Hot Eats and Cool Reads

It’s fun hearing from foodies and seeing the bloggers out there who choose Morey’s. One recent blog came from Sheena at Hot Eats and Cool Reads. Sheena is wonderfully creative in the kitchen and she developed an amazing summer salad using Garlic Cracked Pepper Atlantic Salmon, along with other fresh ingredients like sweet corn, cucumbers, basil and bowtie pasta.

Visit Hot Eats and Cool Reads today and Sheena will teach you how to make this fresh salmon salad for your family’s next meal event. Her blog also has some other flavorful creations made with Morey’s, so check those out too!

Score a Direct Hit With Super Salmon Submarines

If your family is like mine, then summer and sandwiches were meant for one another. Whether it’s a PBJ and a glass of milk on the deck for a quick lunch or a grilled cheese on a rainy day, a sandwich hits the spot. This summer if you find yourself wondering what kind of sandwich to have next, try this salmon sub.

Super Salmon Submarine

Super Salmon Submarine

It begins with Morey’s Garlic Cracked Pepper Atlantic Salmon. Simply place the frozen fillets in what I call “aluminum foil boats” along with all the savory marinade that they’re packaged in. Put them on the grill according to the package directions. While they grill in bubbling goodness, prepare your other simple ingredients, which include Swiss cheese, fresh spinach, sliced ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced Vidalia onion and shaved carrots. All those veggies are of course chosen for their wonderful flavor – but also for the nice mix of pleasing color that they bring to your meal event.

Now this part is important, because a great sandwich needs great bread. I recommend using soft and chewy focaccia rolls for these subs. Spread a thin layer of butter or mayo (your choice) on the open rolls and sprinkle a little garlic salt on that. For the last few minutes of the salmon bake time, put the rolls on the grill too, so that flavor melts in and the edges of the rolls get a slight “crisp” to them.

Lastly, build your sandwiches from the bottom up in this order: bottom roll, salmon, onion, spinach, carrots, tomato, cheese and top roll. If you’re a wine lover, a buttery chardonnay is a great pairing. Or for beer connoisseurs, try a hoppy pale ale alongside your submarine. Enjoy, and have a happy summer!

How to swim through the New Year as a new you!

Did you know the first two weeks of January are the busiest weeks of the year at health clubs? A lot of people start the year by “turning over a new leaf” when it comes to taking better care of themselves. The problem is, of those who make New Year’s resolutions with gym memberships, about 80% lose their enthusiasm by mid-February.

Establishing an exercise routine can be tough. It takes discipline. However, there is an easier (and more enjoyable) way to take good care of your body. It begins with what you put into it, because nutritious food is the cornerstone for improving your physical condition and the vitality of everyone in your family.

Protein is essential to everyone’s nutritional well being. On planet earth, some of the finest sources of lean, high-quality protein and other key nutrients come from fish and seafood. Nobody serves up that tasty nutrition better than Morey’s.

In addition to providing protein, Morey’s products contain valuable Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have proven that adding Omega-3s to your diet may decrease your risk for heart disease, certain cancers, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Given these findings, it’s not surprising that the American Heart Association encourages two servings of fish or seafood per week in their dietary recommendations.

Luckily for all fish and seafood lovers, something that’s this good for our bodies is also equally delicious. Morey’s marinated salmon, mahi mahi and tilapia are great examples. There are so many distinct flavors available, you can have Morey’s twice a week and never lose your craving for its delectability! The marinade creations include flavors like: Lemon Parmesan, Wood Roasted, Seasoned Grill, Garlic Cracked Pepper, Lemon Dill, Pineapple Mango, Sweet Mango and Garden Pesto.

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New Year. New You. Eat better in 2015.

So as you kick off 2015, make a pledge to enjoy a Morey’s meal twice a week. Plan two particular days of the week to make fish and seafood days. Many opt for one of them to be Saturday, because it’s a relaxing weekend day when the family can gather around the table to share good food and conversation.

Take a poll from all the hungry eaters in your house to determine which signature marinades they prefer for Saturday’s meal. This will help you select the ideal side dishes to accompany your fish. For example, many Morey’s fans have reported that the refreshing citrus zest of the Lemon Dill Salmon goes great with the nutty richness of squash and asparagus. Another flavor, like Morey’s Garlic Cracked Pepper Salmon, really complements fresh green beans, wild rice and a nice buttery chardonnay as a wine pairing.

