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  • Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

    Tips for Spicing Up Seafood

    The allure of exotic spices launched Columbus on his journey of discovery. Today, home chefs can explore new taste sensations by using spices and other flavorful ingredients to add a new world of flavor to fresh fish and seafood. “There’s nothing like the fresh flavors of herbs and spices for cutting unhealthy calories without sacrificing taste,” said Red Lobster Executive Chef Michael LaDuke, who offers the following simple tips for enhancing the natural flavor of fresh fish and seafood: World of Flavors: An easy recipe that turns fresh fish into an exotic dish is topping tilapia with a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, orange juice, fresh ginger, garlic and cilantro. To produce a richer flavor, make the soy sauce mixture at least 24 hours in advance and refrigerate the…

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  • Lobster Bisque Soup

    Lobster Bisque Soup

    The lobster bisque is very rich, so a small serving (about two-thirds cup per person) is plenty. At the restaurant, this is baked in individual crocks, with puff pastry on top. Ingredients: 2 lb boiled lobsters, medium sized 2 1/2 c fish or chicken stock 1 onion, sliced 4 celery stalks, with leaves 2 cloves, whole 1 bay leaf 1/4 c soft butter 1/4 c flour 3 c milk; heated 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 c cream; hot but not boiling 2 tablespoons sherry 1/8 teaspoon parsley; minced 1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions: Remove the meat from boiled lobsters. Dice and reserve the body meat and mince the tail and claw meat. Crush the shells and add them to the stock along with the onion, celery, cloves and bay leaf. Simmer these ingredients for about 30 minutes and strain the stock. Combine the flour and soft…

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