Thursday, May 29, 2014

MySeafoodMart Deliveries

The ocean's bounty, freshly caught in the morning & delivered to our doorstep within hours: Many thanks to MySeafoodMart, very likely the Klang Valley's best online merchant for seafood, for making this fine feast of fish, crustaceans & clams possible.

MySeafoodMart is ideal not only for households & individual consumers but also restaurants seeking a reliable seafood supply (MySeafoodMart is currently a source for Western outlets such as Damansara Heights' Sitka & numerous Chinese eateries). To ensure freshness, there's even a money-back guarantee (see MySeafoodMart.com & facebook.com/MySeafoodMart for details).

The range is wide: Highlights include this beauty of a Dragon Tiger Grouper (RM60 per kilogram; this entire fish weighs 1.8 kg), specially reared in Pulau Ketam. Scales & guts are removed before delivery. The fresh fish selection offered by MySeafoodMart also includes fourfinger threadfin, estuary grouper, golden snapper, white pomfret & sea bass.

Our recent ultra-convenient home delivery also included 'Super Big Red Prawns' (reputedly called 'Hong Ha' in Cantonese). RM77 per kg, with around 12-20 prawns for each kg.

Ming prawns, also from Pulau Ketam, are available as well, with approximately 30 to 40 prawns per kilogram (RM53.20).

Happy as a clam? At RM17 a kg, these should satisfy most folks. Everything from fresh cuttlefish to flower crabs is offered too.

Frozen shellfish is in stock: Slipper lobsters & mantis prawns caught in the waters of Mersing, with the meat removed from the shells & packaged. Slipper lobsters cost RM35 for each 480-gram pack, while mantis prawns are RM22 per one-kilogram pack.

Time to cook! Hardworking SH & SL started the barbecue, sealing the fish in salt & stuffing it with herbs for a Thai-inspired treat.

Takes an hour, but the result could be worth the labour & the wait. Or steam the fish or bring it to a Chinese outlet for cooking.

Firm, fleshy meat, satisfyingly moist while supplying a hearty, substantial chew. Top marks to SH for perfecting this.

Next up, the prawns (SL's responsibility): Off with their pretty heads & into a cooking pot.

Bringing it all to a boil to extract the sweet savouriness for a rich sauce. The colour's brilliant, the smell's even better.

While things are heating up at the stove, the rest of these big, bouncy prawns are beginning to look extra-appetising.

Testing the freshness of the prawns, we took the risk of sampling one raw with some lime juice. It passed; no problem.

Cooked & combined with the briny broth? Done right, it's a recipe to relish & recommend.

With so many of the Ming prawns provided, SL had to find another preparation to showcase their succulence.

With black rice for a Mexican-influenced creation? We'd eagerly order this one at any restaurant that serves it.

Don't forget the prawn heads; even after all they've been through, they're still delicious to chew on.

Checking back with SH to see what's cooking with the clams.

Two styles of preparation for these beautifully flavoursome clams, one crunchy-fruity ...

... the other spicy-herbaceous, both equally enticing & enjoyable.

What to do with the slipper lobsters & mantis prawns? SL's got 'em covered, with lemon butter sauce.

Plump, wholesome-tasting meat, worked into something that could function as both starter or main course.

Many thanks again to Benny & MySeafoodMart for supplying the main components of this memorably pescetarian meal ...

... & to EC for bringing most of the booze (prawns & Pinot Grigio, a pleasurable partnership).

My Seafood Mart
Ordering instructions and other details at www.myseafoodmart.com
Follow My Seafood Mart for updates at www.facebook.com/myseafoodmart
Tel: 011-1230-8408 (Benny)


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22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, your post has been up for two hours, and I am the first to comment? I don't really know what to say about this, because I have never seen anything like it before. Very unique.

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, seafood deliveries are really cool, especially for customers looking for convenience, freshness and a solid variety of choices :D

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  2. I saw this in the middle of the night after the new X-Men movie and a bit peckish.

    Well done :P

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    1. SC: haha, hope you managed to grab a snack ... hmmm, fish fingers could work :)

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    2. Nah, just went to bed without eating anything, haha.

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    3. SC: self-discipline and restraint ... i should take inspiration from you, seriously :)

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  3. What a meal! Love the way you cooked the fish :)

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    1. Ken: yeah, it was quite a large dinner, a bit too much for us actually. and credit for cooking the fish goes to SH (i only fanned the barbecue for a bit) :)

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  4. Wowwwwww!!!! Own home-cooked salt-baked fish! All look so so good. Impressive spread! Ya, they do pack the seafood like that in Sabah - can bring home conveniently when flying. Not cheap though. Hmmmm...who are SL and SH? No formal introductions? :D

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, this was an ambitious cooking adventure ... maybe too ambitious, since the prep and the cooking ended up taking much longer than expected, heh :D yeah, the spread was very satisfying. the cooks want to remain anonymous though, heheh :)

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  5. Now that's a handy idea.

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    1. The Yum List: definitely a useful service :)

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  6. Best post yet! That's some great home cooking. Did you inspire them with your outlandish ideas? (Although there's nothing outlandish about any of those dishes, I must say hehe).

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    1. Lyrical Lemongrass: heheh, thank you on behalf of chefs SH & SL for your kind words :) they came up with all the recipes. i tried to convince them to use pumpkins and avocados, but akhirnya tak jadi :)

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  7. Wah such a wonderful meal! All fresh seafood.

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, definitely a true treat :D

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  8. You cooked it in your house meh.. i thot u didn't even own a stove!! :P

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    1. Ciki: haha, you're right, i still don't ... this was at SL's home :)

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  9. This do sound very delicious and I will cook them very soon

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    1. Cquek: hope you enjoy your seafood meal :)

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  10. Your friends cooked up a really impressive feast - I was lucky enough to be able to try Myseafoodmart deliveries too, and enjoyed their seafood very much!

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    1. Baby Sumo: it was quite a memorable meal (though a lot of work, heheh). really glad to hear you and your family loved their seafood ... they're doing great work, ya :)

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