Have you found that preparing meals for your family is becoming a chore? The idea of cooking a meal for yourself should not be enough to send you in a tailspin! The following piece includes several terrific ideas that will remove any anxiety you have about preparing meals. Once you try the advice in this article, you'll be wishing that you'd known about it sooner.
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Looking for a how-to for grilling fish in foil? Here is a quick article with an easy how to recipe. This is perfect for every cooking level, from beginners to pros. After learning these step you can even add your own flares.
How to Cook Grilled Fish in Foil
What you’ll need:
2 lbs. of fish fillets
1/4 cup of butter
2 Tablespoons of parsley
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of dill weed
1 medium onion (sliced)
2 medium carrots sliced thinly (vertically)
salt and pepper
First, sprinkle your fillets with some of the salt and pepper. Then you will need to combine your butter, parsley, dill and lemon juice. Now cut out 6 double 18in squares of the foil. On half of the double square, place your fillet. Then top it with an equal amount of the butter mixture, and some carrots and onions. Fold your foil over and seal the edges with double folds. Package can be placed on the grill. Let it cook for about ten to twelve min. This recipe makes 6 servings.
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Here is a video from Anthony Bourdain about Spanish Seafood. There are additional resource links at the end of this post.
Anthony meets up with a friend who takes him to a local bar where they serve the freshest and best seafood available. http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain
Duration : 0:3:30
Here is a delicious recipe for a pasta called Crawfish Monica. this is a tasty Louisiana crawfish dish that is sure to get your tastebuds singing! Stop by and take a look at our Seafood Sides section to find something great to pair with it. Don’t forget to keep checking back for more great seafood recipes.
Down here in the South, we just LOVE good food and music! One of the best places to get both of these is during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA. The music at Jazz Fest is great, but for some, the food – specifically the Crawfish Monica – is what really hits the spot. If you think eating a hot, creamy bowl of crawfish pasta in the sun is insane, well sha you can call us crazy! In NOLA, we live for the stuff under any weather condition. Grab a fork and find a spot to properly devour this delicousness. No matter if you’ll be in NOLA to try this divine creation at Jazz Fest, you can now have it whenever it would please your heart and stomach! With this recipe from New Orleans’ very own super chef Emeril Legasse. Oh, and you’re welcome!
1lb of linguine or fettucine
2Tbsp of olive oil
6Tbsp of unsalted butter
1cup of yellow onions (chopped)
2Tbsp of minced garlic
2tsp of Essence**
1/2tsp of salt
1/4tsp of cayenne
1/4cup of dry white wine
2cups of heavy cream
1Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1lb of crawfish tails*
1/2cup of green onions (chopped)
1/2cup of fresh chopped parsley leaves
1cup of grated Parmesan
Cook your pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente (for about 8mins). Drain, and reserve 1/4cup of your cooking liquid. Return the pasta to the pot and toss with olive oil and the reserved cooking liquid. Cover it to keep warm.
Get a large saute pan or a skillet, and in it, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add your onions and cook, stirring, until they’re soft ( for about 5mins). Add the garlic, salt, Essence and cayenne. Then cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Next add the white wine and cook it over a high heat until nearly all evaporated. Then, add the lemon juice and cream. Cook that while stirring occasionally, until it is slightly reduced. Add your crawfish tails and cook them, stirring, till warmed through. Add the onions and your parsley and cook that for about 1 minute. Add your cooked pasta and toss it to coat with the sauce. Then, cook until your pasta is warmed through (for about 1 minute). Remove from heat and add 1/2cup of the cheese.
Put it into a serving bowl and top with the remaining 1/2cup of cheese and serve.
*Peeled medium shrimp can be substituted, but the cooking time must be increased to allow thorough cooking.
**Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (a.k.a Bayou Blast):
2 1/2Tbsp paprika
2Tbsp garlic powder
1Tbsp black pepper
1Tbsp onion powder
1Tbsp cayenne pepper
1Tbsp dried oregano
1Tbsp dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yields: 2/3 cup
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse on Food Network.
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There are many ways to prepare seafood, but the most popular way seems to be in a pasta. In this article, What Are Some Good Seafood Pasta Recipes?, we have included a few simple seafood pasta dishes that you can try as well as additional links and a video. Make sure to keep checking back for more popular ways to prepare your favorite seafood.
What Are Some Good Seafood Pasta Recipes?-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
This article is in response to the comment “my momma be lovin that seafood pasta ya dig? so im tryna make a dish for her cause she keeps bugging me. anyone know some seafood pasta recipes that will make emeril look like Martha Stewart?”
Here are a few different pasta recipes that are simple to make but taste great and will surely impress whatever guest you decide to serve it to.
Macaroni Shrimp Salad
1 pound short macaroni — salad type
1 cup sweet pickle relish — well drained
3/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 can chopped pimiento — drained (2 oz.)
1 can sliced mushrooms — drained (4 oz.)
1/2 pound tiny salad shrimp — cooked (about 1
1 1/2 cups salad dressing of your choice — up to 2
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 10 to 12 minutes until barely tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Combine with remaining ingredients.
