Ingredient: chopped fresh parsley

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Vegetable

This lemon-garlic shrimp and vegetable recipe is a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. The Eating Well Test Kitchen (recipe credit) left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa and enjoy!

Buying local seafood from a trusted source is one of the small, simple steps you can take to improve not only your physical health but the health of communities and industries in North Carolina. Check out this link for local seafood FAQs that walks you through the basics of buying local seafood. We reprinted our favorites below.

What can you do to support local and sustainable seafood?

  • Buy local! Removing links in the supply chain and purchasing from regional sources makes it easier to know which boat the fish came off, how long the boat had been out, and how and where the fish were caught. Buying local also means that your fish will be fresher and taste better.
  • Eat fish that looks like fish! Stay away from overly processed fish that is turned into squares or fingers or some other shape. And don’t be afraid of whole, bone-in fish. Good cooks know that’s where the flavor is!
  • Avoid fake or imitation seafood products. The majority of fake seafood products comes from factory-style fishing operations.
  • Be flexible and try diverse varieties.
  • Ask how, where, and when your fish was caught. Doing so lets your waiter or chef know you care about their buying choices.

When in doubt…just ask. If you are not happy with the answer, it’s time to go somewhere else.

As we say time and time again, “Fresh is best.” Buy fresh. Buy local. Buy here at Motts Channel Seafood.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Vegetable
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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.
  2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.
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Ginger Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish

Ginger + Garlic + Pan Roasted Swordfish = Delicious

You’ll love this easy, super flavorful Ginger Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish. It’s the perfect restaurant style meal for your next date night dinner or small gathering.

Swordfish offers many health benefits, especially for people who are following low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets. According to sfgate.com, swordfish has no carbohydrates and contains essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids. However, it belongs to a small group of fish that are not recommended for consumption by pregnant or lactating women.

It’s important not to overcook swordfish. However, it is a great fish to marinate, use your favorite rub, or incorporate compound butter (as in the recipe shared here).

Although you can serve swordfish steaks with rice, pasta or baked potato, you will end up with a dinner that is very pale in color. To brighten up the plate, serve the swordfish with corn. Either grill it on the cob with the fish and vegetables or boil it.

Author: Chef Dennis Littley Photo Credit: Askchefdennis.com.

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Restaurant Style Ginger Garlic Swordfish
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Restaurant Style Ginger Garlic Swordfish
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl blend together the butter, parsley, garlic, ginger, red pepper and lemon peel.
  3. Season the swordfish to taste with sea salt.
  4. In an ovenproof skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Place the swordfish in the skillet and cook until browned, 2- 3 minutes.
  6. Turn the swordfish over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until just cooked through, about 8-10 minutes or until desired doneness.
  7. Add seasoned butter mixture to the same skillet. Allow it to cook slightly over medium-high heat until melted and bubbling.
  8. Transfer swordfish to a serving dish.
  9. Pour butter sauce over swordfish and serve with your favorite side dishes.
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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
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 24 minutes
Cook Time
42 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 24 minutes
Cook Time
42 minutes
Cioppino
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 24 minutes
Cook Time
42 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 24 minutes
Cook Time
42 minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 7 to 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in bay leaves and next 5 ingredients. Cook 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in clams and white fish; cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp, crab, and squid, if desired. Cook 5 minutes or until seafood is opaque and clams open wide. (Discard any that do not.)
  4. Ladle cioppino into bowls, and top with chopped parsley. Serve with sourdough bread.
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