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!
This recipe adds a new twist on the traditional Tampa style Crab Chilau with the addition of Dungeness Crab. It's a little less sweet compared to blue crabs but the amount of meat surely makes up for it!
I'll be honest, prior to this recipe I never liked oysters. I'm stilling working my way up to eating them raw, but grilled with Chilau Sauce, butter and parmesan cheese was unreal! Simple recipe with amazing results!
24K Mac'n Cheese (Seafood Mac'n Cheese) was an idea I had when thinking about the ultimate side item to bring for Thanksgiving dinner. Special occasions call for the special treatment with lobster, jumbo shrimp, scallops and lump crab meat. The addition of Chilau added the perfect amount of kick and bold flavor! It was a hit! Must try!
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!