American Seafood Promotion

American seafood feast of lobster, Jonah crab and salmon. (U.S. Embassy photo)

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, United States Department of Agriculture’s overseas export promotion arm for American agricultural products, known as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), held an American Seafood Promotion at Victoria Station Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, with 52 guests attending. It targeted seafood importers, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, food service and representatives of U.S. associations that support export market development.

Chef Jean-luc Lundy gave a demo on how to prepare tajine of Boston live lobster claw, curry sauce on a bed of apples & pears; Boston live lobster medallions with mango & basil puree; and wild salmon fillet with salsa verde. On display were American Golden Crabs from Florida. Ms. Joani Dong, Agricultural Attaché, welcomed his excellency, Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, who officiated the U.S seafood promotion dinner.

Guests raved about the sit-down dinner which included lobster tail with lemon butter sauce, Jonah crab claws with mango basil and cajun salmon fillet… all from the Atlantic Ocean off America’s east coast. Side dishes included fresh oysters from Washington State, baked scallops from Maine, smoked wild salmon with California cream cheese, salad with American certified halal beef from Iowa, salad with Idaho potatoes and California cheese and nut platters. Dessert was apple crumble made from Washington State Granny Smith apples, topped with Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Toasts were held with American fine wines and beers. A good time was had by all!