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Seafood: where it’s OK to taste fishy.

Poblano Corn Chowder

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Recipe Source: Naiveray / allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: approx 1 hour

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped onion
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 tablespoons margarine
1 fresh poblano chile pepper, seeded and diced
1 quart heavy cream
1 quart half-and-half cream
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon lobster base (optional)
1 pinch ground dried chile de arbol
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and diced
salt to taste
white sugar to taste

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, puree the onion and celery; drain.

Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery puree and the poblano chile pepper. Stirring constantly, cook about 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in heavy cream, half-and-half cream, sugar, and lobster base. Season with chile de arbol and black pepper. Stirring often, bring to a gentle boil.

Melt 1/2 cup margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in the flour, and stir constantly until thickened. Remove from heat, and gradually mix into the large saucepan. Cook and stir until the mixture is well blended and thickened.

Mix cream-style corn and whole kernel corn into the large saucepan mixture. Stir in the shrimp, and cook 2 minutes, or until opaque. Season with salt and sugar.

Lobster Creole

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Recipe Source: Jennifer / allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1/4 bunch fresh parsley
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves crushed garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
5 cups water
red pepper sauce to taste
2/3 cup sherry
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, julienned
1 cup frozen petite peas
4 raw lobster tail, quartered
2/3 pound fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined without tails

Directions:

Remove the stems from the parsley and discard. In a food processor combine the parsley leaves, yellow onion, green pepper, garlic and stewed tomatoes. Process just enough to chop the ingredients up. Should retain a chunky consistency

In a large pot over medium/low heat, combine olive oil and parsley mixture. Cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste until completely dissolved. Pour in 5 cups of water, red pepper sauce, sherry and red pimentos. Raise the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add the petit poi, lobster tails and shrimp. Simmer for 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink all the way through.

Christmas Seafood Casserole

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Recipe Source: Down Home Soul Food Cooking Blog

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2 1/2 cups milk
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
4 ounces Cheddar cheese, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 pound crabmeat
1/4 pound lobster meat
1/4 pound medium shrimp
1/4 pound scallops

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet, and saute the onions and celery until tender.

Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat, and mix in the flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons butter until well blended. Gradually blend the cheese into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, mix the onions and celery with the cheese sauce mixture. Toss in the crab meat, lobster, shrimp, and scallops. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until the seafood is opaque and the surface is lightly browned.

Maine Lobster Cakes

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Recipe Source: Mimi in Maine / recipezaar.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 40 mins / 30 mins prep

Ingredients:

2 1/2 lbs lobsters
2 slices bread(no crust)
1-2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg(beaten)
1 tablespoon butter(to fry in)

Directions:

Cook the lobsters and take out the meat; don’t forget to take out the large vein in the tail. Make crumbs out of the bread.

In a bowl put all the ingredients except for the butter. Mix well.

Make cakes–trying not to pat them too firm–just so they hold their shape.

Melt the butter in a fry pan and put the cakes inches.

Fry slowly till golden.

Creole Jambalaya

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Recipe Source: Ruby Williams / Bogalusa, LA

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham,
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth,
10 1/2 ounces water
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, parsley. and garlic. Cover and cook until tender. Add the ham, tomatoes, broth, water, rice, sugar, thyme, chili powder, and pepper. Cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Add the shrimp, and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.

Tips: This recipe can be seasoned according to taste. Hot sauce can be added to make it fiery. Smoked sausage can substitute for the ham if desired.

Tilapia Italiano

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Recipe Source: The Cook Shack

Ingredients:

4-6 Tilapia fillets
1 Tbls. olive oil
ΒΌ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbls. parsley flakes
2 Tbls. butter
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

Mix Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley flakes; set aside. Heat a large saute pan and add olive oil, butter, and lemon. Saute fillets 2-3 minutes per side until white and flaky. Sprinkle cheese mixture on fillets and saute each side for another minute, then serve. Makes 4 servings.

Frogmore Stew

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Also known as “Lowcountry Stew” and “Beaufort Boil”

Recipe Source: www.co.beaufort.sc.us

Ingredients:

2-3 long links smoked beef sausage
3-4 dozen ears shucked, cleaned corn on the cob (best if cut in half)
1 1/2 pound shrimp, headed
Several heaping tablespoons of seafood seasoning (to taste)

Directions:

Fill a big pot halfway with water. Add seafood seasoning, cover pot and bring water to a boil. Add corn, cover pot and cook for ten minutes at full boil. Cut sausage into 2″ pieces and add to corn in the pot. Cook for five minutes at full boil. Add shrimp all at once. Cover pot and bring back to full boil. Cook until shrimp are reddish and completely done (sample one).

Pour contents pot into a colander and let the liquid drain into a sink for a minute. Put cooked sausage, corn, and shrimp on plates and serve hot!

NOTE: Some people like to add potatoes to the recipe. If you do, add several medium potatoes, unpeeled and quartered, five minutes after the corn.

Serves 3-4 people.

Genuine Creole Jambalaya

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Recipe Source: Ruby Williams

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham,
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth,
10 1/2 ounces water
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, parsley. and garlic. Cover and cook until tender. Add the ham, tomatoes, broth, water, rice, sugar, thyme, chili powder, and pepper. Cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Add the shrimp, and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Tips: Add some hot sauce for extra heat. Smoked sausage is a great substitute for ham.

Crabcakes

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Recipe Source: Mr_Recipe / MyFoxAL

Ingredients:

2 lb crab meat
1/2 cup trio peppers, small dice
1/2 cup red onion, small dice
2 Tbsp lemon zest or lemon grass
1/2 cup garlic chives
3/4 cup mayo
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp Old Bay
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 each whole eggs
2 cups panko

Directions:

Place all ingredients in bowl, except panko. Mix well. Then add panko.

Form out into 2 1/2 oz disks and brown on griddle or saute pan. Place in 350 F oven for 3-5 minutes or until done.

Jenny’s Jambalaya

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Recipe Source: allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 25 Minutes / Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, drained
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1 pound turkey sausage links, without casings, cooked and chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

Select a medium-high setting for an electric skillet; heat oil in hot skillet. Cook onion in oil until soft. Stir in tomatoes, chicken, and sausage. Season with garlic powder, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in rice, pour in broth, and add shrimp.

Cover electric skillet. Cook at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender.

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