Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by The Noms
Two fantastic seafood recipes for you to try! And of course, they are boozy! Bourbon Shrimp and Fried Cod Tacos with boozy pineapple!
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. They started World Port Seafood to source, pack and ship high quality seafood right to your door!
World Port Seafood
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. This is 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. This also makes 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!
Seafood in Omaha
Since we are located right here in Omaha and we 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. This pack features 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, 4 (4.5 oz.) Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crabmeat, 2 (1.5 lbs. pkgs.) Fire-Roasted Lemon Garlic Tilapia Fillets and a big pack of Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp!
We wanted to give you readers a way to use some of these great ingredients! 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! Then we picked one of the Ready to Cook selections (2 (18 oz. pkgs.) Pub-Style Cod) and one of the Market Seafood selections (Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp) to make some really outstanding seafood for our Fish Friday. This is while staying true to our specialty of boozy food!
Spicy Fish Tacos
We started out by using World Port Seafood’s 2 (18 oz. pkgs.) Pub-Style Cod to make some Spicy Fish Cod Tacos with Rum Soaked Pineapple slices! The Pub Style Cod is a great fish for cod tacos, light and flaky cod with a nice crispy battered coating, perfect for a crunchy bite in a delicious taco!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Spicy Fish Tacos?
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Shredded Cabbage
- Sour Cream
- Chili Powder
- Rum Soaked Pineapple
- Golden Rum
- Lime Juice
Speaking of cod 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 cod tacos were little vessels of spicy love!
Our second dish uses World Port Seafood 2 (16 oz.) 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 2 (16 oz.) 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.
What Ingredients are Needed for the Bourbon Shrimp with Cheesy Grits?
- Brown Sugar
- Canola Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Shrimp and Grits being southern, we needed a good southern spirit to add a bit of flavor to this seafood dish. 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!
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Pub Style Breaded Cod Fillets from World Port Seafood is perfect to use in our Spicy Fish Tacos with coleslaw, rum soaked pineapple slices, hot sauce, lime juice and fresh cilantro.
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
Rum Soaked Pineapple
- 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 1/2 pineapple, sliced into 1/2 moons
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
- 2 Tbsp Gold Rum
Spicy Fish Tacos with Rum Soaked Pineapple
- 1 18oz pkg World Port Seafood Pub Style Cod
- 1 pack Tortillas
Prepare the cod according to the package directions.
Mix the sour cream, mayo, lime juice, cumin garlic, salt and pepper, chili powder, apple cider vinegar and cabbage 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.
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Serving Size:1 taco
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 42.3gFiber: 3gSugar: 8.6gProtein: 6.27g
Our Bourbon Shrimp with Cheesy Grits features World Port Seafood Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp marinated in a spicy sauce and glazed with bourbon and brown sugar sits atop a bed of creamy cheesy stone ground grits and topped with fresh cut chives.
- 1 cup stone ground yellow grits
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp bourbon
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 lb World Port Seafood Red Argentinian Shrimp
- 4 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 dashes bitters
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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 586Total Fat: 27.3gSaturated Fat: 4.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 538mgCarbohydrates: 43.3gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 9.4gProtein: 36.9g
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