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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound large shrimp shelled, deveined
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 large garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 pinch dried hot red-pepper flakes
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat butter and oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until foam subsides. Add garlic, parsley, lemon juice, wine, pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 3 minutes.

Add shrimp to skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, until shrimp are pink. Remove from the heat. Place shrimp on a serving plate and pour sauce from the skillet over them. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.


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Baked Sea Bass with Chermoula Recipe

Ingredients:
1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems intact
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 (6-ounce) sea bass fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Heat oven to 450° F.

Chop cilantro, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, and a large pinch of salt in a food processor; with the machine running, drizzle in oil and lemon juice. This is called chermoula, a flavorful Moroccan condiment.

Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper. Spread one-quarter of the chermoula in an ovenproof baking dish, lay fish on top, and cover evenly with remaining chermoula. Bake until fish is opaque and tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 4.


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Chipotle Lime Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:
12 large, raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder, to taste
6 strips thin bacon, cut in half (12 pieces)
Skewers (for grilling) or toothpicks (for oven)

Instructions:

Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, and chipotle powder. Put the shrimp in the lime chipotle mixture; make sure each piece is well coated.

Spread the bacon pieces out over several layers of paper towels. Cover with another layer of paper towel. Microwave on high until the bacon fat begins to melt but the bacon is still pliable, about 1 1/2 minutes.

Prepare grill on high, direct heat (if grilling) or preheat the oven to 450°F.

Working one at a time, wrap a half piece of microwaved bacon around each piece of shrimp.

Grilling: Thread the shrimp onto long, flat skewers (flat skewers make turning the shrimp on the grill easier). If you don’t have flat skewers, I’ve used two thin bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes beforehand) to the same effect.

Grill uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes on each side

Baking: Secure each the bacon onto the shrimp with toothpicks. Place the bacon-wrapped shrimp on a slotted baking pan. Brush remaining lime chipotle mixture on the outside of the bacon-wrapped shrimp.

Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes, until shrimp is pink and the bacon is crisp.

Makes 12 pieces.

Carb Count: 1.3 carbs


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Native American Broiled Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (6-lb) salmon
2 lemons
Butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Filet a six-pound salmon, rinse well, cut in half and place on a baking pan.

Slice two lemons and squirt over salmon. Allow to stand for one hour. Salt and pepper if you like.

After one hour, place under broiler for two minutes, then add a slice of butter for each piece of salmon and continue cooking for six minutes, or until done.


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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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Crab Bisque Recipe

Ingredients:
4 pounds snow crab clusters (legs)
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, quartered
2 small turnips, peeled, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
2 teaspoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
2 bay leaves
1/3 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons half and half
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon marjoram

Instructions:
Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.

Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of water over high heat. Add onion, 1 stalk of chopped celery, and garlic; then bring mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (The white part of the shells will start to become transparent),

Strain stock. discard the shells, onion, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.

Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pan or cooking pot. If you don’t have enough stock, add enough water to make 3 quarts.

Add turnips, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours, uncovered until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken.

Add the remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is very thick.

Carb Count: 5 carbs per serving. Serves 6.


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Crab Quiche Recipe

Ingredients:
8 eggs
Butter
1 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 6 ounce can lump crab meat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
1/2 cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Coat six 6-ounce cups with butter. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream, and black pepper. Sire in crabmeat. roasted peppers and parsley.

Dived egg mixture amount prepared custard cups. Place cups on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove from oven.

Carbs: 1 carb per serving. Makes 6 (1 custard cup each).


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Cucumber Rounds with Salmon Spread Recipe

Ingredients:
Sliced cucumber rounds
1 (6-ounce) can boneless, skinless pink salmon in water, drained
4 ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and ground black pepper to taste (just a couple of dashes will do)
Fresh dill for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Use mixer on low speed until well blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Serve on cucumber rounds.

Serves 4.


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Deviled Eggs with Crabmeat Recipe

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter, soft
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon low-carb ketchup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 ounces cleaned and finely flaked crabmeat
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Peel and cut eggs lengthwise once they have cooled. Scoop out yolks. Set whites on a plate and prepare the yolk mix.

Put the yolks in a mixing bowl and combine the other ingredients. Mix well. For the smoothest filling, press the mixture through a sieve.

Fill the eggs with a teaspoon of the mixutre, creating a smooth mound.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Carb count: 0.9 gram per serving. Serves Six.


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Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter, soft
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 ounces finely chopped smoked salmon, lox, or nova
½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
¼ teaspoon prepared horseradish
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Peel and cut eggs lengthwise once they have cooled. Scoop out yolks. Set whites on a plate and prepare the yolk mix.

Put the yolks in a mixing bowl and combine the other ingredients. Mix well. For the smoothest filling, press the mixture through a sieve.

Fill the eggs with a teaspoon of the mixture, creating a smooth mound. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Carb Count: .8 grams per seving. Servings: 6.


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