Alison’s Recipe Box

If you are looking for delicious new recipes for your fresh fish or seafood purchase, look no further than Alison Long, co-owner of Motts Channel Seafood. She’s opened up her multi-generation recipe box, and has partnered with local culinary experts, to bring you some dinner inspiration.

Got a recipe you’d like to share? Click here to email your recipes and we may add it to Alison’s Recipe Box!

Alison and Gene Long, Motts Channel Seafood, Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Hawaiian Lionfish

Go ahead…give Lionfish a try! Many seafood lovers may not be aware how delicious the meat of the lionfish is. There are currently no regulations on how many of these fish can be caught. In fact, it is encouraged to catch and consume as many of these invasive fish as possible. This species of saltwater […]

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Firecracker Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

An Appetizer With Firecracker Power! Google “Firecracker Shrimp” and you will be busy scrolling through hundreds of different incarnations of this dish. It all depends on exactly how “spicy” you want it and how fresh the seafood purchase. The reason we love this fun, fresh, spicy and very delicious recipe is because the ingredients are […]

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Baked Lemon Butter Flounder

Local flounder is amazing this time of year. Here’s a simple yet mouth watering recipe that your family will devour! Enjoy this Baked Lemon Butter Flounder recipe courtesy of theblondcook.com. For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box – http://mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/.

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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

This recipe is bursting with flavor and combines both sweet and sour taste sensations. This is a simply and delicious recipe with only a 30-minute prep time that includes 20 minutes to marinate. Serves four. Recipe and photo credit: Allrecipes.com.

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Oak-Planked Peppercorn Tuna Steaks with Orange Mayonnaise

This Oak-Planked Peppercorn Tuna Steaks with Orange Mayonnaise recipe  imparts a delicate smokiness, stays moist and tastes delicious. May is Barbecue – or barbeque – or BBQ month! This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Summer offers the best selection of fresh, local fish and seafood. Need some flavor inspirations? One thing you might […]

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Shrimp and Avocado Puff Pasty Shells

Enjoy these Puff Pastry Shells. Just about anything in puff pastry shells looks delicious. In Europe these are called these vol-au-vents (French for “blown in the wind” because of their lightness). Here in North Carolina we call them the perfect Mother’s Day meal addition. They are elegant yet very easy to put together. With a […]

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Caribbean Grilled Fish Marinade Recipe

Gene Long, the owner of Motts Channel Seafood, has been enjoying this recipe for Caribbean Grilled Fish Marinade Recipe for many years. It is great for locally caught grouper or swordfish (which of course you can purchase here at Motts Channel Seafood). He recommends marinating the fish steaks at least one hour before grilling. Serves six.

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Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict

Ok. So this is a little more tie consuming than our usual recipe shares. But it’s a holiday weekend and the perfect time to stretch your culinary muscles. This decadent recipe offers an exotic twist on a brunch staple. Serves six. Recipe courtesy of Julia Dowling Rutland as featured on CoastalLiving.com. Photo credit: Howard L. Puckett.

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Irish Scallop Bisque

Irish Scallop Bisque Here is a wonderful recipe for Irish Scallop Bisque. According to beyondmeresustenance.com, a bisque is traditionally a cream and shellfish based soup of French origin. The mirepoix base in this one really bumps up the flavor, and the use of prepared shellfish stock makes this quick and easy. The author strongly recommends using an immersion blender to purée […]

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Drago’s Style Charbroiled Oysters

Drago’s Style Charbroiled Oysters The world celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday and with the Winter oyster season nearing its end we thought we’d share a New Orleans inspired recipe we think you’ll love that involves charbroiled oysters…yum! Drago’s Seafood Restaurant officially opened in February 1969 in Metairie, Louisiana. Owners Drago and Klara Cvitanovich are part […]

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Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits

Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits Chef Tim Thomas of Georgia won first place in the 2007 Great American Seafood Cook-Off for this wheat beer-laced shrimp ratatouille served over Boursin cheese grits.For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/. Shrimp Ratatouille with Boursin Cheese Grits Print Recipe CourseMain Dish CuisineFrench Shrimp Ratatouille with […]

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New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Enjoy this delicious dish inspired by New Orleans cooking. Recipe courtesy of Southern Living Magazine. Choose fresh, local shrimp to ensure the best flavor. For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/. New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Print Recipe Enjoy this delicious dish inspired by New Orleans cooking. Recipe courtesy of Southern […]

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Quick Shrimp Chowder

This shrimp chowder offers a fast, easy and delicious meal idea that can refuel all you tired shoppers.

