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Lowcountry Boil Recipe

30 Jun

Lowcountry Boil is a classic summertime meal, that is delicious and easy to prepare for a crowd.  It is perfect for beach parties or backyard bar-b-que’s.  This Lowcountry Boil recipe is one of my favorites for a few reasons.  It is super easy to make, adding in one ingredient at a time and letting cook a few minutes before adding the next.  It cooks up quick and makes little mess for so much food, making it perfect for large servings.  Also, you can play around with the ingredients a little bit.  If you would like to add some crab legs (or whole crab), you would add them in with the shrimp or instead of the shrimp.  You can also add in some large cuts of carrots or other veggies as you wish.
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Dijon Mustard Filets

2 Dec

I love when I find delicious low-fat, low-calorie and easy to make recipes.  Dijon Mustard Filets delivers all of the above.  Eating fish is one of the best things you can do do improve your diet and health.  Our household doesn’t eat fish nearly enough, and most of that is due to the fact that I can be a bit picky when it comes to choosing the right fish to cook.  I’ve had the privilege of eating the freshest fish, straight from the ocean, so I sometimes I have issues with the fish sold in supermarkets.  If I can’t find some decent fresh fish at the counter, I usually buy frozen wild caught Alaskan fish.  My favorite fish, which work wonderful with many recipes including this one, are Halibut, Cod, and Petrale Sole.  Not only do these fish taste great and are easy to cook, but they don’t make your house smell fishy when cooking them.
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Shrimp and Pancetta

9 Nov

One of the things I love most about making seafood for dinner, is how quick you can make a healthy and delicious meal for your family.  Shrimp and Pancetta takes about 30 minutes total, including the prep time, to make and put on the table.  Another thing I love about this recipe is how simple it is.  Few ingredients and a quick cooking time, make Shrimp and Pancetta a perfect weeknight meal when time is of the essence.
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Spicy Shrimp and Grits

13 Oct

Shrimp and Grits are a classic dish found in lowcountry cuisine, which is cooking traditionally associated with the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Georgia coast.  They are a staple food in this area of the south, and are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Spicy Shrimp and Grits is the ultimate food.
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Scallops and Vegetables with Citrus Soy Sauce

4 Sep

Scallops and Vegetables with Citrus Soy Sauce hold a special place in my heart.  This is one of the first meals I made my husband when we had first started dating.  I love scallops, they are tender and sweet jewels from the ocean.  This dish is great for entertaining, and is sure to please even the biggest seafood skeptic.
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Steamed Garlic Shrimp

1 Aug

Steamed Garlic Shrimp with Chili Sauce is super healthy and packs some heat.  I love using my two tiered bamboo steamer, it makes everything so tender and just taste awesome.  Steaming is easy to learn, delivers wonderful flavor and tenderness, and works well with seafood, veggies, and more.
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Grilled Fish Tacos with Tomato-Green Onion Salsa

13 Jul

Grilled Fish Tacos are absolutely one of my favorite things to make and eat ever!  I can think of no better way to kick off my 100th post, then by share my special Grilled Fish Tacos with Tomato-Green Onion Salsa with you.  I use Halibut in these tacos, it is my favorite fish and has a delicious non-fishy flavor.  Halibut can be a little pricy, unless you are fortunate enough to live near the fishery.  Any white fish will work well with this recipe, tilapia or cod would be a good option.
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Bang Bang Shrimp

31 May

There is nothing better than some good shrimp.  Whether it is an appetizer, or for the main dish, shrimp are a big hit.  One of the really nice qualities of shrimp, is that they are incredibly versatile, and taste great grilled, sauteed, fried, baked, boiled, or served as a cocktail, with a squeeze of lemon.  Even if your not a big shrimp fan, I think this Bang Bang Shrimp recipe might just change your mind.  It is awesome and needs to be shared with all.

The first time I had Bang Bang Shrimp was at Bonefish Grill, and it was delicious.  A mix of crunchy, crispy fried shrimp coated in a slightly sweet, spicy, creamy sauce, served on top of a bed of lettuce.  It is awesome, and clearly lots of people think so.  Since first tasting the yummy bits of Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish, The Hungry Wife has noticed similar items popping up on menues in restaurants like Applebee’s and TGI Fridays.  Now you can make Bang Bang Shrimp at home, and enjoy it whenever you want.  This recipe is straight forward and easy to make, so next time you are looking for a way to cook up some shrimp, give this a try.
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Gingered Fish in a Packet

28 Apr

A packet of fresh fish and vegetables steamed in savory or spicy flavors is like a gift.  This Gingered Fish in a Packet is a wonderful dish.  Each individually wrapped “present” releases a burst of aromatic steam when opened.  The flavors mingle sweet with spicy, hot with salty, briny with piquant.  Nothing escapes until the final moment of opening the foil.  Inside, the fish is tender and succulent, the vegetables are perfectly cooked, and the sauce has bathed every ingredient.

When cooking fish in a packet, potatoes take too long and asparagus and snow peas lose their bright color.  Carrots, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, and bell peppers are better choices.  Once you prepare all of the ingredients, each packet can be assembled and folded easily and quickly.  In general, I don’t recommend that you prepare the packets ahead of time because some ingredients may react with the aluminum foil.  Serve immediately to avoid overcooking.
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Folly Beach Garlic Shrimp

25 Apr

This Folly Beach Garlic Shrimp is designed to be made for a crowd who enjoys seafood, and its great as an appetizer or as the main dish.  You could even make some angel hair pasta or linguine and toss the Folly Beach Garlic Shrimp with it for a nice pasta dish.  Personally, I feel you don’t even really need to measure the ingredients.  I just add as much or as little as I want of each ingredient, so don’t be afraid to play around until you find that perfect combination for your palette.  Also, I do not use very many bread crumbs, instead, just more of a dusting as compared to what is in the actual recipe.

Folly beach is located on the historic Folly Island in Charleston SC.  This low-country location is famous for its shrimp and its surfing.

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