Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook Giveaway

Brennans New Orleans Seafood Cookbook

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thanks so much to all who participated! We’ll be picking a winner so stop back in a bit to find out…

We sort of don’t want to give this book away.

Because it’s going to cost us an arm and a leg to ship it to the winner.

Ralph Brennan’s New Orleans Seafood Cookbook is big. No, it’s huge. With close to 450 pages, it’s more dense with recipes than any of the giant cookbooks by Thomas Keller (which we use as a barometer for cookbook sizing).

However, beyond the fact that the coffee table book-sized cookbook is big enough to be a coffee table itself, we wouldn’t mind keeping it in the TasteSpotting Kitchen as a seafood reference (that includes alligator, frog legs and turles!) and recipe tour through New Orleans starting with appetizers like Barbecued Oysters with Blue Cheese Sauce (!!!), through signature dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya and Shrimp Creole, to refined preparations of fish, and ending in grand finale with a flaming Cafe Brulot Diabolique cocktail.

That’s right. Cocktails come last because the chapter on Desserts comes before the Side Dishes.

See why we love the book?

How to Enter this Giveaway

This is a quick and easy giveaway. There is one step:

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite SEAFOOD dish.

Don’t worry if you don’t “do seafood” (though we wonder what you will do with the book if you win it); just make something up. It doesn’t actually matter what you say since we’re going to pick the “winner” randomly, it only matters that you do comment, and that you do by the deadline, midnight Sunday December 12. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided address so we can contact you if you’re chosen!

Just to get things started, we’ll go first.

We know it’s nowhere near New Orleans, but we will always and forever love a good piece of sushi.

Good luck!

by Sarah J. Gim on December 7, 2010 · 208 comments


Neil December 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Pan-seared Sea Bass!

Rachel December 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

smoked salmon

Saffire December 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I’m lucky enough to live in New Orleans at the moment, actually, and there’s all kinds of lovely seafood here. Deep fried oysters have got to be my absolute favorite though.

Shannon December 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Moules marinere

fatima December 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

this book is going to look gorgeous on my coffee table

Tam December 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Fave seafood includes anything with uni, and then sitting down to a seafood boil – crabs, crawfish, shrimp, almost anything – and just digging in with lots of limes, mayo/aioli, salt and pepper.

Sonoma Bento December 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Simple shrimp, boiled in beer and bay seasoning. YUM.

Charisse December 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I actually don’t DO seafood, per se. But my wife does. As does my kid. And my MIL. But since I abhor the rather LARGE and iron-y taste that seafood most often has, I do not know how to cook it. I have cooked it before for my family, just not very often. I am no good. I mostly have only cooked with shrimp and tuna (not the canned kind). But I am always willing to try something if I am out, or at someone’s house who is cooking. I just have not {yet} found something that I would order/eat/make/ask for on my own. Perhaps this cookbook could change all that. And, oh yeah, living on the east coast where fresh seafood is plentiful and has a different taste than what I am used to.

Margaret December 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

As a Louisiana girl this would be heaven to have this cookbook. LOVE seafood. Favorite Seafood dish would have to be Shrimp Creole, oh,no wait. Crab Monica. Eh, no, eh Seafood Gumbo. Ah, shucks, I just love to cook with seafood.

domynoe December 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I love this tilapia the husband came up with that’s marinated in and served with a nice salsa. Yeeeeuuum. *in a furby sort of way*

Kita December 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Mmmm seafood. Yes please. My favorite would have to be a simple seared scallop.

Cooki Lumsden December 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

My favourite seafood to eat would have to be Har Gow at dim sum, My seafood to make would have to be the salmon in the dishwasher, which never ceases to amaze folk.

Carmen Michaels December 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

grilled sea scallops with boiled red potatoes and steamed greenbeans

sam December 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Spaghetti w/ uni, crab, tomato, basil

Julia December 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I LOVE a good southern seafood boil; whether it’s crabs, crawfish, gulf shrimp – doesn’t matter to me!

