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Seafood Recipes

Crabacado

Using avocado in place of a flabby sandwich roll with crab salad not only tastes better, but it also amps up the fiber and great fats.

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Hot Asian “Noodle” Pot

This is a tasty way to use up those leftover cooked proteins and also get some extra veggies into your diet.

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Scallops and Greens

Marinating fresh sea scallops in a little sherry helps to bring out their inherent sweetness. Make sure to get true sea scallops for this recipe, the large meaty ones, and not their tiny counterparts, bay scallops. They will cook in a flash - take them off the heat when they are just-cooked-through to retain their juicy tenderness.

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Simple Spicy Seafood Soup

This hearty soup is simple to make –using vegetable juice as a broth base provides a lot of flavor with virtually no prep time. It is warming and stimulating from the capsaicin in the peppers, and that spicy kick is a great mask for the “fishy” flavors of some seafood. Feel free to crank up or dial down the heat by adjusting the amounts of black and cayenne pepper.

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Thai Fresh Shrimp Rolls for Spring

Nime Chow, or raw Thai spring rolls, might be my all-time favorite appetizer. When they are ultra-fresh and made well, I’ll even have them for an entrée. In my never-ending effort to make good food even cleaner, I played around with the basic recipe to improve the overall nutritional impact while still preserving those amazing flavors. In the restaurant you should always choose the raw rolls over deep fried.

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Turmeric-Spiced Shrimp over Summer Squash

Turmeric is a powerhouse spice with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Here's it put to tasty use over quick-cooked shrimp and grated summer squash - yum!

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Zesty Pesto Shrimp Stir Fry

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. The combination of toothiness and crunch makes it very satisfying to eat and the flavors work beautifully together, completely eliminating any “fishiness factor” from the shrimp. Though veggies and shrimp are lean and low-cal, the oil and nuts in the pesto give this light, one-pot meal real staying power.

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