Monday, June 21, 2010

Fresh isn’t Frozen

When you live in the middle of the country, as far away from the ocean as you can get on all sides, getting fresh seafood is rare and extremely expensive. My husband, however, knows that my favorite seafood of all times is king crab legs but living where we do makes it quite difficult to have them except for maybe once a year. That was before he found an online site where he can order fresh seafood and have it delivered the next day. He was very surprised to find that the prices work out to be less than what we pay at a restaurant for the same meal.

He has made it a point to order either the king or fresh Dungeness crab at least once a month. We used to have a fancy date night once a month where we would go out and eat and then to a show. Now we stay at home and have fresh seafood and rent a movie. We figured the cost and found that we are actually saving money by staying home and ordering the seafood in rather than going out for the night.

We enjoy the crab but we also like the salmon fillet just as much. Most of the time we will order a fillet to throw on the grill to have as an appetizer before the crab is done. We’ve also gotten shrimp, clams, and scallops; all of these have been excellent and very fresh. Nothing we’ve ever gotten has been frozen. That’s why I don’t ever buy seafood from the supermarket; they always freeze it which takes away from the taste. Fresh is certainly better and I can tell you, I have never been disappointed.

We decided a few months ago to forego our monthly seafood date and start saving for a dinner party for several of our family and friends. We picked a day in the summer and planned it to be a beach party. It will be like an old fashioned clam bake complete with king crab legs, lobster, shrimp, and much, much more. We called and talked to the company and asked if they would be able to deliver on a Saturday and they said they would. The guarantee next day delivery so I feel quite confident I will be ok to have the order delivered the day of the party. It doesn’t get much fresher than that unless you are catching it yourself.

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