These Zesty Shrimp Tacos are a natural occurence on the West Coast of America. Those people love seafoods, and there is a very heavy Hispanic influence on the cuisine. So, putting seafood, in this case shrimp, in a taco, makes perfect sense, right? Hey – try some … you will soon agree, it is a perfect fit!
Shrimp Scampi Supreme is a classic example of Italian immigrant influence on American cuisine. “Scampi” are actually lobster-like crustaceans, but much smaller – about the size of a jumbo prawn (shrimp). They have pale pink shells, also like the larger lobsters. When Italian cooks immigrated to America, true scampi were hard to come by. So, they started using jumbo prawns with exceptionally satisfying results. They continued to call the dish “scampi”, but added “shrimp” to the name. Hence, “Shrimp Scampi” came into existence, a truly original American dish. There are many versions of it, but this one is my favorite, thus the name: Shrimp Scampi Supreme!
One of the more traditional methods of preparing scampi in Italy is to sauté them in white wine, olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. This American Shrimp Scampi Supreme recipe follows that much of the tradition, but adds a couple herbs: parsley and tarragon.
Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme Recipe-
This Egyptian Spicy Fried Prawns and Scallops recipe is a fine example of Egyptian seafood dishes. A sumptuous combination of flavors, it is not really spicy as in hot-spicy, although you could add cayenne pepper to taste if you want to kick it up a notch. But you want the cumin and ginger to really stand out – this flavor combination is what gives Egyptian Spicy Fried Prawns and Scallops its distinctive flavor.
Egyptian Spicy Fried Prawns and Scallops Recipe-
The people of Singapore take their Chili Crab seriously. Believe you me, Singaporean Chili Crab, the way the chefs of Singapore prepare it, is like nowhere else on earth. A special, very spicy and delightfully sour sauce is the key. Wild caught Caribbean Dungeness Crab, cooked to tender perfection, has a slightly sweet taste. So, when you have Singaporean Chili Crab, it is a spicy, sweet, sour and savory experience – absolutely fantastic!
Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-
Cioppino is a classic dish that is in a large group of prestigious company. There are seafood soups, stews, chowders, and gumbos to be found galore in almost all regions of North America. But none of them can top seafood in a bowl dishes that are so prevalent and fabulously combined and prepared as those found in West Coast American cuisine. And this Californian Cioppino bears witness to that fact.
Californian Cioppino Recipe-
Monaco Frutti di Mare is seafood linguini that bears strong evidence of the heavy French and Italian influences on the cuisine of Monaco. You can use pretty much any seafood you like, but this particular combination makes for an outstanding Monaco Frutti di Mare.
Monaco Frutti di Mare Recipe-
Maldivian Tuna Balls (“Fuhjehi Kavaabu”) are battered and deep fried. They are simply delightful, and immensely popular in Maldive. You can serve them on a plate with side dishes, or some people like to have them served on a skewer.
Maldivian Tuna Balls Recipe-
Pan Poached Salmon Piccata is delicious, creative Alaskan style of serving salmon. You can serve the salmon on a bed of cooked noodles (I enjoy fettuccine) or on its own with a side of vegetables.”
Pan Poached Salmon Piccata Alaskan Style Recipe-
Callaloo Soup shows up in many Caribbean cuisines, and can be made with or without meat. This Saint Kitts and Nevis Callaloo Soup with Crab, can also be made with scallops, mussels or clams, and either crab in the shell or just the fresh crab meat.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Callaloo Soup with Crab Recipe-
Baked Stuffed Crabs, Bahamian style, is subtly flavored, yet very elegant, rich and filling.