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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
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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.

For more great recipes visit Alison’s Recipe Box at mottschannelseafood.com/alisons-recipe-box/

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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
Servings:
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/.

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
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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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
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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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Seafood Eggs Benedict Motts

Seafood Eggs Benedict

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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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Grilled Sea Scallops with Saffron Cream Sauce

Grilled Sea Scallops with Saffron Cream Sauce
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Grilled Sea Scallops with Saffron Cream Sauce
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6 servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Soak the skewers in enough water to cover at least 30 minutes.
  2. For the sauce, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to caramelize them. Add the sherry and cook it down until the pan is almost dry. Add the wine and saffron; cook, stirring, until the alcohol has evaporated, another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook, stirring, until the sauce has reduced at least by half. This might take another 2 minutes or so: you want about 1-1/2 cups of sauce that is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Finish with the salt, cayenne, and white pepper. Keep the sauce warm while you grill the scallops or, if you’re making it ahead, refrigerate it and reheat before serving.
  3. Thread 2 scallops onto each skewer, keeping the scallops as flat as possible to ensure good contact with the grill. Brush the scallops with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat till caramelized nicely on the outside, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes each side for medium-rare. Rotating the skewers a quarter turn halfway through cooking on each side will give you nice crosshatch grill marks.
  4. To serve, reheat the sauce, if necessary. Pour the sauce out onto 6 individual plates, top with the scallops, and sprinkle the chervil around.
Recipe Notes

Recipe and photo credit by farniente.com.

 

You want jumbo or day-boat sea scallops for this recipe, not the little bay scallops. For the skewers, try to get those flat Japanese bamboo skewers that are about four or five inches long and a quarter-inch wide. If you have to use traditional skewers, double them up and break off the excess.

The saffron sauce does well made ahead, even as much as the day before. Refrigerate it and reheat it before serving.

The scallops can be seared in a pan if you prefer (use high heat and a little oil).

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The Perfect Way to Boil Any Seafood

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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

  1. Start with a big pot, 1 beer of your choice, 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar, about 2 tablespoons of Old Bay, finish with water
  2. Add any seafood you would boil and boil to your preference of cooked
  3. Melt butter, add a small amount of Old Bay & garlic powder to butter & enjoy!!!
  4. You can add either lemon or lime juice to just make it better!

 

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  1. Start with a big pot, 1 beer of your choice, 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar, about 2 tablespoons of Old Bay, finish with water
  2. Add any seafood you would boil and boil to your preference of cooked
  3. Melt butter, add a small amount of Old Bay & garlic powder to butter & enjoy!!!
  4. You can add either lemon or lime juice to just make it better!
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Shrimp Tacos

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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 corn tortillas
2 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
green tomatillo salsa
Instructions: 
  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside.
  2. Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Brush the shrimp with the garlic butter.
  3. Place the shrimp on the grill with the limes. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned.
  4. Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp.
  5. Grill the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, then place inside a paper bag to keep warm.
  6. Pull the shrimp off the skewers; divide evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a squeeze of grilled lime.

 

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Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside.
  2. Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Brush the shrimp with the garlic butter.
  3. Place the shrimp on grill with the limes. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned.
  4. Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp.
  5. Grill the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, then place inside a paper bag to keep warm.
  6. Pull the shrimp off the skewers; divide evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a squeeze of grilled lime.
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Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce

‪Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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No one seems to have time to spend in the kitchen these days. While going out is fun, ‘cooking in’ can be too and seafood is a favorite choice of mine for creating healthy and extraordinary meals that rival the taste of dining out. While it’s still cold at the beach, heat things up in your own kitchen with this simple to make shrimp in a skillet with creamy tomato sauce. Healthy and light you can keep the total meal calories to around 500 by following this plan:

  • 1 serving skillet shrimp in creamy tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup polenta
  • tossed salad with 1 Tablespoon vinaigrette
  • white wine spritzer made with 4 oz. Chardonnay, 2 oz. sparkling water and garnished with fresh strawberries


Skillet Shrimp with Creamy Tomato Sauce
‪by Diane Boyd, M.B.A., R.D., L.D.N

Prep Time: 15 minutes
‪Cook Time: 5
‪Ingredients (serves 2)
‪1 Tablespoons butter
‪1/2 c. onion, chopped
‪1/4 cup white wine
‪3 tablespoons tomato paste
‪1/2 cup clam juice
‪2 Tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
‪1/2 pound fresh shrimp

Instructions

  1. Clean and devein shrimp. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Add white wine and cook until wine is absorbed. Add tomato paste and clam juice. Cook one to two minutes over medium heat until combined.
  3. Remove from heat and pour sauce into container to refrigerate before adding nonfat Greek yogurt. (Cool for 15 minutes). Once cool, add nonfat Greek yogurt.Melt butter in saucepan. Add chopped onion and sauté til soft.
  4. Spray a 6 inch iron skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turns pink. Gently pour sauce over top shrimp and heat through. Serve immediately.

 

Diane Boyd, M.B.A., R.D., L.D.N. is the owner of Cape Fear Nutrition, a private nutrition practice in Wilmington, NC where she specializes in medical nutrition therapy, weight management and sports nutriiton. She is the consulting nutritionist for Cape Fear Sports Enhancement and promotes nutrition via workplace programs, freelance writing and recipe development. Her passion for fitness and eating well fuel the work she truly enjoys.

Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce
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2 people 15 minutes
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Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Shrimp in a Skillet with Creamy Tomato Sauce
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A healthy and light meal
Servings Prep Time
2 people 15 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
2 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 0 hour
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Clean and devein shrimp. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. ‪
  2. Melt butter in saucepan. Add chopped onion and sauté til soft.
  3. Add white wine and cook until wine is absorbed. Add tomato paste and clam juice. Cook one to two minutes over medium heat until combined.
  4. Remove from heat and pour sauce into container to refrigerate before adding nonfat Greek yogurt. (Cool for 15 minutes). Once cool, add nonfat Greek yogurt. ‪
  5. Spray a 6 inch iron skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turns pink. Gently pour sauce over top shrimp and heat through. Serve immediately.
  6. After about 8 to 10 minutes, the pasta should be done. Drain it and put it back in the pot to mix it with the pesto.
  7. Present the dish with some fresh basil leaves on top.
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