Grilled Tuna and Soft-Shell Crabs

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-tuna-with-herbed-aioli-108291

Grilled Tuna with Herbed Aïoli, from Bon Appetit, July 2003

YIELD: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise

4 7-ounce tuna steaks (each about 1 inch thick)

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http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/grilled-soft-shell-crabs-with-tartar-sauce

Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs with Tartar Sauce, from Steven Raichlen, BBQ USA

SERVINGS: 4

If you want to make sandwiches, then you could try one of the various low carb roll recipes out there but why detract from the flavor of the crab and this fantastic tartar sauce?

TARTAR SAUCE
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon drained capers, finely chopped
1 tablespoon snipped chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped cornichons
1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeños
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
Salt and freshly ground pepper

CRAB SANDWICHES
Vegetable oil, for the grill
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 small shallots, minced
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
4 rolls, split
12 cleaned soft-shell crabs
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Seafood Salads

Let’s see how many of the hundreds of recipes I have stored I can post today! A reminder to those new here: When I post a recipe, I post the ingredients and the link (plus any pictures of the dish I can find). I figure this will give you an idea of whether you even want to make the dish or not. For the instructions, you must click on the links.

http://www.athoughtforfood.net/blog/grilled-bluefish-salad/

Grilled Bluefish (alone):
Serves 4 for dinner

Grilled Bluefish Salad:
Approximately 8-10 people for lunch

Ingredients

For the grilled bluefish
2 – 1 lb bluefish fillets, bones removed
4 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Curry powder
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds, seeds removed
Soy sauce

For the salad
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
2 grilled lemon slices, minced

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http://www.fishwatch.gov/eating-seafood/recipes?width=720&inline=true#seafood-panzanella-salad

Seafood Panzanella Salad, from Jim Weaver

8 littleneck clams, rinsed of sand
4 large sea scallops, muscle removed
3 ounces calamari (squid) rings
3 ounces monkfish, skinned and cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup large diced tomato
1/2 cup julienned cucumber
1/4 fennel bulb, julienned; reserve a few fronds for garnish
4 basil leaves chiffonade; plus a couple of whole leaves for garnish
1 scallion cut lengthwise into thin slices; reserve the green top for garnish
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Black pepper to taste
1 cup water
1 large baguette Maybe serve with sliced cucumber?

Savory Seafood Stew: Zuppa di Pesce

For this one, leave out the beans. The carrots are there for flavor. If you really do not want to add those, you could use some carrot seeds or carrot tops (I’ve always dried them and used them in soups).

Ingredients

FOR THE SOUP BASE:
2 quarts water
1 (35-ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes with liquid (preferably San Marzano)
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
2 small leeks, white parts only, trimmed, cleaned and cut into 3-inch lengths (about 2 cups)
2 medium carrots, trimmed and sliced thick
1 large onion, sliced thick

10 sprigs fresh thyme
Zest of 1/2 lemon, removed in wide strips with a vegetable peeler
1/2 teaspoon loosely packed saffron threads
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste

TO PREPARE THE SOUP:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, sliced thin
2 small leeks, white parts only, trimmed, cleaned and sliced 1/2-inch (about 2 cups)
8 cloves garlic
4 medium calamari, cleaned, with tentacles left whole, bodies cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rings (about 1 1/4 pounds)
18 medium sea scallops (about 1/2 pound)
8 ounces fresh firm-textured fish fillets, such as salmon, snapper or swordfish, skin removed and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cups Braised Cannellini Beans, recipe follows
24 mussels, preferably cultivated, cleaned
12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1/2 pound)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian or flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
Crusty Italian bread, optional

Grain-Free Salmon Patties

I don’t see why you couldn’t do this with tuna or some other stronger flavored fish.

http://gnowfglins.com/2014/05/23/grain-free-salmon-patties-with-lemon-sour-cream/

8 eggs
2 to 4 tablespoons coconut flour (or 1 cup bread crumbs or 1/2 cup sprouted brown rice flour or other flour)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons dried dill
1/4 to 1/2 red or yellow onion, diced finely
(4) 7.5-ounce cans Vital Choice Wild Red Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (water packed), drained
butter

Brasucade of Mussels, Thau-Style

It doesn’t get much simpler than this!

