Eduardo Chavez, owner of Eduardo’s Tacos, is looking forward to displaying his seafood cooking skills at the Fourth Annual Day at the Docks Seafood Throwdown at noon Saturday (Sept. 19) in Hatteras.
Chavez and Taylor Rawl, from The Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon, will prepare dishes using a local seafood ingredient that will be revealed only when the event gets underway.
The chefs will have one hour to create dishes that will be scored on taste, use of the whole fish, originality and presentation.
As to what he will prepare for the competition, Eduardo is keeping his cards close to his chest.
“Let’s just say it will include fish and will be traditional Mexican,” he said.
Day at the Docks is one of Hatteras Island’s premier annual events. This three-day celebration of the island’s watermen began Thursday and concludes with a full day of events on the village waterfront on Saturday.
Chavez describes his love of good food prepared creatively with locally sourced seafood and organic produce as a “beautiful gratitude.”
He credits his mother for his deep appreciation of the authentic, regional cuisine of Mexico and his love of working with a variety of flavors and aromas for the passion and innovation he brings to the dishes he creates.
Jeffrey’s Seafood in Hatteras will supply the secret seafood ingredient, and the Conetoe Family Life Center in Edgecombe County will supply produce.
Throwdown judges this year are Richard Joyner, Ryan Speckman and Jack Thigpen.
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