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Seafood Appetizer Recipes

Cajun BBQ Shrimp is one of the many unique and ubiquitous foods for which New Orleans is known. The Crescent City has many famous dishes — Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Étouffée, and Gumbo, as just a few examples. Seafood really shines here. Crawfish, oysters, and of course, shrimp, play leading roles in Cajun cuisine.  This barbecued …

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Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) was one of our favorite dishes while traveling in Spain. It was served as one of many selections of tapas, or small plates, served in restaurants and designed to be shared with friends. The smell of garlic filled the air when waiters rushed by with sizzling plates of …

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I love oysters. Particularly, grilled oysters! But I almost never have them at home. It’s just too much work opening the shells.  I’ve sliced up my fingers multiple times trying to replicate the process that the experts at the oyster bar make look easy. I never bothered to invest in a full oyster shucking kit …

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A pot of mussels in a savory sauce is meant to be shared. One of our favorite memories of sharing mussels is finding a restaurant in Sydney, Australia that served an all-you-can-eat mussels special on Tuesday nights.  They had several different sauces to choose from, like mussels steamed in wine, Thai-flavored mussels, and mussels marinara. …

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Peru is becoming known as a “foodie” destination. Part of the reason for this is the incredible diversity of available fresh ingredients, due to the large number of microclimates in the country. Peruvian Ceviche with Rocoto Sauce is one of the country’s signature dishes for a good reason.  Chefs in Peru can utilize the freshest …

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