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!
Chilau Recipes / Family Celebrations
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!
This recipe is a spinoff from our cornbread deviled crab recipe but in the form of a meaty crab cake. Use as much blue crab meat as you like! With the addition of Chilau Sauce, it's like a crab cake that already has the hot sauce cooked into the center with that authentic gulf coast flavor!
I say "cajun style" because this chilau based recipe tastes better than the cajun pasta at your favorite restaurant, and you can make it in 30 minutes in your own kitchen. I went with Shrimp and Smoked Sausage but feel free to Put Your Spin On It!