Phillips Seafood Cook, Crack and Eat

by jerseygirl on May 30, 2013 · 10 comments

lobsterFor full disclosure, my daughter and I  received a complementary lunch from Phillips Seafood in Atlantic City. I was not compensated for this post.  As usual, all opinions are my own.

About two weeks ago, my daughter and I experienced seafood heaven. We were invited as guests to one of Phillips Seafood’s Cook, Crack and Eat class.  The talented Chef Paul Drew showed us how to make an over the top clam bake. He also gave us tips on shopping for and selecting the seafood. This chef demo and lunch was one of the best we’ve ever had. My daughter called it foodie heaven.

Not only was the food delectable, the wine pairings were great too. Every course came with wine and our clams course came with a Corona. Not for my teenage daughter though. She concentrated on the food.

First, Chef prepared some delicious mussels that were soaked in wine and then grilled. He showed us how to clarify butter. A seafood dinner is not the same without butter.

mussels

Next was the clams course. This might have been my favorite aside from the main lobster event. The clams were soaked in Corona beer and Chef made a delicious Mojito butter for the tender clams.  It included garlic, rum, lime, cilantro, ginger and scallions. Could the presentation have been any cuter?

clams

After enjoying my little Coronita, it was time for some shrimp. We loved the shrimp that were threaded on a rosemary skewer. It gave them such great flavor. I am planning on grilling some shrimp on rosemary skewers this summer.

shrimp

We took a little seafood break to have some grilled potatoes and corn. Both were delicious. The potato wedges were crispy and my grill will be seeing some soon.

corn and potatoes

We had two kinds of crab legs. Both the snow crab and king crab legs were wonderful. These were seasoned with Phillips seasoning and olive oil. So simple but so good.

King crab legs

Now what can I say about grilled lobster? If you saw my opening photo, you were probably drooling, right? The lobster was pure bliss. If I close my eyes, I can still taste the sweet rich meat with lemon and clarified butter.  It was just perfect!

Phillips Seafood will be having more of these type of classes in the fall.  Check them out. You bet I will be attending more! In the meantime, I will get my seafood fix at Phillips this summer.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

ciaochowlinda May 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

How fabulous is that? Whenever I’m in Baltimore’s inner harbor, I always go to Phillips for their crabcakes. But a clambake? fantastic.

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Angela May 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Seafood is my *most* favorite thing in the world–looks amazing!

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Danielle May 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

This sounds INCREDIBLE…gosh, I would love an over the top clam bake ;)

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Karen Harris May 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I’m with your daughter, this is my idea of foodie heaven too. Love, love, LOVE lots of lemon and butter.

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Kristin May 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

It all looks so delicious. Now I am craving seafood and it is only 7am! I will have to check out this place!

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Kate May 31, 2013 at 10:33 pm

All that shellfish – my favorite kind of seafood!

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Betty Ann @Mango_Queen June 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

It’s been a long time since we last ate at Phillips Seafood! You just reminded me how much I’ve missed it. Must go soon. Thanks for sharing this post and the kind comments on the blog!

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vanillasugarblog June 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

what a feast!
man, good job! lol

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Sues June 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

Mojito butter???? Well, really I want everything, but I cannot get over that!

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Ramona June 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

drooling and green with envy!

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