Friday, 28 June 2013

Maine Crab Cakes: A Perfect Choice for Casual Parties

Seafood dishes have always been a huge favourite at parties. Inclusion of a seafood dish can bring life to menu at formal as well as casual events. If chowders, bakes and gourmet cuisine are for formal dinner, crab cakes are ideal for casual parties. Crab cakes are the best seafood dishes to serve at get-together of friends or families.

Crab cakes are made using various recipes in different ways. One such crab cab cake recipe to make is Crab Cakes Chiarello. To prepare this dish, you require certain ingredients.

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• 1 cup of mayonnaise, salad can also do
• 1 1/2 cups of Panko or crunchy bread crumbs
• 2 tablespoon of fresh and chopped parsley
• 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon of finely chopped chives
• 2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
• 2 teaspoons of red pepper sauce
• 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
• 2 egg yolks
• 1 cup of panko crispy bread crumbs
• 3 cans or 6 ounces of well drained lump crab meat
• 1 1/2 teaspoons of seafood seasoning
• 2 tablespoons of melted butter
Once you are in possession of all the ingredients, make sure to buy fresh crabs from Maine, as they are better in quality and produce scrumptious end results.

To begin with the preparation of this crab cake, firstly, pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Now, in a medium-sized bowl, add mayonnaise, one and half cups of bread crumbs, lemon juice, parsley, pepper, chives, mustard, red pepper sauce and egg yolks and combine them together. Then, you need to fold in the crab meat and give the mixture a shape of round patties with 2 1/2 inches of diameter. Set the patties aside and take another medium-sized bowl and combine rest of the ingredients. Now, coat the patties well with breadcrumb mixture and put them in the baking pans, sideways. Bake the patties for 12 to 15 minutes and keep on flipping them in every 6 minutes. After 15 minutes, patties will turn golden brown. Now, take them out and serve with a sauce of your choice.

However, many people are not blessed with culinary skills. Such people can order Maine crab cakes online or get Atlantic Red Crab Cakes. It needs to be thawed and cooked in a sauté pan with canola oil or butter. You should lower the heat and place crab cakes on the pan to cook them thoroughly.

So, next time you have to attend some guests at your house, order crab cakes online or give a try to your culinary skills.

                    Maine Crab Cakes to Add Taste in Your Dining by makjones57

Monday, 24 June 2013

Add Spice to the Special Lobster Dinner with a Fresh Idea

Many people love to cook on different occasions. It is because of this love that many people cherish their culinary skills by preparing different recipes almost every day. But, people armed with special culinary skills love to reinvent the ways and means to prepare same recipes differently. It helps them break free from the monotony of eating the same flavored dishes almost daily.

So, if you are the one who loves to cook and like to be known as chef amongst own peers, cooking different dishes in dissimilar manner is the key. Coking the dishes like a true professional leaves everybody wanting for more and fetch you a lot of complements. So ensure to hone up your culinary skills before throwing a party to your friends and near and dear ones. Your instinctive ability to cook everything within a blink of eye moment is the best thing that a cook could have.

Do you know that preparing a lobster dish is one such difficult task on your hand? If you have planned to include a lobster dish in the party menu, make it sure that you know a few tricks on how to prepare a lobster delicacy.

Here are a few useful tips for cooking lobster, take a look:

• Lobsters are cooked in different ways. Steaming or boiling lobster is one such method to prepare a scrumptious lobster dish. While steaming the lobster, it does not change the intrinsic characteristics and taste remains the same.

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• Grilling lobster is another method to prepare a delicious lobster dish. In different words, you can term it as parboiling the lobsters. The first thing you need to you before taking the lobster on grill is to scoop out the meat and spice it up before putting on the grill. When the grilling is done, lobster meat becomes tender and succulent. Apply butter or olive oil and the lobster is ready to be gulped down in a go.

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• While the aforementioned ways are popular and famous, adding wine to the lobster dish is another preferred medium to prepare a truly scrumptious lobster dish. This is a new way and already in trend in between the lobster lovers.

