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Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict

This Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict was originally posted: April 2017

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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Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict
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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. For more great recipes visit Alison's recipe box.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 8 hours
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Caribbean Crab Cakes Benedict
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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. For more great recipes visit Alison's recipe box.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 8 hours
Ingredients
Main Dish
Hollandaise Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Main Instructions
  1. Place crackers in a blender or food processor; process until finely ground. Place bread in blender or food processor; process until finely ground.
  2. Combine crabmeat, mayonnaise, cracker crumbs, breadcrumbs, egg white, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  3. Shape crab mixture into 6 (4-inch) patties. Cook crab cakes, in batches, in hot oil and melted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until golden.
  4. Place avocado slices and poached eggs on crab cakes, and top with Caribbean Hollandaise Sauce and pepper. Garnish, if desired.
Hollandaise Sauce
  1. Whisk yolks in top of a double boiler; gradually whisk in juice
  2. Place over hot water (do not boil). Add butter, 1/3 cup at a time, whisking until smooth. Whisk in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook, whisking constantly, 10 minutes or until thickened and a thermometer registers 160°.
  4. Serve immediately.
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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 the soup as pouring hot soup into a blender is messy and can be dangerous.

Luxurious flavors abound in this creamy bisque! It’s perfect as an elegant starter course, or a light main course with bread and a salad…

If you are serving it as a starter course, use one scallop per bowl.. If you plan to serve it as a main course, the recipe author suggests 2 to 3 scallops per serving.

Recipe by Oana Iancu as published on beyondmeresustenance.com.

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Luxurious flavors abound in this creamy bisque! It's perfect as an elegant starter course, or a light main course with bread and a salad.... If you are serving it as a starter course, use one scallop per bowl.. If you plan to serve it as a main course, the recipe author suggests 2 to 3 scallops per serving.  Recipe by Oana Iancu as published on beyondmeresustenance.com. For more great recipes visit Alison's Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/
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Irish Scallop Bisque
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Luxurious flavors abound in this creamy bisque! It's perfect as an elegant starter course, or a light main course with bread and a salad.... If you are serving it as a starter course, use one scallop per bowl.. If you plan to serve it as a main course, the recipe author suggests 2 to 3 scallops per serving.  Recipe by Oana Iancu as published on beyondmeresustenance.com. For more great recipes visit Alison's Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Ingredients: 8 large, fresh Motts Channel Seafood scallops olive oil to drizzle 1 quart seafood stock (4 cups) - click here for any easy recipe 3 stalks celery 2 medium carrots 1 large potato russet preferred 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 cup dry white wine (see notes) 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh 1 cup half and  half fresh chives for garnish sea salt and fresh ground pepper  Instructions 1. In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter and sauté over medium heat the onion, carrots, celery and potato. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dry white wine and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir in tomato paste and cook for another couple of minutes. Slowly add seafood stock, bay leaves and thyme. Cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes.
  3.   3. Turn off the heat, remove celery stalks, bay leaves and thyme and puree the mixture with a blender until smooth. Return the bisque to low heat, add half and half, stirring. Adjust salt and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, in a pan, heat olive oil until very hot but not smoking. Sear scallops about 2 minute on each side. Remove and set aside.
  5. 5. Serve the bisque in bowls, adding scallops on top and sprinkle with some fresh chopped chives
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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
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Instructions
  1. Marinate: Combine shrimp with 1/4 cup olive oil, 6 cloves diced garlic, 2 teaspoons chopped basil, and salt and pepper. Let marinate 30 minutes.
  2. Make Grits: Bring milk and butter to a boil. Add grits. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper. Add Boursin and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Ratatouille: Heat 1/4 cup oil in large skillet. Add eggplant and cook 5 to 7 minutes until brown. Drain excess oil. Add onion, garlic and peppers. Cook another minute. Add beer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add zucchini and squash. Add tomato products, salt, pepper and herbs. Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. When almost ready to serve, heat a sauté pan and place shrimp mixture in heated pan. Cook shrimp for 30 seconds on each side.
  5. Serve in individual ramekins with grits topped with ratatouille, then shrimp and more ratatouille; or on plates, as grits topped with ratatouille, then shrimp.
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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/.

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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/.
Servings
4-6 Servings
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4-6 Servings
New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp
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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/.
Servings
4-6 Servings
Servings
4-6 Servings
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Spread shrimp in a shallow, aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.
  2. Combine butter and next 12 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until butter melts, and pour over shrimp.
  3. Cover and chill 2 hours, turning shrimp every 30 minutes.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes; turn once. Serve with bread
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Quick Shrimp Chowder

Quick Shrimp Chowder

This shrimp chowder offers a fast, easy and delicious meal idea that can refuel all you tired shoppers. Comfort food at its finest!

