Posts in seafood
Dungeness Crab Shrimp And Sausage Boil

A crab and shrimp boil is simple and easy to make. The key is fresh ingredients and a good seafood seasoning. In winter months, I do use frozen corn-on-the-cob. Unashamedly, I confess I’m a bit squeamish when it comes to handling live crabs!! So I cheat and purchase the crabs pre-cooked and just steam them near the end of the cooking. This does mean that crabs escape the seasoning; still, the meat is deliciously sweet. I add seasoning when dipping the meat in the seasoned melted butter.

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Pan Grilled Scallops And Lemon Fettuccine

Making this grilled scallops with lemony fettuccine dish is a great way to cook together.  If cooking alone, it's fun challenge with great flavors to reward you for your efforts.  Whether you're cooking together or alone, just add a bottle of wine and your favorite music!  

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Blackened Tuna Steaks With Mango Salsa

Here, I've added a chilled mango salsa that wonderfully complements the spicy blackened seasoning.  The tuna is moist and tender, its flavor stands up admirably against the spice and sweetness.  This is one dish where I literally close my eyes and joyfully moan "hummm, so good." 

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Shrimp Bacon Salad

My shrimp and bacon salad is what I call a refrigerator raided salad:  standing in front of the refrigerator with door wide open deciding on something quick, easy and filling.  I always have a bag of shrimps in the freezer,  bacon in the fridge, and a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter.  This is my quick, go-to salad.  

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My Manhattan Clam Chowder

It's still clam season.  And I finally got around to making one of my favorite clam dishes:  My Manhattan Clam Chowder.  It departs from the traditional one in that I include baby spinach cut julienne style.  Still, it packs all the other wonderful flavors of a Manhattan clam chowder and it is loaded with fresh littleneck clams.

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Broiled Parmesan Cheese Oysters

Oysters are a bit expensive where I live.  That makes broiled parmesan oysters a special treat at my table.  Whether these broiled parmesan cheese oysters are being served as appetizer or entree, the only downside is that there is never enough. 

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5 Comfort Foods For Cool Weather

Comfort food:  Consoles.  Gives a feeling of well-being.  Provokes nostalgic memories of happy times.  Whether it's sugar or carbohydrates, with the arrival of cool weather, comfort food can warm the body.

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Crab Cake Lite

Crab Cake Light pushes the crab meat front and center.  Supporting flavors include just a touch of light sour cream, flat-leaf Italian parsley, minced yellow bell pepper and salt to suit your taste.  Remember, salt brings out the flavor of the crab meat.  Panko breadcrumbs and an egg keeps the crab meat together.  Patties are formed and then chilled in the refrigerator.  Finally a pat of butter sits on each pattie and baked in the oven.

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Fresh Seafood Salad With Pineapple Vinaigrette

This wonderfully light seafood salad with shrimp, scallop and pineapple can be served as entree or a side salad.  The ingredients are charred on a grill pan, laid on a bed of arugula and then highlighted with a pineapple vinaigrette and blue cheese.  

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Extra Cheesy Shrimp Quesadilla

Searching for an extra cheesy quesadilla loaded with shrimps, I wanted to keep the flavors simple and focused.  My search ended with the mild, creamy cheese Monterey Jack, pink Argentine shrimps and the mild red hot cherry pepper.

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Steamed Herb Mussels In Tomatoes
Twice Baked Potato Stuffed With Shrimp And Blue Cheese
Shrimp And Papaya Salad With Greek Yogurt Dressing