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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Honey Garlic Shrimp

Do you know what is the most popular seafood in America? If you guessed salmon or halibut, two of the most delicious and nutritious fish around, you would be wrong. Ditto with crab and lobster. Shrimp is the most popular seafood in America. In fact, it represents more than a quarter of the annual per capita seafood consumption in the United States. While …


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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp iPaella!

Fish and seafood meals are a popular during Lent, and not just for Catholics, who are required to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during the 40 days that precede Easter. That was very evident to me when guest hosting one of East Grand Forks Sacred Heart Men’s Club-sponsored fish fries during Lent over the past several years. …


CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Susie’s Jambalaya

There are a lot of jambalaya recipes floating around the internet. Just how many of them are authentic is anybody’s guess. The way I figure it, for a jambalaya recipe to be the real deal, it must be from someone with ties to Louisiana. The one I’m going to share with you today is just that. It comes from an old …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi isn’t an entree most people would consider deer hunting camp fare. But they probably don’t know the Menard boys from Crookston, Minn., either. This past month, I made my fifth trip to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and to Tamarac Resort on Round Lake to join my cousins, Kim, Joe and Tom Menard — and Joe’s son, Matt — for …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro is one of those herbs that doesn’t enjoy the popularity of others such as basil and dill, but for those who like Mexican and Asian cuisine, it ranks right up there on the likability scale. I’ve been hooked on cilantro ever since sampling some salsa several years ago that was made with the lacy green-leaves from the pungently flavored plant in …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp And Broccoli Pasta Medley Makes A Great Red Meat Substitute

There’s no doubt that Americans are in love with red meat. Ever since the early times of the United States, red meat has been one of the top five foods consumed by Americans. But the love affair between Americans and red meat has hit a roadblock in recent years. Several studies have pointed out that a diet high in red meat …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Mediterranean Shrimp Medley

A highlight of the Super Bowl for a lot of people is a party where the food lineup is more important than the much-ballyhooed commercials, halftime show or the players who are taking the field. But people don’t need to leave the friendly confines of their own homes to enjoy food that rivals buffalo wings, pizza and chips and dips. Therese and I stayed at …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Baked Shrimp Parmesan

A good sauce can turn an otherwise mediocre dish into one of excellence. And in the case of an entree that already features mouth-watering ingredients, it’s a bonus. For example, take baby back pork ribs, in which the barbecue sauce can be the make-or-break difference. The same is true with entrees such as chicken Alfredo or eggs Benedict (Hollandaise sauce). The following …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp Creole And Rice

You generally can tell how often cookbooks are used by their appearance. If they look as if they could be put on the shelf for sale in a bookstore, chances are you won’t find too many good recipes in it. However, if they are falling apart and have tattered or sauce-marked pages, that’s a different story. They probably contain a gold mine of recipes. My cookbook collection falls into those two …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Quick Shrimp and Rice

Shrimp and rice are staples of New Orleans and Cajun cooking. Jambalaya and gumbo are just two of the mouth-watering dishes that combine the two and have made Louisiana cuisine a favorite of many people. However,  for those who work or are on the go, time is at a premium and preparing entrees such as those listed above is not always …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp Pesto Linguine

Pesto and pasta. Now that’s a combination that’s surely made in heaven. And if you don’t believe me, see for yourself. There is nothing simpler than combining those two with the likes of seafood, sausage or ribs in a yummy sauce that might also include some tasty veggies. One of my favorite combos is pasta, pesto and shrimp with peas. …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Sunday Shrimp Pasta Bake

You can never have too many fish or seafood recipes when Lent rolls around. After all, a person can eat only so much tuna casserole, fish sticks and salmon loaf. When I was growing up, there was no such thing as the Internet, so Mom couldn’t hop on a computer (a what?) and look for interesting meatless recipes to serve …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Shrimp And Crab Casserole

People who grew up in the ’60s and ’70s ate a lot of casseroles. I know because that’s my generation. I can’t vouch those who came later but suspect that’s also the case for them. We used to have casseroles — or hotdishes as they are called around here — for school hot lunch and at home when I was a …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Brazilian-Style Baked Fish

There are many great sites on the Internet to find recipes. A good number of them feature not only tasty ones but healthy ones, too. One of my favorites in this genre is that of American Institute for Cancer Research, which features recipes that have been rigorously tested by and approved by AICR devolopers, dietitians and staff (www.aicr.org/test-kitchen/). I’m particularly fond or …