We live near the Chesapeake Bay and reap its bountiful seafood harvest. I serve this to company often and receive rave reviews nearly every time. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as my family does! —Jeffrey MacCord, New Castle, Delaware
Though some parts of Alaska are suitable for farming, we're on the Gulf, where commercial fishing is the main industry. Crab is plentiful here, and so is salmon, halibut, shrimp and sea herring.
You don't need fresh crab for this delicious, easy-to-make supper pie, though-with canned crabmeat, it becomes a great "off-the-shelf" meal. Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!
Gumbo is one of dishes that helped make the Creole-Cajun cuisine of Louisiana so famous. We live across the border in Texas and can't get enough of this traditional Cajun version featuring okra, shrimp, spicy seasonings and the holy trinity of onions, green peppers and celery. This recipe calls for seafood, but you could also use chicken, duck or sausage. —Ruth Aubey, San Antonio, Texas
We have lots of friends from up North who come down here to Florida each winter to be our of the snow and in the sun. They always love to be served fresh seafood, a green salad and pie made with just-ripened strawberries. So I always try to accommodate them...and they usually compliment the chef!
This skillet dish is so easy to make on those busy days, and it's delicious, too! I got the recipe at a covered-dish luncheon at my church. I liked it so much, I asked for the recipe, and I like to share it with others.
Folks are surprised that it's so easy to make - but don't tell anyone!
Since canned shrimp was very expensive when I was growing up, this special dish always seemed like a real treat. It's still a treat today because it's delicious. Shrimp Wiggle is so satisfying, it's one-dish dinner!
In Burien, Washington, Lori Watkins frequently prepares this simple seafood entree that looks fancy enough for company or special occasions. "I've been serving this delicious dish for years, and everyone likes it," she remarks.
Meet the Cook: Busy as an active-duty member of the Coast Guard and the mother of a 7-year-old son, I prepare this elegant dish for guests and special occasions. The sauce is so versatile, though, I've used it on pork chops and baked potatoes, too.
-Therese Bechtel, Montgomery Village, Maryland
This region is known for good seafood, and crab cakes are a traditional favorite. I learned to make them from a chef in a restaurant where they were a best-seller. The crabmeat's sweet and mild flavor is sparked by the blend of other ingredients.
-Debbie Terenzini, Lusby, Maryland