by 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
by Steven Doyle
I am often asked since I dine out so frequently if I ever cook at home. The answer is yes, and I am quite capable. But the fact is I dine out nearly every meal, and I do miss cooking at home. But as fortune would have it I had a chance to do just that when a friend invited me over this week. But I cheated a bit by stopping in at TJ’s Seafood Market for a little assistance.
I dropped by the TJ’s Preston-Forest location for a little friendly advice from my favorite fishmonger, Jon Alexis. Alexis suggested for light bites to grab some shrimp that they prepare fresh each day, and maybe a bit of their signature smoked salmon and large lump crab. This sounded perfect for an evening of wine and conversation, and decided to make tacos out of all the ingredients. Little was I aware but these would be the best tacos that mankind has ever known. Continue reading
by Joey Stewart
Ever since opening his Oak Lawn location in 2012, TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market has been hosting specialty dinners that feature seafood prepared in worldly ways and paired with wines of that region. Tuesday evening owner and purveyor Jon Alexis threw a French Style seven-course dinner to an excited and eager full house.
For each course Jon described the wine pairing, while Executive Chef Scott Hoffner discussed the ingredients and execution of the dish. A main supplier of TJ’s, whose Red Grouper was featured in the 3rd course, was on site to tell the diners how Jon decides what fish to select (Jon can be quite picky), the state of sustainability in our oceans today, and the unique fish that often get thrown away in the U.S. while it is considered a delicacy (and pricey!) overseas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Each month the new TJ’s Seafood Market on Oak Lawn serves up a spectacular wine paired seafood dinner at the restaurant. Jon Alexis is by far the most enthusiastic fishmonger in North Texas and takes great pride in flying in great fish selections daily from around the country.
You won’t want to miss out on this evening with Jon. Check out the menu with wine pairings after the jump. The dinner is February 19th at 7pm. Seats are limited, so make your call to Jon now and let him know we sent you. Seven Course Menu -$85; Six Course Wine Pair – $45. Call (214) 691-2369 to RSVP today. Continue reading
by Melissa Robert
Ripped straight from TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market’s Sunday night Facebook post, dollar oyster domination kicked off last night to a full house. The discounts on oysters and fish tacos began at 8:30, but many arrived early, creating a buzz of excitement amidst the seafood enthusiasts. The mix of oysters included Blue Point, Barnstables and owner, Jon Alexis’ favorite, Fisher’s Island. He relayed how thankful he is to have them here since most are gobbled up by big name restaurants in the North East. He raved about the clean, sweet and briny notes of the Fisher’s Island oyster. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
No surprise that TJ’s Seafood Market does some incredible things with, well, seafood. Jon Alexis makes it his personal lot in life to ensure that you are eating your fair share of fish and other sea critters.
Alexis has been flying in some terrific species of fish as of late, and soon will have Nantucket Bay Scallops and Stone Crab (both delayed because of Sandy). However, both locations are always jammed packed with unique offerings, and we told you about the new location that offers plated food like that kick ass lobster roll we keep squawking about. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last week we were first on the scene to chat with TJ’s Seafood Market owner, Jon Alexis. He gave us a grand your and we met his new staff. Read about that here if you missed that conversation. Yesterday we stopped by during TJ’s soft opening for further inspection and to taste what Mr. Alexis has been discussing with us for many months now, the lobster roll. Continue reading