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 / Romantic Dinners
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!
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!