Carol December 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Seafood Arrabbiata…with Scallops, shrimp, clams and mussels! Mmm so good!

Eva December 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Raw Oysterrrrr!! ( :

Vivian December 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Fried Oyster and Scallops are my fav. :D

LG December 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

blue crabs, steamed, with butter on toast

Jay in ATL December 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Growing up on Clearwater Beach, Fl made me a diehard seafood fanatic! I could eat sfood from the sea every day of my life from here on out and I would die happy! My favorite dish as of late would be bacon-wrapped sea scallops with a pomegranate reduction sauce. Unbelievable flavor here!! Let me know if you’d like my personal recipe!

Hannah December 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm

What seafood dish isn’t my favourite would be a more apt questions but in the spirit of the game, I’ll say Thai style fish soup.

Mish December 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Steamed oysters caught just miles from my house in Charleston, SC. Always freshly caught this morning this time of year. In fact I’m off to get some now!

Mish December 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

OH, and those oysters in oyster shooters with homemade pepper vodka!

Andrea December 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Norwegian seafood stew!

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. December 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

My husband would love this cookboook! My favorite seafood is shrimp…fried, cocktail, garlic, any way is fine with me!

deb December 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

pan-seared tuna with onions and capers

Paul December 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Linguine al vongole, Rosso or bianco – Rosso a slight favourite !!

Deanna McNamara December 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I could live on seafood alone. Favorite: Crab Etouffe
This cookbook would be the best gift I’ve ever received.

Meredith December 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

pecan crusted catfish.

Donna Currie December 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Steamed Maine lobster with butter and lemon. Or lemony butter.

Kathy Altman December 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Raw oysters!!! and you know the best and biggest ones come from NOLA.

Kate December 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Love Sushi! I keep a tube of wasabi in my purse just in case (some of the supermarket sushi doesn’t come with wasabi – what is with that?)

Brigitte December 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I guess I have to say boiled lobster, served very simply with some garlic butter. At least, that is if I leave out all the fish recipes, cause I’d be unable to choose one. The coconut milk, tomato and coriander tilapia filets my mother made last summer is up there among the first too, though.

Mike H December 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

My favorite seafood dish is almond-crusted swordfish, served with white asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

ze.good.food.junkie December 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Singapore Chilli crab! Especially all that spicy sauce that you scoop up with fried buns. :)

Bernice December 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

My Indian mom makes the BEST crab curry. It’s spicy, rich, and full of crab. Definitely my last meal if I were to be on death row.

Diana Gervits December 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

my favorite seafood dish is thai seafood red curry. I love the mixed seafood with the coconut milk curry, It’s so tangy with a bit of a kick. I also love sushi of course.

Anna December 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I love raw oysters- when they’re really good, they are the essence of the ocean!

Dana December 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I love good, thinly sliced nova on a bagel! YUM!

Katherine December 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Crawfish etouffee!

Stephanie December 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

grilled lobster tail!

Alexi December 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Grilled octopus…in Greece…sitting by the water.

Radhika @ foodfor7stages December 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Salmon Fish Curry…

Lea December 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm

My boyfriend and I lived in New Orleans for 4 years and we LOVEEEE the cuisine, especially the seafood. I have two favorite seafood dishes: Shrimp Po-Boys (from only the best, Domilises) and Seared Tuna. My boyfriend is more of a seafood fan than I am and his favorite dish is Shrimp Creole. This cookbook would be amazing since we constantly crave NOLA food!

kath h December 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

My favorite recipe is Maryland crab cakes w/ slaw, on saline crackers! It doesn’t get much better!!!

Diana December 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Shrimp Scampi! Delish! Simple and easy, what can beat that?

Ellie December 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love Lobster Risotto!

Angela B December 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Favorite? Possibly salmon burgers with a thick sauce, but it would be a hard decision to make…..

Chew S December 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Will always love a good warming mussel stew!

