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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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Seafood Bisque Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (about 2)
1/4 cup finely diced celery
2 sticks butter
1 quart water
1 tablespoon chicken stock
2 6.5-oz. chopped clams with juice
1/2 lb uncooked shrimp, cleaned, shelled, deveined
1/3 lb cod (leave in one piece)
1/3 lb salmon (leave in one piece-remove skin)
4 cups heavy cream
1 small can crab meat
1/2 cup dry sherry
Chives for garnish, optional

Instructions:

Sautè shallots and diced celery in butter, until soft. Stir with a wire whip for 5 minutes, on low heat and set aside.

Bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Add chicken stock, clams with juice, all of the shrimp and the whole pieces of cod and salmon. Return to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Strain the stock, and reserve the seafood. Stir the shallot/butter mixture into the stock.

Flake the large pieces of boiled fish and add the canned crabmeat. Add the heavy cream and sherry. Bring to a simmer and heat through. Add chives, if desired.

Carb Count: 2-3 carbs per serving. Serves 6-8


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Grilled Shrimp in Chili Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
16 shrimp, shells on
3 cloves garlic
2 inches fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons fresh lemon grass
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
4 wooden skewers

Instructions:

Soak skewers in water

Prepare the shrimp: devein and cut off legs but the shell left on. The shell will protect the delicate shrimp meat on the grill.

Grate the ginger, garlic, and lemon grass (or very finely chop). Mix them in a medium sized bowl with the sweet chili sauce.

Stir in the shrimp until well coated with marinade.

Let marinate for at least 10 minutes in the fridge.

Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer.

Once coals are ready, place shish kebabs flat on grill. Grill 2-3 minutes for pre-cooked shrimp and about 4-5 minutes for raw.

Flip and cook another few minutes on the other side.

Carb Count: 1.5 grams per serving. Serves 4.


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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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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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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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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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