, were ready to use! We marinated the shrimp in a rich spicy sauce to give it a bold flavor and then sauteed the shrimp in the sauce to concentrate the flavor.
Shrimp and Grits being southern, we needed a good southern spirit to add a bit of flavor to this dish, so we added a little bit of bourbon to finish up the dish and add a rich hint of caramel bourbon flavor! Served on a bed of creamy cheesy grits, the shrimp were delicious hits of spicy and sweet with a great hint of bourbon that makes this dish a real hit!
If you want to get your own fresh seafood delivered right to your door, check out World Port Seafood today! Follow our link and you can get a great deal on your own Lent Favorites pack, plus tons of other great seafood deals, plus if you order over $49 you get it shipped and delivered to your door for free! Cheers!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Boozy Seafood Recipes
Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce – The Little Kitchen
Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine – Pinch of Yum
Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail – A Stack of Dishes
Tequila Lime Shrimp – Skinnytaste
Boozy Date Night Clams and Capellini – Food52
- 1 18oz pkg World Port Seafood Pub Style Cod
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp mayo
- 2 tsp lime
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1/2 pineapple, cut into 1/2 moons
- 1 jalepeno, seeded and diced
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 lb World Port Seafood Red Argentinian Shrimp
- 1 cup stone ground yellow grits
- 1 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1 lb shrimp
- 3 dashes bitters
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 Tbsp bourbon
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Prepare the cod according to the package directions.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine pineapple, jalepeno, lime juice and Rum in a shallow bowl. Set aside for 30 minutes, stir every so often.
- Toast or warm tortillas, place in slaw, fish (cut if prefered), and place pineapple slices on the sides of the tortilla. Top with cilantro if wanted.
- In a large pot bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add salt, cayenne and butter, add grits with a whisk to prevent lumps. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Whisk in cheese a little at a time until all incorporated. Cook 5 more minutes.
- Toss shrimp with sugar and spices and bitters. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat, add shrimp. Cook 1-2 minutes on first side, flip and cook 1 more minute.
- Reduce heat to low, add bourbon, cook 1 minute. Make sure to breakup browned bits on bottom of pan.
- Add in butter and stir. Garnish with chives on top!
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