5 seafood recipes to try this spring

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With spring approaching, the weather will soon turn warmer. And when it does, our palates will probably change. We’ll move away from heavy meats and root vegetable soups and over to seafood and salads. 

There are so many fabulous seafood recipes out there to explore, though, that it can be hard to whittle your list down to a few essentials. However, in this post, that’s what we try to do. Here you’ll find some of the best seafood recipes we’ve ever encountered. Check them out below. 

Aegean Fish Stew

The Aegean is the sea between Greece and Turkey, and is part of the Mediterranean. It’s famous for the quality of its fish and its local Mediterranean flavors. 

This stew’s main flavors are as follows: fresh dill, lemon and tomato. Once you have these basics, all you need to do is find some waxy potatoes, high quality fish and fish stock, and you’re ready to go. You can also make a vegetarian version of it by missing out the fish or replacing it with mushroom. 

Deviled Crab

We don’t eat enough crab in this country, and that’s a shame. It’s one of the most delicious items on the seafood menu. This deviled crab from Grits and Pinecones is a case in point. It’s morish, delicious and a definite party-pleaser. 

Fried Fish And Chips

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If you’ve ever been to England, you’ll know that it offers probably the best fried fish in the world. Over the last century or more, chip shops have been perfecting the frying technique, battering fish and then serving it with deep-fried chips and a local delicacy, mushy peas. 

To get it right, you’ll need to invest in a deep fat fryer and carefully follow the recipe for the batter. Remember, only choose the freshest fish. If you can get hold of beef fat, use that instead as it imparts a unique flavor to the ingredients. 

Easy Shrimp And Pasta

Sometimes you just want something easy. That’s where a simple shrimp and pasta dish can come in handy.

To make it, prepare the shrimp and then fry them in butter until cooked. Meanwhile, boil some spaghetti in a pan. While it is cooking, make a creamy cheese sauce. Combine cashew nuts, nutritional yeast and parmesan cheese with some water and whisk it up in a blender. Then mix it with the pasta and shrimp and serve with lemon wedges and chopped parsley. 

Salmon A La Pesto

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Baked salmon filets are great by themselves, but you can take them to the next level with a big dollop of zingy pesto. 

Making pesto from scratch is easier than you might think. Combine parsley, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and salt in a food processor. Keep it running until it forms a paste. Then bake the salmon as usual and drizzle the pesto on top when it’s finished cooking. Serve with green beans and buttered potatoes for the ultimate evening entrée. 

So, which of these seafood recipes will you be trying this spring?

** This was a contributed post.

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scrumptious shrimp pasta : recipe

Shrimp Pasta 6-1This recipe is one that I chose to make for the first time on Good Friday, in lieu of being able to eat any meat that day. Now, one could argue that shrimp is in fact a type of meat. I often did when I was a vegetarian. However, my parents have always permitted us to eat fish on said religious holiday. Thus, overlooking the debate and rather following my own traditions, my in-laws and I happily devoured this scrumptious meal of shrimp pasta.

Here are the instructions on how to make it:

Shrimp Pasta 1Ingredients:

shrimp
fettuccine pasta
spinach
red pepper
mushrooms
lemon
butter
salt
pepper
garlic powder
sesame seeds
parmesan 

Steps:

1. Place shrimp in a bowl. Add lemon, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well, then set it aside.

2. Shred spinach. In a medium pot, add pasta and spinach to boiling water. Cook through. Remove from heat and drain. Add sesame seeds.

Shrimp Pasta 23. Slice the red peppers and mushrooms. Heat butter in a medium skillet. Add red peppers and mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until brown, approximately 10 minutes.

Shrimp Pasta 34. Combine vegetable mixture to pasta in a large roaster. Add butter and shrimp mix. Place in oven at 200°F and cook for 30 minutes. This is done to simply warm the pasta.

Shrimp Pasta 55. Remove from oven. Garnish with parmesan. Enjoy!

Shrimp Pasta 7I did not add the measurements for this recipe because I believe in adding ingredients to one’s own personal taste. That, and I steadfastly refuse to directly follow any recipe. I simply look at the instructions, and decipher how much of each ingredient I will ultimately add. Cooking should be about having fun, and trial and error. I tried this recipe once, and I know that I will certainly make it again. It was the most delicious pasta that I have made to date.

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