It might sound crazy, but almost half of all Americans eat little to no seafood. It makes sense when you consider that most of the country is landlocked, but that makes our high consumption of seafood more impressive. Back in 2019, when we were able to eat out without any restrictions, Americans were eating 19.2 pounds of seafood per capita. That means we are such big seafood lovers that all around the country, we have seafood shipped in to eat. But where should you go to get seafood in Northeast Pennsylvania? Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, of course.
Seafood Dishes for Seafood Lovers
Pennsylvania isn’t too far from the coast, so seafood isn’t that hard to find, but finding good seafood is another story. Seafood is a key part of our menu, with multiple starters and entrees utilizing fish and shellfish as the main ingredients. We’ve carefully cultivated the best seafood recipes for our menu so you can get more than just good seafood, but great seafood. If you’re a seafood lover, come to Fire and Ice on Toby Creek.
This starter dish combines the most popular shellfish in the world with a special Italian sauce to make it taste both familiar and like something new. Scampi sauce uses scampi, which is another small crustacean and combines it with garlic, butter, and white wine.
There are variations of the recipe, but we don’t stray too far from the most common ingredients. Our version of the Italian sauce uses the same ingredients but uses fresh shrimp from local markets. If you’ve been overseas and had Shrimp Scampi before, you’ll still be trying something new at Fire and Ice.
Squid is a versatile seafood that tastes amazing fried, braised, grilled, and roasted. It’s hard to make something that stands out, but we’ve gone and done it anyway. Calamari Siciliano is a recipe that pairs breaded squid, or calamari, with a filling of ingredients typical of Siciliano. After it’s filled, it’s roasted, which means this recipe uses two ways of cooking calamari in one.
Siciliano ingredients can be many different things. Our recipe includes plum tomatoes, sautéed spinach, garlic aioli, and balsamic reduction. This makes it a one-of-a-kind dish, perfect for seafood lovers looking for something new to whet their appetite before an entree.
Lobster has an interesting history. It went from being so plentiful that it was once called the “poor man’s protein” back in the 1600s, to being considered a delicacy today. The change in availability and our tastebuds made lobster go from being overproduced to being highly sought after.
We cook a primavera recipe with lobster to make it something you want to try. By combining it with fresh vegetables and herbs, you get more nutrition and juice to feast on. Combine that with a light cream sauce, and you’ll have a meal where all the flavors begin to mix together. But that’s not everything! All of this is mixed with delicious linguine pasta. This isn’t just a seafood dish, this has everything.
Blackened or Grilled Salmon
Salmon is the most popular fish in the U.S., with its high amounts of nutrients, large population, and ability to be cooked in a number of different ways. This recipe allows our guests to have the choice of having salmon blackened or grilled.
Grilled salmon is more familiar and juicier, whereas blackened salmon has a crunchy feel and a smoky taste. Blackened salmon also comes with a combination of spices like thyme, oregano, chili pepper, peppercorns, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, so it never hurts to try both between multiple visits.
Either way, it’s cooked, it comes with a light house BBQ glaze, along with mango/strawberry salsa, quinoa pilaf, and julienne vegetables.
Haddock is similar to cod in taste, but when broiled, it becomes its own thing. Haddock can be made in many different ways, but broiling is the most popular because of its smoky and natural taste. Broiling involves cooking it by exposing it to direct radiant heat. It’s similar to grilling, in that they both add a charred flavor to it, but broiling isn’t as heavy. If you’re a seafood lover who likes your fish a little bit smokey, Broiled Haddock is the perfect dish for you.
Honorable Mention to Our Salads
If you can only eat a small amount of seafood, or want something that’s heavier on the green leaf, our salads do have the option to add grilled shrimp, grilled salmon, crab cake, or even a lobster tail. There are a lot of seafood options for our guests to choose from.
Seafood Lovers are Welcome at Fire and Ice
With more options than just those listed above, we have shellfish and fish lovers covered with plenty of options. We prepare them several different ways with variations on popular recipes so that you’re always trying something new. If you want quality seafood, make a reservation with us today.