The key to prepare a mouthwatering lobster dish lies in the way you prepare it. Bringing change every time you prepare the recipe keeps the purpose of cooking intact. So, make it sure to add some wine to jazz up your lobster dinner.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Maine Crab Sliders – An Exclusive Seafood Platter for any Occasion

Do you know the best thing about seafood? It not only assures to stimulate your taste buds but keeps you absolutely fit and fine. Moreover, if you are a seafood lover, you would know well that no matter how much you eat it, your appetite would remain fine and you would stay away from acquiring health issues. So, if you are having seafood dinner plans, you can always satiate your taste buds with fresh Maine crab sliders that can be both tasty and healthy if prepared with perfection.

Well, preparing it is quite easy and effortless. All you need to do is accumulate the right ingredients and know the right methods to prepare the recipe. Whether you are planning to impress your boss or stun your friends with a finger-licking recipe, preparing the fresh Maine crab sliders will get your job done.

So, if you are all set to try the Maine crab sliders recipe, just take a look at the list of ingredients along with the preparation methods:

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• Slider Rolls – One to twelve packs

• Maine Crab Meat (picked) – 2 to 5 lb

• Bacon cut and cooked in half – 6 slices

• Butter

• Roma Tomato – 1 piece

• Heavy Cream - 1 to 2 cups

• Limes – 1 to 2 lime pieces

• Ripe Avocado – 1 piece

Methods to prepare:

1. Take a sauté pan and start cooking the Bacon slices and put all of them in it until they become crisp.

2. Once done, take a paper towel and place the crispy cooked slices in it. 3. Add the heavy cream to the sauce pan. Once done, start boiling it.

4. Take fresh lime juice extracting from only 1 lime. If you wish, you can add a few more limes for better taste.

5. Get the tomatoes and slice them off with the help of a pointed knife. Take the avocado to slice and peel it off.

6. Take the sauté pan and heat it above medium high. Thereafter, start melting the butter and bring on the slider roll. Grill it well taking its middle section till it turns golden brown.

7. Take the plate and thereafter keep the slider roll on it. Now, it’s time for you to put up the crab slider. So, taking the slider’s bun bottom section, add avocado and a few pieces of picked crab meat.

8. Once done, include one-half slice of Bacon along with a bit of lime cream sauce. Put in the tomato along with the slider bun’s top half.

Your Maine Crab Sliders are now ready. Now, just get your favourite beverage and enjoy the treat.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A Loving Touch of Maine Coasts Felt In Delicious Recipes

Have you ever checked out the startling array of seafood recipes available online? Websites are not just selling frozen and live seafood; they are also offering recipes for online visitors. From lobsters, crabs and shrimp to clams, scallops and mussels, you can try out the assorted flavors to create the best ever seafood recipe. While some derive their credit from Maine kitchens and flavors, others seemingly bear some kind of American or Asian touch; a lot of hard work is needed to invent such brilliant seafood preps. No matter how difficult a recipe may apparently look like, you must not give up; that’s exactly where the test lies.

For example, the Scallop Po Boy is one thing you will not want to miss out. Lettuce, mayo and scallops; the delicious combination makes it saucier. The goodness of this recipe lies with its simplicity and taste.

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A dash of paprika, some parmesan cheese and butter spooned on halibut makes the perfect dish for a main-course dinner. Don’t miss out on baked halibut, if you have invited guests for a wedding anniversary party; surprise them with some great seafood recipes.

Spicy and saucy, Cajun shrimp is loved for its tantalizing taste and spiciness; and then when you pair it with chardonnay, you will actually realise why seafood betters other cuisines.

Keep the party mood going with Tantalizing garlic white mussels; adopted straight away from Michigan’s kitchen, the recipe demands ,less spicy and low cooking, because overdoing may lead to dryness, which is of course not preferable if you are dealing with mussels. Restore the creamy flavors till the mussels end up in your mouth.

Tantalizing garlic white mussels
Keeping aside the sauciness in the menu, it’s worth trying something crispy and good. How about fresh Maine crab sliders? The handpicked Maine crab meat is responsible in adding a succulent and crunchy flavor to the dish. The crab sliders make great appetizers for the evening.

If you are trying something as crispy as Maine crab sliders it’s customary to think about the dip. Don’t you think that the Dijon crab cake sauce makes a one-of-a-kind dip for the crispy appetizers? Certainly they do!! The saucy dipping promisingly adds to the taste of the crab cakes.

