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Thursday, September 20 2007

The arrangement of fresh vegetables and fish, lobsters, crabs and further seafood can make for a unforgettable dinner. For instance, shrimp, oysters and many pallid fish are complimented by lemon, while Maryland crab cakes are appetizing with a bright sliced backyard tomato. Lobsters are served with a fresh corn-on-the-cob. Additional seafood bits and pieces taste most excellent with herbs such as cilantro, basil, lemon grass or oregano.
Countless of the most well-known seafood recipes are include backyard fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in their inventory of ingredients. Shrimp Scampi is one of the large amounts of fashionable seafood dishes eaten in the United States. Nearly all scampi recipes comprise shrimp with garlic, lemon and fresh herbs. An added famous seafood recipe is a tasty New England clam chowder. The seafood soup combines seafood with garden tomatoes, onions and carrots.

A seafood customer’s garden might include greens, corn, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet peppers, jalapeno peppers, squash, onions, shallots, garlic, dill, chives, parsley, cilantro, oregano and more.

Augment Your Garden. Unnecessary seafood parts can supplement your garden and supply much needed minerals to your soil. Shrimp, lobsters and crabs all have a durable shell that can be added to your compost pile or covered in the garden. Fish skeleton, scales, skins and carcasses are other exceptional additions to your garden soil. Still seaweed, rinsed to eliminate the salt, makes an outstanding mulch or fertilizer additive. These are all simple, environmentally friendly, accepted ways to set out of seafood discards while elevating your garden. The outcome can be miraculous!

Supplementary seafood by products may not be needed for compost but can be used or cast-off in some way. Clam shells make great walkways, or other fill for other projects. Mussel and oyster and other shells can be trampled and made accessible to poultry that need the calcium in order to create strong egg shells. The gut sections of many fish can be brined, iced up and kept for fishing bait. In some cases, whole fish can be saved for crabbing or other baits.

Seafood recipes that include fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs:

Grilled Shrimp Scampi Meal
2 pounds large shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. minced garlic
black pepper and crushed sea salt (not obligatory) to taste

In a big bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and black pepper. Seasoned with crushed red pepper, if desired. Put in shrimp, and toss to coat. Cure in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. String shrimp onto skewers, stabbing once near the tail and once near the head. Shake over with sea salt if desired.
Lightly oil grill grate. Grill for two to three minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are not clear in color.

Clam Chowder Meal with Vegetables
12 large shucked clams and clam juice
8 medium fresh diced tomatoes
3 or 4 diced white potatoes
1 diced carrot
1/2 small diced onion (optional)

Shuck clams, keeping the clam liquor as a base for the chowder. Cut clams into small pieces using scissors or a food processor. In either case, remove the stomach and throw away.
Dice the vegetables.

Combine the vegetables, clams, pepper and juice in a sauce pan.
Add water as needed to preserve a soup-like consistency and simmer for 1 ½ hours on low heat.

The author maintains seafood related websites including Fresh-Seafood, Commercial Fishing and Chincoteague Island Virginia.

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