Louisiana Gumbo, Trout Piccata and an Anderson Seafoods $250 Gift Card GIVEAWAY 8/20
***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My husband absolutely loves seafood. So much, in fact, that whenever we eat out, he orders some sort of fish dish. (I would say this is true 8 out of every 10 times we dine out.) Some of his favorite dishes include a nice, hearty Louisiana Gumbo, any variety of white fish in a lemony sauce, and of course crab legs. These are the things he orders, without fail, time and time again.
Now it seems that finding a good seafood meal can be hit or miss. Sometimes the food is amazing, and sometimes... well....Not so much. There have been many times we've been to a restaurant and the seafood ended up severely overcooked and/or improperly seasoned. Or, in the worst cases, the quality of the seafood being served leaves a lot to be desired. Seafood is something you want to be as fresh as humanly possible. When it's not at the height of freshness, you can definitely tell.
Luckily, we don't have to rely on restaurants alone for some truly amazing seafood. I can create out very own restaurant quality seafood meals thanks to the folks at 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 the SEAFOOD 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!
Recently, we received a nice assortment of premium quality seafood from Anderson Seafoods to check out for ourselves. We received assorted fish, shrimp, and even Alaskan King Crab. As always, our shipment arrived with lightning speed and was incredibly fresh.
The first dish I decided to make was my husband's favorite: Gumbo. I used Wild Mexican Shrimp, some chicken, and some spicy sausage in this dish. It turned out to be absolutely amazing, and my husband literally licked his bowl clean.
3 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 pound smoked Andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning (I like Emeril's Essence)
1/4 cup Louisiana Crystal Sauce (Optional. Adds a bit of heat.)
1 bell pepper, any color, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped, plus chopped leaves for garnish
4 cups hot water
5 beef bouillon cubes
1 (14-ounce can) stewed tomatoes with juice
1/2 pound small shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and remove. Add the sausage and cook until browned, then remove. Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of margarine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes. Let the roux cool.
Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons margarine. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste and the 1/4 bunch parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add 4 cups hot water and bouillon cubes, whisking constantly. Add the chicken and sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and hot sauce. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Just before serving add the shrimp and chopped parsley. Serve over rice, if desired.
Another big hit in my home was a decadent Trout Piccata. Dan loves the flavors of lemon and wine paired with seafood. Even though he'd never tried trout before, I knew he would love this spin on a classic preparation. The result? Melt in your mouth, perfectly cooked fish with the nice tang of lemon, white wine, and capers. And it's SUPER easy, too! This was on the table in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect meal for a busy weeknight!
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon pepper, or to taste
Coarse sea salt to taste
1 pound trout fillets (Skin on. It comes right off once cooked.)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil, or as needed
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine (DO NOT use cooking wine!)
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers, drained
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Place a serving platter into oven to warm.
Mix flour, lemon pepper, and salt in a shallow bowl and firmly press trout fillets into the seasoned flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat and pan-fry the fish in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Keep fillets warm on heated platter in oven.
Pour off all but a thin film of oil in the skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Pour white wine into skillet and using a whisk, dissolve brown bits of food in the wine. Stir lemon zest into wine and bring to a boil; cook until sauce reduces to about 2/3 cup, stirring often. Mix in lemon juice and capers and cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 more minutes. Whisk butter into sauce.
Lay trout fillets in the sauce and turn to coat; serve on the warmed platter and garnish with parsley.
This is amazing served with steamed broccoli, or even over a nice buttered pasta!
These are just a couple of the phenomenal, restaurant quality dishes you can make with the fresh seafood from Anderson Seafoods. Like I said, when it comes to seafood, quality is everything. This seafood is shipped overnight, and arrives at your doorstep at the pique of freshness. I would tell you to compare it to the seafood at your local grocery store, but that just wouldn't be fair...Anderson Seafoods blows store-bought fish out of the water, no pun intended!
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8/10/2014 02:33:50 am
I like the Maine Lobster Meat, sounds real good
8/10/2014 02:35:03 am
I would get the shrimp skewers for cooking out on the grill :)
8/10/2014 02:36:29 am
Tuna, scallops, and the yummy crab
8/10/2014 02:42:01 am
Oh my gosh! This is the best giveaway ever. Scallops!!!
8/10/2014 02:59:20 am
Love seafood, especially crab.
8/10/2014 03:03:21 am
Oh wow, deciding which one I might get makes me feel like a kid in a candy store! I want one of everything! Let's see, I'm thinking I would get either the Red King Crab Selects or the Fruits de Mer, which gives a little bit of several items.
