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Hello seafood lovers!

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving feast!  I enjoyed time spent with my children and some wonderful friends and fabulous food.  I know that Thanksgiving is the start of a very busy holiday season for us all.  Remember to take a deep breath and just take care of one thing at a time. 

Come by the market or the oyster bar and try fresh Hama Hama oysters.  We are getting rave reviews from many customers, so if you are an oyster lover, these just might become your favorite. 

Make it a great week, and we will see you in the market!

~Carol Huntsberger,
Quality Seafood Market

Recipe of the week 
Wahoo! I have to admit, I love the name of this fish. I also love how it tastes.  Wahoo is not exactly the lowest-priced fish in the seafood market, nor is it one that's always readily available. There are two reasons for this that I'm aware of:
1) Wahoo is in high demand from seafood connoisseurs who prize it for its delicate, white, high-quality flesh.
2) Wahoo is a real loner among fish. It rarely schools with others of its kind, so fisherman are lucky to ever find more than one or two in any given haul. Solitary wahoos are generally taken as a "bycatch" with tuna and other large species.
As a side note, wahoo is a very fast swimming fish--some say the fastest fish in the world. A few people have claimed that its name comes from the shout of "wahoo!" by those fishermen who manage to hook one. (Others say that it comes from the name of Oahu, one of the Hawaiian islands).  Wahoo can reach up to six feet in length, and weigh up to 100 pounds.  So a single fish--if and when someone is lucky to find and catch one--can provide a good deal of meat.
You can bake or grill wahoo, and it will make a fine meal either way.
Baked Wahoo
3 lbs. of wahoo fillet
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup pickle relish
2 tablespoons chopped chives
Mix mayonnaise, lemon and lime juice, pickle relish, and chives. Coat the fish all over with this mixture. Wrap fish in aluminum foil. Bake for half an hour in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F. If fish does not appear to be thoroughly cooked after one half hour, bake for another 10 minutes.
Simple Grilled Wahoo
4 wahoo steaks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Whisk together olive oil, lime and lemon juice, paprika, and red pepper in a small bowl. Place wahoo in a dish. Pour the marinade mix over the fish, place in refrigerator, and let stand for half an hour. Remove wahoo steaks from fridge, remove from pan, and grill directly over charcoal for 15 minutes, turning once during that time.

Weekly restaurant specials

Maryland Mondays - Enjoy Alaskan king crab legs boiled Maryland-style for only $14.99/lb while you tap your feet and swing your hips to the sounds of Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies!

Taco Tuesdays - $2.00 Seafood tacos (shrimp, mahi mahi or catfish, grilled, blackened or fried) all served with our crunchy slaw and your choice of salsa and tortilla.  Wash'em down with $2.00 draft beers!

Go Texan Wednesdays - Lockhart quail filled with our homemade shrimp stuffing.  Choose from oven-roasted or golden-fried.  Pair it with a glass of Texas wine and relax to the cool sounds of Austin's own...The Calico Jazz Trio.

New Orleans Thursdays - Soft-shell crabs (golden-friend or sauteed New Orleans BBQ-style)...choose from po-boys, dinners, or order a la carte.  Perfect with $2.00 Lone Star Longnecks!

Lobsterfest Saturdays - Live Maine lobsters are flown in Saturday mornings and boiled to-order from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.  When in season, we also boil live Dungeness crabs flown fresh from the West Coast.  Lobsters are $18.99 each and Dungeness crabs are just $15.99/lb.
Ono wahoo fillet
Fresh ono wahoo fillet

Retail specials
12/02/10 - 12/08/10

*$1.00 off per lb. Wahoo (reg. $10.99)
*$0.50 off per lb. Tilapia fillet (reg $8.49)
*$1.00 off per dozen Hama Hama shell oysters (reg. $9.99)
*$2.00 off per quart shucked Hama Hama Oysters (reg. $25.98)
--$1.00 off per pint (reg. $12.99)
--$.50 off per 1/2 pint (reg. $7.49)

Chef prepared special
Spinach, artichoke, and feta-stuffed basil pesto salmon $12.99 /lb

Thought for the week

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

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Quality Seafood Market
5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Wholesale: 512-452-3820
Retail/Restaurant: 512-454-5828
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