Fruits de Mer
When those special occasions roll around, sometimes it is much easier to buy a variety of fish rather than sticking to one catch. The fruits de mer package was designed to offer a ready-to-eat option for those get-togethers that you might be unsure of what to prepare. It includes Alaskan halibut, dry scallops, wild Mexican shrimp, and Scottish salmon, giving you the flavor combinations that will really make for a memorable meal.
While some fish are better farm-raised due to conservation and sustainability efforts, the Alaskan Halibut is one of those prolific species that we are able to catch out in the wild. This gives them a better taste and ensures you get to enjoy them just as nature intended. They are considered to be the world’s premier white fish variety and can grow up to 500 lbs. in the wild. Offering a lean meat, they make up a cornerstone for the fruits de mer combo.
Dredged from the depths of the ocean, these dry scallops are certainly the highest quality you are going to find out in the wild. Since they are pulled from the ocean in this way, the flavor can vary from a very sweet to a notably briny. Though the meat is usually shiny and creamy white, it can sometimes be pink or orange in color as well. While cooking, this component actually caramelizes naturally, offering a distinct flavor that goes well with the other fish.
Wild Mexican Shrimp
Sweet, firm, and generally mild in flavor, wild Mexican shrimp are delicious both fresh and after a good cooking. Naturally, they are found within the waters around Mexico and offer a delicious option that anyone can enjoy. They contribute to the host of flavors by bringing that crowd favorite option –a type of seafood that even non seafood lovers can enjoy.
Unlike the other varieties included in the fruits de mer, the Scottish salmon is actually farm-raised for preparation. This decision is simply because wild-caught varieties are harder to come by and in our continued effort to ensure sustainability we make sure certain varieties, like this, are left to repopulate. While it might not have that signature wild taste, the one advantage to this sort of method is that fishing crews don’t have to return from the waters with these aquaculture catches. In effect, these salmon are as fresh as they come and included for a delicious addition.
Date Night or Dinner Party?
While you might decide after enjoying the fruits de mer once that you are ready to reorder in greater quantity, Anderson Seafoods makes it easy to enjoy the right portion based on your needs. If you are just preparing a nice meal for two, the “Date Night” package is right for you. It includes 8 ounces of both the halibut and salmon and 16 ounces of the shrimp and scallops. For those who are serving a larger audience, the “Dinner Party” option is the way to go. It includes a good 16 ounces of both halibut and salmon and 32 ounces of shrimp and scallops.
Regardless of which portion size best fits your needs, the combination is processed in our warehouse and packaged in a vacuum sealed bag to preserve freshness. With our quick processing and packaging, we help ensure you get the absolute best quality and premier freshness. Each size also includes the wooden skewers for serving, making them an instant party favorite.
Great Recipe Ideas
Since these packages come with the skewers already and are set in perfectly proportioned sizes, one of the easiest ways to prepare them is simply to keep them on the skewers and toss them on the grill. Use a brush to apply some olive oil to the grill grate and lightly season the fish with some pepper. If you want to add a bit of a kick, give them some cayenne. Alternatively, you cook fry them up in the pan and even add some bread crumbs prior to doing so for a more complex option. The combination of flavors is sure to be a hit.
How Are Wild Fish Caught?
Depending on the species of fish, there are many different ways that commercial operations can bring in a steady supply. The halibut are most often reeled in using long line procedures. This involves casting out one giant line, which can hold anywhere between 25 and 2,500 individual, baited hooks. In effect, many fish can be caught in short order. The halibut prefer cold waters and offer a distinct taste that is sought after by many chefs around the world. On the other hand, scallops are harvested by dredging the ocean floor while shrimp can be caught in mass quantities out around the Mexican waters.
Caught in the Wild or Farm Raised?
While people often talk about the difference between wild and farm raised flavors, how much can you really tell once the fish arrive? In reality, those who are not used to enjoying seafood might not even be able to tell the difference, but if you consider yourself someone who likes a specific type of fish, the difference can be quickly apparent. Wild fish simply have more of a distinct flavor and offer you the best quality option available. On the other hand, fish like the salmon in this combination simply aren’t available in the wild, so you won’t find a better option out there.
Shopping with Anderson Seafoods
Regardless of what fish you are ordering, Anderson Seafoods makes shopping for your items easy and convenient. Our online storefront allows you to select from a wide variety of different fish and since we employ only the most sustainable fishing methods can be sure to find a steady supply. All of our packages are shipped with a carbon neutral method and arrive at your door in a container filled with real, dry ice to preserve freshness. So, whether for a dinner party or for a date night, you won’t find a better place to buy fresh fish than right here online.