Whichever initial day you decide is “seafood day,” pick the next to be a few days later. So if you make Saturday special with Morey’s, then choose Tuesday or Wednesday for your other day. It’s a very easy and tasty routine to get into!

Remember that the way you prepare each Morey’s dish will add even more uniqueness to your meal events. Bake it, broil it, grill it… it’s up to you, and every method imparts a different quality to the fish. If you’re crunched for time on a particular day, Morey’s is quick and easy to microwave too – just minutes from freezer to table! Every package contains the perfect serving size for a meal, with all the savory marinade sealed in with the fish. Morey’s has done all the work for you and your busy lifestyle.

As you embark on a year of better eating, you can choose to keep track of your progression. Maybe monitoring your weight is important. Perhaps gauging your general wellness (on a daily 1-10 scale of how you “feel”) is a strategy you’ll find helpful. Whichever track you take, eat great food throughout 2015 and make it a wonderful year!

Good luck and bon appétit.

 

Make your holiday table even more special

The holidays are as much about good food as they are celebrating, gift giving and spending time with family. After all, what yuletide or New Year gathering DOESN’T include delicious appetizers, main courses and desserts? They all do!

It’s probably the best time of year to sample a wide array of different dishes too, since holiday get-togethers often revolve around a “pot-luck” theme where everyone brings something to share. If you’re on the list this year to bring a dish as you celebrate with friends and family, you’ve come to the right place for ideas.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

Apps are a snap!
Every big meal surrounding the holidays begins with appetizers. Cheese trays, veggie assortments, crackers, dips – a lot of choices. To stand out from the crowd on the appetizer table, give this crunchy and savory morsel a try:

Blue Corn Tortilla Toppers
These are so simple to prepare and because they look so inviting and taste so good, they won’t stick around for long. So make a lot!

Start with blue corn tortilla chips. No broken ones! You want the full triangle. Spread each chip with chive cream cheese and top that with a bite-sized piece of Morey’s Smoked Salmon Nuggets. The sticky cream cheese will keep the salmon firmly in place for each creamy, crunchy bite.

Crabby Dip
Another house favorite in the app department is this delicious crab dip served in a big hollowed-out bread bowl. Here’s all you need:

1 pound of Morey’s Imitation Crabmeat (flake style)

1 stick butter

Chopped green onions

Chopped parsley

2 Tbsp flour

1 pint cream

1/2 lb grated Swiss cheese

1 Tbsp sherry wine

Salt and red pepper to taste

Melt butter in a heavy pot and sauté the onions and parsley. Blend in flour, cream, and cheese until the cheese melts. Add your other ingredients and fold in the Morey’s Imitation Crabmeat. When you hollow out the bread bowl, place all the chunks of bread around the bowl for dipping. Then fill the bowl and watch it disappear. The best part? By using Morey’s instead of expensive crab, you won’t go broke serving this appetizer.

On to the holiday main course
Salmon is special in many homes and cultures for holiday meals. In the past, preparing a marinated salmon dinner took quite a bit of time and effort. But how times have changed! Now it’s as easy as picking up Morey’s at the grocery store and having a gourmet experience minutes later.

Of all the vibrant salmon flavors available, one of the most popular is Morey’s Seasoned Grill Atlantic Salmon. Its spice and seasoning blend was developed by some of the finest culinary experts and perfected through extensive taste tests.

The way to prepare Morey’s frozen fillets is a matter of choice. All the healthy goodness and marinade is right in the vacuum packed, individual-sized package. So even fast microwave cooking is foolproof. Baking, sautéing and grilling are all excellent ways to prepare the fillets and impart their own unique charms.

Some sure-fire sides to accompany your salmon are fresh green beans, asparagus, broccoli and squash. A terrific starch accompaniment is wild rice for a truly memorable dining experience. And finally, help unite all the celebratory flavors with a nice glass of pinot noir.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

Salmon Products: More Than Just The Fish!

 

Salmon Products

Salmon Products

Whether it’s farm-raised or wild caught salmon, everyone knows that salmon products are among the most delicious of all fish varieties. But attaining quality, highly nutritional salmon is about more than just the fish that has been caught or raised. Bringing out the very best qualities of salmon—a healthy, succulent and decadent seafood high in Omega-3 fatty acids and important for heart, muscle, digestive and brain health—is in large part about the journey it takes, from the depths of the ocean or fresh water farms to your family table.

