Archive for February 2013

CIA Chef Michael Skibitcky prepares five dipping sauces for tempura Alaska crab legs. A trick for making perfect tempura batter? Use ice water to prevent the formation of gluten, which will weigh down the batter. To perfume the tempura, add sesame oil to the frying oil, but not the batter itself. The tempura frying oil is at the perfect temperature at 350° F to allow the fried items to get crispy while not browning.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe17/

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CIA Chef Toni Sakaguchi demonstrates how to coat Alaska halibut in Ras Al Hanout, a traditional Moroccan a spice rub. The cooling onion, parsley and sumac salad is the perfect foil to the spices on the fish.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe1/


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CIA Chef Toni Sakaguchi demonstrates how to make Ras Al Hanout, a traditional Moroccan a spice rub. She later uses the spice rub on Alaska halibut.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe1/


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In this video, CIA Chef Thomas Wong prepares wild Alaska Pollock, a very versatile fish that lends itself well to fresh and light summer vegetables. To make the dish a heartier meal, Chef Tom Wong pairs the fish with oven-roasted polenta. Unlike the darker-fleshed Atlantic pollock, Alaska pollock’s flesh is delicate, white and flaky.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe9/


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Serving Alaska king crab is guaranteed to add a wow factor to the menu. CIA Chef Toni Sakaguchi pairs the deliciously sweet king crab meat with citrus, oregano and mango salsa. She uses the mixture as a topping for crispy tostones, which are double-fried and pressed plantains. This dish makes for a great appetizer or addition to a bar menu.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe8/


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To appreciate the delicate flavors of the Alaska sole in this dish, CIA Chef Almir DaFonseca flavors the fish with a light and healthy orange zest marinade and citrus tahini sauce. Alaska dover sole is sustainably harvested between January to November.

Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/alaskaseafood/recipe5/


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