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Seafood Dishes – Mains, Soups and Appetizers with Seafood

New Orleans-Style Cajun BBQ Shrimp

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, Gumbo, as just a few examples. Seafood really shines here. Crawfish, oysters, and of course, shrimp, play leading roles in Cajun cuisine. This barbecued shrimp …

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Fideua┬áMarisco Catalana – Seafood Pasta Paella

Fideua de Marisco is a popular seafood dish in Spain. It’s similar to paella, but with some important differences. Fideua is a pasta lover’s answer to Paella (or Arroz a Banda). The thin pasta noodles soak up the broth in the same way that rice does, but has a different texture and is therefore a …

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Gambas Al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)

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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Easy Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell

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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Mussels with Leeks, Garlic, Tomato and Wine

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 …

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Cold Curried Rice and Shrimp Salad

If you are a fan of yellow curry, then this recipe belongs in your collection. This cold rice salad pairs together spicy yellow curry with crunchy cauliflower and sweet poached shrimp.  It’s an ultimate make-ahead recipe because the flavors combine together and taste even better after spending a night in the fridge. Serve it as either a main …

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

We order these spring rolls almost every time we go to our favorite Thai restaurant. So it came as a bit of a surprise during a visit to Southeast Asia that the recipe is actually one from Vietnam. Pin or bookmark the recipe for later! No matter what the origin, these fresh spring rolls always …

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