8/10/2014 03:04:15 am
While all look fab, I have a 'hankerin' for some nice scallops
8/10/2014 03:10:56 am
I would get the Frozen Alaskan Sockeye Salmon.
8/10/2014 04:03:59 am
I'd love to get the Albacore Tuna, The lobster and some scallops.
8/10/2014 06:15:52 am
I would like to get Anderson Seafood's Pacific Swordfish
8/10/2014 07:31:56 am
I would get the Sockeye Salmon, Chilean Seabass and Scallops
8/10/2014 09:05:10 am
Tuna and Mahi Mahi for me.
8/10/2014 10:36:03 am
I would get some lobster tails and scallops
8/10/2014 01:01:18 pm
I'd get California Spiny Lobster
8/10/2014 01:01:49 pm
I would get some lobster and crab legs if I won this one.
8/10/2014 01:29:58 pm
Tuna, Trout and Swordfish are my husband's faves. Thank you for this chance to win.
8/10/2014 08:02:14 pm
I just love scallops, very delicious, I would love to get some if I win.
8/11/2014 01:43:35 am
I would definitely get scallops with my order. I love them so much but they are so expensive at the local stores
8/11/2014 02:04:41 am
I would choose lobster
8/11/2014 03:21:08 am
I would love to get the Florida Stone Crab Claws
8/11/2014 06:14:50 am
If I won, one of the Anderson Seafood's product I would choose, the Alaskan King Crab Legs. Both my hubby and son love these and would really be surprised if I made them for a Sunday dinner :)
8/11/2014 09:03:40 am
Love seafood, especially crab
8/11/2014 01:37:44 pm
8/11/2014 03:50:37 pm
Salmon, King (Wild) - Chinook.
8/12/2014 12:48:41 am
I'd love to get some of their Alaskan snow crab legs!
8/12/2014 01:53:15 am
I would choose the crab legs
8/12/2014 02:00:19 am
I would get crab and salmon
8/12/2014 05:45:56 am
scallops and crab!
8/12/2014 08:53:27 am
Ahi Tuna, scallops, and Lobster meat!
8/12/2014 09:34:15 am
I would get lump crab meat, lobster and tilapia
8/12/2014 12:09:08 pm
Swordfish, trout, salmon and tuna are my husband's picks. Thank you for this chance to win.
8/12/2014 03:12:46 pm
I would love to get the 6 portion galley combo
8/13/2014 03:17:58 am
I would love to get some lobster
8/13/2014 08:12:24 am
I'm all about the Maine lobster meat and the swordfish!
8/13/2014 09:10:13 am
I'm looking for sea trout.
8/13/2014 09:33:00 am
I'd purchase Swordfish Steaks for backyard grilling.
8/13/2014 03:52:48 pm
We would get lump crab, and sea scallops.
8/13/2014 09:07:23 pm
oh there is so uch to choose from, the swordfish and crab ???
8/13/2014 10:43:09 pm
Alaskan King Crab Legs... yum!
8/14/2014 02:15:19 am
I'd get some calamari!
8/14/2014 04:17:18 am
I want to try the Chilean Langostino Tails.
8/14/2014 05:35:57 am
So Yummy! I would get crab or scallops.
8/14/2014 05:42:18 am
I like the king Crab legs
8/14/2014 10:01:55 am
I would also like to try the Florida Stone Crab Claws. I am sure it is fabulous!!! I love crab :)
8/14/2014 01:24:43 pm
I would choose the Sockeye salmon. Delicious!
8/14/2014 06:39:29 pm
i would love to get some crabs and crab legs or maybe some scallops thanks for this amazing chance
8/14/2014 10:06:33 pm
I'd like to try some Scottish salmon or Ruby Red trout.
8/14/2014 10:49:35 pm
I would love the Cooked White Shrimp - 16/20 P&D - Tail On
8/15/2014 01:26:06 am
How about the Hailbut?
8/15/2014 04:21:42 am
I'd get some of the Alaskan King Crab legs.
8/15/2014 04:35:49 am
i might choose the California Wild King Salmon
8/15/2014 11:17:58 am
I would start off simple with the Dill Sauce and work my way up from there. Thank you for the giveaway!
8/15/2014 11:57:28 am
I'd get tons and tons of salmon!
8/16/2014 03:50:37 am
Alaskan King Crab Legs. YUMMY!!!
8/16/2014 06:13:34 am
I would order the Chilean Langostino Tails.
8/16/2014 12:34:21 pm
I would get salmon, trout, swordfish and tuna.
