Hy-Vee’s Annual Seafood Sale

It’s time for Hy-Vee’s annual crab and seafood sale, a tradition we’ve had for nine years. It’s the absolute best time of the year to pick up some of Alaska’s most prized and sustainable resources. All Wild Alaska crab sold by Hy-Vee is labeled with our Responsible Choice logo because Alaska crab fisheries are some of the best-managed wild fisheries in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tradition in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest is to always serve Wild Caught Alaska Seafood during the Holidays to honor the fishermen and women that risk their lives bringing the bounty of the sea to our tables.

Check out Hy-VeeDeals.com for details about this year’s featured items, which you’ll find in stores on through Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery shopping service. This year may be different than the past, but we can still find reasons to celebrate. Happy Holidays!

J.P.’s Barstool Cocktail Oysters

On any given day, J.P.’s Shellfish offer a wide variety of the finest Atlantic fresh oysters available. Each day, they direct source no less than 15 different bed specific oysters from the nutrient rich waters of the North Atlantic.

Hy-Vee is featuring Barstool Cocktail Oysters, nicely cupped cocktail size (2.5” – 3”) oysters from the pristine waters of Rustico Bay, part of Prince Edward Islands’s legendary string of north coast oyster bays. Rustico is a tiny, picturesque lobstering town located along the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Its shells tend to be light in color with a crisp clean flavor that gives a brininess up front and a sweet finish.

There are a virtually infinite number of factors that affect the characteristics of an oyster.  These include, but are not limited to, such criteria as salinity, method of culture, seasonality, shell strength, meat fullness, size, etc.  Check out J.P.’s comprehensive SHELLFISH ASSESSMENT CHART for a more detailed qualitative and comparative analysis of each variety.

J.P.’s is very particular about which varieties of oysters they source. Their product is high-quality and a tremendous value. Hy-Vee is confident that you will appreciate these differences in availability, quality, shelf life, and the environmentally conscientious fashion in which J.P.’s oysters are grown and harvested. Plus, Hy-Vee’s onsite USDC Lot Inspector checks all incoming seafood to ensure freshness and quality before it goes home to your table.

Learn more at your Hy-Vee seafood counter today!

Wild Alaska Cod

One of the most popular North Pacific ground fish, Alaska Cod is the highest-quality cod available. Harvested throughout the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Alaska Cod is available fresh in the fall and winter, and frozen year-round.

Alaska has pioneered the standard for sustainable, eco-friendly fisheries. Alaska’s cod fisheries are Green rated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, indicating that Alaska cod is a “Best Choice” for consumers to purchase because it’s from fisheries that are well managed and caught using methods that cause little harm to habitats and other wildlife. By proactively ensuring a healthy, wild and sustainable harvest, Alaska is protecting its superior seafood for future generations.

With a slightly sweet flavor and a moist, firm texture, Alaska Cod adapts easily to most cooking methods. It can be roasted, poached, steamed, sautéed or deep-fried for fish and chips. Alaska Cod is also perfectly complemented by a wide array of sauces, herbs, spices and coatings. It’s available in fillets and in portions. Alaska Cod can star on its own in the center of the plate, but it’s also excellent as an ingredient in salads, appetizers and chowders.

Visit your Hy-Vee seafood counter today and ask about wild Alaska Cod!

Shrimp Skewers On The Grill

June is here and it’s time to grill seafood! Hy-Vee is featuring a wide variety of shrimp skewers this month — raw, cooked, flavored and so many more options for you to try and enjoy. We’re proud to feature Wild American USA Gold Shrimp, available to you right here in the Midwest.

Since Paul Piazza began selling fresh seafood from New Orleans’ famous French Market 120 years ago, the fourth-generation family-owned and operated business has been driven by passion and commitment to supplying the country with the freshest, best-tasting and highest quality Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp that the nutrient-rich in-shore waters of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer.

Paul Piazza and Son is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Premium Gulf of Mexico Domestic Shrimp is its only business. It is one of the largest processors in the domestic industry and has the capacity to offer over 25 million pounds of Gulf Domestic Shrimp from its state-of-the-art USDC plants in Louisiana and Texas.

Stop in your local Hy-Vee today and talk with your seafood team. They’ll be happy to offer suggestions and tips to make your shrimp grilling experience easy and delicious.

 

Rainforest Tilapia

Hy-Vee – ranked 2nd by Greenpeace – only works with top seafood suppliers. In April, Hy-Vee is featuring Rainforest Tilapia.

Rainforest Tilapia boasts some of the best tilapia stock in the world. Costa Rica’s immaculate natural environment combined with Oreochromis Niloticus, a choice Tilapia breed, creates a mild, pure flavor and thick, hearty fillets that stand fins and tails above the rest. Before each pond harvest, the fish are analyzed and taste-tested to assure the characteristic flavor clarity that makes Rainforest tilapia so exemplary, and thanks to our Genetic Improvement Program, only the best broodstock of Oreochromis are selected from each generation to breed, meaning the highest quality fish will always be sent to you.

