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Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Ingredients
6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

RELISH:
1-1/4 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon honey
Dash freshly ground pepper

Directions
Brush fillets with melted butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillets, skin side up, in batches if necessary; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.

In a small bowl, toss strawberries with basil, honey and pepper. Serve salmon with relish. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

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Best Seafood Chowder

Best Seafood Chowder

Ingredients
1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 medium onions, chopped
6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
4 cups water
1 pound bay or sea scallops, quartered
1 pound lobster meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound cod, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound haddock, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 quarts milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions
In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; reserve drippings. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.

Add the scallops, lobster, shrimp, cod and haddock. Cook for 10 minutes or until scallops are opaque, shrimp turn pink and fish flakes easily with a fork. Add the butter, salt, parsley and curry powder. Stir in milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 32 servings (8 quarts).

Recipe found here: Best Seafood Chowder

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Shrimp Monterey

Shrimp Monterey

Ingredients
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
In a skillet over medium heat, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook for 4-5 minutes or until pink. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; set aside and keep warm.

Add wine to the skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced. Pour over shrimp; top with cheese and parsley. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Monterey

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Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
3/4 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4 cup butter, cut up
2 medium leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Minced fresh parsley and lemon wedges, optional

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; transfer half of the sausage to paper towels to drain.

Place butter and drained sausage in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Remove to a bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Add leeks to remaining sausage in skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until leeks are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the wine, brandy, salt, paprika and cayenne, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Stir in shrimp; cook for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add andouille butter, stirring just until melted.
Drain fettuccine; place on a large platter. Spoon shrimp mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

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Avocado Crab Boats

Avocado Crab Boats

Ingredients
5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 tablespoons minced chives
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Lemon wedges

Directions
Preheat broiler. Place two avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into avocado halves.

Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Avocado Crab Boats

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Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

Ingredients
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
2-2/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
3 tablespoons Madeira wine or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions
In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the shrimp, crab and mushrooms. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the wine, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Top with onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Seafood Bisque

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Shrimp Scampi Bake

Shrimp Scampi Bake

Ingredients
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 pounds medium raw shrimp, shelled, deveined, with tails attached

Directions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. When the butter melts completely, remove from heat.

Arrange shrimp in a shallow baking dish. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp.

Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and opaque.

Original recipe makes 6 servings

Recipe found here: Shrimp Scampi Bake

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