Seafood

Shrimp San Diego

Here's another Cooking Dude original, and, according to the eaters around here, it's one of the best shrimp recipes we've tried. I serve it as a main course salad with some good bread and wine. Whether you buy fresh or frozen shrimp, get the ones labeled 31-40 per...

Poached Salmon with Orange Tarragon Mayonnaise

I learned this recipe in a class by Chef Larry in San Diego, and it has been a household favorite ever since. One interesting difference is provided by the use of orange rather than the typical lemon flavor in this dish. Our favorite salmon comes from CostCo, where...

King Crab Legs

Here's an elegant but easy feast for special occasions. Better plan on $10 or more per person. But that's still cheap compared with the cost of such a nice dinner out. Most of the time, the king crab legs are available already cooked. We get ours at CostCo, and while...

Grilled Shrimp

This recipe is for fixing a delicious open-faced sandwich using grilled shrimp. You can cook the shrimp either inside under the broiler or outside on the grill. You can also serve it other ways, such as over pasta or rice. The important thing here is the marinade,...

Fried Shrimp

With breaded fried shrimp, you have two basic options. You can buy frozen shrimp that are already breaded, and they are usually very good, or you can do it yourself. I'm going to cover the latter here, because I can make them a little spicier. Of course, as I've said...

Fried Catfish

I buy both talapia and catfish from CostCo, and because the quantities are usually too large for our family, I put about half of each purchase in the freezer. Well, the other night I got some fish out of the freezer and announced that we were going to have fish and...

Fish and Chips

This English favorite is always a hit. There are lots of varieties of fish you can use, as long as you use boneless filets of a mild fairly firm fish. My personal choice are the tilapia filets from CostCo, and the folks around here agree. If you're new to cooking,...

Cornbread Shrimp

I saw a recipe like this and decided to try it. But all they did was dredge the shrimp in the cornmeal to fry it, and not much cornmeal stuck to the shrimp. At times like that, you wonder if they even tried the recipe before writing it. Well anyhow, it was easy to...

Tilapia Sorrento

This is an absolutely delicious Italian recipe for baking or pan frying fish. Of course, you don't have to use tilapia; that just happens to be one of our favorites that's always available from CostCo. But you can use flounder, halibut, catfish, or any reasonably mild...

Shrimp Linguini with Vodka Cream Sauce

For shrimp linguini with vodka cream sauce, it is not necessary to use linguini noodles. It's OK if you use spaghetti, penne, or fettuccini noodles. Actually, this shrimp recipe would also be delicious served over white rice. See, don't get hung up over details. Just...

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

I think if I could only have one shrimp recipe from now on, this would be it. And after serving it the other night to the family, it's clear they all feel the same way. "Fra Diavolo" means "Brother Devil", and is a classic Italian dish. It's spicy, so it's not for...

Shrimp Vera Cruz

Here's a delicious shrimp recipe that's fast and easy to make. Use medium to large shrimp, and to save time and trouble, you can usually buy them peeled, de-veined, and frozen. One bag of 15-20 shrimp is enough for four servings, unless there's a hog at the table....

Fish Tacos

We fell in love with Rubio's fish tacos way back when we first came to San Diego. Mr. Rubio had a small taco shop in Pacific Beach, which has now grown into a publicly-owned chain of restaurants. The original recipe is said to have come from San Felipe, a small...

Avocado and Shrimp Salad

Here's a quick and delicious salad recipe, either for an appetizer or for a light supper on a summer evening. The salad shown in the photo uses Remoulade sauce, but if you don't have the time or energy, use bottled or home made salad dressing, tartar sauce, or seafood...

New Orleans Shrimp

Here's a good shrimp recipe that cooks up in a jiffy and makes a simple but special dinner. I usually use frozen shrimp, but fresh is OK if it's really fresh. Your nose knows. Frozen shrimp comes cooked, raw, with or without shells, and in various sizes. For this...

Shrimp Cocktail

  I guess I've loved shrimp cocktails as far back as I can remember. Here's a shrimp cocktail recipe that's just a little different. The photo shows a shrimp cocktail that has both a seafood cocktail sauce and a Remoulade sauce. Of course you can make the shrimp...

Crab with Tequila Cilantro Sauce

For this crab recipe, you can use fresh crab, imitation crab, or, as I did, meat from a couple of leftover King crab legs from a couple of nights earlier. This dish takes very little time to prepare, and yet is very elegant in appearance and flavor. Great for a...

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