Delicious Pistachio Encrusted Trout in Minutes

Recipe Stolen with Permission from Kim Esrig of Eugene - Serves 2

Pistachio Encrusted Trout is Ready in Less than 15 Minutes

Pistachio Encrusted Trout is Ready in Less than 15 Minutes

2 Trout fillets (1 per per person)
1/2 cup seasoned fine bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Zest from 1/2 lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons Butter of Coconut Oil

This is and excellent, nutritious, and super quick supper to make for one or for a gathering.

Mix together crumbs, chopped pistachios, parsley, lemon zest, and seasonings.  Heat griddle to 375 degrees.  While griddle is heating pat both sides of each trout fillet in the crumb mixture and set aside.  Note Newman's trout fillets have skin on one side and will be beautifully boneless.  Add butter or oil to hot griddle and melt.  Place coated fillets on hot griddle and cook about 4 minutes on each side, flipping carefully.  The fillets should be golden brown.  Serve skin side down and pair with veggies, salad, a potato or quinoa side dish. 

Fish Stew

This recipe was brought into the market by a customer who says this is one of their favorite recipes.  They recommend you experiment with the quantities of wine and seafood to get it just right.  When it is right, you will swoon!

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
4 large leeks, rinsed and sliced lengthwise, then cut into 1/4" diagonal slices
2 medium onions, quartered and sliced into 1/2" pieces
6 bay leaves (or more if desired)
1/2 teaspoon dried Mediterranean oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon saffron threads
4 cloves minced garlic
1 quart red wine (Pinot Noir, Malbec, or whatever you prefer)
2-28 oz. cans diced tomatoes
2-8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1/3 cup clam Juice
2 dozen Manila clams, scrubbed
16 large, peeled and deveined shrimp (tips left on are pretty)
12 large scallops, halved
12 oz. halibut, cut into 1" cubes (can substitute snapper, cod, squid, or other favorite )
Crab claws for garnish (optional)

Saute leeks, onions, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, pepper, parsley, saffron, and garlic in EVOO in a large soup pot until the onions are tender. Add the wine and bring to almost a boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and clam juice. Simmer 30 minutes, uncovered.  Add the clams, shrimp and scallops and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the halibut.  When the clams open and the shrimp are pink, enjoy with a salad and crusty baguette.

 


 

 

 

 

All Seafood - All the Time Paella

By Dwight Collins, Fishmonger and Owner of Newman’s Fish Company

Two pans of this delicious paella were made to feed the crowds attending the SquareOne Villages Paella Fest 2015 at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

Two pans of this delicious paella were made to feed the crowds attending the SquareOne Villages Paella Fest 2015 at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

A seafood lover’s delight, this Paella recipe was prepared for our local Paellafest 2015 and again at the SquareOne Villages Paella Fest.  Paella is the centerpiece of a family gathering or a feast with friends, It takes some practice to get a feel for cooking times to cook the rice perfectly. You can modify it with your favorite seafood and make it your own, but a few rules in making the rice need to be followed.  Don’t rinse the rice.  Don’t stir the rice after it begins to simmer.  Don’t start cooking the rice until everyone is present.

Prep time:  45 minutes
Cook time:  40 minutes
Serves: 12-14 (18"-24" paella pan)

6      Cloves garlic, diced
1       Large yellow onion, diced into ¼” pieces
6 T.   Extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat the pan
1        Green pepper, julienne sliced
1        Red pepper, julienne sliced
1        Yellow pepper, julienne sliced
½ T.   Sweet Paprika
½ T.   Smokey Paprika
1-28 oz can Italian Tomatoes
1 t.     Salt (2 pinches)
Couple of pinches of Saffron, about 20 threads
12 c.   Fish stock, added as needed for type of rice**
4 c.    Bomba rice, or medium grain rice (use less fish broth for medium grain rice)***
1 lb.   Scallops, small
1 lb.   Firm-fleshed white fish, deboned and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lb.   Medium shrimp, tails and shells removed and deveined
1 doz. Raw, deveined shrimp with shells intact and split
3-4    Clams per person, rinsed and drained
½ lb.   Squid, cut into 2 by ½  inch pieces (optional)
½ lb.   Green beans, blanched (may substitute another vegetable in season)

