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Category Archives: Seafood

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

With ingredients that are readily sourced, a recipe that is straightforward & easy to prepare and with a final product that accommodates a wide range of palates….. this one is a proverbial no-brainer for the holiday season. Recipe Ingredients 12 Large White Mushrooms 1 ½ sticks of butter Juice from 1 Lemon 1 cup Italian… Continue Reading

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee, you say? Never heard of it. Blue crab, sure. Misc. lump crab meat, sure. But, Stone Crab? Trust me….sure! Stone Crab season runs October 15 through May 15 annually. So, we quite naturally have a fair bit of this delicacy knocking about in the run up to the holidays and beyond. Most… Continue Reading

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

The 2018 version (9 years running now) of the Old Salt Fish Spread Contest was a huge success. As in the past several years the event was held at Gators Cafe on Johns Pass in Treasure Island, Fl – Tuesday November 13th. This particular get together is always one of the really fun one’s every… Continue Reading

Seafood Paella with Clams and Grouper

Seafood Paella with Clams and Grouper

Wonderful as it is to consume, preparing seafood paella can seem a daunting task. There are so many constituent parts and the process seems fraught with all kinds of “gotchas”. However, when you unpack it, the prep is actually pretty straight forward if a little futzy. Don’t over think it and don’t get hung up… Continue Reading

Pan Seared American Red Snapper in Pineapple Habanero Cream sauce

Pan Seared American Red Snapper in Pineapple Habanero Cream sauce

This recipe was first posted in 2016. We are coming to a close on the 2018 Red Snapper recreational fishing season here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This has been the longest season for recreational anglers in a number of years.  So, to commemorate and close out the season (and, because we’ve been promising Capt. Paulette Barret,… Continue Reading

Cooking Up Some Snook

Cooking Up Some Snook

The next best (some say the best, period) thing to catching Snook is cooking up and eating Snook. Long gone are the days when Florida anglers teased uninitiated out-of-towners with the old “Snook as “Soapfish” meme. Snook is, and always has been, one of the tastiest catches you can land. *Unless you are the author… Continue Reading

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