Add dressing and stir to blend.
Chill well before serving.
Seafood Pasta Salad
2 cups pasta — tri-colored spiral
1 cup shrimp — cooked
1/3 cup green pepper — diced
1/4 cup carrots — sliced
1/2 cup zucchini — sliced
1/3 cup white wine worcestershire
1/3 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
* cook pasta according to package directions
* 1 can (6 1/2oz.) tuna, drained and flaked can be used for shrimp.
** Lea & Perrins White Wine Worcestershire Sauce.
In a mixing bowl, combine pasta, shrimp or tuna, bell pepper, carrots and zucchini. Add Worcestershire, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
Crabmeat Pasta Salad
12 oz Spiral pasta
2 Green onions, chopped fine
1 Celery, chopped fine
1/4 cup Bell pepper, chopped fine
2 or 3 oz Pimento, drained and diced
1 lb Lump crabmeat
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salad dressing as needed
Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning to taste
Prepare pasta according to instructions and set aside until cool. Add next eight ingredients to cooled pasta and toss. Add salad dressing of choice (Caesar, Golden Caesar, Italian, etc.) and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning as desired.
Note: Mushroom, artichoke hearts, red onion, etc. can be added as desired. Shrimp maybe substituted for or used along with crabmeat.
FoodNetwork.com-Gina’s Seafood Passion Pasta
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In our article How To Make Hushpuppies, we have a great recipe for this wonderful side dish that goes great with any of your favorite fried seafood. Sometimes people try to hard to find an elaborate side dish to pair with their meals when something simple can work best. Make sure to keep checking back with us for more simple yet delicious side dishes to pair with your great seafood meals.
How To Make Hushpuppies-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
Hushpuppies just have to be one of my most favorite side dishes to pair with some good old fried fish or shrimp! This particular recipe for hushpuppies is super simple, takes nearly no time at all and can be accomplished by those with minimal cooking experience. With a total cooking time of less than ten minutes, there is no way you can go wrong with this recipe. I’d love to hear what you think after trying it. Make sure to leave a comment below to let me know how it went or if you decided to make any tweaks. Happy Cooking!
Yields: Twenty-four Servings
Total Time: Seven minutes
Prep Time: Five minutes
Cook Time: Two Minutes
What You Will Need:
Two, Eight and a half ounce packages of Jiffy corn muffin mix
Two beaten eggs
A Quarter cup of finely chopped sweet onion
Canola oil for frying
How To Cook:
First you will need to measure out two and a quarter cups of the Jiffy corn muffin mix (you can store leftover mix for later use). Then you will just combine the muffin mix with your chopped sweet onion and eggs. Make sure you mix everything very well. Now drop the batter by the tablespoonfuls into your hot oil. Make sure to turn them when they are getting golden brown and fry them on other side till they are golden all over. Take out your hushpuppies with a slotted spoon and place on a rack or plate that is lined with paper towels so as to drain off any excess frying oil. Lastly, simply serve and enjoy!
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While mainly a huge hit in the south, the use of crab boil is growing in popularity. You can purchase crab boil all over the US, but not anywhere else in the world. This is a great article to reference if you’re looking to bring some Louisiana flavor into your own home.
How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
There are just some things in Louisiana that are considered staples in ones kitchen and a good crab boil is one of them! While you can purchase different crab boils from grocery stores, it is usually cheaper (and better, in my opinion) to make your own. It usually comes in the form of a little pack of spices that you would just throw into the water that you’ll boil your seafood in and makes it spicy and delicious! Just a tip though, make sure you don’t lean in too close with your face and breathe in, or you’ll get into a sneezing tizzy! This boil works with really any type of shellfish.
What you need:
Four Tbsp of yellow mustard seeds
Three Tbsp of coriander seeds
Two Tbsp of whole allspice
Two Tbsp of dill seeds
One Tbsp of whole cloves
One Tbsp of crushed red pepper
Eight bay leaves
Salt and cayenne pepper (or liquid hot sauce)
What To Do:
You’ll want to combine all of your dry ingredients well. Then place then in a square of muslin or cheesecloth and tie it securely with a string. Add your salt and cayenne (or the hot sauce) to your water to taste, then bring it to a boil. Once water is boiling, put in your bag of seasoning and boil it for several minutes. You’ll want to do this until the boiling liquid is seasoned and has a tint to it. Lastly you’ll add the vegetables or shellfish (or both) and cook until it’s done.
* This makes enough crab boil seasoning for 5lbs of seafood.
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Here is an article putting a spotlight towards the ongoing Mardi Gras season. Here you will find an Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe to help you celebrate. This is a great dessert to pair with any seafood dish, try pairing it with our Cooking Crawfish For The First Time to give your whole meal that good old Louisiana flavor that everyone loves. Make sure to keep checking back for great dessert and other recipes.