Rainforest Tilapia can trace the entire life history of each fish in their care from farm, to processing plant, to market — seven generations back! Rainforest is unique amongst tilapia productions in that they own every step and stage of the production cycle. That means total quality control at every stage of a fish’s life, or “Total Traceability,” from farm to plate. Cook easy, knowing that each Rainforest fish is of the highest quality.

Rainforest Tilapia’s water source is at Lake Arenal, an eco-rich volcanic reservoir fed by natural water tributaries along Costa Rica’s tropical Atlantic Coast. By harnessing the power of Costa Rica’s moving falls, rivers, and streams, they raise tilapia in constantly flowing water, a unique breeding environment that gives their fish a rainforest-clean taste that must be experienced to believed.

Stop in your Hy-Vee seafood department today to pick up this delicious tilapia option.

To learn more about Rainforest Tilapia, visit https://www.tilapia.com/our-ethics .

Businesses for Bristol Bay

Hy-Vee understands that some of the biggest threats to the ocean and coastal communities can start on land.

In October 2017, Hy-Vee joined the Businesses for Bristol Bay coalition to advocate for the protection of Bristol Bay, the most pristine and productive wild salmon habitat in the world, from potentially devastating impacts from the proposed Pebble Mine project. If developed, toxic runoff from the Pebble Mine would contaminate nearby Bristol Bay, where Hy-Vee sources much of our wild salmon. An environmental disaster would jeopardize thousands of independent businesses, tens of thousands of jobs, and an economic engine that sustains Alaska’s economy. As part of this effort, Hy-Vee signed on to a letter to President Trump and U.S. EPA Administrator advocating for the protection of Bristol Bay.

 

Dish On Fish: The Best Grilled Fish Recipes

Dish on Fish is an excellent seafood blog where you can explore new seafood recipes and learn relevant, relatable and easy-to-understand health and nutrition information about seafood. Hy-Vee is a partner of the National Fisheries Institute, which sponsors the blog and encourages Americans to eat seafood at least twice a week, as recommended by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Seafood is a vital part of a healthy diet. Hy-Vee strives to provide customers with high-quality, Responsible Choice seafood and our Seafoodies blog provides detailed information and tips. We want to share Dish on Fish with you so you can find more resources, tips and recipes to help you enjoy seafood and reap its benefits.

From Dish on Fish: The Best Grilled Fish Recipes

We can all agree that there’s no better way to ring in summer than by firing up the grill to enjoy some seared seafood!

Before we begin listing out the best seafood grilling recipes we could find, let’s first give a shout-out to Jessica Gavin’s Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon Fillets. Once you get a taste of the smoky flavor from these, you’ll understand why we’re constantly calling the cedar plank our go-to summer grilling essential.

Another standout? Well Plated by Erin’s delightfully sweet and savory Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers have us salivating. The flavors on these kebabs will take you straight to the beach and we’re betting the sauce would work well on just about any type of fish.

As always, let us know which picks make your short list. Happy grilling!

Grilled Fish Tacos with Kiwi Jalapeno Salsa
Switch up your Taco Tuesday menu with these grilled whitefish tacos!
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Source: Sweet Peas and Saffron

Herb & Garlic Grilled Tuna Steaks

Take your cookout game to the next level with these restaurant-inspired tuna steaks!
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Source: Beachbody On Demand

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon Fillet

The cedar plank in this recipe gives the salmon a mouthwatering smoky flavor that you don’t want to miss.
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Source: Jessica Gavin

Grilled Mahi-Mahi & Veggies Foil Packs

Healthy, fast, flavorful. This mahi-mahi recipe is the new grilling MVP.
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Source: The Beach House Kitchen

Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

These scrumptious shrimp skewers bring the tropical islands straight to your backyard!
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Source: Well Plated by Erin.

Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Oh, the flavors of summer! There’s nothing better than grilled fish topped with a fruity salsa.
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Dish On Fish: Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Dish on Fish is an excellent seafood blog where you can explore new seafood recipes and learn relevant, relatable and easy-to-understand health and nutrition information about seafood. Hy-Vee is a partner of the National Fisheries Institute, which sponsors the blog and encourages Americans to eat seafood at least twice a week, as recommended by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Seafood is a vital part of a healthy diet. Hy-Vee strives to provide customers with high-quality, Responsible Choice seafood and our Seafoodies blog provides detailed information and tips. We want to share Dish on Fish with you so you can find more resources, tips and recipes to help you enjoy seafood and reap its benefits.

From Dish on Fish: Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Is it just us, or does food seem more fun when it’s served on a stick? Thanks to their grill-ability and Instagram-worthy looks, skewers and kebabs will be plentiful as summer gets closer. Knowing this, we set out to create the skewer recipe of your dreams (so keep scrolling!).

