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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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
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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 […]

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Fish with Potato Chip Crust

This versatile recipe is quick and easy, and works for ANY white flaky fish: red or black drum, flounder, grouper, snapper, perch, bass… even catfish! Fish with Potato Chip Crust by Dana Rogers Ingredients Buttermilk Hot sauce 1 cup of your choice of potato chips 1 cup flour 1/4 inch (in skillet) your choice of […]

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Bob Rowe’s Shrimp

back to recipes This recipe is a great addition to a cocktail party but could easily be served as the main entree at your Airlie Garden concert picnic. Bob Rowe’s Shrimp submitted by Laurie Goldwasser Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2  teaspoon crushed red pepper (more if you like a real […]

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The Perfect Way to Boil Any Seafood

back to recipes The Perfect Way to Boil Any Seafood by Kim Newman Ingredients 1 beer of your choice 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tbs of Old Bay Butter (optional) Garlic Powder (optional) Lemon or lime juice (optional) Instructions Start with a big pot, 1 beer of your choice, 2 cups of Apple […]

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Seafood Bruschetta

back to recipes Seafood Bruschetta 6 servings Ingredients:  Olive Oil 2 garlic cloves 12 large shrimp peeled, deveined and diced 6 scallops 4 ripe tomatoes, diced 1 onion, diced 1 avocado, diced 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 loaf crusty french bread sliced into 1 inch thick slices […]

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Seafood & Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

back to recipes Seafood & Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad  Ingredients:  1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped 1 medium tomato, diced 1 hass avocado, diced 1 jalapeño, seeds removed,diced fine 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 limes, juice of 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp chopped cilantro salt and fresh pepper […]

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Shrimp Tacos

back to recipes Shrimp Tacos Recipe Credit – Real Simple Magazine – Jane Kirby Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled 1/2 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large garlic cloves, minced 4 limes, cut into quarters kosher salt 8 6-inch […]

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Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, Summer Vegetables, and Pesto Vinaigrette

back to recipes  Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, Summer Vegetables, and Pesto Vinaigrette   Servings: Makes 6 servings BON APPÉTIT | JUNE 2008  BY SARA FOSTER Ingredients 8 ounces orzo (about 1 1/3 cups) 6 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided 2 medium zucchini or summer squash (about 9 ounces […]

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Grilled Shrimp with Lemon

back to recipes Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for brushing shrimp sea salt and freshly ground pepper 2 lemons, halved   for the Grilled Shrimp Preheat grill. Butterfly shrimp by slicing almost through lengthwise, but leave shell on shrimp (this will keep shrimp tender while […]