Tagged: ‘seafood’

The Skinny on Shrimp

Sweet, succulent, and slightly briny, shrimp is America’s favorite seafood. Delicious cooked all kinds of ways—poached, in shrimp cocktail, battered and deep fried, sautéed, broiled, and grilled—this crustacean is quick-cooking and incredibly versatile. Most of the shrimp available in the continental US is frozen right on the boat to preserve the freshness and for convenient shipping, so fresh is rare unless you live on the Gulf or on the coast of Mexico. So how to know what to eat and what not? Here is some information to help you decide.

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Coquille St. Jacques au Naturel

Remember when in the food world all the recipe titles were in French? Well, here is one left over from the good old days, originally created by Simone Beck, known as Simca to the French culinary world. It is a recipe I used to make all the time for catering my business clients for it is fast and easy. The scallops are baked with shallots and the superbly simple dish is so nice you will never miss the calorie-laden cream sauce,usually napping scallops. Scallops combine the qualities of sweet meatiness and with a melt in your mouth texture.

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