***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Independence Day is right around the corner! Like many people, I am still finalizing our menu. We will be grilling primarily, but I will be preparing some dishes and sides in the house. Of course there will be traditional fare like burgers and dogs for the kids, but we will also be serving up some super fresh, gourmet quality seafood dishes courtesy of the folks at Anderson Seafoods.
I have worked with this amazing company a few times now, and we have always been positively blown away by the quality of the seafood we've received. This blows any other seafood out of the water. (Cheesy pun totally intended.) Luckily, there is still time to order your own seafood in time for the 4th of July, since Anderson Seafoods ships quickly and provides reliable overnight delivery!
For those who are not familiar with Anderson Seafoods, here is a bit more about the company.
About Anderson Seafoods :
Anderson Seafoods has been in the business of providing top quality seafoods to consumers longer than I have been alive! Since 1979, this California based, family owned company has been a leader in their field by providing premium seafood products and superior service to their valued customers in the most sustainable and innovative ways.
Yes, I said sustainable! All seafood companies are not created equal. Anderson Seafoods is a company with a conscience, and they care about the environmental impact of the fishing industry. Sustainable seafood is seafood from either fished or farmed sources that can maintain or increase production in the future without jeopardizing the ecosystems and communities from which it was acquired. Anderson Seafoods sources from suppliers who have this same vision and encourage those who do not, to have a better vision and become more sustainable. Anderson Seafoods is serious about its eco-impact. They do not do business with suppliers that overfish, deplete fish stocks or destroy their habitat. They have even partnered with the Aquarium of the Pacific in theSEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE program, which will help support sustainable fishing practices by educating suppliers, and will also ensure healthier oceans for generations to come. As an eco-conscious consumer, this is something I can feel good about supporting!
In addition to Anderson Seafood's commitment to the environment, they also offer a huge selection of products sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, like myself! They have a wide variety of fish, crab, and even lobster. This company knows their seafood, and even supplies some of the top restaurants in the country! So if you've ever had a seafood dish that just melted in your mouth and made you have a "Food-Gasm", chances are, it came from Anderson Seafoods.
For those who cannot cook like a pro, they even offer some tasty looking, pre-made entrees that are prepared by expert chefs and guaranteed to be fresh. All of their products are of the highest quality, and if ordered online, will reach your doorstep the next day! They even have a "countdown timer" on their website that will let you know just how long you have to order to receive your seafood fresh the next morning. How cool is that?!
Recently we received an assortment of seafood to try. Among our choices were scallops, lobster tails, Mahi Mahi, Lake Superior Whitefish, and jumbo lump crab. As always, our shipment arrived with lightning speed and was very well packaged on dry ice.
I have been having a blast coming up with tasty and creative ways to serve the seafood. Here are a couple of things we made that got rave reviews, not only from my husband, but my kids, too!
Grilled Mahi Mahi Steaks and Bacon Wrapped Scallops :
First, I decided to make a marinated, bacon wrapped scallop dish. Let's face it...Everything is better with bacon, right?
These were very easy to make, which is great since I had never prepared or even tried scallops before. After marinating the scallops, you just wrap them with bacon that has had some of the fat rendered, and pop them in the oven until the scallops are opaque and the bacon has some crispiness to it. Because of the delicate nature of scallops and other seafoods, you definitely want to be sure of your timing so they don't become rubbery.
I had more scallops than bacon, so I made several "naked" scallops as well.
While I was cooking the scallops, Dan was outside grilling. We made hamburgers and hot dogs, but also made a couple of wonderful marinated Mahi Mahi steaks.
These smelled absolutely amazing while they cooked. The marinade is a nice combination of spiciness and sweetness, which complemented the fish quite well.
Here is the finished results. We had a nice crisp salad to accompany the scallops and Mahi Mahi. My husband was so impressed by these dishes that he literally licked his plate clean and went back for more scallops. He said these scallops were no doubt the best he has ever had. My teen also loved the scallops, as did the toddlers. It has been requested that I make these often, since they were absolutely amazing.
As always, we were extremely satisfied with our products from Anderson Seafoods. The seafood we received was unbelievably fresh, had amazing flavor, and was very easy to work with. We plan to make more great seafood dishes for our 4th of July get together! I know our guests are going to be absolutely floored by the superior quality of their meals.
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Connect With Anderson Seafoods :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Anderson Seafoods on their website by clicking the photo below. While you're there, be sure to take a look at their wonderful recipe section!
You can also follow them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions. (And trust me, they have some great ones!)
Enter to WIN :
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