Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tantalizing Thursday-Delaware Part Deux

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Once again the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers return to Dover, Delaware to compete in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. This is the third of ten Chase races.

The last time we explored Delaware through recipes we did so with seafood. This is for good reason as Delaware has an excellent coastline that makes fresh seafood a go-to option for dinners.

Why mess with perfection? Here are some more scrumptious seafood recipes to add to your repertoire inspired by Delaware’s bounty from the sea.

Here is a great appetizer or main dish utilizing clams.

Clam Fritters
Recipe found on


Original recipe makes 4 servings.

1 egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup minced clams
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil


Beat the egg and gradually beat in the flour. Slowly stir in the milk, clams, salt, pepper and onion. If desired, stir in the green pepper. With hands shape mixture into 2 inch diameter patties.
In a medium skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Fry the patties in the hot oil until golden brown. Place cooked fritters on paper towels to soak up any excess oil.

Salmon is one of those health foods that is easy to love. Full of flavor, stands up to myriad cooking methods and delicious raw (sushi anyone?), it is a great fish to add to your weekly diet.

Crusted Salmon with Honey-Mustard Sauce
Recipe found on


Original recipe makes 4 fillets.

1 (1.5 pound) skinless center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
1 cup milk
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon honey


Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish; pour the milk over the fillets. Allow the salmon to soak in the milk 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese together in a wide, deep bowl. Beat the egg in a separate bowl until frothy. Remove the salmon fillets from the milk; shake the excess milk off the fish. Dip each fillet into the beaten egg and then gently press into the bread crumb mixture to coat; gently shake to remove the excess.
Bake in the preheated oven, turning once, until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
While the salmon bakes, stir the butter, mustard, and honey together in a bowl; drizzle over the baked salmon to serve.

For all of you who love pork fat with your seafood, this one is for you.

Dad’s Excellent Scallops
Recipe found on


Original recipe makes 8 servings.

2 pounds shelled, large sea scallops
1/2 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
toothpicks, soaked in water


Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
Wrap each scallop with a thin slice of prosciutto, and secure with a toothpick.
Lightly oil grill grate. Arrange scallops on the grill, and baste with butter. Cook for 5 minutes, turn, and baste with butter. Cook for another 8 minutes, or until opaque.

Last week Apple Pie ended the meal. This week, Apple Crisp of course!

Easy Apple Crisp
Recipe found on


Original recipe makes 12 servings.

6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup water
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Arrange apples in an even layer in bottom of baking dish. Pour water over apples.
In a medium bowl mix together cake mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter or margarine until ingredients are thoroughly blended; mixture will be crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes.

Here’s hoping your driver does well in the Chase Race from Delaware and you enjoy a delectable dinner or series of dinners from this list.

Please join me tomorrow as I close the week down with the Friday Music Blog, the ever-popular interactive post that is a mainstay on Chief 187™Chatter.

1 comment:

  1. I can never not eat the clams [as i shuck them]long enough to make fritters!