In an 18"- 24" paella* pan, sauté diced garlic and diced onion in olive oil until flavors are released and just starting to turn brown. Add the peppers and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the peppers brown and become fragrant, about 3 minutes.  Lower the heat to medium-low and stir in the two paprika seasonings, tomatoes, and two pinches of salt, and cook 5 minutes.  Sprinkle in the saffron and stir to let the flavors mingle.  Sprinkle in the rice and mix to coat.  Add in approximately 11 cups of the fish stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring to completely mix all the ingredients.  Turn the heat to medium and let the rice simmer.  Probe with a wooden spoon to make sure the rice is evenly distributed,  Cook for 10 minutes.  Keep remaining 1 cup of fish stock on stove, on low heat, and add in small increments, as needed, to areas of the paella pan where rice doesn't look cooked (the grains will be whiter).  Do not stir again.  Lay the scallops, white fish, both types of shrimp, clams, squid (optional), and blanched green beans evenly across the rice mixture and cook uncovered for 10 minutes on medium-low heat and 5 minutes covered to finish cooking the fish. Turn off heat, keep covered and let rest for 5 minutes.  Serve.

* Paella pans are wide, shallow, and made of thin conductive metal, with sloping sides and two handles.  They ensure the rice can be cooked in a thin layer and allow for evaporation of the liquid while the rice cooks so the paella has a desired dry texture.

** Fish Stock:  A good fish stock is important for building the flavor of the rice. Fish stock can be purchased at Newman's Fish Market on Willamette or you can make your own.  The following recipe makes 12 cups of stock.

1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, chopped
5 lbs. white fish bones
12 c. water
15 sprigs of parsley, chopped
2-3 c. shrimp shells

Put all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil.  Turn heat down and simmer for 1-2 hours.  Strain and reserve the stock.  Discard solids.  Can be used immediately or cooled, covered and stored refrigerated for 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

*** About the Rice: Use short-grain Bomba rice or medium-grain rice, not long-grain or parboiled rice. Estimate 1/3 cup rice per person if you have lots of seafood in the paella. Short-grain Bomba rice takes slightly more liquid than medium-grain rice. The ratio of stock to rice is 3:1.

Herb Broiled Pacific Albacore

From the Oregon Albacore Commission

Prep Time: 35-40 Minutes;  Cook Time:  3 Minutes;  Makes 4 Servings

1 ½ pounds Pacific Albacore loin cuts, boneless and skinless, ¾ inch thick
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon dried basil
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ Cup lemon juice
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
½ teaspoon lemon peel, coarsely grated

Rinse Albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. In small saucepan, melt butter. Add basil, parsley, mustard, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Place Albacore in a glass ceramic baking dish; top with ¾ of the marinade. Marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes, turning once. Drain Albacore, and discard used marinade. Place on well-greased broiler pan; baste with reserved marinade. Broil 4-5 inches from source of heat for 3 minutes. Albacore should be pink in the center when removed from heat. Transfer to serving platter and sprinkle with lemon peel.

Grilled Curried Albacore with Apples

From the Oregon Albacore Commission

Prep Time:  35 Minutes;  Cook Time:  9-12 minutes:  Serves 3-4

1 lb. Troll-caught Albacore loin, cut into 1-inch thick medallions
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 teaspoon honey
1 medium red delicious apple sliced thinly

Use a fresh Albacore loin from your local fish market. Make marinade by combining all other ingredients except apple. Add Albacore and marinate for 30 minutes, turning once. Remove Albacore reserving marinade. To grill, place on greased grate, 4-5 inches from hot coals. For most loins, 3-4 minutes on each of three sides is sufficient. Baste generously with reserved marinade. Turn frequently. Most importantly, do not overcook! Albacore should be pink in center when removed from heat. The center will continue to cook (from latent heat) for several minutes after removal. Serve over chilled apple slices.

Albacore Tuna Marinated and Lightly Grilled

Submitted by John Nelson, Chef and Former Staff Member at Newman's Fish Market and Newman's Grotto in Eugene
Prep Time:  20-30 Minutes;  Cook Time: 4 Minutes

1    fresh loin of tuna
1    teaspoon of harissa or sambal (hot spicy sauce)
¼   cup orange juice
1    teaspoon caraway seed
1½ teaspoon coarse salt
¼   cup olive oil

Albacore is one of the fastest fish in the sea is also one of the fastest fish to cook so don’t overdo this tuna.  Also, take care not to over-marinate this fish.

