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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars
Hong Kong Style Chinese recipe! Crispy battered shrimp tossed in creamy sauce topped with sugar coated walnuts

Chef John's Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.68 stars
These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!

Maine Lobster Lasagna

Rating: 4.73 stars
I made up this recipe because my hubby wanted to try a lasagna made with lobster meat. I combine tender steamed Maine lobster chunks in between pasta, jarred or homemade Alfredo Sauce and fresh spinach and ricotta, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Serve with a tossed garden salad and oven toasted garlic bread.

Fra Diavolo Sauce With Pasta

Rating: 4.58 stars
This sauce includes shrimp and scallops, best served with linguine pasta.

Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 4.79 stars
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'


Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've ever fixed it for absolutely loves it!

Deb's Scallops Florentine

Rating: 4.52 stars
Mouthwatering scallops and spinach, topped off with a rich Parmesan cheese sauce, baked until bubbly and delicious!

Thai Steamed Mussels

Rating: 4.78 stars
Delicious and easy spicy Thai steamed mussels that can be finished in just thirty minutes.

Chile-Garlic Shrimp

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Rating: 4.59 stars
Well-rounded seafood and pasta dish. Good with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.89 stars
I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!

My Best Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.62 stars
A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.

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The Best Thai Coconut Soup

Rating: 4.62 stars

Authentic, bold, and delicious Thai flavors make this soup irresistible! This is the best Thai coconut soup I've had. You won't be disappointed with this one! Serve over steamed rice.