8/16/2014 01:38:34 pm
I would love to have some Wild King Salmon and some halibut
8/17/2014 01:33:47 am
I'd choose the Maine Lobster Meat
8/17/2014 03:50:10 am
I like the Cold Water South African Rock Lobster Tails
8/17/2014 05:06:30 am
There's a lot of things I want but I would probably buy some salmon and scallops
8/17/2014 05:58:26 am
Lots of great choices. I think I would choose salmon, tilapia, sea bass and shrimp. Thanks
8/17/2014 06:34:41 am
I would love the Salmon Potstickers.
8/17/2014 07:05:37 am
Maine Lobster and Rockfish!
8/17/2014 07:26:05 am
I would love to order the Snow Cocktail Claws.
8/17/2014 03:54:21 pm
Cooked Dungeness Crab.
8/18/2014 01:18:16 am
I'd like the California Spiny Lobster
8/18/2014 02:26:24 am
It'd be lobster & crab legs for me!
8/18/2014 03:44:21 am
I think I would get some of the Chinook King Salmon and Chilean sea bass
8/18/2014 03:52:36 am
I would order the Wild Mexican Shrimp - 21/25 (P&D / Tail On.
8/18/2014 07:58:49 am
I would buy the Fresh Fijian Ono
8/18/2014 12:04:49 pm
I would love the Tuna and Snow crab legs.
8/18/2014 12:49:47 pm
Scallops and Trout sound good!
8/18/2014 04:54:31 pm
I'd get some of the Seafood Medley, Smoked Salmon, Scallops and some sort of Crab.
8/18/2014 06:54:18 pm
I'd love the Chilean Langostino Tails
8/19/2014 12:26:44 am
If lucky enough to win, I might get the Red King Crab Selects! I LOVE crab!
8/19/2014 02:09:52 am
I'd get some Calamari and Crab Legs!
8/19/2014 03:46:27 am
I love all seafood everything on there is good.
8/19/2014 06:02:44 am
I'd love to get the Albacore Tuna
8/19/2014 06:20:07 am
My sister is coming to visit and she is a huge Salmon fan, so I would get some Chinook King Salmon. Maybe I would smoke some as well...yummmmmm
8/19/2014 10:56:07 am
FL Stone Crab claws...I miss them soooo much now that I live in Colorado. The BEST when they are in season :)
8/19/2014 11:37:01 am
I would love to try the Calamari Tubes & Tentacles!
8/19/2014 11:55:47 am
I'd love a combination of the various tunas, salmons, and halibuts.
8/19/2014 09:31:51 pm
I would definately get some Maine Lobster Meat I love lobster!!
8/19/2014 10:37:56 pm
I would like to get some lobster tails and some scallops!
8/19/2014 10:57:04 pm
8/19/2014 11:41:53 pm
I would select their varieties of shrimp.
8/20/2014 02:03:18 am
Fresh Idaho Rainbow Trout
8/20/2014 03:02:53 am
I would probably get the Florida Stone Crab Claws.
8/20/2014 04:09:33 am
I'm craving some king Crab Legs right about now!
8/20/2014 04:31:35 am
One of the items I would choose if I win, would be the Smoked Salmon Candy, looks so good! :)
8/20/2014 05:11:40 am
I would probably choose the Alaskan King Crab Legs.
8/20/2014 05:44:19 am
I would stock up on their northern halibut
8/20/2014 06:06:02 am
I would get Mahi-Mahi and salmon.
8/20/2014 06:59:31 am
I would get Fresh Yellowfin Ahi Tuna, Fresh Mahi-Mahi, and Florida Stone Crab Claws
8/20/2014 07:06:36 am
I would love to order the barramundi
8/20/2014 08:08:28 am
I would buy tuna, salmon and scallops, yum!
8/20/2014 08:57:10 am
the shrimp skewers
8/20/2014 09:18:06 am
oooo Mahi Mahi, Halibut, Lobster, Calamari Steaks, Shrimp.......SOOO YUMMY!
8/20/2014 11:25:52 am
I could definitely go for their Crab, Snow Cocktail Claws.
8/20/2014 12:48:37 pm
Maine Lobster Meat looks like a winner!
8/20/2014 12:56:46 pm
MAINE LOBSTER FOR SURE! tHANKS SO MUCH FOR THE CHANCES TO WIN.
8/20/2014 12:59:20 pm
Wild King Salmon, healthy and delicious
8/20/2014 01:23:45 pm
Shrimp and some Crab
8/20/2014 01:30:04 pm
8/20/2014 01:49:34 pm
Tuna, Trout and Swordfish is what I would like to get. Thank you for this chance to win.
8/26/2014 05:48:37 am
thank you soooo very much for this most awesome giveaway! I can't wait to order some good seafood!! :) feeling so blessed. God bless you all! :)
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