Mix all the marinade ingredients together.  Pour the sauce over the tuna, coating both sides, and marinate the albacore for no more than an 30 minutes --- or the citrus will begin to cook the fish and you will have made ceviche.

Lightly grease your grill with olive oil and preheat the grill on high temperature.

Grill each side of the tuna for about 2 minutes just enough to caramelize the sugars in the juice.  The middle of the tuna should still be rare to medium rare for the best flavor.

Let tuna stand for a few minutes, slice and serve.

Seafood "Who Needs Rice" Jambalaya

With Permission from Everyday Paleo, by Sarah Fragoso

Don't let a Paleo recipe scare you off - this is an exceptional soup! The coconut oil gives the broth a delicious flavor.  This will become your go-to meal.  For variety, change it up with different veggies or seafood.

Prep time:  35 minutes;  Cook time:  15-20 minutes

1 lb. wild Alaskan cod fillets (or other wild-caught fish of your choice)
1 lb. medium shrimp, tails and shells removed and deveined
1/4  cup coconut oil (or grass fed ghee)
4-5  carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick pieces
2   red bell peppers, thinly sliced
4   cloves garlic, minced
1   leek, diced
Sea salt to taste
1   Tbsp. chili powder
1/2  tsp. paprika
1/2  tsp. black pepper
4 cups chicken broth
Hot sauce to taste (optional)

Make sure the fish and shrimp are thawed and drained.  Pat the fish and shrimp dry with a paper towel;  it will have a better texture after cooking if you do this. Cut the fish into bite-size pieces. Set aside with shrimp.

Melt the coconut oil (or ghee)  in a large soup pot and sauté the carrots for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the bell peppers, leeks, and garlic, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  Add all the spices and the chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Add in the fish and shrimp and simmer until the fish begins to flake and the shrimp turn pink and float.

Add the hot sauce (optional) and stir. Taste and add more seasoning or hot sauce if desired.

Serve in bowls immediately. Serves: 4-6.

Oregon Pink Shrimp Tacos

1 lb. Oregon Pink Shrimp
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup sour cream
hot sauce, salt & pepper to taste
4 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Can substitute or mix with Monterrey Jack cheese
1 cup green cabbage, shredded
Black Bean Cilantro Lime Salsa, recipe follows

Dust the pink shrimp with salt & pepper and the cumin until evenly coated. Set aside in the refrigerator. Season the sour cream with the cayenne, garlic powder and hot sauce to taste, and reserve in the refrigerator. Lay tortillas out on a sheet pan and sprinkle the cheese over them. Place the tortillas in a 350° oven for 2–3 minutes, or just until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are warm. 
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium high in a sauté pan. Add the shrimp and cook 1–2 minutes until hot. Add the hot shrimp, sour cream, salsa and shredded cabbage evenly over the tortillas. Fold over and serve with Black Bean Cilantro Lime Salsa. Serves 2.


Black Bean Cilantro Lime Salsa

1 cup of cooked black beans
1 roma tomato, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped 
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp chopped fresh garlic
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 avocado, diced
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until use.

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Linguine with Oregon Pink Shrimp

1 1/2 lb Oregon Pink Shrimp
1 lb dried linguini
6 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup finely parsley
3 Tbsp finely chopped basil OR 1 tsp. dried
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. While linquini is cooking, melt butter in large skillet. Add garlic and sauté briefly to release flavor. Add cream and heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Lower heat and stir in shrimp, parsley, basil and thyme. Continue cooking until shrimp are just heated through. Do not over cook shrimp! Remove from heat and add linquini. Toss and add parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste; toss again. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

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Asian Cabbage Salad with Oregon Pink Shrimp

8 oz Oregon Pink Shrimp
1 package oriental ramen noodles
3 cups green cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced or slivered
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Dressing, recipe follows

Mix together the shrimp, noodles, cabbage, almonds, green onions, and sesame seeds. Right before serving, toss with the dressing and serve.

Dressing
Ramen noodle seasoning packet, (oriental)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
Mix well and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before use. Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of The Oregon Seafood Center, Astoria, OR, www.seafoodschool.org

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Oregon Shrimp Cakes from the Oregon Trawl Commission

1 lb Oregon Shrimp, well drained
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
3 Cups Bread Crumbs (Panko)
2 Tablespoons Parsley, finely minced
1/2 Cup Green Onion, finely minced
1 Tablespoon Blackened seasoning
1/2 Cup Red bell pepper, finely minced
2 Teaspoons Sugar
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Large Egg Canola oil for frying

Divide bread crumbs into two equal portions. Combine half of the bread crumbs with the other remaining ingredients and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate shrimp mixture. Allow mixture to rest for at least 30 minutes.