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 Roasted Oysters with Pancetta + Breadcrumbs

Roasted Oysters with Pancetta and Breadcrumbs For easy prep this Roasted Oysters with Pancetta and Breadcrumb recipe, slice the lemon and make the bread mixture in the morning before things get hectic. Store in the refrigerator. Just before guests arrive, assemble the oysters then pop them in the oven. Be sure to set a timer. […]

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Pan Seared Scallops with Cilantro-Celery Mayonnaise

Pan Seared Scallops with Cilantro-Celery Mayonnaise Pan Seared Scallops with cilantro-celery mayonnaise is a fast, easy and delicious meal idea. Scallops cook quickly. When done, they should feel soft and resilient to the touch. They should also flake easily when tested with a fork and appear moist inside. Clean, sweet and tasting of the ocean, […]

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New England Clambake-esque Hobo Packs

Hobo packs are an easy way to neatly portion and cook foods on the grill or right in the campfire embers. Try this seafood version of a family favorite.

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Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa

Local NC watermelon is ripe and ready in July and Motts Channel Seafood’s fresh grouper is perfect to pair with this delicious fruit.

Try this twist: For a sandwich option, serve fish and salsa in pita pockets.

Recipe published by Southern Living. Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

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Grilled Whole Fish with Lime

Grilled whole fish for dinner? This delicious and simple recipe is perfect for a summer night’s dinner out on the deck or porch with friends and family. Recipe by Charlie Hollowed as published by Bon Appétit. Photograph credit: Chris Gentile

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Lambert’s Pan Seared Grouper with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Enjoy this pan seared grouper with roasted red pepper recipe shared by Lambert Long of Motts Channel Seafood. Serves two. Lambert’s Pan Seared Grouper with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Print Recipe Enjoy this pan seared grouper with roasted red pepper recipe shared by Lambert Long of Motts Channel Seafood. CourseMain Dish CuisineAmerican Servings 2 people […]

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Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce

Try this delicious, simple spicy crusted salmon recipe. This simple recipe for Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce is a delicious entree idea. Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott, Samuels Seafood Company. Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried food. The biggest difference between panko and standard breadcrumbs is that panko […]

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

This Mexican Shrimp Cocktail recipe is for those that want to add some bold flavors to their traditional cocktail sauce. Recipe and photo courtesy of AllRecipes.com

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Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches

Super easy. Extra delicious. Great for parties both indoor and out. Recipe adaptation and photo credit:  Natasha’s Kitchen via yummily.com Makes 21 sandwiches. Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches Print Recipe CourseAppetizer, Main Dish Servings 21 sandwiches Servings 21 sandwiches Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches Print Recipe CourseAppetizer, Main Dish Servings 21 sandwiches Servings 21 sandwiches Ingredients 1/2 pounds […]

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Seafood Eggs Benedict

Once you’ve mastered a basic hollandaise sauce you can create endless versions of this breakfast favorite. This dish is perfect for  Easter brunch or any weekend where full flavor is on the menu.

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10-Minute Buffalo Shrimp With Blue Cheese Dip

This is a new, ultra flavorful take on an old favorite – shrimp instead of wings. This dish cooks up even faster than wings for a fast appetizer or dinner option. Enjoy!

Recipe credit:  Food.com as adapted from Redbook Magazine
Image credit: Chef #1323213

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Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries Recipe

We think this elegant scallop and shrimp dish, drizzled with a sweet, strawberry-flavored balsamic glaze, tastes amazing and is a delicious choice for a romantic dinner for two. Recipe credit:  Doug DuCap of fishcooking.about.com Image credit: Kim Carson/Photodisc/Getty Images Seared Scallops & Shrimp with Balsamic Strawberries Recipe Print Recipe CuisineAmerican Servings Prep Time 2 people 15 minutes […]

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Cioppino

Cioppino is San Francisco’s signature dish, but seafood lovers everywhere will keep this recipe close to their hearts. Recipe Credit:  Recipe courtesy of Coastal Living Photo Credits: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Ginny Branch Cioppino Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Servings Prep Time 10 people 24 minutes Cook Time 42 minutes Servings Prep Time 10 people 24 minutes […]

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Mussels, Clams and Shrimp in Spicy Broth

The local weather forecast is calling for a wintry mix next week. Mix up your own culinary creation with this flavorful recipe sure to warm your heart.

Recipe Credit: Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis, FoodNetwork.com.

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

Featured in: The Clam Chowder Wars.

Photo credit: Sarah Anne Ward for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver.

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Simple Citrus Vinaigrette Over Grilled Swordfish

back to recipes Simple Citrus Vinaigrette Over Grilled Swordfish by Shannon McCarthy Ingredients 2 tbsp pineapple juice 3 tbsp fresh orange juice 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 tbsp diced bell pepper (red, yellow, or green) 1 tbsp diced jalapeño […]