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Calamari Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
½ cup olive oil, divided
3 pounds squid, cleaned, patted dry and cut into rings
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, minced
1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 avocados, peeled and cut into cubes
3 cups fresh fennel, julienned

Instructions:
Place 1/4 cup oil in a large, heavy skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add squid and saute quickly, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (Do not overcook or squid will become tough.)

Combine lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in remaining 1/4 cup oil until thoroughly blended. Stir in garlic, onions, fennel seed, pepper and squid. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

One hour before serving, remove salad from refrigerator. When ready to serve, add avocado and mound salad in the center of a large platter. Arrange fennel around salad in a spoke pattern. Serve immediately.

Carb Count: 7 grams per serving. Serves 6.


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Grilled Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:
2 (6 ounce) skinless salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick, cut into 2-inch strips
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat grill for medium-low heat.

Lie the salmon in the bottom of a baking dish.

Whisk together the lemon juice, wine, mint, dill, parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking vigorously.

Pour the mixture over the salmon. Marinate the salmon in the refrigerator for no more than 30 minutes.

Thread the salmon onto metal or soaked wooden skewers lengthwise.

Cook on preheated grill until opaque in the center, about 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately.


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Quick and Easy Baked Halibut Recipe

Ingredients:
2 pounds of halibut pieces
1 cup of chicken broth
2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon of tarragon
1 teaspoon of dill
1/2 cup of shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg white, beaten until foamy

Instructions:

First preheat your oven to 400º F.

Arrange halibut pieces in an oven-save dish, then pour in chicken broth. Next cover fish with parsely, tarragon and dill.

Place into the oven for 10 minutes. Upon removal, discard excess liquid.

Preheat broiler.

In a mixing bowl, gently fold the cheese into the beaten egg white. Spread this mixture over the halibut and broil until it is a lovely golden color.


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Lemon Sole with Dill Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
2 lbs. sole
2/3 cup thinly sliced onion
1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped parsley
3 tbsp. chopped pimiento
1/2 c. dry white wine
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dill weed
1/8 tsp. pepper
Lemon wedges

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange onion slices in the bottom of a greased baking dish and place fish on top. Combine remaining vegetables and spread over fish.

Combine wine, lemon juice and seasoning and pour over all. Cover and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.

8 servings.


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Stuffed Maine Lobster Recipe

Ingredients:
6 lobsters-maine (1 1/4 lb.)
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup scallops, cubed
1 cup bay shrimp, diced
1/2 cup crab meat
4 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup sherry
1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
6 teaspoon pork rinds flour
Salt & ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Immerse lobsters in boiling salted water for 5-7 minutes & let cool in the same water.

While they’re cooling, saute celery, onion, scallops, shrimp & crab meat in butter. Season to taste w/ salt & pepper.

Add sherry. Strain mixture to release excess liquid.

While this mixture is draining, if lobsters have cooled sufficiently, place
them belly side up on a cutting board. Cut them down the middle w/ a sharp knife & open them flat, leaving the meat intact.

Remove the stuffing mixture from the strainer to a bowl. Add the mayonnaise & stir gently until well mixed.

Mound filling on each lobster shell. Sprinkle pork rinds over the tops.

Bake 5-7 minutes in preheated oven until golden brown.


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Calamari Chili Rellenos Recipe

Ingredients:
3 large calamari steaks (sometimes they are not on display – ask)
Can whole green chilis
Monterey Jack Cheese
Crushed pork rinds
Sour cream
Jalapeno chilis (canned in juice)

Instructions:

Place calamari steak on plate, lay chili flat on steak to cover, cut a stick
of jack cheese the size of a string cheese on top of chili.

Roll up the calamari and secure with 2 pices of string.

Crush pork rinds real fine, roll calamari steak roll-ups in the pork rinds till well coated. Fry in 1/2 or more inches of hot oil till golden brown.

Immediately place in a baking dish and place in preheated 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.

Combine 1 cup sour cream with 2 tablespoons of jalapeno juice. Spoon
about 2 tablespoons of the sauce over the calamari rellaneos.


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Broiled Flounder with Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:
2 lb. flounder fillets
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup soft butter
3 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 spring onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash hot sauce

Instructions:

Preheat oven or broiler to broil setting.

Place fillets on greased broiler pan. Brush generously with lemon. Broil fish 4-6 minutes (until flaky).

Combine remaining ingredients in bowl. Remove fish from oven. Spread cheese mixture over fish. Broil 30 seconds or until golden brown. Serve.


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Stone Crab with Mustard and Mayonnaise Recipe

Ingredients:
Cooked chilled stone crabs, 1 pound per person
4 egg yolks, room temperature
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
Salt and freshly milled pepper
1 tablespoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cup olive oil
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon boiling water

Instructions:

Place the yolks, mustard, salt, pepper, dry mustard, and cayenne in the bowl of the mixture of food processor and beat at high speed for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy. In a thin stream, gradually add the oils, beating all the white. Add the lemon juice and adjust the seasonings to taste. Add the boiling water and mix for 2 to 3 second. Refrigerate the mayonnaise in a covered container.

Serve the mayonnaise with well chilled stone crabs.


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Cod with Coriander in Cream Recipe

Ingredients:
1 lb thick cut cod fillet
2 level tablespoon pork rind flour
2 level teaspoons ground coriander
4 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 level tablespoons capers
1 egg yolk
6 tablespoon fresh cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

Skin the fish and divide into four portions.

Mix the pork rind flour, ground coriander and seasoning together. Coat the fish pieces with this mixture.

Heat the butter in a medium saute pan and saute the fish gently until golden on both sides, turning only once.

Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to the pan with the capers, cover tightly and continue cooking for a further 4 – 5 minutes, until the fish is tender. Place the fish on a warm serving dish.

Mix the egg yolk and fresh cream together, stir into the pan juices and heat gently until the sauce thickens – do not boil.

Adjust seasoning, adding extra lemon juice if wished and spoon the sauce over the fish.


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Grilled Squid Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound cleaned squid
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Metal skewers
Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges

Instructions:

Prepare grill.

Rinse squid with cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut squid bodies lengthwise down one side and open flat. Cut tentacles in half if large.

In bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add squid bodies and tentacles, tossing to coat.

Thread squid bodies lengthwise onto skewers so they lie flat; thread tentacles onto separate skewers.

Grill over high heat, turning once, until just opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove squid from skewers and pile on platter. Sprinkle with parsley.

4 servings


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