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Old 03-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Lent is coming..Low budget seafood specials?

Lent is here. Seafood seems to be in higher demand. I only get 6.50 for a lunch special. We have no deep fryer or charbroiler. They are geeting tired of tuna,egg & salmon salad. Any good ideas out there?

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Well, you might be able to use my recipe for Poor Man's Lobster that I posted here a while back and make it into poor man's lobster rolls. I've never tried it but it may work.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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Salmon cakes?

Clam chowder?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Well, you might be able to use my recipe for Poor Man's Lobster that I posted here a while back and make it into poor man's lobster rolls. I've never tried it but it may work.
They both sound really good. I will try them. Thanks!
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Salmon cakes?

Clam chowder?
Clam chowder is popular every friday.I have done salmon cakes & tuna burgers, both are good too. Thanks for your input.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:09 AM   #6
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I'm so old I remmember when Monk fish was so cheap people used to cheat using it as Scampi.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:42 AM   #7
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My favorite Lenten Friday meal when I was a kid (I really didn't like any kind of fish or shellfish at all)(I do now!) was a sort of fish hash Mom would make. Think hash browns with a little fish chopped into the potatoes.

One thing that is gaining in popularity is fish tacos. But when you think of it, a fish burrito would do as well, or any kind of roll-up.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:02 AM   #8
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Fish and chips? maybe use a tempura(sp?) rather than beer batter to make it lighter? Or do a fish and chips salad, just put the fish and chips on a nice salad....you know...that way us guys can say "but honey, it's a salad"! (just saw a clip from metro diner on DDD)
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #9
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Fish and chips? maybe use a tempura(sp?) rather than beer batter to make it lighter? Or do a fish and chips salad, just put the fish and chips on a nice salad....you know...that way us guys can say "but honey, it's a salad"! (just saw a clip from metro diner on DDD)
Unfortunately I don't have a deep fryer.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #10
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I buy Krab (fake crab) when it is onsale at 2 for one. I love to make it into a Krab salad and serve it over a big bed of greens . Makes a lovely hearty salad. Or you can make a popovers and fill them with the Krab salad mixture.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #11
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Someone else posted a recipe in a thread about using fake crab and ramen in a california roll noodle dish.
It was great! I did make a few changes for me,


Brown rice bowls that you can add your ingredients to

Fake crab with some light mayo,soy and splenda
cubed avacado
shredded carrot
cubed cucumber
sliced green onion
chiffonade of nori

soy,sri hacha and wasabi to taste
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Where are you located, Simon? How about a blackend catfish, grouper, shrimp? Turn it into a wrap w/slaw.

Fish and "chips" by pan fry'n the fish and make'n a potato pancake. Or slice the potatoes thin and pan fry. Or a big thick cut fish with mash and mushroom gravy.

Seafood gumbo, boiled octopus, calamari in a fry pan w/lettuce.

Sorry, just try'n to throw out ideas in hopes to spark somebody that knows a heck of alot more than me.
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Fish tacos are big right now. Grill/flat top/pan fry pico/slaw/guac pretty cheap ingred to give a good return.

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I'm so old I remmember when Monk fish was so cheap people used to cheat using it as Scampi.

I found it fairly cheap in Barcelona...
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Look at my fish recipe, maybe you'll like it. No need to spend a lot of money any fish, or fish filet would work.
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...uce-67390.html
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Salmom loaf. I can get you the recipe if you like.
Broiled fish with Bruccetta topping. You can use pretty much any type for this.
Stuffed squid. Goes well with a salad and piece of garlic bread.
Poached fish fillet with a shrimp in the middle. Roll the filiet around a small shrimp or two, fasten with a toothpick, and poach in a bit of broth. Only takes a few minutes. You can do a few up ahead and bring back to warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. Serve with salad, or rice.
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Fake crab and shrimp in a beshamel over rice is great too.

Shrimp and grits also! Just made that a few nights ago.
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Some of you folks are lucky to be getting your shrimp low budget. They have been priced pretty high by me lately, $15 something/lb on sale. Maybe my stores haven't started their lenten specials yet... I'm hoping.
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I have never heard of fake shrimp before but I googled it and got this:
How to Use Imitation Crab Meat to Make Fake Fried Shrimp | eHow.com

I'm going to try it just for the heck of it.
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Some of you folks are lucky to be getting your shrimp low budget. They have been priced pretty high by me lately, $15 something/lb on sale. Maybe my stores haven't started their lenten specials yet... I'm hoping.
Wow! What size, U-10 or 12? I just bought some WC Florida pink shrimp, 30 to 41 count for $7.00 a pound.

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