(PRWEB) June 19, 2012
As temperatures rise, dining thoughts turn to lighter, less heavy fare. No wonder that June is designated as “Seafood Month” and cooks around the country are looking for exciting new recipes to enhance their summertime dishes from the sea. Chef Gorji introduces seafood recipes using his Gorji Gourmet Foods® Puttanesca Sauce, Dipping Oil & Marinade Primer and Spicy Remoulade that are the same bold and flavorful products that he cooks with in his kitchen at Canary By Gorji, Mediterranean Steak & Seafood, an award-winning, intimate 10-table restaurant in Dallas (http://www.canarybygorji.com)
“In creating Gorji Gourmet Foods®, I wanted to create a product line for home use that would be the base for gourmet meals without spending hours in preparation,” he says.
Here are a couple of his favorite recipes for those cooks who want to create gourmet restaurant meals at home:
Shellfish Melange in Puttanesca
24 oz. Gorji Gourmet Foods® Puttanesca Sauce
8 oz. white wine
16 wild-caught Texas brown shrimp cleaned and deveined
16 fresh clams in shells
16 fresh mussels in shells
6 oz. scallops
4 oz. calamari cleaned
sprigs of fresh basil
Combine ingredients except scallops and calamari and heat about 2 minutes until shrimp becomes firm. Add scallops and calamari and continue cooking another 2 minutes.
Total cooking time of shellfish is 4 minutes.
Plate and garnish with fresh basil.
Pan Seared Recipe for Tilapia
Put 2 tablespoons of Gorji Gourmet Foods® Dipping Oil & Marinade Primer in the pan, 1/2 teaspoon butter to season and add the first fillet when oil is hot (high heat). Cook for about 2 1/2 minutes depending on the size, then turn and brown on other side.
Serve immediately, topping with melange above or by itself with fresh lemon and Gorji Gourmet Foods® Spicy Remoulade as accompaniment.
Other ways to use Gorji Gourmet Foods® Spicy Remoulade
• in deviled eggs
• spread thinly on cracker or toast & top with prosciutto or thinly sliced meats as an appetizer
• accompaniment with your crab cakes recipe
• spread for meat, fish, chicken, turkey & pork sandwiches
Gorji Gourmet Foods®, which includes sauces, dipping oil/marinade, dressings and spread, are available for purchase at Canary by Gorji Mediterranean Steak & Seafood restaurant, DFW Whole Food Markets®, and the following gourmet stores in the Dallas area: Jimmy’s Food Store, Bolsa Mercado, Celebration, and Sara’s Market & Bakery. The products are also available online at Artizone.com and http://www.chefgorji.com/gorjigourmetfoods.
Gorji Gourmet Foods® and Canary By Gorji are both members of the Texas Agriculture Department GO TEXAN program (gotexan.com).