Ingredient: mayonnaise

Baja

Baja Style Fish Tacos

Tacos de pescado (“fish tacos“) originated in Baja California in Mexico, where they consist of grilled or fried fish, lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, and a sour cream or citrus/mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla.

If you’ve never tried a fish taco, you’re in for a real treat. Fish tacos provide a traditional Mexican food taste that is a bit off the beaten path. Savory and versatile, fish tacos are best when they are made from fresh, local fish such as grouper, mahi-mahi, sheepshead, and flounder. They can also be topped with just about anything you can imagine.

Ready to try making fish tacos at home? This one is about as authentic as it gets.
Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid and The Food Network.

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Baja Style Fish Tacos
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Baja Style Fish Tacos
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Ingredients
Beer Batter
Cream Sauce
Fish Tacos:
Servings:
Instructions
For the Beer Batter:
  1. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually add in the beer while whisking. Set aside and let the batter rest for 15 minutes before using.
For Cream Sauce:
  1. Add the mayonnaise and crema to a medium bowl. Whisk in the lemon zest, lemon juice and water. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper (can be made 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated).
For the Fish:
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add enough oil to reach a depth of 1-inch. Heat the oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F or when the end of a wooden spoon sizzles when inserted into the oil.
  2. On a large plate, combine the flour and salt. Season the fish pieces all over with salt and pepper and coat with the flour. Working in batches, dip the fillets in the beer batter and coat on both sides. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Make tacos with the tortillas and fish and top each with cream, shredded cabbage, tomatillo salsa and pickled jalapenos, if desired.
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Puff Pastry Shells

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 little help from the grocery store using pre-made pastry shells, they can be filled with shrimp or really any of your seafood favorites. Serves twelve.

Recipe and photo credit: Realhousemoms.com.

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Puff Pastry Shells
Shrimp and Avocado Puff Pasty Shells
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12 servings
Puff Pastry Shells
Shrimp and Avocado Puff Pasty Shells
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12 servings
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Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bake the pre-made pastry shells according to the package directions and allow to cool.
  2. Set 12 shrimp aside for garnish.
  3. To a food processor add the remaining shrimp and pulse until they are broken up.
  4. Add the avocado, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, chives, dill, cilantro, salt and pepper and pulse until smooth.
  5. Fill a piping bag with the filling and pipe into the cups.
  6. Top each with 1 cooked shrimp and small sprig of fresh dill.
Recipe Notes

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 little help from the grocery store using pre-made pastry shells, they can be filled with shrimp or really any of your seafood favorites. Serves twelve.

Recipe and photo credit: Realhousemoms.com.

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Benedict

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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canape shrimp mottos recipe

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.
canape shrimp mottos recipe
Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches
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21 sandwiches
canape shrimp mottos recipe
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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Clam and Pimento Cheese Spread with Country Ham

Zesty Clam and Pimento Cheese Spread with Country Ham
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Servings Prep Time
3 cups 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 20 minutes
Zesty Clam and Pimento Cheese Spread with Country Ham
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Servings Prep Time
3 cups 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 cups 20 minutes
Instructions
  1. Saute' the country ham over medium heat until lightly colored. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ham with the cream cheese, clams, pimento, mayonnaise, Parmesan, hot pepper sauce, onion soup mix, and black pepper. Mix well. For a real treat, spread it on lightly toasted French bread slices and broil until bubbly.
  3. Add the cheddar cheese and, using a fork, mash together the ingredients (you want a texture that is well mixed but still a bit chunky.)
  4. This spread is great on crackers, apple slices, celery stalks, and sandwiches.
Recipe Notes

Recipe creator Doug DuCap uses some of the powder from a standard onion soup mix packet. He suggests that you can substitute regular onion powder in this recipe, but the onion soup mix powder adds more interesting flavor notes.

Recipe and photo credit by Doug DuCap as published on aboutfood.com. 

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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.

 

Shrimp Tacos
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4 people
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4 people
Shrimp Tacos
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4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
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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