Recipe published by Cooking Light. Photo Credit: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Serves 6

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!

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Quick Shrimp Chowder
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6 people
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Pour broth into a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH 1 minute. Combine broth, thyme, and black pepper in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, and simmer.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add carrot, onion, and celery; sauté for 3 minutes or until tender. Add flour, stirring with a whisk. Stir carrot mixture and shrimp into broth mixture; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream; cover and simmer 4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Here is a fast, easy and delicious meal idea that can refuel all you tired shoppers.

Recipe published by Cooking Light. Photo Credit: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Serves 6

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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, scallops are considered a seafood delicacy by many people.  Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and relatively low in calories, they are an incredibly healthy source of protein.

Visit Alison’s Recipe box for more great fresh fish and seafood ideas.

Trust the experts at Motts Channel Seafood to offer the freshest fish and seafood for your next great meal. We are open seven days a week!

Recipe Credit: Myrecipes.com. Image Credit: Randy Mayor

Serves Four.

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Pan Seared Scallops with Cilantro-Celery Mayonnaise
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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. Trust Motts Channel Seafood to carry the freshest scallops available to make this meal delicious. Visit Alison's Recipe box for more great fresh fish and seafood ideas.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
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Pan Seared Scallops with Cilantro-Celery Mayonnaise
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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. Trust Motts Channel Seafood to carry the freshest scallops available to make this meal delicious. Visit Alison's Recipe box for more great fresh fish and seafood ideas.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge the scallops in breadcrumbs.
  4. Add scallops to pan, and cook 4 minutes. Turn scallops, and cook 3 minutes or until done.
  5. Serve with mayonnaise mixture and lime wedges.
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Recipe Credit: Myrecipes.com. Image Credit: Randy Mayor

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New England Clambake-esque Hobo Packs

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. See more great recipes by visiting Alison’s Recipe Box.

Story by Adam Reid as published by The Boston Globe Living. Photo: Jim Schemer, Styling: Catrine Kelty

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New England Clambake-esque Hobo Packs
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Hobo packs are a nice way to neatly portion and cook foods on the grill or right in the embers. Try this seafood version of a family favorite. Story by Adam Reid as published by The Boston Globe Living. Photo: Jim Schemer, Styling: Catrine Kelty
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Hobo recipe
New England Clambake-esque Hobo Packs
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Hobo packs are a nice way to neatly portion and cook foods on the grill or right in the embers. Try this seafood version of a family favorite. Story by Adam Reid as published by The Boston Globe Living. Photo: Jim Schemer, Styling: Catrine Kelty
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on high for 15 minutes. (If using a gas grill, adjust the burners to medium-high and grill with the lid closed.)
  2. Meanwhile, arrange 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil, 18 inches long by at least 12 inches wide, on a work surface; wipe the center of each with neutral oil. Arrange about 6 potato slices in a single layer in the center of one piece and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Over the potatoes, arrange 5 pieces of corn, 6 shrimp, a quarter of the sausage slices, 2 sprigs of thyme, 6 clams, 4 pieces of butter, a sprinkle of pepper, and 2 slices of lemon. Add 2 tablespoons of water, first loosely folding the long edges of foil up (to help contain the water).
  4. Fold together the top and bottom edges of the foil and then the sides several times, leaving some headroom, and crimping all the edges to tightly seal. Repeat.
  5. Place the packets seam side up on the grill and grill directly over the flame until they’re slightly puffed, the clams have opened, and the shrimp, corn, and potatoes are cooked through, about 12 minutes on a gas grill or up to 18 minutes on a charcoal grill.
  6. Remove and open packets, discard lemon slices and thyme sprigs, transfer contents to serving bowls, sprinkle with scallions, and serve at once with grilled bread.
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Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa

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Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa
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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
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
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Grilled Grouper with Watermelon Salsa
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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
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to 350º to 400º (medium-high) heat. Sprinkle grouper with pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  2. Grill fish, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or just until fish begins to flake when poked with the tip of a sharp knife and is opaque in center.
  3. Combine chopped watermelon, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  4. Serve with grilled fish.
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Grilled Whole Fish with Lime

