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Wednesday, November 6 at 7PM
***Due to unforseen circumstances, tonight's event has been CANCELLED***
ABOUT TEXAS SEAFOOD
A sumptuous cookbook and illustrated guide to identifying, catching, buying, cooking, and savoring more than two hundred species of fish and seafood from the Texas Gulf.
The abundance of seafood available from the northwest Gulf of Mexico includes hundreds of delicious species that are often overlooked by consumers. Celebrating this regional bounty, Texas Seafood showcases the expertise of longtime fishmongers and chefs PJ and "Apple Srimart" Stoops. Readers will find familiar fish like Red Snapper along with dozens of little-known finfish and invertebrates, including tunas, mackerels, rays, and skates, as well as bivalves, shrimps, crabs, and other varieties, many of which are considered “bycatch” (seafood that a fisher didn’t intend to catch), but that are no more difficult to prepare and just as delicious as those commonly found at your local supermarket.
The Stoopses provide a complete primer on sourcing these wild-caught delicacies, with fascinating details about habitats and life cycles as well as practical advice on how to discern quality. Texas Seafood concludes with simple, delectable recipes, many infused with the flavors of Apple’s Thai heritage. Dishes such as Steamed Curried Crab, Crispy White Shrimp, Escolar on a Grill with Green Mango Salad, Cast-Iron-Roasted Shortfin Mako Shark with Rio Grande Grapefruit, and Chicken-Fried Ribbonfish are just a few ways to savor the best of the Gulf.
ABOUT PJ STOOPS AND BENCHALAK SRIMART STOOPS
PJ Stoops and Benchalak Srimart Stoops are experienced fishmongers and were the chefs at Foreign Correspondent, a farm-to-table northern Thai eatery that was named one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in 2015. PJ Stoops was also the driving force behind Houston's "Total Catch Market," a regular event that sold bycatch seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.
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