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Poblano Corn Chowder

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

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

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.

Creole Jambalaya

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.

Frogmore Stew

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

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.

Jenny’s Jambalaya

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.

Firecracker Shrimp

Recipe Source: Essence Of Emeril

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon oil
1 pound large shrimp, shell-on, split down back and deveined
1 cup heavy cream
Juice of 2 lemons
Tabasco
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oil in a large sauté pan, add shrimp and toss and cook for 3 minutes. Add cream and lemon juice. Splash on as much Tabasco as you can handle.

Allow to reduce on high for 5 minutes; watch carefully, it could overflow. Add butter and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve it up.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Recipe Source: allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 30 Minutes / Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage link, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped jalapeño peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
3 cups water
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
2 cups cubed ham
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon Chicken Flavored Bouillon Granules
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 bay leaves
1 pound fresh or frozen raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
Hot pepper sauce

Directions:

In Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, celery, peppers, and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Remove bay leaves. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Makes 12 servings.

Cajun Fried Rice

Recipe Source: Tabasco Website

Ingredients:

1-1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp toasted sesame oil, divided
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp minced gingerroot
3 tsp Tabasco Pepper Sauce, divided
1/2 pound peeled crawfish tails or shrimp
3 eggs
1-1/4 tsp salt, divided
3 Tbsp peanut oil, divided
1 small onion, quartered and thinly sliced
3 cups cold cooked rice
1-1/2 cups bean sprouts
3/4 cup frozen green peas
Black pepper to taste

Directions:

In small bowl, combine soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and 2 tsp Tabasco sauce; mix well, stir in crawfish and set aside.

In another bowl, beat eggs with 1/4 tsp salt, remaining 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tsp Tabasco sauce.

Heat wok or large skillet until hot; add 1 Tbsp oil and when hot, add crawfish mixture. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until crawfish are done. Remove from wok and set aside. Add another Tbsp oil to wok and, when hot, add onion; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes and remove.

Heat remaining 1 Tbsp oil in wok; add egg mixture; stir-fry 1 minute or until done. Add cold rice and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes. Add crawfish, onion, bean sprouts, peas, remaining 3/4 tsp salt and pepper, cook 2 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

Makes: 6 servings.

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