There are times when you plan out recipes well in advance and other times when you wing it! This recipe was one of those occasions! I had some sea bass filets and some chilau sauce on hand and that was all I needed for a quick meal. I didn't bother making any rice or pasta to serve with it since I'm currently on a low carb diet. It turned out fantastic with some heat! You can use any flavor of Chilau with this dish. The seasoning used is a special chilau blend (coming soon...) but feel free to use your favorite fish or blackening spice for this recipe.
The cooking style of seafood stew varies from city to city, each using their own unique twist. Every coastal area has a signature seafood stew and west coast Cioppino, popular in San Francisco, is one of them. I noticed the similarities to Tampa Style Crab Chilau so I decided to give it a shot, the results were amazing! I used mussels, clams, Dungeness crab and salmon, then served it up with some crusty bread! Click the link for the full recipe!
There is nothing that compares to Shrimp'n grits! With this recipe, I decided to take it a step further by frying the shrimp and using a Citrus Glaze also use in the Snapper Recipe. Topped over grits the flavor excellent!
Snapper, in general, is highly celebrated in the Caribbean and this pan-fried approach lends itself well to large family dinners. The Citrus glaze is sweet and garlicky with a little heat that really brings out the flavor of the fish. Serve with rice, grits or straight up! Delicious!
Our take on the roux based New Orleans style gumbo takes a little longer than our usual 30-minute recipes but you will be delighted at the flavor Chilau Sauce adds with the concentrated "Trinity" flavor in Chilau Gumbo!
If you have never had seafood curry you must try this recipe. Following the same 2:1 ratio as other chilau sauce preparations this recipe features the addition of Coconut Milk and Curry Powder. Feel free to get creative and adjust the meat and veggie to your preference!