Using butter or oil, coat inside of 1/3 cup measure. Fill the measuring cup with bread crumbs. Empty out excess. Firmly pack cup with shrimp mixture level with top. Gently tap upside down on the measuring cup to remove shrimp mixture. Gently coat shrimp cake with breading.

Coat sauté pan with 1/4 inch canola oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add shrimp cakes and cook until golden on each side. Turn only once. Serve with Creole Tatar Sauce.

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Newman's Shrimp Slaw

Great alternative to regular cole slaw.

1/2 lb shrimp meat, approx a cup, rinse under cold water, remove any shell pieces
1/2 head cabbage, red or green 
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tbs Johnny’s Salad Elegance, available locally
2 Tbs chopped onion, green or regular
2 tsp rice vinegar
Mix ingredients and serve. Can be made ahead to let the flavors blend. Great side dish but also wonderful as light main course.

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Herbed Oyster Stuffing

This classic stuffing doesn't taste fishy at all — the chopped oysters simply lend some depth and moisture.

Active time: 1 hr Start to finish: 2 hr
Ingredients

2 loaves Italian or French bread (1 lb total), cut into 3/4-inch cubes (12 cups)
1/2 lb sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil (if needed)
2 medium onions, finely chopped (2 cups)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage, crumbled
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
18 oysters, shucked, drained, and chopped (3/4 cup)
2 1/4 cups turkey giblet stock or low-sodium chicken broth

Makes 8 to 10 servings or about 10 cups
Preparation
Preheat oven to 325°F.

Spread bread cubes in 2 shallow baking pans and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden, 25 to 30 minutes total. Cool bread in pans on racks, then transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving fat in skillet.

If bacon renders less than 1/4 cup fat, add enough oil to skillet to total 1/4 cup fat. Cook onions, celery, thyme, sage, garlic, salt, and pepper in fat in skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl with bread cubes, then stir in bacon, parsley, butter, and oysters. Drizzle with stock, then season with salt and pepper and toss well.

Transfer stuffing to a buttered 3- to 3 1/2-quart shallow baking dish. Bake, covered, in middle of oven 30 minutes, then uncover and bake until browned, about 30 minutes more.

Cooks' note: Stuffing can be assembled (without oysters and not baked) 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature and stir in oysters before baking.

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Oyster Cornbread Stuffing

Prep Time: 1 hr 0 min; Inactive Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min 
Serves about 4 to 6 side dish serving

20 oysters, shucked, plus their liquor (See Cook's Note)
3 cups coarsely crumbled cornbread, recipe follows
3 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks (with leaves), thinly sliced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoon white dry vermouth

Put the oysters in a strainer over a medium bowl to catch their liquor. Reserve 3/4 cup of the oyster liquor. In a large bowl, combine the crumbled cornbread and oysters.

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the bacon and cook for 1 minute. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.

Melt 1/2 cup of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the foaming subsides, add the bacon, shallot, celery, salt, and season with pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the parsley, thyme, reserved oyster liquor, and vermouth and bring to a boil. Transfer the shallot-herb mixture to the cornbread and oysters and stir to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Transfer the cornbread mixture to a buttered 1-quart gratin dish, dot with the remaining butter, and bake until browned and crusty, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Cook's Note: Try to find already shucked oysters in their liquor (juice) in small plastic tubs at your local supermarket or seafood monger.

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Cornbread for Stuffing or use bakery or mix if you prefer.

1 cup stone-ground cornmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for the brushing the pan

Butter a 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 2-inch loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and combine with the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture and mix lightly with a rubber spatula until a thick batter is formed. Stir in the melted butter until just incorporated.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

Yield: 1 small loaf of cornbread

Shrimp Gabriella

12 large shrimp
6 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 12 strips
1/4 cup green chile peppers, diced
6 slices bacon, cut in half
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

  1. Peel, devein and butterfly the shrimp or prawns. (To butterfly shrimp: Split shrimp down the center, cutting almost completely through.)
  2. Insert a strip of provolone cheese and 1 teaspoon of the diced green chilies into each shrimp. Fold over the shrimp and wrap with a half strip of bacon. Secure with wooden picks.
  3. Cook shrimp on grill, basting with your favorite barbecue sauce, until bacon is cooked and shrimp is pink.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com

