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Thyme and Citrus Baked Salmon Filets
Submitted by: JoyC
1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
2 (4 oz.) fresh salmon filets
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh grated orange ring
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Put oil on bottom of baking dish and rub salmon in oil. Combine thyme and orange rind and rub over fish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake approximately 15-18 min until gently firm to the touch. Do not overbake. The fish should be rare to medium rare inside. Makes 2 servings.

Spicy Shrimp with Basil
Submitted by: JoyC
1 teaspoon white peppercorns
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 or 2 fresh Thai or serrano chiles, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound medium or large shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup holy basil leaves or 1/2 cup torn Italian basil leaves
plus 1/2 cup torn mint leaves
In a small dry skillet, toast the peppercorns over moderate heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a mortar and coarsely crush. Add the garlic, cilantro, ginger, chiles, lime zest and salt and pound to a coarse paste. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the paste and stir-fry over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until opaque throughout, about 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce. Transfer to a bowl, add the basil and serve. Serves 4.
Note: Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Crazy For You Crab Newburg
(Delectable crab in a creamy Sherry sauce served on a bed of rice)
Submitted by: LisaW
6 oz. (175g) white crabmeat
3 oz. (75g) long grain rice
quarter pint (150ml) double cream
1 oz. (25g) butter
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons Sherry
salt to taste
paprika to taste
Melt the butter in a frying pan then add the crab meat and fry gently for 2 minutes. Put the egg yolks and the cream in a bowl and beat together. Stir in the Sherry into the crabmeat then slowly stir in the egg and cream mixture. Season with salt and add a pinch of paprika. Cook gently for 5 minutes without boiling. Boil the rice in salted water until tender, drain and arrange on warmed serving platter. Arrange the crab mixture in the center of the rice and serve. Makes 2 servings.

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