Category: Seafood


Feta and Walnut Flounder

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Ingredients:

4 slices of flounder

1 cup of feta cheese (crumbled)

1 cup of walnuts (chopped)

*Optional 1/2 cup of anchovies with capers

olive oil

sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Brush olive oil on slices of flounder. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt.

2. Coat the bottom of a deep baking pan. Place flounder in pan.

3. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Remove aluminum foil. Put feta cheese, walnuts and anchovies on top.

5. Return flounder to oven for another 8 -10 minutes, without foil. (Depends on the thickness of the flounder.)

Serve hot.

 

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Penne Shrimp and Broccoli

Ingredients:

1 lb. penne

1/2 lb shrimp (uncooked)

1 large bunch of broccoli

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 red bell pepper (chopped)

olive oil

sea salt and broccoli

Directions:

  1. In a pot of boiling water, cook broccoli for 5 minutes and drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, put garlic and 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Let garlic brown a minute and then add shrimp.
  3. Turn shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and red bell pepper to skillet. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.  Stir frequently. Add a drizzle more of olive oil. Stir. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta.

Baked Salmon With Tomato Shrimp Salad

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Ingredients:

4   1/4 lb. pieces of salmon

3 vine tomatoes (cut into small pieces)

1/2 lb. uncooked small shrimp (tails removed)

1/4 cup red onion (sliced)

1 tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)

sea salt and black pepper

olive oil

white balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. In a baking pan, coat the bottom of the pan with 2 tbsp. of olive oil.

2. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on pieces of salmon.

3. Bake in oven for about 18-20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile in a skillet, put 1 tbsp. of olive oil.

5. Cook shrimp for about 4-5 minutes.

6. In a bowl, put shrimp, tomatoes, red onion and basil. Sprinkle with a little sea salt.

7. Add 2 tbsp. of olive oil and 2 tbsp. of white balsamic vinegar. Mix well.

8. Serve salmon with side of shrimp and tomatoes.

Calamari Salad

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup red onion (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (sliced) *seeds removed
1 cup red pepper (sliced) *seeds removed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced (no stems)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 1/2 lemons
1 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar
sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
1 lb. fresh squid, tube and tentacles cleaned

Directions:

1. Rinse squid and slice tubes into 1/2 inch rings. Leave the tentacles whole.

2. In a bowl combine onion, garlic, red and green peppers, lemon juice, vinegar, sea salt and fresh pepper.

3. Bring a medium pot filled with water to a boil. Add calamari and cook until tender. (Do a taste test about 2 minutes into it.)

4. Quickly drain when cooked and add to a bowl of ice water, for about 5 minutes. Then drain.

5. Combine squid with the salad and toss well. Taste for sea salt and add additional seasoning if needed. Garnish with parsley.

6. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or two.

*Occasionally I add cold shrimp to the salad.

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. large scallops

1 lb. red roasted potatoes (cut into quarters)

1/2 lb. carrots (sliced thin)

4 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large baking pan, put potatoes, carrots and garlic. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on top.

2. Drizzle olive oil on top. (about 4 tbsp.) Stir together.

3. Bake in oven about 40 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. (check at 30 minutes)

4. In a skillet, put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook scallops on each side for a total of 6 minutes. (3 minutes on each side.)

5. Add scallops to potatoes and carrots and serve hot.

Cold Zucchini and Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. medium shrimp (boiled and cooled)
3 large zucchini (sliced thin)
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbs. fresh mint (chopped)
4 tbs. of olive oil
3 tbs. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Directions:
1. In a large skillet, put olive oil. Saute thin zucchini slices until cooked. Let dry briefly on paper towels.
2. In a deep serving dish, put zucchini and shrimp. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper.
3. Drizzle red wine vinegar on top.
4. Put chopped garlic and mint on top.
5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is even better.)
Serve cold.

Shrimp With Broccoli Rabe

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Ingredients:

1 lb. medium shrimp (cleaned and tail removed)

1 lb. broccoli rabe (rinsed and drained) cut off tough ends

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

olive oil

sea salt

black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, add 2 tbs. of olive oil and half of the garlic. Add shrimp and a pinch of salt and pepper. Turn shrimp and cook for a total of 5 minutes. Remove shrimp and put to the side.

2. In the same skillet add 2 tbs. of olive and the rest of the garlic. When garlic begins to brown, add broccoli rabe. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Keep turning broccoli rabe. If broccoli rabe appears dry, add another tbs. of olive oil.

3. When broccoli rabe is tender, add shrimp. Stir together and serve hot.

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Ingredients:

1 lb. piece of fresh tuna

1 cup canned chick peas (drained)

1/4 cup red onion (chopped)

1/2 cup fresh carrots (chopped)

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)

sea salt and black pepper

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. white wine vinegar

Directions:

1. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and black pepper on tuna.

2. With a little olive oil, brush a heated grill and grill tuna until desired taste.

3. In a skillet, put olive oil. Heat for a minute and add chick peas, red onions, carrots and sundries tomatoes.

4. Sprinkle with pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix well.

5. After 3 minutes, add white balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional minute.

6. When serving, pour over grilled tuna and serve hot.

Serves 2.

Caramelized Shrimp and Scallops

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Ingredients:

1 lb. medium shrimp (peeled and cleaned)

1 lb. medium scallops

4 cloves of garlic (sliced)

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic for a minute and then add honey and soy sauce. Stir well.

2. Add scallops. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes and then add shrimp. (shrimp cooks faster)

3. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on shrimp.

4. Cook shrimp for about 3-4 minutes. Turn frequently so both sides are cooked well.

Serve hot. Serves 4 people.

*You can serve over rice.

Grilled Butter and Garlic Prawns

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. prawns

1/2 cup butter (softened)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

bamboo skewer sticks

Directions:

1. Put bamboo skewer through each prawn.

2. In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic, sea salt and black pepper.

3. Put prawns on grill. Brush with butter while grilling. Turn over after 4 minutes and butter the other side.

4. Cook for a total of about 8 minutes.

*You can use any type of marinade, if you don’t want to use butter and garlic.