For cookouts and barbecues, we’ve built the best shrimp skewer dish on the planet. Not only is the shrimp in this recipe grilled to perfection and slightly smoky in flavor, it’s also an excellent source of protein. And, thanks to the kick from the chimichurri sauce, these skewers have us feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!

Requiring barely 20 minutes of prep time and just 10 minutes to cook, this recipe makes entertaining effortless. It will have your guests believing you’re the next master chef, while leaving you free to enjoy the company of your family and friends. Talk about a win-win!

Pro Tip: Take these skewers from appetizer to entrée by serving them over a grilled veggie salad, a cup of brown rice, or quinoa.


Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

All you need:

  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds and stem removed (leave the seeds in if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 packed cup fresh cilantro (about 1 small bunch)
  • 1 packed cup fresh parsley (about 1 small bunch)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

All you do:

  1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat.
  2. To make chimichurri sauce, combine the shallot, garlic and jalapeño in a food processor and process until finely chopped; add the cilantro, parsley, lime juice, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and finish processing until fairly smooth.
  3. Place the shrimp in a bowl and cover with 1/3 cup of the chimichurri sauce; toss to coat.
  4. Thread the shrimp onto skewers to make them easier to handle on the grill, or put foil on grill if using loose shrimp.
  5. Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, until charred and pink throughout.
  6. Serve with the remaining chimichurri sauce.
  7. Option: Serve grilled shrimp over grilled veggies or brown rice or quinoa.

Hy-Vee Offers Wildfish Fair Trade Certified Salmon in All Stores

Today Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it is launching Fair Trade CertifiedTM Wildfish Salmon in all 245 of its stores this week, making it the first Midwest retailer to do so. The salmon hails from the pristine waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, and will be available starting this month. Hy-Vee also offers Fair Trade Certified tuna and scallops.

For more than 1,000 years, the people of remote Alaskan fishing communities like Dillingham, Manokotak and Ekuk, have sustainably harvested their catch from the abundance the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay provides. Salmon fishing continues to be a vital part of their livelihoods and culture. Though economic opportunities in the villages are often limited, the associated premium from the sale of Fair Trade Certified salmon has the potential to create significant impact in these communities.

“Hy-Vee continues to work hard to provide our customers with the best-quality seafood that comes from excellent sources,” said Nate Stewart, Hy-Vee’s executive vice president of perishables. “Sourcing Wildfish Salmon on Fair Trade terms gives our customers confidence that the salmon they enjoy from Hy-Vee is sourced responsibly, improving lives and protecting the environment.”

The 2018 season has the largest-ever forecasted return of 20 million Sockeye to the Nushagak along with a strong Coho run that starts in late July and runs into September. Currently 110 fishers from the area will catch all species of wild salmon either by set-net or drift net.

“Fair Trade is all about empowering the people behind our favorite products,” said Julie Kuchepatov, director of seafood at Fair Trade USA. “Hy-Vee’s commitment to increasing its Fair Trade Certified product options shows that Hy-Vee is giving its customers the best available options while benefitting U.S. fishermen and their communities.”

Fair Trade USA’s seafood program is the first of its kind to address both social and environmental challenges in the seafood sector. Standards for marine resources ensure that fisheries are managed legally and responsibly, preventing further overfishing. At the same time, social and human rights standards prohibit forced labor and empower fishermen with better working conditions, improved terms of trade and additional income to invest in their businesses and communities.

Dish On Fish: Seafood Information

Dish on Fish is an excellent seafood blog where you can explore new seafood recipes and learn relevant, relatable and easy-to-understand health and nutrition information about seafood. Hy-Vee is a partner of the National Fisheries Institute, which sponsors the blog and encourages Americans to eat seafood at least twice a week, as recommended by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Seafood is a vital part of a healthy diet. Hy-Vee strives to provide customers with high-quality, Responsible Choice seafood and our Seafoodies blog provides detailed information and tips. We want to share Dish on Fish with you so you can find more resources, tips and recipes to help you enjoy seafood and reap its benefits.

From Dish on Fish: Mediterranean-Style Baked Tilapia

If you’re ready to take on the Mediterranean-style diet, here are a few recipes that are perfect for all occasions. This Mediterranean-Style Baked Tilapia recipe from Diethood is both easy and elegant, making it ideal for everything from a family meal to an intimate date night. While you enjoy this savory dish, which is generously topped with olives and tomatoes, you can rest easy knowing it’s full of healthy ingredients. A lean white fish, tilapia is low in fat and high in protein. This fish will also help nourish your body with nutrients like potassium, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and vitamin D. Pair it with one of your favorite side dishes for the perfect weeknight dinner. How’s that for a balanced meal?

Recipe: https://diethood.com/mediterranean-style-baked-tilapia/