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This Simple Lobster Sandwich Will Make You Feel Like A True Northeastern-er

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Lobster rolls are always better when they’re fresh, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one wherever you’re living. This recipe for a Simple Lobster Sandwich will make you really want to eat shellfish all the time.

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If You Only Have 30 Minutes To Make Dinner, Then This Spicy Shrimp Curry Is For You

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Put a little spice in your life with this amazing curry recipe. It’s so delicious, but that’s not even the best part about this. The greatest part about this dish is that you can make it in no time! This amazing curry recipe only takes 30 minutes to make!

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This Combination Of Shrimp And Goat Cheese Crostinis Are Going To Be Your Favorite Appetizer

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The hardest part about planning any sort of party is deciding which sort of appetizers we’re going to be serving. But now, we’re tired of struggling what to make, and we know you’re tired too, so we’re going to help you out! This shrimp and goat cheese crostini is going to make your life so much easier and tastier!

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These Crispy Calamari Are The Reason Why You Should Be Frying More

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If you haven’t heard this before, let us tell you that everything tastes better when it’s fried, and these crispy calamari are no exception to that rule. This dish will make you want to fry absolutely everything you have in your house, and you should definitely start with these delicious morsels.

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5-Minute Shrimp Appetizer

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Whether you are entertaining or are simply looking for an easy starter to your evening meal, this recipe is for you.

In fact, these “Shrimp Appetizer Skewers” are ready to enjoy in just about 5 minutes!

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How to Eat a Whole Lobster

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We all know a whole lobster is a decadent treat, but it can be intimidating to figure out the best way to get every single delicious morsel.  Today we are going to show you an easy step-by-step way to eat a whole lobster!

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New England Lobster Roll

2 Comments | Written on April 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I’m not kidding when I tell you this might be the best lobster roll I have ever tasted!  Now, I can’t take all the credit, because this recipe actually comes from Chef Vosika at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  I knew it was going to be good because New Englanders know their lobster!

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Decadent Crab Mac and Cheese

4 Comments | Written on November 6, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes you just need to indulge…

On those days, you will find me turning to a heaping serving of mac and cheese.  This recipe is so much more than mac and cheese, it is pure decadence!  It’s no wonder this recipe for “Chesapeake Crab and Gruyere Cheese Macaroni” earned top honors in our recent “Cheese” themed weekly contest.

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How to Make Sushi

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Do you love to go out to a Japanese restaurant for sushi and wonder if it is possible to recreate that experience in your own kitchen? You are in luck!  Today I am going to show you,  step-by-step,  how to make sushi at home.

Keep reading to learn how to make this “Rock and Roll” Sushi Roll from Qsine Restaurant!

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Guy Fieri Road Show

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If you are looking for a go-to cookbook this summer, look no further!  Guy Fieri recently debuted his new cookbook “Guy Fieri Food:  Cookin’ it, Livin’ it, Lovin’ it.”  It is not only a collection of big and bold recipes from the Food Network Star, it is also reflects back on his childhood and restaurant experiences before his shot to stardom only a few short years ago.

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Guy Fieri Road Show when the tour stopped through Chicago.  Needless to say, it was an absolute blast!  Check out this gallery of photos from the show and take a look at this behind the scenes video from the evening.

The night was fueled by a couple of signature Guy dishes and maybe a few margaritas.  Check out the “Pork, Knife and Spoon” blog for more stories from the evening and the recipe for “Pork En Fuego”.  It was hot, spicy and addictive!  Another recipe they “performed” on stage during the show is the “Sangria-Glazed Shrimp” from the book.  I was watching the show from the wings and the stage manager was nice enough to bring me a sample!

A few VIP audience members actually sat on stage during the show and they received samples of all their creations.  I was able to snag this photo quickly before it was gobbled up by hungry fans.  If you want to give it a try for yourself, the recipe is below!

SANGRIA-GLAZED SHRIMP

Glaze:

2/3 bottle full-bodied red wine (Burgundy or Zinfandel; about 2 1/4 cups)

1/4 cup apple juice

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup dry sherry

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Shrimp:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 cup diced red onion

1 red bell pepper

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced (do not peel)

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 pound shrimp (21/25 count) peeled (leave tail on) and deveined

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Mint springs, for garnish

Cooked rice, for serving (optional)

1.  For the glaze, in a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the cornstarch.  Simmer over medium-high heat and reduce to about 1 cup of rich red, syrupy liquid, about 20 minutes.

2.  In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and 1 1/2 teaspoons water.  Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the hot wine mixture.  Turn the heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon.  Keep warm.

3.  For the shrimp, in a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.  Add the onion, pepper, and apple and cook until tender but not browned, about 3 minutes.  Remove from the pan and keep warm.

4.  Heat the canola oil in the same pan.  Season the shrimp with the paprika.  Add the garlic and shrimp to the pan and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes per side.   Cook in batches as needed so that the pan isn’t crowded and the shrimp get good color.

5.  To serve, pour the sauce onto a rimmed platter and arrange the shrimp over the sauce.  Scatter the apple mixture on top.  Garnish with mint.  Serve with rice, if desired.