We may not roast a turkey or bake a whole ham every day, but holiday time is the time to challenge our culinary skills, to experiment with new recipes and techniques, and to indulge in the best of the best ingredients and dishes out there. For many, that means seafood, and the best of the best is certainly found in Kowalski's Seafood Department.
This season we're sharing some of our favorite seafood dishes, from fish and crustaceans to squid and mollusks. All of these recipes, plus dozens more, can be found on our Recipes & Menus page.
Easy Fried Calamari
This easy version of fried calamari requires only a dry dredge, making it easier than other calamari recipes but also more focused on the actual calamari, not a heavy batter. It's a super starter for any meal. Served as a game day snack, it'll also make football fans stand up and cheer.
Sicilian Fish Balls
In Sicily this twist on meatballs is commonly made with swordfish or even tuna. You can substitute either of these 1:1 for the white fish called for in this recipe.
Aromatic Poached Sea Bass
This delicious dinner is as fragrant as it is delicious. Made with mild, sweet and firm white sea bass, it's a fish meal even beginner fish lovers will enjoy. It can also be made with halibut, Arctic char, Kampachi or mahi mahi.
DID YOU KNOW?
All of our Seafood Department choices are sustainable and flown in daily from around the world to our local suppliers. From there, they’re delivered every day to each of our stores where they're kept in ideal condition so it will be perfect when you serve it. Your local market is also happy to take special orders, so if we don’t have what you’re looking for, please ask. In most cases we can get a special order for you in one or two days.
There's no fish a little lemon, butter and white wine won't improve. This seafood version of a popular chicken dish begs to be served with rice or couscous to soak up the delicious sauce.
Perfect Herb-Baked Salmon
The bed of salt the fish is baked on diffuses the oven's heat for a gentle cooking that helps retain moisture and seasons the fish through the skin.
To crack fennel seeds, briefly pulse in a spice grinder, pound in a mortar using a pestle, or place seeds in a zip-top plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
Linguine with Clams
Pasta makes any meal better, especially this one. With flavors of garlic, tomato and lemon, it's a fresh and clean-tasting Good Foods for Good Health recipe that still feels indulgent.
To prepare clams for cooking, scrub them under running water with a stiff brush to remove any sand. Pinch or tap clams before cooking. If an open shellfish won’t snap shut, it should be discarded.
Lobster with Drawn Butter
Though it's often associated with celebrations, you don't need an excuse to enjoy lobster. This recipe for cooking a whole live lobster is great for those up for a challenge.
Information on how to boil, broil or bake frozen lobster tails is available here.
Selection and availability of products and ingredients vary by market.