Note: I’m trying out a new Leftover Fridays format where I make a dish by request that week. If you have a suggestion for what you’d like to see me make next Friday, comment below or send me an email!
Someone wrote in asking me if I had a recipe for Dynamite that I was willing to share. Now, my recipes are never secret, I love to share! Thing is – I’ve never heard of this dish! A little Googling did not lead me any closer to an answer; dynamite seemed to refer to a spicy sauce, but I got the feeling that’s not what the request was for. Intrigued, I emailed her back and discovered that in Denver, dynamite is baked seafood in a special spicy sauce made with kewpie mayonnaise.
With a bag of mystery seafood in my freezer, courtesy of my in-laws (my parents know some local fishers), I decided to give dynamite a go. I pan-fried some mushrooms and mystery seafood; tossed it with kewpie mayonnaise, sriracha and mentaiko; and broiled it in the toaster oven for a golden brown crust. The baked seafood dynamite was spicy, creamy and incredibly quick to make. The spicy dynamite sauce goes great with rice, or as Mike preferred it, with beer.
Baked Seafood Dynamite Recipe
2 cups assorted seafood, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup kewpie mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sriracha
1 tablespoon mentaiko or masago (optional)
green onions, sliced, for garnish
nori strips, for garnish
1. Make the dynamite sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, sriracha and mentaiko (optional).
2. Pan-fry the mushrooms in oil over medium-high heat. After a few minutes, add seafood and continue frying until golden brown and cooked.
3. Mix the seafood and mushrooms with half of the dynamite sauce.
4. Put the seafood and mushrooms into a oven-proof baking dish, top with the remaining sauce and broil on high for five minutes.
5. Remove from the oven, garnish with green onions and nori and serve hot. Enjoy.
It was really fun discovering a dish I’ve never heard of. I think this is going to be my new Friday gig. If you have a suggestion for what you’d like to see me make next Friday, comment below or send me an email!