Restaurant Recipes

Pacific Fire Shrimp

View of Downtown San Diego

Restaurant: Peohe's | San Diego

This hot and spicy appetizer will have you licking your fingers and asking for more! Shrimp, rice and a compound butter make up the majority of this simple dish. Add a twist on this recipe with your own spice mix or herbs.


Crab Cakes

Restaurant: The Prado at Balboa Park | San Diego

This version of the crab cake is decadent and moist, weaving a luxurious cream reduction amid succulunt chunks of fresh crab. Pan-frying the crab cakes results in a crisp exterior, which satisfyingly gives way to moist flesh inside. This recipe is sure to impress!


Lobster Bisque with Port and Rosemary

Restaurant: Blue Point Coastal Cuisine | San Diego

Lobster bisque has been called “the king of soups,” and this version is one that will arch the eyebrow of even the most discriminating gourmet. Blue Point Coastal Cuisine has earned a reputation as one of San Diego’s premier purveyors of fine seafood, and this wonderful recipe perpetuates that status in grand style.


New England Steamed Dinner

Rick Moonen

Restaurant: RM Seafood | Las Vegas

The New England Steamed Dinner is a simple dish that can be served as an appetizer or a main course. Highlighting the flavors of bacon, potatoes, turnips, cabbage, and fresh halibut, it is sure to be delicious and satisfying. Not a fan of halibut? Substitute another thick-fleshed fish that is more to your liking. Cod, sea bass and turbot are great examples. For a sample of the seafood stylings of celebrity Chef Rick Moonen, this hearty dish is the perfect way to bring the flavor home.


Signature Crab Cakes

Restaurant: Sally's Seafood on the Water | San Diego

Sally's Seafood's signature crab cakes that have become one of their most popular appetizers. Simply prepared, these crab cakes are bursting with natural flavor and will make an impressive appetizer at any party or dinner.


Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut

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Restaurant: Chart House | San Diego

This recipe is a satisfying expression of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty notes all highlighted through fresh seafood and complex flavor combinations. Halibut is a flatfish, has a very low fat content and is a firm white fish. It has a mild flavor and doesn't need a whole lot of seasoning to taste good. You could serve up some peeled asparagus, summer squash or fingerling potatoes with this fish for a nice compliment. Pairing a nice white wine, something slightly dry would work well.


Cioppino

Restaurant: Crab Catcher | San Diego

The Cioppino is an earthy stew that originated from San Francisco, and is inspired by various fish soups and stews from Italian cuisine. A blending of elements is apparent in the very taste and texture of the stew as land and sea are intermingled to create a earthy, rich taste.


Lobster Bisque with Sweet Gulf Shrimp and Tomatoes

Restaurant: Moshulu Restaurant | Philadelphia

A warm, hearty seafood soup, this bisque brings the ocean's bounty to your table.


Lobster Pot Pie

Restaurant: Sally's Seafood on the Water | San Diego

The decadent version of an old favorite. Canadian Lobster meat cooked to perfection in a rich lobster and roasted vegetable Ragout, baked under golden brown puff pastry.


Signature Crab Cakes

Restaurant: Sally's Seafood on the Water | San Diego

Jumbo lump crab meat lightly held together by lemon pepper aioli and fresh breadcrumbs, seared golden brown and served with Caper remoulade and Tomato relish. Makes sixteen 2.5 oz. crab cakes.