Water to Plate: Strict Guidelines for Quality Salmon

No matter what your salmon products preference—frozen, smoked, or seasoned—the journey seafood takes is just as important, if not more so, than its destination to make sure that the quality and health benefits remain at the highest levels. That is why numerous government and agricultural entities have created strict processes, guidelines and controls to make sure that salmon products are of the best quality by the time they reach your family.

In their farming stage, fresh salmon need a clean environment to grow. The Aquaculture Certification Council, a nonprofit organization responsible for creating inspection and sanitary controls for any and all sites growing and processing fish, came up with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), a series of specific requirements and guidelines to which all farming sites must adhere. In addition, the FDA regulates these sites to ensure quality and clean parameters for salmon to grow.

Once the salmon is ready for processing, plants must follow Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements developed specifically by the FDA to ensure hygienic, hazard-free and healthful food production. This, of course, means that salmon products must be processed in a clean, safe and hygienic environment, following the strictest codes. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Seafood Inspection Program adds even more controls to ensure proper processing of salmon products among others.

After salmon products have been processed and prepared for consumption, shipping regulations under HACCP and the United States are strictly followed to ensure that the imported products are of the highest quality and standards. Salmon products that do not meet wholesomeness, healthy and clean standards are absolutely not accepted.

Finally, the salmon is ready for the retail selling and food service usage. FDA regulations as well as local, state, regional and federal inspection codes regulate the handling of the products before you take them home. Still, it’s important that, once you bring salmon products into your kitchen, you also handle them with cleanliness and care to prevent food borne illnesses and diminished quality. You can learn more about this process by reading the AboutSeafood.com brochure available to consumers online.

Morey’s Seafood: Quality Salmon Products For Decades

The Morey’s Seafood family works hard to ensure that only the very best salmon products reach your family’s kitchen. It has been part of our company’s defining values to give you our word that every product we bring to you is restaurant-quality and meets the highest standards of freshness and quality. To learn more about Morey’s Seafood and our commitment to excellence, visit us at http://www.moreys.com/ today.

Adding Seafood and Salmon Products Into your Diet IS Easy and Convenient!

salmon-products-199x300Recently, you may have read news articles touting the benefits of seafood, particularly salmon products, in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Many people are intimidated, however, by the idea of spending money on potentially expensive seafood that they are not quite confident preparing . Fortunately, adding seafood to your diet has never been easier. Morey’s Seafood makes seafood, including salmon products, affordable. Preparation of Morey’s marinated products is quick and simple, and they deliver a restaurant quality meal right in your home. But if you want to expand your horizons, preparing seafood  from scratch can be a breeze too, with the right recipes. Here are a couple of choices from the recipe files at Morey’s. Just pick up some fresh salmon  from your trusted retail counter, and give these a try!

  • Honey-Dijon Salmon with Asparagus: In a small bowl, combine one and one half teaspoons of cornstarch with two and a quarter teaspoons of butter, and one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, until smooth. Stir in two tablespoons of honey, one-tablespoon Dijon mustard, and a dash of white pepper. Place two four-ounce salmon fillets on two pieces of double thickness heavy-duty foil, drizzle with honey mixture, and sprinkle with one-quarter cup of chopped walnuts. Arrange one half pound of fresh, trimmed asparagus around salmon. Fold foil around salmon and seal tightly, then grill, covered, over medium heat for fifteen to twenty minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Herbed Salmon: Preheat the oven to three hundred fifty degrees, then prepare one pound of salmon by cutting it into four portions, then rinsing and patting dry. (Chances are your favorite retail seafood counters will be glad to  pre-portion the fish for you.) In a small bowl, combine one teaspoon of lemon peel with one tablespoon each of snipped fresh dill weed and snipped fresh Italian parsley, one half teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and two tablespoons of softened butter. Spread this mixture evenly on the salmon, then place the salmon, herb side down, into an oven-going skillet on medium heat, and cook for three minutes. Turn the salmon over, pour the juice of one half a lemon over it, place the pan in the oven, and cook for three to seven minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve drizzled with pan juices, and topped with additional shredded lemon peel and snipped herbs.

The best news? All this delicious seafood is not only easy to prepare, but also affordable. Morey’s products are available at many retailers, and are priced to please.  Morey’s products are a cost-effective way to add heart healthy fish to your family’s diet.

Of course, Morey’s offers a variety of marinated ready to cook products including salmon,  tilapia, mahi-mahi, cod and shrimp , to make preparing a meal even faster and easier. Visit the website for more information, and while you are there, be sure to sign up to receive news and recipes via email. For a deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook.