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Seafood for the Super Bowl

February 3, 2010
Getting ready for the big game this weekend? My favorite thing about football is all the good food that goes along with Super Bowl parties. Here are some tasty seafood recipes for all your festivities!

Florida Shrimp Spring Rolls


1 pound medium Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined
14 teaspoon cornstarch
8 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
8 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 cup Florida green onions, chopped
2/3 cup Florida carrots, grated
3 cups Florida cabbage, chopped
1 bag bean sprouts, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh Florida ginger root, grated
12 egg roll wrappers
prepared sweet and sour sauce (optional)

Cut raw shrimp into small pieces. In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch and 4 tablespoons soy sauce; then add shrimp. Mix well and set aside. In a wok or large sauté pan, heat 4 tablespoons oil over high heat; stir-fry the shrimp, bean sprouts, cabbage, onion and carrot in oil until crisp-tender; cool slightly. Transfer mixture to colander or pan to drain and cool. When cooled, spoon 1/4 cup of shrimp mixture on the bottom third of each wrapper. Fold bottom edge over filling; fold sides over filling toward center overlapping slightly. Moisten top edge with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. Deep fry in 3 inches of very hot oil (375 degrees F) until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.

12 egg rolls

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 196, Calories From Fat 88, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 61mg, Total Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 12g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g.

Oyster Po Boy

1 pint Florida oysters, shucked
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
canola oil for pan frying
2 12-inch loaf soft-crusted bread
3 cups Florida iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup Chipotle Mayonnaise (recipe below)

Drain liquid from oysters and remove any remaining shell pieces. Place oysters in a bowl, add milk and stir. Combine flour, bread crumbs or cracker meal, salt and pepper in a small bowl or pie plate. Coat oysters individually with flour mixture. In a heavy skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until hot, but not smoking. Fry oysters for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper.

To assemble sandwich, cut loaf in half and slice each half lengthwise. Spread the cut side of bread halves with Chipotle Mayonnaise. Fill sandwich with fried oysters and lettuce, pressing gently to close.

2 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
(Includes Chipotle Mayonnaise) Calories 396, Calories From Fat 174, Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 144mg, Total Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 23g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.54g.


Chipotle Mayonnaise


1/2cup mayonnaise
1 1/4 teaspoons canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh Florida lemon juice

Whisk together ingredients. Cover and chill until needed.


Florida Blue Crab Imperial


1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Florida sweet onion, minced
2 teaspoons chopped pimiento
2 teaspoons whole capers
1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce
2 pounds Florida blue crab meat, drained, shell pieces removed
2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
1 tablespoon paprika

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. Gently fold in crab meat. Put crab mixture in an ovenproof casserole; top with bread crumbs and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Serve at once.

8 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 309, Calories From Fat 210 Total Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 98mg, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 21g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    February 3, 2010 3:25 pm

    The oyster Po boy is a favorite of mine. You just made me crave one.

  2. February 3, 2010 4:38 pm

    Can’t wait to try the Florida shrimp roll for the Super Bowl!!!

  3. February 8, 2010 2:57 pm

    The Florida Shrimp Spring Rolls sound great, even though the Super Bowl is over. Could they be baked in the oven or do they have to be fried?

    • Nicole permalink
      February 10, 2010 1:06 pm

      According to our Department Chef, baking them is even better!

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