Crab Meat Dip

This recipe gives you some latitude for spiciness. Chili sauce traditionally is a mild red chili sauce – Heinz or similar variety. But, in this modern age of sriracha sauce, you can kick it up as spicy as you want! The sour cream will cool the burn and make this dip a savory star of … Continue reading


Most of us are familiar with the beautiful abalone shell, the blue, pink and silver wavy center that makes us think of the ocean, and even the crusty outside that has the mysterious holes. Abalone are a sea creature that lives in the rocky areas of the shore, and up to 30′ deep, and are … Continue reading

Shrimp Rabbit Sandwich

  I assure you, no fluffy bunnies were harmed in the making of this dish. I am not certain why this is called a rabbit sandwich, or even a sandwich honestly. It may date from the era of pot lucks and cocktail parties that featured bacon wrapped livers (aka rumaki), lime jello creations and things … Continue reading

Fish Cakes

Fish cakes can be served with basic tartar sauce or more fancy aioli sauce, kept simple to preserve the flavor of the fish or jazzed up with Parmesan cheese and garlic. The choice is yours. This recipe from Maggie Ritchie give a good base for fish cakes that is still followed today in upscale kitchens … Continue reading

Oyster Soup

This recipe for oyster soup had me turning to the internet to research. Because this is at least 110 years old, some cooking terminology and ingredients have changed over the years. Right off the bat I must make it clear that the oysters are to be shelled prior to cooking. It might sound like common … Continue reading

Crab Cakes

Here is a recipe for crab cakes that is lacking any instruction. To clarify, the crab meat should be cooked. You might want to use an Italian style salad dressing because of the spices usually in that type of dressing.  No other recipe I have looked at called for baking powder, so I am not … Continue reading

Garlic Buttered Shrimp on Pasta

Now this just makes me hungry for good Italian food. And, it’s a microwave dish making this so much more attainable! Garlic Buttered Shrimp on Pasta 1 pound unpeeled large shrimp 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tables minced parsley 1 table lemon juice 1/2 green onion, minced 1 large clove … Continue reading