Warm bean salad with grilled shrimp

Ingredients

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large garlic cloves, chopped fine
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
kosher or coarse salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

3 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
1 lg tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
rosemary sprigs, for garnish

How to prepare

In a bowl, combine the shrimp, half the garlic, 1 tbsp of the rosemary and 2 tbsp of the olive oil with salt and pepper. Stir well. Cover and chill 1 hour. In a saucepan, heat the remaining oil, garlic and rosemary over medium heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until warm. Remove from the heat. Stir in tomato, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Grill the shrimp until lightly browned and just opaque in the thickest part, about 5 minutes. Spoon the beans onto 4 plates and surround with shrimp. Garnish with additional rosemary. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Gourmet

Ingredients

1 head boston lettuce, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1 cup scallion, minced
2 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs, fine
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp pernod
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
12 slices bacon, lean
36 lg oysters in shells
coarse salt for platters
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Shuck oysters, reserving liquor and bottom shells. Scrub and dry shells. In a bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, scallion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, parsley, celery, and garlic. In a skillet, met butter over moderate heat and cook the spinach mixture, stirring for 1-2 minutes, or until greens are wilted. Stir in the pernod, anchovy paste, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill the mixture, covered, for 1 hour. In another skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and then crumble it. Arrange one oyster in each of the reserved shells and moisten each with some of the reserved liquor. Spread half the spinach mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the oysters. Sprinkle bacon over each oyster. Top the bacon with remaining spinach mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tbs. Of remaining bread crumbs. Arrange oysters on an oven proof platters filled with coarse salt. Bake in the middle of a preheated 450f oven for 18 minutes or until bread crumbs are well browned. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges and serve.

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Highliner’s salmon chowder

Ingredients

1 lb salmon fillets, boneless & skinless
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup potato, diced
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 tbsp polyunsaturated margarine
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp dried dill weed
1 can (8 oz) stewed tomatoes
2 cans (13 oz ea) evaporated skim milk
1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tbsp parsley, chopped

How to prepare

1. Cut salmon into 1″ pieces; set aside. 2. In saucepan saut

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LOBSTER BISQUE

Ingredients

2 1 lb lobsters, med sized
2 1/2 cup poultry stock or fish fumet
1 onion, sliced
4 celery stalk, with leaves
2 cloves, whole
1 bay leaf
6 peppercorns
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cup milk, heated
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cream, hot but not boiling
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/8 tsp parsley, minced
1/8 tsp paprika

How to prepare

Remove the meat from boiled lobsters. Dice the body meat and mince the tail and claw meat. Reserve it. Crush the shells and add them to the stock along with the onion, celery, cloves, bay leaf and peppercorns. Simmer these ingredients for 30 min. Strain the stock. If there is coral roe, force it through a fine sieve. Combine it with: soft butter, blend in the flour. Gradually pour into this mixture: heated milk and nutmeg. When the sauce is smooth and boiling, add the lobster and simmer the bisque, add the sherry and cover for 5 min. Turn off the heat, Stir in the cream and season to taste. Serve at once with minced parsley and paprika.

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Crawfish etouffe

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tsp flour
1 1/2 cup onion; minced
1/2 cup scallion; chopped
1/2 cup celery; chopped
2 garlic clove; minced
1 tsp tomato paste
2 cup fish stock (see note)
1 cup tomato; chopped
2 cup crayfish meat
1/4 cup parsley; chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper, black
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cup rice, cooked – hot

How to prepare

Melt butter in lb saucepan over low heat; remove from heat and stir in flour until smooth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, until roux is dark brown. Stir in chopped white and green onions, celery and garlic; cook about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste to fish stock; stir into onion mixture. Add tomatoes, crayfish, parsley and seasonings; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice. Note: make fish stock from heads and tails of fish and/or crawfish. Yield: 4 servings.

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Gazpacho topped with crabmeat

Ingredients

3 lb ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 onion, red, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
3 tbsp vinegar, red wine
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 lb crab meat
1/4 cup cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped

How to prepare

Combine 1st 9 ingredients in food processor and chop to desired consistency with steel knife. Allow to sit over night in ‘fridge for flavors to blend. Garnish with cucumber and crabmeat and serve in chilled bowls.

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Tequila hamma hamma oysters

Ingredients

24 freshly shucked hamma hamma oysters
1/3 cup finely diced seedless cucumbers
2 tbsp finely diced red bell pepper
2 tbsp finely diced poblano chile
1/2 tbsp finely chopped serrano chile
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
black pepper
sea salt
frozen jose cuervo traditional tequila

How to prepare

Combine the cucumber, peppers, chilies, lime juice, cilantro and black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate one hour. Arrange the oysters on a platter with crushed ice. Spoon about 1/2 tbsp of the relish over each oyster. Just before serving sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of tequila.

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Shrimp in Champagne Sauce with Pasta

Ingredients

1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 lb med shrimp, shelled
1 1/2 cup champagne (asti)
1/2 tsp corning garlic pepper seas.
2 tbsp minced shallots or scallions
1 lg tomato, diced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 lb dried thin spaghetti
3 tbsp chopped parsley
grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Saute mushrooms in med saucepan in hot olive oil over med-high heat. Cook just long enough to release mushroom juices and let them evaporate. Remove mushrooms and set aside. In same saucepan, combine shrimp, Champagne and garlic pepper seasoning.
Over high heat, heat to simmer. When liquid JUST boils, shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from cooking liquid with a slotted spoon immediately. Set shrimp aside. Add chopped shallots and tomatoes to cooking liquid. Boil over high heat until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, approximately 8 min.. When liquid is reduced, add 3/4 cup heavy cream and boil 1 to 2 min., till slightly thickened and reduced. Add shrimp and mushrooms to sauce; heat through. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain thoroughly and return to cooking pot.
Toss with remaining 1/4 cup cream and parsley. To serve, divide pasta between two plates. Spoon shrimp and sauce over pasta. Garnish with parmesan to taste. Makes 2 servings.

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Grapefruit scallop ceviche

Ingredients

1 lb bay scallops
4 scallions, chopped, white part only
1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 tbsp grated grapefruit zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tbsp grated lime zest
6 to 8 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste

How to prepare

Combine all the ingredients except the scallops in a non-reactive mixing bowl, preferably glass. Mix well to blend. Then add the scallops and refrigerate, covered, overnight. Before serving, drain well and discard the marinade. Serve on salad greens. Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

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Pasta salad with smoked salmon

Ingredients

Marinade
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp grainy mustard
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 lb small pasta shells, cooked
1 cup fresh parsley, finely minced
1 cup green onions, sliced 1/4″ long
1/4 cup fresh baby dill, finely chopped
1/2 lb smoked salmon, sliced very thin and into strips
1 small cucumber, sliced paper-thin

How to prepare

In a large bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients. Add pasta and toss. Cover and set aside at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Toss in parsley, onions and dill. Carefully add salmon, being careful not to break up the julienne strips. Garnish six or eight serving dishes with cucumber slices by making a circle around outer edge of dish. Place salad on a mound in center of dish. Makes 6 to 8 servings

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