Summer Picnic Guide: Seafood and Meat Recipes

September 12th 2021

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Alex

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We’ve compiled a three-course meal of New England summer recipes that are super simple to make at home!

Summer Picnic Guide: Seafood and Meat Recipes

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Been dreaming about vacationing in New England this summer but can’t make it out to the Northeast? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered with the best summer seafood recipes that will make you feel like you’re dining off the coast of Maine, instead of in your backyard.

 

Appetizer - Fish Ceviche

 

There is nothing better than a cold ceviche to start a beautiful summer meal. Domestic Seafood provides the freshest East Coast Sea Bass to create a delectable opening act for your dinner.

 

Ingredients needed:

    • Sea Bass (cut into ¼ inch slices)
    • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
    • 1-2 jalapenos (minced and seeded to your heat preference)
    • ½ cup lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir to blend flavors
  2. Allow marinating for at least 5 minutes (while continuing to fold elements together)
  3. Transfer mixture to serving dish

 

The great thing about this ceviche is the personality you can add! Include elements like avocado, mango, or tomato to give your ceviche a unique flavor. You can even substitute the sea bass with snapper, grouper, or other types of white fish to fit your liking!

 

Main Dish - Lobster Roll

 

Is there any dish that is more synonymous with New England than the Lobster Roll? (We’re going to go ahead and ignore Clam Chowder for now!) There are even states arguing over the right way to prepare it. (We see you, Maine and Connecticut!) So we threw them together to give you the best of both worlds.

 

Ingredients needed:

    • 3-4oz of steamed lobster meat
    • One slice of lemon juice (to your taste)
    • Mayo (to your taste)
    • Celery salt (to your taste)
    • Old bay seasoning (to your taste)
    • Original potato roll
    • 1 pat of butter

Steps:

  1. Chop your lobster meat into bite-sized pieces
  2. Combine mayo, celery salt, old bay seasoning (to your taste) and lemon juice and toss with lobster meat
  3. Spread butter onto potato roll and toast lightly
  4. Fold lobster into roll and salt and pepper to taste

 

Not in the Mood for Seafood? Let’s Grill a Perfect Steak!

 

Although New England is known for its delicious shellfish and seafood, that doesn’t mean we don’t respect a good steak when we see one. The great thing about steak is that it doesn’t require much seasoning if you grill it just right.

Then you can eat it as is, or top it with some butter, lobster, blue cheese, or whatever style you’re into!

 

Ingredients needed:

  • Ribeye or New York strip steaks
  • Oil -EVOO or canola- enough to liberally brush on both sides of all steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Start with your steaks at room temperature - this will allow them to cook through evenly so you don’t get any rare/well-done spots (depending on your preference)
  2. Heat your grill on HIGH heat
  3. While your grill is heating up, brush both sides of your steaks with the oil. Season both sides with salt and pepper to your liking (be liberal with it!)
  4. Place steaks on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes for one side
  5. Flip the steaks and finish cooking based on the timing below:
  • Medium-Rare: 3-5 minutes (internal temp: 135 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Medium: 5-7 minutes (internal temp: 140 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Medium-Well: 8-10 minutes (internal temp: 150 degrees Fahrenheit)
Allow the steaks to rest off the grill for 5 minutes before serving.

 

These three recipes can’t even begin to show all of the delicious meals you could create using the freshest fish and meats from Domestic Seafood!

 

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