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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1 teaspoon salt
1 bottle (12-1/2 ounces) mandarin natural flavor soda
1-1/2 cups Clamato juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup ketchup
1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (100-150 per pound)
2 avocados, finely chopped
Tortilla chips

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in soda, Clamato juice, lime juice and ketchup. Add shrimp. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.

Just before serving, add avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon and tortilla chips. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

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Quick Crab Melts

Ingredients
1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
5 teaspoons finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced green onion
2 English muffins, split
4 slices tomato
4 thin slices cheddar cheese
4 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese
Paprika

Directions
Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix crab, mayonnaise, celery and green onion until blended. Place muffin halves on an ungreased baking sheet.

Broil 4-6 in. from heat until toasted. Spread with crab mixture. Top with tomato and cheeses; sprinkle with paprika. Broil until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Quick Crab Melts

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Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ingredients
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup fresh snow peas
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked fettuccine

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry red peppers in hot canola oil for 1 minute. Add the snow peas, green onions and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, combine the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until peanut butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Stir in shrimp. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Return red pepper mixture to skillet; heat through. Serve over fettuccine. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients
2 ounces uncooked linguine
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions
Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, cook garlic in butter and oil until golden. Stir in the lemon juice, Italian seasoning and shrimp; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 1 serving.

Recipe found here: Easy Shrimp Scampi

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Creole Shrimp & Sausage

Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup quick-cooking bulgur
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning, divided
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions
In a small saucepan, bring water and broth to a boil. Stir in the bulgur, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage in 1 teaspoon oil. Remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, saute onion and green pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, shrimp, Worcestershire sauce, sausage and remaining Creole seasoning. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Fluff bulgur with a fork; serve with sausage mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Editor’s Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Recipe found here: Creole Shrimp & Sausage

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Seasoned Crab Cakes

Ingredients
3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1 cup cubed bread
2 eggs
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup canola oil

Directions
In a large bowl, combine crab and bread cubes. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream, lemon juice, butter, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Add to crab mixture and mix gently (mixture will be moist).

Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Drop crab mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into crumbs; shape each into a 3/4-in.-thick patty. Carefully turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

In a large skillet, cook crab cakes in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Yield: 8 crab cakes.

Recipe found here: Seasoned Crab Cakes

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Creamy Crab Bisque

Ingredients
1 celery rib, thinly sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons butter
2 cans (14-3/4 ounces each) cream-style corn
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed

Directions
In a large saucepan, saute celery, onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add the next nine ingredients; mix well. Stir in crab; heat through. Discard the bay leaves.

Freeze option:
Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Crab Bisque

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