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Grilled Whole Fish with Lime
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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
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
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Grilled Whole Fish with Lime
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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
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a gas grill to high.
  2. Score fish: Cut 1 slash lengthwise down to the bone, then crosswise in 2 places, spacing apart; repeat on other side.
  3. Season fish cavity and skin with salt; drizzle fish with 1/4 cup oil. Stuff some of the lime slices (reserve a few for garnish) and herb stems inside fish.
  4. Clean and oil grill grate well. Grill fish, resisting the urge to turn it, until skin is nicely crisp and charred and flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone. (This can take 6–15 minutes, depending on size of fish.
  5. Place a metal spatula underneath fish (a pair of metal tongs on top of fish also helps for support), then lift and gently roll over to the other side. Cook until flesh is flaky and opaque down to the bone, 6–15 minutes. Use a small knife to check for doneness; if it slides easily through the thickest part of flesh, fish is done. If not, finish cooking fish on grill or in a 450° oven.
  6. Place fish on a serving platter; drizzle oil and lime juice over. Garnish with reserved lime slices, basil leaves, and cilantro.
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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.

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Lambert's Pan Seared Grouper with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
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Enjoy this pan seared grouper with roasted red pepper recipe shared by Lambert Long of Motts Channel Seafood.
Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
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Lambert's Pan Seared Grouper with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
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Enjoy this pan seared grouper with roasted red pepper recipe shared by Lambert Long of Motts Channel Seafood.
Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add heavy cream to a small saucepan on medium heat. Reduce liquid by 1/3, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add garlic and roasted red peppers. Cook until liquid is reduced again by 1/3.
  3. At the same time, sear the grouper in a skillet on medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove fillets from pan and place on a few paper towels to drain.
  5. Saute corn with two tablespoons of butter. Add salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Corn should be soft but not mushy (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat.
  6. To serve, plate grouper and top with red sauce and corn.
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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 is made from bread without crusts.

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Kelchner’s Thai inspired Spicy Sriracha Sauce is made from sun ripened chiles and garlic blended into a rich and creamy dressing. Perfect complement for fried calamari, fish tacos, crab cakes, and lobster rolls. This sauce provides an easy way to add new interest to old favorites like sandwiches, wraps and burgers.

Do you have a tasty recipe to share with fellow fresh seafood lovers?  Email it to us today at mottschannelseafood.com.

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Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce
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This simple recipe for Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce is a delicious entree idea. Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott, Samuels Seafood Company.
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4 servings
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Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce
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This simple recipe for Panko Crusted Salmon with Spicy Sriracha Sauce is a delicious entree idea. Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott, Samuels Seafood Company.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Coat salmon generously with the Spicy Sriracha Sauce. Press fillet into the panko to crust the top.
  2. In a pan, heat oil to medium, just before the smoke point. Place the fillet panko-side down and fry until golden brown.
  3. Turn over and sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes until done. 
  4. Remove fillets from pan and place on a few paper towels to drain. 
  5. Plate and garnish with a dollop of Spicy Sriracha Sauce and scallions, chives, or chopped parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Fresh Tuna Vegetable Wraps

Fresh Tuna Vegetable Wraps
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Fresh tuna, vegetables and a sriracha-sesame sauce that adds a tasty kick! Enjoy!
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4
Servings
4
Fresh Tuna Vegetable Wraps
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Fresh tuna, vegetables and a sriracha-sesame sauce that adds a tasty kick! Enjoy!
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Sriracha-Sesame Sauce
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine all Sriracha-sesame sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Place tuna in a shallow baking dish, season with salt, and coat with olive oil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Remove tuna from oven, flake into large pieces, and cool 30 minutes.
  3. Make 4 stacks of 2 lettuce leaves and top each with 1 Tbsp. sauce, 1/4 of the tuna, and remaining vegetables before rolling leaves around filling.
Recipe Notes

Try this tuna-vegetable wrap for a protein-packed meal with a kick.

Adapted from True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure (Little, Brown), by Andrew Weil, MD, and Sam Fox, with Michael Stebner.

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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.
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21 sandwiches
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Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches
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21 sandwiches
Servings
21 sandwiches
Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
Instructions
  1. Rinse the cooked shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Peel shrimp and coarsely chop into small peaces. Transfer shrimp to a medium bowl.
  2. Chop parsley and dill, mince garlic and transfer to the mixing bowl. Add in the rest of your spread ingredients: 1 cup cheese, ½ cup mayo. Stir it all together and you have your spread.
  3. Cut your bread into ½-inch slices. Spread the mixture generously over the bread slices, place it in the oven at 350˚F to melt the cheese and sizzle the shrimp a tad (8-10 minutes).
  4. To serve: you can jazz these up by adding a sautéed shrimp over the top, but its completely unnecessary and just as good without it ;)
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Seafood Eggs Benedict

