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Catch of the Week
Happy Holidays from
Quality Seafood Market

From the Proprietor
We're gearing up for a busy holiday weekend at the market. We have fresh Texas oysters, Maine lobsters, sea scallops, and Atlantic salmon, plus Texas shrimp, Alaskan king crab, Lutefisk and smoked trout - everything you need to have a perfect seafood holiday feast! We are open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, so please stop by for your last minute shopping needs.  Looking for stocking stuffers? Try one of our signature rubs or mustards, and you can't go wrong with one of our Quality Seafood Market gift cards.  Also, it's never too early to start planning ahead for your New Year's Eve celebration.  Make a reservation for holiday oysters, lobsters, and other specialty items today!  From my family to yours, I hope you have a joyous holiday, filled with good food, laughter, and fond memories.

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

Recipe of the week
I love Steelhead trout's versatility.  It will work with virtually any salmon, ruby trout, or rainbow trout recipe; though the cooking time will be most comparable to that of a salmon recipe.  Steelhead has a slightly leaner meat than farmed salmon and a fuller flavor.  Great for grilling, baking, and smoking; the possibilities are endless!

Salmon Fillets in Red Wine (recipe credit: Mark Bittman, Fish)
Makes 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
4 skinned salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, of roughly the same thickness
Flour for dredging
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 medium-size onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-size carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup any fish or chicken stock or water
1 cup dry, full-bodied red wine, such as Bordeaux or Cabernet, Barolo, or Rioja

Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the butter and oil, turn the heat to high, and wait for the butter foam to subside.  Quickly dredge each of the fillets in the flour, shaking off the excess, and place them, flesh side down (not the side that originally had skin) in the skillet.  Season with salt and pepper, brown them quickly, remove them from the pan to a plate (flesh side up now), and keep warm in a low oven.  With the heat on medium, add the onion, garlic, and carrot to the pan and cook, stirring, until the onions soften lightly.  Add half the parsley and some salt and pepper and stir.  Add the stock, raise the heat to high, and reduce until it is almost evaporated.  Add the wine and reduce by about half.  Return the fillets to the pan, skinned side down, and cook over medium heat until the fillets reach the desired degree of doneness (peek inside with a thin-bladed knife), about 3 to 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve immediately.

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.
Retail specials
12/23/10 - 12/29/10

* Save $1.00 per lb. on Steelhead trout fillet (reg. $11.99)
* Save $1.00 per lb. on Amberjack fillet (reg. $10.99)
* Save $0.50 per lb. on Texas farm-raised catfish fillet (reg. $4.89)
Steelhead trout fillet

Above: fresh steelhead trout fillet

Chef prepared specials
* Christmas Salmon with Basil Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto ($12.99/lb.)
* Save $1.00 on Crawfish Enchiladas (reg. $9.99)

Thought for the week
"Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life.  Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else."--Meryl Streep

Retail market holiday hours
Christmas Eve 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day

Holiday gift ideas
Looking for the perfect gift for the seafood fan in your family?  Check out our Seafood Lover's Holiday Gift Guide.  Expecting last minute guests?  Don't fret!  We have party trays and gourmet prepared foods that will save the day!  Browse our holiday brochure for more details.  Remember to call the retail market (512.454.5828) to reserve your holiday oysters, lobsters, and all other catered or specialty items.

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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 78703
Wholesale: 512-452-3820
Retail/Restaurant: 512-454-5828
Fax: 512-452-3702

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