Come visit on February 28th at all locations! Fresh seafood and frozen salespeople!
Recipe of the Week
A Southern Tradition-Catfish (yep fried,but healthy if done right!)
The Neely’s Southern Catfish
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon hot sauce
4 catfish fillets (8-ounces each) skins and bones removed, rinsed and patted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Peanut oil, for frying
Remoulade Sauce, for dipping, recipe
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Creole mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
Preheat a deep -fryer to 375 degrees F.
Mix the cornmeal, paprika and cayenne in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add
the buttermilk and the hot sauce.
Season the catfish with salt and pepper. Dredge in the buttermilk and then the
cornmeal and spice mixture.
Drop carefully in the hot oil. Fry for 4 minutes until crisp. Remove to a paper
towel lined sheet tray. Season with salt and pepper.
with remoulade sauce.
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please note that we respond to each and every email and preorder we
receive generally within 24 hours. When we get to Thursdays, we respond
within a few hours of receiving your order. If you haven't heard from
us, we didn't get an order from you and we want you to call me. Orders
sent after noon on Fridays for Saturdays will generally get our response
after we close on Fridays. Orders after noon on Friday for a Friday
pickup will generally not get a response because everyone is busy packing and selling seafood and nothing in our system is on auto-response.
Winter Schedule Beginning New Years 2014
Open February 28 and March 1
Open March 14 and 15
Open March 28 and 29
Reopen full-time weekly schedule April 4 and 5
The Times They Are a'Changing...The Shrimp Connection in Summerfield has moved
into new digs-the retail building at the farm (a mere 100 feet from the
old tent location! No more tent but we are still at The Farm!)
Think: warmth, easier parking and the same smiling
bunch of Radically Fresh seafood sales people (AND your closer to the
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The Shrimp Connection is open at Summerfield Farms,Sandy Ridge Road (Cheerwine/SwedeBread) and Lake Norman(Josh's Produce). See the Locations page.
Fresh North Carolina Fishery & East Coast Seafood and interesting treats from other notable places
We provide Local Food/Whole Food/Sustainable Food from our golden supply chain (hey, it took us years to find the right brokers with seafood that met our high standards and it wasn't easy getting in their good graces. But we managed...mostly through bribes and the sale of our first born chirren!). By the way we have some not so local food also like Scottish salmon and New Bedford,Mass. scallops because they are so darn good. Actually better than good. Visit The Shrimp Connection open air seafood market in Summerfield, High Point, Lake Norman & Greensboro, North Carolina for a true taste treat. The best our state has to offer!
Our shrimp, shellfish, Atlantic and Gulf coast fish are dressed and waiting for good ole Aunt Lulu's recipe or Emeril Lagasse’s' newest N'awlins preparation. You might even find some outstanding freshwater offerings! The quality is impeccable. To quote our customers: “excellordinary fish”, “amaziriffic scallops”,” outstonishing crawfish”, wondermendous shrimp” and on and on. We like to think of it as just radically fresh. Enough said. Tasting is believing. So come give us a taste test…that’s where we shine. The only thing you have to lose is your old benchmark on what quality seafood really is.
So Who Are We?
No easy answer but we do bill ourselves as seafood peddlers of fine distinction. I think this originated from the Aesop's fable :
" A PEDDLER drove his Ass to the seashore to buy salt"
We have a guy we drive to the coast every Thursday-but to buy seafood! Similar. However even though we have cast ourselves in the long mercantile tradition of selling in an open market we no longer travel like peddlers from place to place. Since we have fixed locations from which we can share our product and provide our polished humor my guess is we have now been elevated to merchants. That’s the fine layer of American business which is being regulated out of existence. Nice. And we are there through rain, snow and dread of night…well really not the dread of night thing since we only operate during daylight hours ( we’ve survived tornadoes intact!) We’re tough. Or stupid. Or dedicated. Or a combination thereof. We choose this madness for a reason: it allows us to interact with our customers at a more personal level. More importantly we want the customer to check out the seafood up close and personal. Not just the quick token sniff that most groceries may or may not allow but we want our customers to see, feel and examine the color and beauty of the product. We just wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hone Your Seafood Chef Skills
Our "porpoise" is to make you as knowledgeable as possible about seafood. Our Shrimp Connection fishfolks are your #1 resource for cooking techniques and recipes in preparing all our fish varieties. We keep a large archive of recipes to help you become the best seafood chef you can be. We're here when you need us for advice on bringing out the best flavor. Please your palate, your family, and your friends with the most delicious seafood around. We are trained at selecting and purchasing, handling, gutting, boning, filleting, preserving, displaying, merchandising and selling our product. Man that took my breath away. Listen we will point you in some direction even if it’s wrong! (Kidding!)
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