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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.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
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Seafood Eggs Benedict
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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.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Hollandaise Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of boiling water add the vinegar. Turn the heat down to a low simmer.
  2. Crack the eggs one at a time, into a small bowl and add them one at a time very gently into the simmering water. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the egg is completely coagulated and the yolk looks slightly opaque. Remove from the water.
  3. Meanwhile, butter the ciabatta on both sides and place in a pan or on a griddle to lightly toast.
  4. Top each piece the with a smear of cream cheese. Top each with 2 pieces of asparagus. Top the asparagus with a scoop of crabmeat.
  5. Place the poached egg on top. Top each egg with a shrimp and drizzle with the hollandaise. Season with the salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with the dill and the lemon zest.
Hollandaise Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, melt four tablespoons of butter. Do not let it brown.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together four egg yolks, two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, freshly ground pepper, and salt.
  3. To combine the eggs with the melted butter requires a little technique called tempering. If you simply add the eggs directly to the warm butter, the eggs will curdle, which is not good. Unless you enjoy unattractively lumpy and congealed sauces. Which you shouldn't. To temper the eggs, add a teaspoon of the melted butter to the egg mixture and beat with a whisk. Gradually introducing the hot liquid to the cold keeps the mixture from curdling. Keep adding the melted butter to the egg mixture slowly until you've added about five tablespoons. Be sure to keep whisking the entire time. Really the entire time. Do not stop.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the saucepan. Turn the heat to low and very quickly cook the mixture — no more than 15 seconds, still whisking constantly. If your hollandaise sauce doesn't seem thick enough, you can return to the heat and continue cooking it in five second increments — if the heat gets too high you run the risk of the eggs ending up scrambled. Keep whisking the Hollandaise sauce the entire time, until it reaches the consistency you desire. If the sauce gets too thick, you can thin with a few drops of warm water before serving.
Recipe Notes

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.

Recipe adaptation and photo credit:   via foodrepublic.com

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Irish Seafood Stew

Irish Seafood Stew
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  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and sauté the onions over medium heat until soft.
  2. Add the smoky bacon and continue to fry until it the bacon is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in the fresh thyme, bay leaves and potatoes and cook gently for 2-3 minutes before adding the clam juice or fish stock.
  4. Season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender yet firm.
  6. Add the seafood and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat to low and stir in the parsley and cream.
  8. Heat just until warm and serve.
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Save the corned beef and cabbage for another year. This seafood stew recipe and its soda bread accompaniment will fill you up...no luck required.

Recipe and photo credit:  cowlickcottagefarm.com

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buffalo shrimp

10-Minute Buffalo Shrimp With Blue Cheese Dip

10-Minute Buffalo Shrimp With Blue Cheese Dip
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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
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
10-Minute Buffalo Shrimp With Blue Cheese Dip
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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
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine first six ingredients to make blue cheese dip; cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp, tossing to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil, butter and hot sauce. Add shrimp and cook, stirring constantly until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle blue cheese dip with parsley; serve with shrimp.
  5. Serve with carrot and celery sticks on side if desired.
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Roasted Halibut with Walnut Crust

Roasted Halibut with Walnut Crusr
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Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Roasted Halibut with Walnut Crusr
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Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix walnuts, panko, and all herbs in small bowl; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush each fish fillet with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place fish on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle panko-herb mixture atop fish, dividing equally and pressing to adhere.
  4. Roast fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes. If crisper topping desired, preheat broiler and broil fish about 1 minute, watching carefully to prevent burning.
  5. Transfer fish to plates; garnish with lemon wedges.
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shrimp etoufee

Emeril Lagasse’s Shrimp Etoufee

Emeril Lagasse's Shrimp Etoufee
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Emeril Lagasse's Shrimp Etoufee
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add the flour and stir continuously to make a roux. Stir the roux over medium heat until the color of peanut butter, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions, bell peppers, celery, and garlic to the roux, and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes to the pot and season with the bay leaves, salt, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon of the Essence. Cook the tomatoes for 2 to 3 minutes and then whisk in the shrimp stock.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook the etouffee, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Season the shrimp with the remaining tablespoon of Essence and add them to the pot, stirring to evenly distribute. Cook the shrimp for 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Add the chopped parsley to the pot and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately over steamed white rice and garnish with sliced green onion tops.
Shrimp Stock
  1. Place the shrimp shells and heads in a large colander and rinse under cold running water for several minutes. Combine the shrimp shells and remaining ingredients in a heavy 6-quart stockpot, add 4 quarts water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Skim to remove any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, skimming occasionally.
  2. Remove the stock from the heat and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container; let cool completely.
  3. Refrigerate the stock for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight containers for up to 2 months.
Essence
  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
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