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For many of the local high schools, next weekend is graduation weekend. We salute the Class of 2016 including Motts Channel Seafood's own Lambert Long. See our recipe section below for his "go to" grouper favorite dish.
This week also starts final exam weeks for many area students, which means their brains need to be ready to work overtime. We think it's a perfect time to remind our fans about the benefits of fresh fish. Fish has a reputation for being low calorie, high protein “brain food,” thanks to the long strands of polyunsaturated essential omega-3 fatty acids (popularly referred to as “omega-3s”) found in fish oil.
The human body can’t naturally produce omega-3s, but yet they’re needed for a healthy body, inside and out. Although the link between omega-3s and heart health has long been known, several new studies present even more evidence that fish high in fatty acids is essential for total-body wellness.
The National Institute of Health recommends that people consume at least 2 percent of their total daily calories as omega-3 fatty acids, which equals about 4 grams per day. According to everydayhealth.com, one four-ounce piece of salmon (one of the highest natural sources of omega-3s) contains about 1.5 grams of the fatty acid. Other fish, such as tuna, sardines, and halibut, also contains high levels.
At Motts Channel Seafood we strive to bring you the very best, very freshest fish you can find anywhere. For larger graduation party orders please call us in advance and we'll have your fresh fish and seafood ready!
Lambert Long is lucky in many ways. As the son of Motts Channel Seafood owners Gene and Alison Long he has grown up with meals prepared with the best fresh fish and seafood around by two people who really know what does and does not work well. One of Lambert's favorite fish varietals is grouper and he has agreed to share one of his favorite recipes.
Makes 2 servings.
For the fish
One pound Motts Channel Seafood grouper
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
One tablespoon butter
For the sauce
One cup heavy cream
One teaspoon pressed garlic
One cup of diced (1/4 inch) roasted red peppers
For the corn
Two ears of cooked corn cut off from the cob
Two tablespoons of butter
Salt, pepper and additional pressed garlic (to taste)
Add heavy cream to a small saucepan on medium heat. Reduce liquid by 1/3, stirring occasionally.
Add garlic and roasted red peppers. Cook until liquid is reduced again by 1/3.
At the same time, sear the grouper in a skillet on medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove fillets from pan and place on a few paper towels to drain.
Saute corn with two tablespoons of butter. Add salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Corn should be soft but not mushy (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat.
To serve, plate grouper and top with red sauce and corn.
The Best Key Lime Pie!
It's hard to believe but there are still Motts Channel Seafood customers who have not tried one of our locally made key lime pies. What are you waiting for? They are a perfect ending to any meal. We work hard to keep extra in stock during the summer months but they do go fast. Stop in and bring one home today!
The Bow Wow Luau & The Cat’s Meow at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC, features an animal rescue fundraiser with island entertainment including authentic Hawaiian Hula Performance Dancing, Polynesian Bamboo Performance Dancing, live music with The Tiki Torch Trio (a mix of steel pan and acoustic reggae), an Ask the Vet booth, silent and live auction items, and island hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Paws Place Dog Rescue, All4Cats, and Monty’s Home Dog Rescue. Click here for more info!
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