Category Archives: Seafood

Heather’s Favorite Salad


Candied walnuts (mix equal amounts of butter and brown sugar in a pan(1T:1T,) add walnuts to coat, cool on wax paper)

Goat Cheese

Chopped green apples or strawberries

Homemade croutons

Coarsely ground black pepper

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sometimes I’ll add cajun shrimp


Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Recipe courtesy Epcot Catering



  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dill seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 pounds fillet mahi mahi with skin
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • Mini taco shells
  • Pico de Gallo, store bought
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves


Combine all of the dry ingredients for the rub and mix well. Set aside. Brush the soy sauce over the flesh side of the fillet. Let set in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and brush with the oil. Sprinkle with desired amount of dry rub. Let stand for 15 minutes before grilling.

Cook the fillet with the flesh side facing the heat source. Cook until fork tender or 8 to 10 minutes or until just opaque. Cooking time will depend on how hot the heat source is. Let stand for about 5 minutes after removing from the heat. Flake the fish with a fork into a taco shell and top with Pico de Gallo. Add cilantro for garnish.

*Have cooked this on the grill or in a grill pan

*Often have enough spice to make twice.

Legal Seafood Crab Cakes

Legal Sea Foods Crab Cake

“You can make and shape the cakes and make the Mustard Sauce several
hours ahead.”

1 cup real mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Dash Tabasco sauce

1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon real mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Good dash hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish (I used a whole tsp)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Good dash Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, or to taste
12 ounces fresh crab meat
1/2 cup fine-crushed saltine crackers
Winter Salad (recipe given)

Whisk all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustards, hot pepper
sauce, horseradish, egg, Worcestershire sauce and Old Bay. Gently stir
in crab meat and crackers.

To make shaping cakes easier, refrigerate at least 1 hour or longer, if
desired. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a
baking sheet. Divide crab mixture into 4 portions and shape into
patties. Place on prepared pan. Bake in center of oven 20 to 30 minutes,
or until lightly browned and firm to touch. Serve with 2 tablespoons sauce.

*Sometimes I mix a little lemon juice and butter and drizzle on top before baking to get them a little bit brown and crispy.  Or put the broiler on for the last few minutes.