Seafood Sightings: August 29, 2014

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Make plans to celebrate Labor Day weekend with fresh seafood. Choose from sweet and spicy shrimp skewers, fish tacos, shrimp tortilla pizza, baked blue cheese and lime shrimp or a spicy crab and lentil soup. Stay safe!

Boiled Hard Crabs

another fresh seafood idea

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If you are going to boiled_crabsserve boiled or steamed hard crabs, a coastal favorite, you can dress them before or after cooking. It’s a matter of personal preference.

To learn how to dress hard crabs, visit: marinersmenu.org/2012/06/12/transporting-and-dressing-live-crabs.

  • 3 dozen live blue crabs
  • 6 quarts water
  • Old Bay Seafood Seasoning (or other)
  • salt

Season and salt water according to seasoning package directions. Bring to rolling boil. Place crabs in water. Cover and boil until crabs reach an internal temperature of 158 F and remain there for at least 1 minute, about 15 minutes. Serves 3 to 4.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

 

Seafood Sightings: August 21, 2014

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Check out recipes for honey-glazed trout, grilled salad with shrimp, speckled trout with crabmeat, fried soft-shell crabs and marinated grouper. Enjoy!

Seafood Sightings: August 14, 2014

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Recipes this week include shrimp and grits trout-aquiche, shrimp hush puppies, cornbread crab cakes, grilled tuna kabobs with peach mango salsa.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

another fresh seafood idea

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Marinades are flavored liquids that enhance or add flavor to foods. They usuallygrilled-shrimp-171 contain an acidic liquid such as citrus juice, vinegar or soy sauce, along with seasonings. Marinades add variety to seafood. Although the distinctive flavors of fish and shellfish are always delicious when prepared simply, occasionally we like to vary them. However, marinades should be used to enhance the true flavor, not to mask or overcome it. Any seafood can be marinated, but fish, shrimp and scallops are the most popular choice.

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pressed garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In medium, nonreactive bowl, combine pineapple juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade. Add shrimp. Marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from marinade.

Thread shrimp on skewers. Grill or broil about 4 inches from heat until golden on one side, about 4 to 5 minutes. Brush with remaining marinade. Turn and repeat on other side. Serves 3 to 4.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

 

Seafood Sightings: August 7, 2014

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To learn new ways to prepare seafood, check out these recipes: flounder with shrimp stuffing, pan-fried fish cakes, pickled shrimp hoe cake with goat cheese mousse and fish baked in foil.

Seafood Sightings: July 31, 2014

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Pick from one of these refreshing seafood salads: grilled shrimp skewers with spinach salad, flash-seared seafood salad or shrimp taco salad. Also, read up on the best way to peel shrimp.