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Old 03-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Trader Joe's frozen Seafood Blend

I'm looking for ideas using this. It's a blend of shrimp, calamari rings, and bay scallops. I tried it once but was disappointed with it. I honestly can't remember how I cooked them but I'm sure it wasn't fancy and I probably over- or under-cooked them or otherwise did something wrong.



Any ideas? I've read some of the recipes on the Internet but just wanted to check with the experts first. One thing I know I don't want is a cioppino type fish stew. One person mentioned a Korean dish (Soondubu) with tofu and these TJ bits. I'm open to suggestions, esp. if you've had experience with this product.

This sounds like something good to keep in the freezer for a quick meal----if it wouldn't be rubbery.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:12 PM   #2
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Maybe baked with Alfredo sauce as a little casserole with some green onion and a touch of white wine. Ceviche comes to mind, blanch briefly to take the chill off, then marinate in citrus juice with minced onion and cilantro. Mexican style seafood cocktail with orange pop and tomato juice/V8(sounds weird, but surprisingly good).
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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I'm not a seafood expert, but from what I have read, calamari cooks pretty quick. If pan frying I would do the shrimp and scallops for a couple of minutes in olive oil with some garlic, and then add the calamari for another minute or so until the calamari gets opaque. Then pull off of the heat and mix in with some linguini and a nice marinara sauce.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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Or instead of marinara, you could do a scampi sauce if you're in the mood for butter and garlic.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #5
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Make sure you check the source of the seafood

TJs sources some if their frozen seafood from Asian farms
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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Maybe baked with Alfredo sauce as a little casserole with some green onion and a touch of white wine. Ceviche comes to mind, blanch briefly to take the chill off, then marinate in citrus juice with minced onion and cilantro. Mexican style seafood cocktail with orange pop and tomato juice/V8(sounds weird, but surprisingly good).
When it comes to Ceviche, I would only use fresh seafood.

I'm with Jennyema, Asia exports a lot of garbage seafood.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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Good ideas from all. I'm tending to like the Alfredo sauce suggestion by Dawglover and the scampi idea by Cooking Goddess.---- guess that means I'm not too fond of tomato-y sauces on fish (except for an excellent cioppino served by the finest restaurant!)

Thank you.

Anyone out there who has actually cooked this Seafood Blend with good results?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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I found it so-so. I would definitely add some vinegar to it while thawing (that supposedly tones down the "fishy" taste--which was my complaint--it was overly fishy tasting and the calamari rings, well, the chickens liked them, and I love calamari). I put it in a seafood chowder and was disappointed.
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Put in a beschemel,sprinkle with paprika and some gruyere. Bake at 350 until bubbly and browned. Serve with rice.
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Put in a beschemel,sprinkle with paprika and some gruyere. Bake at 350 until bubbly and browned. Serve with rice.
Sounds great! Have you actually done that?
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