Mengda Zhang December 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm

anything with salmon…mmm
sashimi, grilled, yum

BreAnna December 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Blackened salmon

Dave December 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Miso-glazed sea bass. They do that in NOLA, don’t they? :)

Catharine December 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Grilled salmon!! YUMM!

carole December 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

We are going to New Orleans for christmas this year so I would really love this book lol!
I love seafood. I love just plain king crab legs, I don’t even need any butter. I love a good, seared scallop or sea bass with a green curry sauce would be nice right about now.

Katelyn December 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Being a culinary student currently and trying to get my hands on as many things to read, taste, review, try, and learn, it would be a real pleasure to have this book, especially on a subject of which I love dearly but know almost nothing about personally (the shame.)

I love seafood with all my heart, and my favorite meal of all time has to be when I enjoyed my first encounter with Monkfish. Such an ugly, unflattering, and intimidating fish, but the taste was absolutely sinful – sweet and succulent like lobster. It was served with a Parmesan risotto, and the saltiness paired oh so nicely with the sweet tender fish. For sure my favorite seafood dish.

Jackie Bogert December 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm

My favorite seafood dish is Paella. Second favorite is scallops!

charliemar December 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Love seafood. Pan seared scallops with wild mushrooms is my new favorite.

Elizabeth December 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

It would have to be a toss up between a low country (shrimp) boil or baked salmon

Charles December 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I love some trout almondine!

Andy December 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm

salmon! as long as its moist, which i unfortunately do not know how to prepare. but i do also love sushi!

Janet December 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Dungeness Crab Bisque

Ann December 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Steamed butter clams!

kbridgey December 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I love seafood paella!

Lindsay December 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Seafood linguine with a cream sauce.

Don Mills December 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Pan-seared scallops with sun-dried tomato beurre blanc

penny giles December 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I love deep fried butterfly shrimp…..good love everyone !

Lindsay December 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I love so many seafood dishes I could practically write a musical about them, but I’ll spare everyone and just say crabcakes. Come to think of it, I’ve tried so many crabcakes I could probably even come up with a song on them alone…

Janice December 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

baked cheesey lobster!

Ben D December 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Grilled spicy shrimp!

Angelia December 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love love love sushi! Can’t get enough of it!
A close second: fried calamari, or boiled whole lobster dipped in garlic butter…

torviewtoronto December 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

love seafood this looks wonderful

Janice December 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Raw Kumamoto Oysters

Annette December 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

My dad’s famous “brodetto”, which is a northern Italian version of boullabaisse. It’s made with lobster, scallops, salmon and any other shellfish, in a light tomato sauce. Filled with flavor! Have it with a side of polenta or linguini. My favorite is polenta… yummmm.

Lexi Kern December 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm

My favorite seafood is AHI

Staci Smith December 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm

lobster ravioli

Year on the Grill December 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

court boullion

Danielle December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Steamers (that’s New England for ‘clams) fresh in the bucket with melted butter. Nothin’ better or more simple than that.

Jane December 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Tuna tataki, when done right – it’s definitely the winner.

Tiffany Lee December 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Does sashimi count? ;)

Megan Ancheta December 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I LOVE seafood pasta!! Or fresh Alaskan halibut with spinach and feta!

Shannon Ely December 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Seafood Jambalaya, of course!!!

Nicole December 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

This is a tough one because I am such a seafood lover. My favorite seafood dish is a good old fashion shrimp and crab boil. Sitting around cracking shells leaves plenty of time for stories, laughter, and fun.

Annette December 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Crawfish Etouffee – my dad worked at Brennan’s when he first got out of the army, back in the 50s or 60s.

az December 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm

pan-seared tuna

tina December 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Kerala Fish Curry….soooo good!!! Spicy, sour, salty..umami in one word! I miss my mom’s curry. Awesome give away by the way :)

Sheela Daryanani December 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm


Phong December 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm


Angela December 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Lobster Bisque

Carrie December 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Shrimp anything….cocktail, fettucine, salad, in a dip, fried, sauteed, hot, cold, in a boil. Now I want shrimp.

Kathleen December 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

So hard to choose.

