What are seafood dishes? Delicious seafood recipes to try, cook

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Here in the South, we really love the bounty of the sea.

From Charleston to New Orleans, dishes like crab soup, seafood gumbo, and crispy fried catfish are beloved recipes in our history.

In my humble opinion, the warmer months are the perfect time to really get into seafood. Not only is cooking time often remarkably short, but there’s also plenty of room for experimentation.

Shrimp Remoulade

A classic New Orleans cold entrée, shrimp remoulade combines chilled poached shrimp with a creamy remoulade sauce. We like medium shrimp for this application because the sauce tends to cling to these babies better than large shrimp. You can make the remoulade well in advance, then use the remaining sauce as an accompaniment to chilled and fried seafood dishes.

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Boiling the Low Country on the Stove by Virginia Willis

Boil the low country

A Low Country boil is the perfect summer meal for a crowd. At home or at those large parties, it is traditionally prepared in a large pot on an outdoor gas stove. It usually has sausages, shrimp, sometimes blue or stone crab, potatoes and corn for an all-you-can-eat all-you-can-eat buffet served outside on newspaper-lined tables. This slightly scaled down version brings the party indoors for cooking every night.

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Pro tip: It is very important not to overcook the shrimp; they will become rubbery and hard. Basically, add the prawns at the end and cook them until they just turn pink. This will take only few minutes.

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Grilled Oysters with Garlic Parmesan Butter

grilled oysters

Popularized at New Orleans seafood restaurant Drago’s, these grilled oysters take on an incredible smoky flavor from the grill while being delicately poached in their own liquor and garlic parmesan butter.

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