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Shirley's Favorite Seafood Recipes

Shirley's Favorite Seafood Recipes

Crab Cakes Recipe

1 lb. crab meat
4 T. butter, melted (1/2 stick)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 eggs, well beaten
Fine bread crumbs
canola or peanut oil

Mix crab meat, butter, seasoning, and enough of the egg to mold into small flat cakes. Beat 1 tablespoon water into the remaining egg and dip the cakes into this mixture. Make cakes about 2 inch diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Roll in crumbs. Saute until rich brown in a heavy frying pan or fry in deep fat at 380 degrees.
Use wire basket for deep fat.
Shirley LA


LA Shrimp Recioe

12 extra large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

In cup, combine paprika, thyme, salt, red pepper and nutmeg. In a nonstick 10-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic and cook 1 minute and discard. Add spice mixture and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add shrimp, stirring to coat evenly with spices and cook 2 to 3 minutes until shrimp turn opaque. Serve with long grain or wild rice.
Shirley LA


Crawfish with Pasta Recipe

1 stick butter
1 bunch green onion tops, chopped fine
1 med. yellow onion, chopped fine
1 bunch parsley
1 med. bell pepper
salt, black pepper, red pepper and garlic powder to taste
1 pkg. crawfish tails
1/2 pt. half & half or whipping cream
1 pkg. egg noodles

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion tops, onion, parsley and bell pepper; cook until tender. Add seasonings to taste. Add crawfish and saute for 10 minutes; pour in half & half. Cook until it thickens. Cook noodles in separate pot. When noodles are cooked, add to the crawfish pasta sauce. Yields 6 to 8 servings.
Shirley LA


Fried Catfish Recipe

1 lbs. catfish filets, 2 in. chunks
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. corn meal
1 c. flour
Peanut oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste

Dip catfish in eggs. In a bowl, combine flour and corn meal. Roll catfish in flour mixture. Place fish in oil heated to 350 degrees and brown on both sides.
Shirley LA


Grilled Shrimp Scampi Recipe

1- 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and de veined
1/4 c. light olive oil
1/4 c. lemon juice
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 T. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
ground black pepper to taste

Peel and de vein shrimp, leaving tails on. Rinse under cold water and drain. In medium non-reactive bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Add the shrimp and marinate for 30 minutes or less. Remove shrimp from marinade and place them on to skewers. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

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