Maine Crab Slider
An alternative to the Dijon crab cake sauce, you can definitely think about the spicy sushi mayo, a great pair for crab cakes. Sink your teeth into the delightful taste of Maine crab cakes and enjoy an escape into the fantasy.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Maine Food Festival Welcomes you to the Real Essence of Portland

Maine welcomes quite a few events amongst which its food festival deserves special mention. The main focus of this festival is healthy Maine lobsters. People from around the world join in to experience the great taste of Maine picks and explore the real essence of the Atlantic over a platter.

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Enjoy a delicious Maine menu while taking pleasure in viewing the sheer beauty of the Penobscot Bay. The festival which has been scheduled from June 4th- 9th June, this year, has already started in the Kennebunkport. The most interesting part o the festival is the luscious food, the crispy wines and the inspiring art. The Kennebunkport festival is conducted to celebrate the specialties of Maine which mainly includes food, wine and art. Now that seems quite interesting especially for a person with a taste for the finest delicacies and art.

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Do you know who are the people actively participating in the festival? From renowned chefs and hoteliers to artists, gallery owners and even home owners who take interest in the same, join in to add to the celebrative hour. The Maine food festival is not any ordinary one. It is mostly conducted as a fantastic collaborative communal event for Mainers and guests visiting the place. The festival is mostly celebrated to signify a memorable spring-summer start. People from around the world make it to the festival just to soak into festive mood and to experience the real essence of Maine.

This year, the Maine Whoopie Pie festival is all set to show up on June 22nd. Bakers from across America and especially Maine join up to share their secret whoopee pie recipes with the world. The baking festival is coupled with live music, performance by artists, great food and vendors selling Maine products.

So, if you really want to enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner, then don’t forget Maine; it’s the real place to be, this June.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A Shrimp Recipe to satisfy your taste Buds and Benefit your Health the Most

Sea foods do not only taste good but they are also beneficial for the health. Some of the crustaceans like lobster, crab, barnacle and shrimps have different nutritious elements that help the body to fight against certain diseases and health circumstances.

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Health Benefits of Shrimps 

Shrimps are one of the most consumed crustaceans. They have lots of nutritional facts to help body improve on certain medical conditions. This crustacean food is a great source of antioxidant and astaxanthin, an anti-inflammatory nutrient. According to some food researches, astaxanthin lowers the risk of colon cancer and reduces immune-related problems of diabetes.

If taken in moderate amount, shrimps can add the required amount of selenium in the human body. This antioxidant mineral helps the body to improve on certain heart-related conditions and lowers the chances of heart failure. It also helps fight other cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes and depression. Besides these nutritional factors, shrimps are also rich in protein and peptide support.

Shrimps make truly delectable recipes and usually preferred on the special occasions. If you have grown interested in adding a shrimp recipe in your weekend diet, Cajun Magic can be a wonderful choice to go with. It tastes really yummy and your invited guest list will be bemused after having this recipe. 

Here is a list of required ingredients and preparation method of Cajun Magic recipe.


• Butter, 1 cup

• Chopped onion, 1

 • Minced clove garlic, 2

• Red pepper, crushed, 1 tsp

• Black pepper, 1 tsp • Thyme, 1/2 tsp

• Rosemary, 1/2 tsp • Oregano, 1/4 tsp

• Worcestshire sauce, 1 tsp

• Chicken broth, 1/2 cup

• Beer, 1/2 cup

• French bread, for dipping

• Cooked white rice, to serve on

• Large shrimp, 1 lb

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Preparation Method 

• In a skillet, melt 1/2 of butter and add onion and other ingredients including 1 lb of shrimp. 

• Cook for 1 minute by stirring it continually. Now, mix the left over butter and chicken broth. 

• Now, keep on cooking for 2 to 5 minutes and stir 1/2 cup of beer in the mixture. 

• Continue the cooking process for further 2 minutes or till the time shrimp is completely done. 

• Place the skillet on dining table and let your guests serve the yummy delight themselves. 

After having a taste of this scrumptious Cajun Magic recipe, guests will leave your place licking their fingers.

However, it is always advised to prepare the recipe with fresh pieces of shrimps. It’s not always easy to find fresh ones from the marketplace, so you can order the desired pieces of this crustacean from the online shops.

To know more about other seafood recipes, including lobster, you can click here.