Category Archives: Jon Alexis

How to Pair Wine with Seafood

by Jon Alexis

Let me ask you a seemingly simple question: Why do we follow the rules? They tell us it’s a trade off. We give up the freedom to drive wherever we want at any speed. We gain the security of knowing that a car won’t plow into us at an intersection.

But what happens when following the rules offers no such safety? What happens when we do as we’re told, but we don’t get the safety we’re promised?

That, my friends, is the time for revolutionContinue reading

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Springtime Seafood Grilling Guide From TJ’s Seafood Market

seafod grillby Jon Alexis

It is time for grilling weather, and we are still deep up in our search for seafood in the Dallas area.  To help us out today, we are featuring TJ’s Seafood Market and their guide for quick and easy seafood on the grill at home. Of course we invite you to check out the latest at either of the TJ’s Dallas locations, including Preston-Forest and on Oak Lawn where they offer a dine-in option. Watch out for free grilling demos, plus you may always ask for TJ’s expert advice.

Jon tells us that he just received Boston Monkfish, which has a wonderful fleshiness  and flavor that is similar to lobster. He also has Gulf Redfish, and tomorrow will have live in-shell scallops from Cape Cod.

Here is Jon’s guide:   Continue reading

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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TJ’s Has Some Class At DUO

by Jon Alexis          photos by Robert Bostick

Texans – we can slow smoke a brisket to perfection. Why are we still scared of cooking seafood at home?  Take it from someone who isn’t a chef: Fish is easy. But shellfish? Even easier.

So I jumped at the opportunity to partner with Yolanda Banks for a shellfish cooking class in her series of “Fresh is Fabulous” cooking classes at DUO All Things Culinary.   Continue reading

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Jon Alexis Will Show You How To Prepare Your Seafood

by Steven Doyle

There is no doubt we truly appreciate what Jon Alexis has done for the seafood climate in Dallas. The young owner of TJ’s Seafood Market located on Preston at Forest Lane continually does his personal best to bring in the freshest seafood and educate the public any way he can on the good nature of fish.  Alexis often sends us reports to place on craveDFW.    Continue reading

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TJ’s Seafood Market Will Cook Your Passover Seder Dinner

by Judy Chamberlain

If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air, know what it means to miss New Orleans or yearn for an old-fashioned Passover Seder like your bubbie used to make, nobody in Dallas does a New England boiled dinner, complete Seder repast or Bayou crawfish boil better than TJ’s Seafood Market on Preston Rd.   Continue reading

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TJ’s Meets Cane Rosso For A Night

by Steven Doyle

Jon Alexis, who is the owner of TJ’s Seafood Market, and a contributor as well as our go to guy when it comes to seafood,  will be a pizzaiola for a night at Cane Rosso and he wanted us to let you know what he was putting together. That’s right, a fishmonger will be making the pies tonight in Deep Ellum and you are invited.  It sounds pretty damned good. Here is what he is offering in Jon’s words:          Continue reading

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