So week 4 was my first week to strike out! That’s why I missed on the blog last week. Plus this was my fish week playing single mom, as my hubby headed back to work a couple days after Memorial Day. I had Weakfish (aka Squeteague), Tautog (aka Blackfish), Sea Urchin & Lobster. We did only make it to one store, Hanford’s in Raymond, NH (right down the road from us). I went through my list with the employee at the supermarket and the feedback I received was they were pretty specialty and not something they normally see. They did have lobster, but honestly, picking out a lobster while dealing with a screaming toddler isn’t my idea of a great time.
For week 5, my list was Acadian Redfish (aka Ocean Perch), Soft Shell Clams (aka Steamers), Weakfish (aka Squeteague) & Tuna (any locally landed species). We actually got redfish during week 2 of our NH Community Seafood share and my husband cooked it perfectly, so I was hoping to find that.
I decided to try my luck again at Seaport Fish in Rye, NH, and they ended up having redfish, steamers & tuna! I went for the redfish, which was only $7.99/lb. Only getting a half pound plus a nice head of broccoli my total was less than $5.00 this week! Much better than the $10+/lb. for lobster.
The first time we had redfish, my husband wrapped up the fillets in tin foil with some butter, so that was my plan this time as well, but I wanted to take it a step further to cook more in the same amount of time. I stopped at a local farm on the way home to pick-up some red potatoes and a beautiful cucumber.
I started by cutting up the potatoes and putting them on the bottom of the packet, then mixed up some butter and put the fish fillets over the potatoes.
Finally I wrapped it up into a nice little pocket and stuck it on the grill.
I cooked the packet on the grill for about 20ish minutes (checked it out after 10, but the fish was still a little slimy). Unfortunately, the potatoes should have cooked longer, so most of our potatoes were uncooked and I forgot to season the fish before I cooked it, so our meals were not as good as when hubby cooked them…
I did have leftover fish the next day, so we had fish tacos for dinner! (One was chicken, but the fish was definitely the better one)