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Seared Halibut with Roasted Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

For tapenade:
16 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Kalamata olives (pitted and cut in half)
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (rehydrated in water, then drained and julienned)
1 tablespoon fresh basil, cut in chiffonade
1/4 cup capers
2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Kosher salt, to taste

For fish:
4 halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons clarified butter

To make tapenade: Combine garlic cloves and olive oil and bake in 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until garlic cloves are soft. Set aside to cool in oil. Mix remaining tapenade ingredients in bowl. Add roasted garlic and all the oil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. If time allows, let tapenade sit for half an hour before using, to allow flavors to meld. To make fish: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season both sides of fillets with salt and pepper. Put clarified butter in a large oven-proof sauté pan over high heat. Bring butter to smoking point; put fish in pan (skin side up if skin is still on the fish) and turn heat to medium. Sear until bottom is golden brown (about 2 minutes). Flip fish with fish spatula; place pan in oven 4 to 5 minutes. Serve fish with tapenade. Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 468 calories, 13g carbohydrate, 38g protein, 29g fat (7g saturated), 72mg cholesterol, 2g dietary fiber, 860mg sodium. Calories from fat: 56%.

from Michael Dunn, chef of Yankee Pier in San Jose, Calif.

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Newman's Shrimp Cocktail

5 lb. large shrimp, shelled, deveined and cooked in salted 3T water with 3 carrots sliced, 3 stalks celery including leaves. 
3/4 C cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
3/4 C red onion, chopped fine
3–4 T cilantro, chopped
3–4 t jalapeño pepper, chopped/diced
juice of 4 small limes

Combine shrimp, cucumber and red onion. Toss in the cilantro, jalapeño pepper and lime juice. Cover, marinate for at least 1 hour.

Cocktail Sauce
18 oz ketchup
1 1/2 oz grated horseradish
3 T Worchestershire sauce
6 t tabasco or to taste

In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients and pour over marinating shrimp and toss gently.

Garnish
3 ripe avocados peeled, seeded, and diced. Fold into shrimp mixture. Divide mixture among glasses. If you want, garish with a slice of cucumber.

Optional: splash a little peppered vodka on top.

Assemble just 1/2 hour before serving. If more than that, the ketchup will turn a little brown.

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Oyster Stew

1/2 Pint extra small or petite Oysters
1 1/2 quarts whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
Paprika
3 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 cube butter
Onion salt

Drain oysters, saving nectar. Combine cold milk, oyster nectar, salt, pepper, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, onion salt and bring to simmer. Do NOT boil. Add oysters and let simmer about one minute. Place one pat of butter in each stew bowl, add hot stew and dash of paprika. Serves 5. Courtesy of Oregon Oyster Farms.

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Mediterranean Scallop Stew

Judith Watt

1 1/2 to 2 lbs. bay scallops
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. sliced leeks, white part only
1/2 c. thinly sliced yellow onion
6 oz. pancetta, cut into thin strips
4-6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, plus 1-2 garlic cloves, cut in half
2 c. fresh or canned tomatoes
1 1/2 c. Italian white wine, divided
5 c. fish stock
1/2 lb. fresh white mushrooms, sliced
4 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 orange zest strips
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1/8 tsp. powdered saffron
Salt and ground white pepper
4 slices country-style white bread
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil.  Add the leeks and onion and sauté until barely translucent, about 3 minutes; do not allow them to brown.  Add the pancetta and sauté for about 2 minutes to blend the flavors.  Add the sliced garlic and tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute.

Raise the heat to high, add 1 1/4 c. of the wine and deglaze the pan by stirring to dislodge any browned bits from the pan bottom.  Bring to a boil and add the stock, mushrooms, parsley, bay leaf, orange zest, thyme, fennel seeds, and saffron.  Return to a boil; reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes.

Add the scallops and cook 2-3 minutes.  Add the remaining 1/4 c. wine and simmer until the scallops are just opaque throughout, about 1 minute longer.  Remove the bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, toast the bread slices until golden.  Rub a cut side of the halved garlic cloves over one side of each warm bread slice and brush with olive oil to taste.

To serve, place 1 bread slice, garlic-rubbed side up, in the bottom warmed individuals bowls.  Ladle the stew over the bread slices.  Garnish with Parmesan Cheese and serve.

Serves 4

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