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Catch of the Week
Catch of the Week
From the Proprietor
While some of you may have had a father who loved to cook, most likely, your mother spent the majority of your childhood and young adulthood cooking healthy meals for you. So why not say "thank you" this Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8th) with a healthy home-cooked meal? We've got some great fish on special this week in the market...Stop in and pick up some delicious sea bass to treat your mother on her special day. For something really unique, try ono wahoo fillet; it's delicate, circular white flake is irrisistable! From a mother of two wonderful children...Happy Mother's Day!

~Carol Huntsberger,
Quality Seafood Market
(Photo courtesy of Rare Magazine)

Recipe of the Week
Seared Sea Bass with Spicy Soffrito (from Stir by Barbarba Lynch and Joanne Smart)

1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 celery stalk, peeled and cut into small dice
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for cooking the fish and serving
1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, plus more to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 sea bass fillets, each about 6 ounces
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsely
Fleur de sel (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine the onion, carrot, celery, all the peppers, garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, honey, and crushed red pepper flakes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the liquid in the pan has reduced and the vegetables are very tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Season to taste with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and vinegar.

To serve, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons oive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the fillets dry and add them to the pan skin side down. Cook, undisturbed, until lightly browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Gently turn the fish over and cook until just barely firm to the touch, another 3 to 4 minutes. depending on thickness. (If you can't fit them all in one pan with room around each fillet, cook them either in two pans or in batches, transferring them as they cook to a bakeing sheet and keeping them warm in a 300 degree F oven.) Season lightly with salt and pepper and serve each fillet skin side up, over a few tablespoons of the warm soffrito. Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, a sprinkling of parsley, and if you like, a pinch of fleur de sel.

Weekly Restaurant Specials
Maryland Mondays - Enjoy Alaskan king crab legs boiled Maryland-style for only $18.99/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 domestic draft beers!

Surf n' Chirp Wednesdays - Lockhart quail filled with our homemade shrimp stuffing. Choose from oven-roasted or golden-fried. We also serve soft shell crabs - golden-fried or sautéed New Orleans BBQ-style. Choose from po-boys, dinners, or order a la carte. Enjoy with a refreshing glass of Texas wine while your relax to the cool sounds of Austin's own...The Calico Jazz Trio or The Robert Kraft Trio.

Cajun Thursdays - Beginning at 4:00 p.m., enjoy fresh boiled crawfish from Lake Charles, LA ($6.99/lb).

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 $19.99 each and Dungeness crabs are just $15.99/lb.

Retail Specials
5/5/11 - 5/11/11
* Save $1.00 per lb. on Smoked Trout Fillet (reg. $12.99/lb.)
* Save $1.00 per lb. on Chilean Sea Bass Fillet (reg. $23.99/lb.)
* Save $1.00 per lb. on Ono Wahoo Fillet (reg. $12.99/lb.)

Above: Fresh Chilean Sea Bass Fillet ($22.99/lb.)

Chef Prepared Special
Pretzel-Crusted Tilapia Fillets with Spicy Mustard Sauce ($9.49/lb.)

Thought for the Week
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coastal Conservation Association Banquet

Look for the Quality Seafood Market food station - we'll be serving our Texas Bouillabaisse - at the upcoming CCA fundraiser at the Palmer Events Center on Thursday, May 12th at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 and benefit the Texas CCA, whose mission is "to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of...coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public."

Don't Weight, Lose It!

Are you struggling with weight loss? Tired of diets that limit you to bland foods? Live Oak Pharmacy is pleased to partner with Quality Seafood Market and Innate Beauty to offer the hCG diet. While on the diet you can enjoy a variety of fish and shellfish, and when you sign up at Live Oak Pharmacy, you'll receive a $5.00 gift card to Quality Seafood Market! Have questions about healthy weight loss? Call Live Oak Pharmacy today at 512-476-8979 or visit them online.

Live Crawfish

Enjoy  live crawfish boiled in house for $6.99/lb. every Thurs. from 4 - 9 p.m. in the restaurant. To reserve live crawfish from our retail market, call 512.454.5828 by Wed. at 8 p.m. for Fri./Sat. pick up. The current retail price is $3.75/lb., and the minimum purchase is one sack (approximately 30 lb.).

Monday - Saturday
Retail: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Restaurant: 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Quality Seafood Market
5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
Wholesale: 512-452-3820
Retail/Restaurant: 512-454-5828
Fax: 512-452-3702

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