But if I have to pick …

no pressure.
I can do this.

um .

uhhhh …

octopus in a vinegar sauce.
Ate it at a restaurant called Hanabi.
Was to die for.

Becky K. December 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Oh man, this would be a treat! I know you guys said it, but I adore sushi so much, I don’t even care! Especially any roll with shrimp and avocado. <3

chris December 7, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Crab cakes with aiolli, baby!

jayrol December 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

filipino dish – seafood sinigang

Jason December 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm

you’ve got to try miso marinated broiled cod. it’s fantastic!

Archie December 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

An authentic crawfish boil

Andrea December 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm

The crab crepe at Brennan’s is to die for!

Serene Fang December 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Coconut mussel stew – mmmmmm!

Chao December 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

baked or raw oysters :)

Jodi Calhoun December 8, 2010 at 12:20 am

Oysters Rockefeller

Lillian December 8, 2010 at 12:58 am

miso glazed sea bass or cod, also bacon wrapped scallops…mmmMMmm

Katerina December 8, 2010 at 1:06 am

Stuffed squid

Nariko December 8, 2010 at 1:32 am

mussels in white wine sauce :]

Suzene Ang December 8, 2010 at 2:09 am

It has to be steamed sea bass. In Singapore and most decent Chinese restaurants (I think Teochew and Cantonese ones), they would steam a fresh sea bass with nothing more than light soy sauce and ginger, and then finishing it off with some spring onions and/or coriander on top with a dash of sesame oil. The light soy sauce isn’t over powering and it compliments the natural sweetness of the bass. It in fact brings it out more! The sesame oil seals the favor. The greens livens the bass. Such a simple dish and it beats any pan fried bass served in michelin restaurants. I miss home now.

GMO December 8, 2010 at 2:32 am

raw oysters

No Onion Please December 8, 2010 at 2:58 am

Uh that’s a hard one, I love seefood in any form! But I think if I had to choose that would be Vietnameese caramel shrimps!

Nick December 8, 2010 at 4:23 am

fresh oysters with garlic sauce roasted over hot coals

elena December 8, 2010 at 4:44 am

Marinated tuna from the lovely island of Sardinia.

Heather December 8, 2010 at 5:38 am

born & raised in New Orleans,
I’d have to say a
good seafood boil among friends
& family has always been my fav
esp. When crawdaddys are on
the menu!

jenny s. December 8, 2010 at 5:56 am

Seafood pasta!

Kris December 8, 2010 at 6:20 am


tasana December 8, 2010 at 6:30 am


Linda December 8, 2010 at 6:40 am

paella for sure

SusaninLondon December 8, 2010 at 7:20 am

Fritto Misto! Only done well in Italy so a very uncommon treat.

Heather December 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

MD crabcakes

Stephanie December 8, 2010 at 7:30 am

Ahhh….a lobster ravioli in a vanilla butter sauce over looking the ocean in Rhode Island!

Lily December 8, 2010 at 8:20 am

i love hokkaiyaki!

Rick Worley December 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

Shrimp Creole…….it’s the best!


Swee San December 8, 2010 at 8:52 am

Steamed fresh mantis prawn, or just fresh oyster, as it is.

RL Patterson December 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

Fresh cracked Dungeness crab and hot sourdough bread.

Kim Raymond December 8, 2010 at 9:24 am

Fried oyster po boy, with a spicy home-made mayonnaise.

So yummy !

Natalie December 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

Raw Oysters on the half shell

Sevilla Garza December 8, 2010 at 9:40 am

My family is from NOLA and the Brennan’s are the know-it-alls (in a good way!) on cajun cuisine. Seeing this book cover made my mouth water.

Fav dish? Can’t go wrong with a classic crawfish boil or steamed clams with butter, garlic and of course french bread. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Larry Gober December 8, 2010 at 9:48 am

Pan seared scallops topped with fried crawfish

Cathy December 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

good ole GUMBO!

Shannon December 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

My answer would likely fluctuate daily– hard to name a true fave, but today it’s Cajun Shrimp w/ saffron rice.