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
What You Will Need:
One loaf of refrigerated french bread dough
Three tablespoons of softened butter
One quarter cup of sugar
One tablespoon of cinnamon
One cup of some powdered sugar
Four teaspoons of milk*
Half teaspoon of vanilla
How To Bake It:
First you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, unroll your french bread dough into the shape of a large rectangle. It should come out to be about about sixteen by twelve inches. Brush over the dough lightly with some softened butter. Then mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Take your cinnamon and sugar mixture and sprinkle it over butter. Now cut your dough in half (lengthwise) and then cut it crosswise into some strips that should be about one and a quarter inches wide. Twist two of the stips together. You will need to tie each strip loosely into a nice knot, stretching it gently if you need to, and then place it on a baking sheet. Make sure to space them about two inches apart. Then, bake them for about twenty-five to twenty-eight minutes. Let cool. While they cool, mix together your vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk. Now dip each knot into the icing mixture and then sprinkle on your colored sugar. Then simply serve and enjoy!
* You may choose to use more milk to get the desired consistency.
** Purple, Yellow and Green are the typical colors for the sugar used on a Mardi Gras king cake, but you may used whatever colors you prefer.
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Here is another delicious dessert recipe to pair with your favorite seafood dishes. In this article for Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe, we have included links to similar recipes, as well as an instructional video with a slow cooker version. Make sure to keep checking back for more great dessert recipes.
Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
TOTAL TIME: Eighty mins
YEILDS: Twelve to Fourteen servings
What You Need:
Three cups of some old-fashioned oats
Two cups of some all-purpose flour
One and a half packed cups of brown sugar
One tsp of ground cinnamon
One cup of cold cubed butter
Eight cups of thinly sliced peeled tart apples
One pack (Fourteen ounces) of halved caramels
One cup of divided apple cider
How To Make:
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then take a large bowl and combine your flour, oats, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut in your butter until crumbly. Then press half of your mixture in a greased thirteen inch by nine inch baking dish. Then layer with a mixture of half your apples, one cup of the oat mixture and caramels. Continue to repeat those layers. Then pour a half cup of cider over the top.
Bake everything for fourty minutes at 350 degrees F (make sure to keep it uncovered). Then you will need to uncover and drizzle the remaining cider on top. Return it to the over to bake for an additional twenty to twenty-five minutes longer, until the apples get tender. Serve warm and enjoy!
*Also pairs great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Here is also a video showing an Apple Crisp Recipe that is done in a slow cooker:
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Who doesn’t love some tater tots to go with a delicious fried seafood dish? In this Homemade Tater Tots Recipe article we have a quick and easy way to get one of your favorite side dishes on the table for your family to enjoy. Also check out the video included near the links at the bottom. Try pairing this with the #4 choice, Pan Fried Tilapia, in our article 5 Easy Seafood Dish Recipes. Make sure to keep checking back for great seafood dishes and what to pair them with.
Homemade Tater Tots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
Makes: 4 to 6 servings
What You Will Need:
Three pounds of rinsed and peeled russet potatoes (cut into 1? pieces)
One and three-quarters Tbsp of powdered gelatin
Four Tbsp of flour
Half tsp of ground coriander
Salt to taste
Peanut or canola oil (to fry with)
Four cups of water
What To Do:
First, put your oven rack in the center of your oven and heat your oven to 250º F. Then place your potatoes and four cups water into a food processor; pulse it until the potatoes are cut into roughly one-eighth inch pieces. Drain your potatoes and rinse. Make sure to shake the strainer to get out as much water as you can. Put the potatoes in a tea towel (make sure to chop any potato pieces that are too large), cover the potatoes with another towel. Then roll up the towels tightly to rid any remaining moisture.
Secondly, arrange your potatoes to where they are spaced out evenly on two rimmed baking sheets. Then, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over all the potatoes. Bake them (rotating the baking sheets once) until the gelatin melts. This should take about five minutes. Put your potatoes in a large bowl, making sure to use a rubber spatula, mix them well to distribute the gelatin. Now mix in the flour and coriander. Season lightly with salt. Get a large piece of plastic wrap and put it on a work surface that is slightly wet (water helps keep the plastic in place) with the short end facing you. Then put a quarter of the potato mix on the plastic wrap about six inches from you, and shape it into a log about twelve inches long and an inch thick. Lift the end of the plastic wrap closest to you and bring it over the log, use a ruler to compress the roll as you wrap the log. Now roll up the potato log and set it aside. Repeat with the rest of the mixture; transfer logs to your freezer until they are firm but not frozen.
Thirdly, pour your oil into a five quart dutch oven to where it is about two inches in depth. Heat it over a med-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 275º F. Next, slice through the plastic to get one inch by three-quarter inch tater tots. Toss the plastic wrap. Working in batches, you will need to add the tater tots to the oil and cook them, turning occasionally, until they are light brown. This should take about three minutes. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer your potatoes to a rack that you set inside a baking sheet and let chill in the freezer for about twenty minutes.
Lastly, up the oil temperature to 350º F. Working in batches again, add your potatoes and cook, turning occasionally again, until they are browned and crisp. this should take about two minutes. Transfer them to paper towels to drain the oil and season them with salt. Serve hot and enjoy!
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