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Grilled Lobster

Grilled Lobster

Start your warm summer days with this simple dish

May 2007
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Crab Shrimp Gumbo

Crab Shrimp Gumbo

Traditionally, gumbo begins with a roux of butter and flour. Toasting the flour in a dry pan on the stove provides a flavorful roux in this Creole specialty.

January 2007
Listed under: Seafood, Soups & Salads
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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Scrumptious fresh clams, hearty potatoes and creamery butter, this classic may sweep your taste buds out to sea.

November 2006
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Crab Soup

Crab Soup

Ingredients   2 hard-cooked eggs                            3/4 pound crab meat 2 tablespoons butter                            2 cups light cream 2 tablespoons flour                              1 cup Sherry or Maderia Grated rind of 1/2 lemon                      2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 quarts milk, scalded                    Salt and Pepper (to taste) Directions Mash yolks of eggs to a paste with butter, flour and… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Oyster Bisque

Ingredients 1 pint stewing oysters                             4 to 6 tablespoons sherry 3 tablespoons butter                               1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 cup finely minced celery                       2 cups light cream or 2 tablespoons flour                                  evaporated milk Paprika Directions Chop oysters very fine. Reserve the liquor. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in top of double boiler over boiling water;… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

Ingredients   2 lbs medium fresh shrimp                1/2 teaspoon leaf thyme, crushed 1/4 cup olive oil                                1 bay leaf 1 large carrot, peeled & sliced            1 green pepper, seeded & sliced 2 small onions, peeled & sliced           1 red pepper, seeded & sliced 4 cloves garlic                                   1 tablespoon salt 2 cups cider vinegar                           1/4 teaspoon… Continue Reading »

September 2006
Listed under: Appetizers, Seafood
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Crab Pate

Crab Pate

Delicious starter served with hot brown toast or great for a typical days lunch

September 2006
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Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1lb shrimp                                  1/4 cups mayonnaise 1 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese           Salt & Pepper to taste juice of 1 lemon                           Dash of Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, minced                   Dash of Tabasco sauce 10 green onions, minced  Directions Chop cooked shrimp. Mix cream cheese, lemon juice and garlic. Beat until smooth. Add shrimp, onions and mayonnaise… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Crab Au Gratin

Crab Au Gratin

Ingredients 1/2 lb. butter 1 cup flour 2 qt. milk 1 1/2 lbs. cheddar cheese, grated 1 3/4 lbs. claw crab meat 1 1/2 T. salt 1 T. onion flakes 1/4 T. Tabasco 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 1 teaspoon pepper Directions Make a white sauce with first 3 ingredients, then add cheese and seasonings. Stir until… Continue Reading »

January 2006
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