ERICA December 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

Stuffed Quahogs from my home state of RI! With some New England Chowder and clam cakes.

Abram December 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

Citrus cured salmon

Jan December 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

My favorite seafood dish is shrimp scampi.

Jen December 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

My favorite seafood dish changes depending on my mood as well…today, it’s blackened redfish. With a side of dirty rice. And a lemon wedge for extra acid. Ok fine, just a plain blackened redfish will make my heart skip a beat.

karen b December 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Shrimp on rosemary branch skewers — simply grilled on the barbecue

Elissar December 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

raw oysters

Tara C December 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm


George A. December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Nothinh is better than deep fried breaded shimp or oysters.

Minerva Loi December 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

caramelized shrimp and shallots in vietnamese crab noodle soup.

George A. December 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Nothing is better than deep fried breaded shimp or oysters.

Jen December 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Oh, the book looks amazing! After hiking through Cinque Terre a couple of months ago, my new favorite has to be fresh, perfectly seasoned seafood risotto with mussels, clams and prawns. Yum.

monique December 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

to narro it down to one dish is a challenge in itself. But if I had to choose it would have to be saltfish and ackee. Now I must say it is a simple dish of salted cod soaked in water to remove the salt, after the salt is removed it is sauteed with onions, tomatoes, bellpeppers, ackee (jamaican fruit), you eat it with a nice hot roti or pan fried bread and when you are sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand watching the beautiful beach of jamaica there is no better fish dish in the world.

Chinyere December 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Hands down, SEAFOOD GUMBO! Yeah baby! : )

Sam December 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Miso-glazed salmon wrapped in nori!

Danika Speight December 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm


Elaine December 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I love seafood–we eat it all the time, but I’m sadly relegated to the frozen kind, since we’re in an urban area of the Midwest. When I go back home to the East Coast, though I scarf up all of the crab and lobster rolls I can. This cookbook looks amazing!

Rose Sawyer December 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I love seafood jambalaya!

Nam Nguyen December 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Roasted Garlic Crab!!!

Casey December 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Steamed Crabs rubbed with spices and dipped in butter. mmmmmmmmm.

Chris M. December 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm


Sarah December 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Pan Seared Scallops all the way!

Also, you should just ship the book media mail when you are at the post office. Same packaging, same place to drop it off, but when you hand it to the clerk they’ll give you the media mail price if you ask for it. I’ve never had anything cost over $5. Such a great deal!

Daktari December 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Seafood gumbo!

Schmidty December 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Crawfish etouffe! C’est bon!

Daisy December 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm


Vy December 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm

steamed lobster dipped in butter!

Steve2inLA December 9, 2010 at 1:22 am

Lobster Beignets and Turtle Soup. Gotsta git me some!

deeba December 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

Garlic jumbo prawns… YUM!! I do wish I win this book because I have to get over my fear of seafood cooking!

Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) December 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

Shrimp PoBoys!

Barbara December 9, 2010 at 9:16 am

smoked salmon!!

Cleo December 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

Crawfish etouffee, which would be my last meal made fresh on the bayou with my family

Jillian December 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

Casino, hands down, always.

Robin Bayley December 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

Home-grilled oysters and a cold beer while sitting on the deck!

Rigel Celeste December 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Baked salmon with garlic butter and roasted onions! I’m not a very fussy cook so it’s perfect and easy for me and so delicious.

Linda December 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

With good seafood, simple is best….steamed crab legs.

Antonette December 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Shrimp stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in Prociutto….swoon worthy.

Susan December 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Fish and Chips!

Kait December 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Having grown up near the Chesapeake Bay, my absolute favorite seafood recipe is homemade Maryland Blue Crab Cakes.

Rob G December 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Pan seared halibut

Ana December 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Shrimps :) (and all the rest seafood) :)

Marisa December 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Broiled lobster tail with drawn butter

Joan December 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I love seafood and it’s sure hard to pick just one favorite but I do love crabs!

Sumiez December 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm

My husbands grandfather’s seafood cioppino, it was the best in the world and I’m so glad he handed me the recipe before he passed away two years ago. Every time we make it we think of him!

