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Shellfish Creole

1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup bouillon 1 cup canned Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 4 cups cooked brown rice or barley 1 pound cooked lobster, crab or shrimp, or surimi, in bite-size pieces 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup sliced pimento-stuffed olives lime slices for garnish Hot pepper sauce...

Seafood “Stir Fry”

Use any combination of vegetables and any seafood that appeals to you. This basic recipe can be varied to use whatever you have on hand. 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/4" x 1" strips 1/2 pound thin asparagus, cut on the diagonal into 1" pieces 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup baby corn 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled 1/2 pound...

Seafood Spanish Rice

2 large onions, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 1 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced, to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon oregano 1 cup uncooked brown rice or barley 1-2 pounds seafood of your choice: squid rings, shrimp, fish fillets cut in bite size pieces,...

Seafood Kabobs

Don't overcook the shrimp; they dry out quickly. 1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled 1 pound halibut steaks (or other firm white fish), cut in 1" cubes 1/2 pound sea scallops 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks (reserve the juice) 1 box cherry or grape tomatoes 2 green peppers, cut into 1" squares Lemon wedges Freshly ground pepper Cooked wild rice...

Pineapple-Shrimp Grains

1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot 1/2 cup bouillon 2 carrots, shredded in food processor 1/2 cup egg whites or liquid egg substitute 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple OR canned pineapple tidbits 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or Thai basil (optional) 4 cups cooked barley, brown rice mix or oat groats 1 pound steamed, peeled shrimp Bring the onion, garlic,...

Paella (Spanish Seafood Stew)

1 large onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup bouillon 2 teaspoons oregano pinch cayenne, to taste 4 cups cooked barley, brown rice or other whole grains of your choice 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/2" chunks 1 pound asparagus, cut in 1-2" pieces (reserve the tips) 1...

Oyster Stew

1 onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 cup bouillon 1/2 cup quick or rolled oatmeal 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 pint oysters and their liquid juice of 1 lemon 1 16-ounce can hearts of palm, drained and cut into bite size pieces 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley or cilantro freshly ground black pepper or Hot pepper sauce to...

One-Arm Seafood Chili

Even with your arm in a cast, you can serve a tasty, healthful meal in half an hour. No chopping; open all the packages with scissors. 2 26-ounce boxes chopped tomatoes (such as Parmalat brand - see note) 2 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon mild chili powder pinch cayenne, to taste salt to taste 2 16-ounce bags frozen Tex-Mex...

Mussels with Tomatoes & Basil

4 pounds mussels 1 cup white wine or bouillon 2 cloves garlic, pressed 6 ripe tomatoes, and chopped OR 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up) 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves Freshly ground pepper Scrub the mussels and remove their beards. Discard any with cracked or open shells. Bring the wine, garlic and tomatoes to a boil in a...

Mediterranean Seafood Stew

1 onion, chopped 2 red or green bell peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 stalks fennel or celery, or some of each, chopped 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1/2 cup bouillon 1/2 teaspoon Harissa sauce, or your favorite hot sauce, to taste 1 1/2 to 3 pounds (total) seafood, in bite-size pieces (see suggestions below) 1/2 pound...

Mediterranean Clams and Beans

1 large onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup bouillon 1 cup white wine (optional; substitute more bouillon if you wish) 2 cups canned tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic paste pinch cayenne or Tabasco sauce to taste 1 16-ounce can small white beans or pink beans, drained 1 or...

Louisiana Oysters and Shrimp

4 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 pound shrimp 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 3 cups okra or green beans, cut in bite-size pieces (fresh...

Kejenou (African Seafood Stew)

1 large onion, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 1 cup bouillon + 1 extra teaspoon bouillon granules 8 parsnips, sliced 1 28 oz. can Italian style (plum) tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste ...

Clam and Mushroom Sauce for Whole Grains or Spaghetti Squash

1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup bouillon 1 28-oz. can tomato sauce 1 T. fresh oregano or 1/2 t. dried 1 bay leaf 1/4 t. hot pepper flakes 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 2 6.5-ounce cans chopped clams Freshly ground pepper Cooked whole grains Bring the onion, garlic and bouillon to a boil in a medium saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Add...

