HOME COOKING: Best Prince Edward Island Seafood Recipes to Do Home - Lobster chowder - Atlantic Scallops au Gratin - Baked Stuffed Haddock

Author: Brian Alan Burhoe

You saw that great Seafood on REGIS & KELLY.

And you also watched those Canadian Mounties in their Red Serge jackets and broad-brimmed Stetsons.

You took the road to Avonlea Village, saw Anne of Green Gables. Saw Kelly horseback riding. Met popular actors and singers while white-sailed boats cruised the choppy blue waters behind them.

And, yes, you watched Kelly and Regis sampling that great PEI Atlantic seafood.

I graduated PEI's famous Holland College Culinary Course over 33 years ago and finished my apprenticeship under the chef in PEI's North Rustico seafood restaurant IDLE OARS, before moving on to Nova Scotia - all the while cooking and tasting the great Atlantic Coast recipes.

To experience seafood at its best, you can get it direcly off the fishing boats. But with today's high tech refrigerating, you can also get fresh and freshly frozen fish and shellfish in your local markets that really make for easily-made, delicious meals.

If you want, you can go Novelle Cuisine. Prepare entrees like Tortellini with Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Lobster in Puff Pastry or Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Periwinkles. Great stuff!

If your family loves Seafood, go for the above. But if your family isn't used to the more inventive recipes, I've gathered some of my most popular recipes, both for restaurant and home cooking.

>>> So if you want to prepare a delicious meal to impress family, friends or even a hot date - maybe someone you met on a romantic dating site - here are a few of my favourite easily prepared Atlantic Seafood Recipes...

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--Charlottetown Lobster Chowder--

4 medium sized potatoes, diced

1 large onion, chopped (Vidalia or yellow onion)

2 C water

4 tbsp real butter

4 C Lobster meat, cut up

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

4 C whole milk

2 C whipping cream

3/4 C butter

Cook potato and onion in water until almost tender.

Melt the 4 tbsp of butter in frying pan at low temperature and add Lobster, cooking until red.

Add fried Lobster meat to the potato-onion mix.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add the milk, cream and 3/4 cup of butter.

Heat just until it starts to boil, then turn back temperature to a simmer.

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--Atlantic Scallops au Gratin--

2 tbsp cooking oil

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1 1/2 C whole milk

1 lb fresh Atlantic scallops

Chopped pimiento (for color)

Dry cracker crumbs

Grated cheddar cheese

Blend together the oil, cornstarch, pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, salt and dry mustard.

Add the milk and cook until it thickens.

Throw in the scallops and pimiento.

Grease a casserole (8 C size).

Add the cracker crumbs (regular unsalted crackers will do, but I like to crush some Ritz Crackers) around the edge.

Sprinkle the grated cheese in the center.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1/2 hour - - or until scallops are done.

Makes 6 servings.

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--Baked Stuffed Haddock with Mushroom Sauce--

2 lbs haddock fillets

>> Stuffing:

2 C cracker crumbs

1 tsp Sage or Summer Savory

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp onion juice

2 tbsp melted butter

1/2 C milk

Pat haddock fillets with paper towel.

Mix all dressing ingredients together.

Put half the fillets on greased pan, spread stuffing on top and put other fillets over the stuffing.

>> Mushroom Sauce

3 tbsp butter, melted

3 tbsp flour, sifted and blended into butter

2 C milk

1 tsp sea salt

1 10 oz can Cream of Mushroom soup

Cook until thick in double boiler, stirring constantly with a fine whisk to keep sauce smooth. Add mushroom soup last.

Pour sauce over the fish.

Bake the fish in this sauce in a 400 degree oven. Test for doneness before removing from oven.

Makes 6 servings.

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Dig In and Enjoy!

A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course (PEI, Canada), Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian's articles reflect his interests in food service, dreamstudy, imaginative literature and our best friends -- our dogs.

His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR - A Literary Chef. His articles have been reprinted on numerous culinary websites and various Blogs, including the popular Romantic Relationship site WUVING.com.

And - Here's a personal favorite that's gaining popularity in the restaurants:

--Macaroni Grill Baked Creamy Seafood--

4 tbsp butter

1 C bay scallops, rinsed and drained (8 oz)

3 tbsp sifted flour

2 cups half and half

1-1/2 cups asiago

2 cups medium, peeled, deveined cooked shrimp

1 6 oz. can clams, well drained

1 to 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

oil, for frying

1/2 12 oz. package won ton.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add scallops and stir fry over high heat until just cooked through; set aside in bowl. In same skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 min.

Whisk in half-and-half and continue whisking until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 min, whisking, until bubbly.

Turn off the heat. Add Asiago cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in the scallops, shrimp, and clams. Spoon into a 9" glass pie plate. Sprinkle with the Parmesan. Bake in a preheated 350 deg. oven for about 15 min., until the top is golden brown. Meanwhile, heat plenty of oil in a deep fryer to 375 deg.

Fry 3-4 won ton skins at a time, a few seconds on each side, until just golden.

Drain on paper towels. Use won tons as chips for dipping into baked seafood appetizer.

Please Note: If you don't feel inclined to fry the wanton skins to make chips, the seafood appetizer is also delicious with tortilla or pita chips or crackers.

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A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. His articles reflect his interests in food service, dreamstudy, imaginative literature and our best friends -- our dogs. His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR - A Literary Chef

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