Simple Seafood Recipes Perfect for the Novice Home Cook

Seafood intimidates many home chefs in the beginning. Whether it’s the unfamiliarity of a fish filet or the uncertainty about proper preparation, the Julington Creek team is here to help. We understand cooking with new ingredients can be challenging. Here are a couple of summer seafood recipes that are ideal for beginners in the kitchen:

Summer Crab and Corn Bisque

A light and fresh version of this creamy soup is perfect for a rainy summer afternoon. We recommend you enjoy a cup with a fresh arugula side salad. 

Ingredients

1 T olive oil

Medium chopped yellow onion

1 c charred corn

1 chopped bell pepper, yellow or red

2 diced russet potatoes 

1 c sherry

1 c low-fat milk

¾ t paprika

1 c greek yogurt

2 cups seafood stock

12 OZ crab meat

½ t salt

Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and corn, cook until pepper and onion soften (6 minutes). Next, add paprika and potatoes. Scrape any browned bits and add sherry, cooking until the liquid slightly reduces (5 minutes). Add seafood stock and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, stir occasionally until potatoes are tender (15 minutes). 

Puree vegetable mixture in a blender, in 2 separate batches. Be careful when pureeing hot liquids! Put the pureed mixture back in the pan, add salt, milk and crab. Cook until heated and combined (4 minutes). 

Sweet Chili Shrimp Skewers

You simply can’t go wrong with juicy shrimp kebabs in the middle of summer. Keep the meal light and fresh with coconut rice and roasted broccoli. 

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, grated or minced

¼ cup hot sauce

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

¾ cup honey or light brown sugar

½ tsp kosher salt and a pinch of black pepper

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

1.5 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined

Skewers

If your skewers are wooden, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes. Next, combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Pat the shrimp with paper towels until dry and add to your mixture. Allow the shrimp to marinade for 15-30 minutes. 

Bend each shrimp into a “c” and run the skewer through each end until the skewer is full. Prepare your skillet or grill pan. Coat with cooking spray or olive oil and heat to medium-high. 

Place the skewers on the grill pan and brush with the marinade. Grill until the shrimp begins to turn pink on the edges, about 3 minutes. Flip and repeat. 

Stop by Julington Creek Fish Camp for Seafood Favorites All Year Long

We partner with local fishermen to provide our guests the highest quality local fish found on this side of the Mississippi. Whether you’re in the mood for a multi-course gourmet meal or a simple sandwich, we’ve got ‘ya covered at the Fish Camps. Make a reservation today to ensure your spot at a table with breathtaking views. We can’t wait to see you!

 

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