2,5 kg Mediterranean mussels (4 kg for a main dish)
25 cl olive oil
Thyme, rosemary, bay leaf
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Pepper

Hot Crawfish Dip

This would be AWESOME with pork rinds for dipping (or something similar) and you could use just about any seafood you wish.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hot-crawfish-dip-50400000119139/

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 bunch green onions, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 (1-lb.) package frozen cooked, peeled crawfish tails, thawed and undrained
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
French bread baguette slices
Garnishes: sliced green onion, chopped flat-leaf parsley

Grilled Halibut with Coriander-Pepita Butter

Grilled Halibut with Coriander-Pepita Butter

Ingredients
1/4 cup salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chiles
2 teaspoons honey
3 medium red onions, each cut through root end into 6 wedges
6 6-ounce halibut fillets (about 1 inch thick)

Raw Clams on the Half Shell With Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

Raw Clams on the Half Shell With Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

Ingredients

24 littleneck clams
Crushed ice or rock salt
Cucumber Mignonette Sauce, recipe follows

Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

1 cup rice wine vinegar
1 shallot, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 hothouse cucumber, peeled and minced
Several turns freshly ground black pepper
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Grilled Oysters With Bloody Mary Butter

Grilled Oysters With Bloody Mary Butter

Ingredients

Bloody Mary butter:
1 pound unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons Tabasco
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed, slightly ground

Grilled Oysters:
12 oysters
lemons
celery leaf, yellow only
horseradish, peeled

Red Drum / Redfish Ceviche

Red Drum / Redfish Ceviche

You can substitute red snapper, or firm fleshed fish such as halibut, striped bass or fluke. Scallops also make great ceviche!

1 lb. super fresh redfish fillet—skinned and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Juice of 10 fresh limes
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 a red onion, finely chopped
1 large or 2 small jalepeno peppers fine chop
2 T red pepper fine chop
2 T green pepper fine chop
2 T orange of yellow pepper fine chop
1 bunch cilantro chopped (stems removed)
2 medium tomatoes (in season) or cherry tomatoes halved
2 T olive oil
2 T pickled ginger (gari) fine chop
2 ripe avocados cut into 1/4 inch cubes (save a few pieces for garnish)
2 slices lime (for garnish)

Zuppa di Pesce alla Romana – Roman-Style Fish Soup

Zuppa di Pesce alla Romana – Roman-Style Fish Soup

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, chopped
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/3 cup olive oil
2 lb squid, cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch rings (about 1 lb when cleaned)
1 cup dry white wine
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
pinch of salt
2 cups water
1 lb small hard-shell clams or cockles, soaked in cool water for 30 minutes and well scrubbed
1 1/2 lb assorted firm-fleshed fish filets such as whiting, monkfish, turbot, porgy bream, red snapper, and sea bass, cut into chunks

Bourride with Lemon Aïoli

And this … this!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bourride-with-Lemon-Aioli-232867

Lemon Aioli (recipe below)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon (generous) saffron threads, crushed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only; about 4 large)
2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed, diced
2 large carrots, peeled, diced
4 Turkish bay leaves
3 tablespoons 1 X 1/16-inch strips orange peel (orange part only)
5 1/2 cups bottled clam juice or fish stock
4 pounds halibut fillets, cut into 2-inch chunks
4 large egg yolks
Fresh chervil sprigs (optional)

Moules aux Epinards – Mussels with Spinach

These next two recipes really make me miss seafood.

http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/recipes/display/bycountry.php/recipe_id/758/id/1/

6 pounds mussels, de-bearded and thoroughly scrubbed
4 cups dry white wine
4 shallots (about 2 ounces), chopped
2 1/2 pounds spinach, tough stems removed, thoroughly washed
Pinch of saffron threads, crumbled
3 tablespoons tepid water
2 cups fish broth
2 tablespoons beurre manié (see note)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated

Pickled Herring Pate

I used to eat pickled herring right out of the jar! I sure do miss seafood.

http://www.ukrainianclassickitchen.ca/index.php?topic=7656.0

Please go to the above link for instructions.

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces pickled herring, drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated