Recipes

Over the years Ward's has compiled a long list of delicious seafood recipes. These are some of the best! Although the recipes have been segmented by seafood variety, the seafood can often times be substituted. Be sure to search the Flavor & Texture Chart in this website to help you with alternative seafood choices. If you try one, come back and give it a rating so we can share the real standouts. New recipes will be added by us and customers like you on a weekly basis. So if you have a favorite, don't be shellfish, share it with the rest of us!

Recipe: Florida Snapper & Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves Florida garlic, minced
3 Florida shallots, minced
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon pimento, diced
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup bottled clam juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
4 6-ounce Florida snapper fillets
1/2 pound medium Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup fresh Florida parsley, minced
sea salt to taste
12 ounces vermicelli or angel hair pasta, cooked
Preparation
Heat the oil and butter in a large sauté pan. Add garlic and shallots and sauté for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring often. Raise heat to medium, add capers, pimento, wine, clam juice and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes. Add filets and simmer over med-low heat for about 5 minutes. Add shrimp, spreading them evenly over the skillet; simmer for 3 minutes until filets and shrimp are cooked through. Stir in parsley; add salt to taste. Place fillets and shrimp on pasta on individual plates. Spoon scampi sauce over all and serve.

Yield
6 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 502, Calories From Fat 139, Total Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 115mg, Total Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 40g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g

Recipe: Simply Delicious Pan-Seared Tuna

Ingredients
2 1-inch Florida yellowfin tuna steaks, approximately 1 1/4 pound each
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt to taste
coarse pepper to taste
sesame seeds
wasabi for dip
soy sauce for dip

Preparation
Rub tuna steaks with olive oil. Salt and pepper steaks then on sprinkle sesame seeds. Brown tuna steaks for 1-2 minutes on both sides, being careful to not overcook. Serve wasabi and soy sauce on the side as dipping sauces.

Yield
4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 378, Calories from Fat 88, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 132mg, Total Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 68g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.72g

Recipe: Grilled Tilapia

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon steak sauce
1 teaspoon Florida lime juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
4 large Florida tilapia fillets

Preparation
Mix mayonnaise, steak sauce, lime juice, cheese and dill. Spread generously on both sides of fillets. Place coated fillets on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Yield
4 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 480, Calories From Fat 340, Total Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 110mg, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Protein 33g

Recipe:  Blue Crab Portabella

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 pound blue crab meat, drained, shell pieces removed
2 tablespoons cracker meal
12 fresh Portabella mushrooms, 2-3 inch diameter
2 tablespoons prepared Italian dressing
paprika

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Gently fold in crabmeat and cracker meal.
Remove mushroom stems; brush caps with Italian dressing and place in a baking pan stem-side up. Fill mushrooms with crab mixture and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crab meat begins to brown