For our first year for the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch garden we were pleasantly surprised with our summer harvest. We produced about 300 pounds of vegetables! Hopefully you have enjoyed the fresh produce and vegetable soups on our menus. We will be in the process of turning over the garden soon and planting our fall harvest. I will be planting peas, carrots, various lettuces, beets, spinach, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and pumpkins. We look forward to some fresh, healthy home-grown vegetables this fall!
In addition the garden, we would like to introduce you to two seafood companies we work with here at the Club. Honolulu Fish Company is our supplier for Pacific species. Wayne Samiere, the company’s founder is a trained marine biologist. He has a passion for environmental conservation and sustainability. He does not condone net fishing and deals only with hook and line boats with lines running 45-95 feet, which is more selective and less dangerous than net fishing. The company sells over 30 varieties of fish to 2,000 customers worldwide. The fish are harvested, cleaned, packed and shipped; the fish arrive 18-30 hours after leaving the water.
Our local fish supplier is, of course, San Antonio-based Groomer Seafood. The company, founded in the 1950s in Port Isabel, specializes in Texas gulf coast fish, snapper, redfish, drum, flounder and speckled trout. In 1982 the company had facilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. In 1993 the operations were consolidated in San Antonio with a 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Groomer ships to the finest restaurants and country clubs throughout the state.
The culinary team at Cordillera Ranch has found the seafood quality of these companies to be unsurpassed. We invite you to come in and eat some the freshest tastiest, seafood in the state. Offerings include Seared Hawaiian Moonfish (Opa) with smoked tomato whipped potatoes, grilled broccolini, sweet corn relish and cilantro-caper butter; and grilled gulf grouper with truffled gnocchi, baby spinach, grape tomatoes, endive and key lime emulsion. Bon appetite!