Cioppino

2 large onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 green peppers, or 1 green and 1 red, chopped 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped, to taste 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 cups bouillon or dry red wine, or some of each 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 tablespoon Italian spice blend or oregano 3...

Catfish Gumbo

1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced 6 cups bouillon 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 2 teaspoons oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 3 cups okra or green beans, cut in bite-size pieces (or use both -- fresh or frozen) 1 pound catfish fillets (or any other fish of your choice),...

Cajun Fish Fillets

1 lb. orange roughy fillets or any firm white fish 1 t. Cajun spice blend - such as McCormick or Paul Prudhomme 1 T. paprika Lemon wedges Preheat the broiler. Arrange the fillets on a broiler pan lined with aluminum foil. Combine...

Baked Fish with Portobello Mushrooms

2 vidalia or other sweet onions, sliced 4-6 salmon steaks (or any fish of your choice) 1 pound portobello mushrooms, sliced Juice of one lemon Fresh herbs of your choice (optional) Lemon wedges for garnish Freshly ground black pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a layer of onion slices on the bottom of a casserole with a tight-fitting...

Veggie Rice

Note: This tasty recipe was contributed by eZine reader Cheryl Lee. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice 4 cups bouillon, or water + 1 teaspoon salt 3 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 1/2...

Tropical Wild Rice Medley

1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 cup bouillon 2 cups cooked wild rice 2 cups cooked barley 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 ripe, fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut in 1/2" chunks (about 3 cups) OR use...

Tofu Fried Rice

1/2 cup bouillon 1 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 4 cups cooked barley or brown rice 1 12-ounce container firm tofu, cut into ½" chunks 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste 1 tablespoon sesame seeds chopped parsley for garnish Bring the bouillon to a boil in a...

Tagine with Pumpkin & Vegetables

2 onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 cups bouillon 3 cups pumpkin or winter squash chunks (1"), peeled 2 medium red-skinned potatoes, cut in 1/2" pieces ...

Syrian Egg-Tomato Stew

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste 1/2 cup pitted green olives (good ones from the deli section if possible), cut in halves or chunks 6 eggs Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Cooked brown rice,...

Sweet Potato Curry

1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1" cubes (peeled if you wish) 4 green bananas, peeled and cut in 1/2" slices 1 stalk of lemon grass, sliced lengthwise and crushed (optional) 3 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups cut green beans or peas, frozen or...

Summer Veggies and Beans

1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, cut in 1/2" pieces (or use ordinary sliced mushrooms) 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano 1/2 cup bouillon or water 2 small yellow squash, cut in 1/2" chunks 2 small zucchini, cut in 1/2" chunks 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups very ripe tomatoes, chopped (or use canned Italian...

Summer Vegetable Curry

2 Vidalia onions (or other sweet onions), chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup bouillon+ 1 extra teaspoon of bouillon granules 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon tumeric pinch cayenne or to taste, ...

Summer Couscous

Note: The word couscous is used both for a small round pasta and the wonderful vegetable-laced stews that are served over it. These stews can be served over any cooked whole grains. Quinoa is a whole grain that has small round grains that resemble the pasta couscous in shape and taste. It's available in most...

Squash Chili

1 winter squash, about 2 pounds 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, quartered or cut in 1/2" pieces 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon mild chili powder 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, to taste 2 cups bouillon 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/2" pieces 1 can small red or pink beans, drained 2 cups frozen baby lima beans 2 cups frozen...

Split Pea and Barley Stew

1/2 cup uncooked barley 1 cup split peas 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander pinch cayenne, to taste 2 carrots, chopped 2 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2" pieces juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley freshly ground black pepper yogurt for garnish (optional) Bring the barley, split peas, onion, garlic, bouillon and spices...

Speedy Creole Bean Stew

2 cups bouillon 1 16-ounce bag frozen onion-pepper mix 1 bag baby spinach leaves (or use frozen spinach) 1 teaspoon liquid smoke seasoning 1 teaspoon Cajun spice mix pinch cayenne, or to taste 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup bulgur 1 16-ounce can kidney beans 2-4 tablespoons rice vinegar Bring the bouillon, vegetables and spices to a boil in a large pot. Stir in...