Kelly EDM December 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Seafood Paella for sure.

Diane December 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

My favorite seafood dish is Ca Kho (Braised Catfish in Vietnamese Fish Sauce)

Angela Gilley December 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm

crab filled ravioli home made ( with a white cream sauce)

Jenn C December 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Can I list three?
1) Good solid hamachi or toro sushi
2) There is a chinese dish with clams and minced pork that is delicious, but I have no idea what it’s called
3) Mussels in red curry

Anna December 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

something fresh, marinated in lemon/olive oil/garlic, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and barbequed. or a really good crab cake with remoulade.

Margaret December 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Crawfish Ettouffee

tina lau December 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

raw mackerel nigiri with shiso leaf

Anissa December 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm

lobster bisque!

Meryl December 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm


Swee San December 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I like salted egg yolk crab. It’s a very chinese dish.

Denise C December 10, 2010 at 12:48 am


E December 10, 2010 at 2:17 am

I love clam chowder.

Milda December 10, 2010 at 4:57 am

thick shrimp soup

Siyi December 10, 2010 at 5:54 am

Coconut shrimp!

Amelia December 10, 2010 at 6:05 am


Fraser December 10, 2010 at 7:20 am

I studied in italy for a year, and my host mothers frutti di mare is definitely at the top of my list, and i’m never one to pass up clam linguine, or straight steamed mussels with butter.

Audrey Hearon December 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

Fried Oysters!!!!!!

Suzy December 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

Broiled Salmon with Curried Mango Chutney.
I make it for my mom and I all the time.

Nicole Pelletier December 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Any sort of pasta dish with a mix of fresh oysters, crab, squid, shrimp, scallops! YUM!

Simone Anne December 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Every year on New Year Eve my mom makes the BEST bouillabaisse. So amazing, it’s one of my favorite meals of the whole entire year!

Tanvi December 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Jambalaya with lots of shrimp!

Lori Clover December 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

This would make the perfect Christmas gift for my sister! It’s beautiful! Thank you for making this wonderful offer!

gretchenrae December 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm

i love fried tilapia!

:) gretchenrae

Amy Z. December 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Ceviche: Conch, Halibut, Scallop, Tuna…any of them! Preferably with lots of fun herbs and some fruit to balance it out.

Johanna December 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

shrimp etouffe

Marcelina December 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Shrimp and broccoli mac n’ cheese!

Brett Patterson December 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Raw Salmon

Amy December 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm

It’s tough to pick one dish, but I’m going to have to go with Kung Pao Shrimp. Or Honey-Dijon Salmon. Or a Tuna and Bean Salad.

Kitty December 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I am glad I was able to travel up to Seattle this year and to try their raw oysters. Foodgasm in every oyster!!!

Duuuuude, this is making me terribly hungry now.

Kelli December 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I love hot smoked salmon. Garlic butter shrimp too.

Rachael December 11, 2010 at 12:06 am

I am a newbie to the Pacific Northwest, and to Culinary Arts School and am LOVING the local seafood. My boyfriends mom makes the BEST crab and corn chowder….someday I’ll attempt it too!

Lizzie Chen December 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

My favorite seafood is miso marinated New Zealand Salmon because it is so fatty and the meat is delicious and melts in my mouth!

Tom December 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

Sauteed mussles with white wine sauce. The problem is I can never make it taste even close to a good restaurant. Mussles always end up tasting rubbery or not fresh.

Fa December 11, 2010 at 1:22 am

I love simple grilled prawns!

pixelpu December 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

sushi it is!

alice December 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Sooo tough to choose, but… tuna tataki.

Oli December 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm


thejewishhostess December 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Love this quick fish picatta!!! Check it out!

Kurt December 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Seafood Bisque!

Nancy Frierson December 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

This cookbook is an encyclopedia of cajun and creole cooking. You can almost smell the French Quarter by looking at the pictures.

Christine December 13, 2010 at 12:16 am

Baked whole fish with cilantro

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