The Christmas Celebration is not completewithout the delicious and extravagant foodthat are being prepared. However, someguests are sensitive to red meat such as porkor beef. An answer to this complicatedproblem is to make seafood dishes that arehealthy and pleasant at the same time. Hereare some of the best suggested seafoodrecipes to cook for the jolly season.
Grilled Shrimp inSweet MarinadeThis is a very simple and easymarinade that makes your shrimpthe best in town, even withoutsauce.Ingredients:3 cloves of minced garlic, 1/3 cup olive oil, ¼ cup tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil,½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 2 pounds peeled fresh shrimpInstructions:Mix the garlic, olive oil, and tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper, you may add basil if youwish to do so. Add the shrimp to the bowl and stir with the mix until all the pieces are coatedevenly. Once done, place the prepared marinade in the refrigerator for half an hour to an hour.Remember to stir once or twice in between to avoid the shrimp from sticking together. When themarinade is ready, grill your shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp’s color becomeopaque. Add in the thrill by placing your shrimps on skewers.
Cioppinno Cioppinno literally means “to chop” from theland of Genoa, usually prepared with the freshcatch of the day. It is a type of seafood stew,perfect for the cold Christmas breeze.Ingredients:¾ cup butter, 2 onions, chopped, 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped, 2 cans stewed tomatoes. 2 canschicken broth or 2 chicken broth cubes, herbs and spices such as basil, thyme and oregano, 1 cupwater, ½ kilo peeled large shrimp, 18 small clams, 1 ½ cups crabmeatInstructions:Dissolve the butter over a medium-low heat in a large stockpot. Mix the garlic, onions and parsleywith occasional stirring until the onions are soft. Add the stewed tomatoes, chicken broth and allthe herbs and spices that you prepared. Also pour in the water, you may also add white wine formore taste. Mix well, cover and boil for 30 minutes. Once done, stir in the shrimp, crabmeat andclams. You may also add fish, scallops and mussels if you desire to do so. Take the soup to simmer.Serve this stew with crusty bread.
Seafood ChowderTop your holiday seafood menu with this creamysoup thats full of flavor! Your family will be sureto ask for more.Ingredients:1 1/2 cups evaporated milk, 1 container cream cheese, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1 can cream ofmushroom soup, 1 cup chopped green onions, 1 cup sliced carrots, 1 can whole kernel corn(undrained), 1 1/2 cups chopped potatoes, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon ground blackpepper1/2 pound shrimp, 1/2 pound crabmeat, 1/2 pound calamari tubesInstructions:Mix ½ cup evaporated milk, garlic and cream cheese in a large stockpot on low heat. Mix until allthe ingredients have blended. Dispense in soup, green onions, corn with liquid, carrots, potatoes,parsley and the remaining one cup milk. Season with salt and black pepper. Seethe the chowderin 25 minutes. Mix in the shrimp, crabmeat, and calamari. Turn off stove when the seafood isalready thick. Remember not to bring the chowder to a boil as it will dry up the stew.