Easy for you Seafood!

April 17th, 2014 by Amanda with 4 comments

I have been trying to eat healthier.  One of the things I would like to do on my journey is introduce more fish into my diet. However, I have always been unsure as to how to cook it or handle it.  Recently, I went to a Kroger Event where they were launching “Easy for you, Seafood”.

It is a really simple concept:

  1. You pick your seafood item and seasoning
  2. They season it with a seasoning of your choice (organic) at no extra cost to you
  3. They seal it in a nice oven safe bag with instructions on the back on how to bake
  4. You take it home and pop it in the oven and VIOLA!  Yummy HEALTHY Dinner is ready!

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The Seafood/Seasoning Pairings that we tried:

  • Atlantic Salmon with Sweet Bourbon and Butter and Cilantro
  • Filet of Cod with Lemon Pepper and Dill
  • Cajun Style Gulf Shrimp
  • Tilapia with Rosemary Garlic Lemon Butter
  • Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon Pepper and Dill
  • Mahi Mahi with Pepper Steak and Cilantro Butter
  • Bay Scallops with California Garlic and Thyme Butter
  • Steelhead Trout with Lemon Pepper and Dill
  • Red Snapper with California Garlic and Thyme Butter
      • My personal favorites in purple

The sides we tried that night:

  • Creamed Orzo Florentine with Sundried Tomato Cream
  • Garlic Whipped Potatoes
  • Shrimp and Dill Risotto
  • Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Cream
  • Creamy Polenta with Spicy Andouille Ragout
  • Vegetable Medley with Balsamic Drizzle
      • My personal favorites in purple

These sides are also available for you to purchase at the Kroger Dehli.

Oster Bay was there teaching us and letting us taste which wines to pair with which seafood.  We tried a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay, and a Pinot Noir.  All were very good.

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The “Easy for you Seafood” pamphlet has a perfect parings table which shows you which seasoning, side, and wine goes best with each Seafood selection.  Can’t get much easier than that!

Things I love about this concept:

  • The Kroger Fish counter is so helpful
  • The Pamphlet table is very helpful
  • I don’t have to touch raw fish
  • I don’t have to buy seasonings
  • They add the seasoning and the oven safe bag for free!
  • The seasonings are organic

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What I took home to cook for my family on Friday:

shrimp

I chose Shrimp with California Garlic, two pats of butter and dill.  It was sooo delicious!  I can’t wait to go back and try more selections.  It is just too easy!