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Grilled Artichokes with Chile Lime Mayonnaise
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Yum! Grilled Oysters with Miso and Wasabi
Greek Shrimp Bruschetta
Scallops with Chorizo Sausage
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Grilled Artichokes with Chile Lime Mayonnaise

  • 18 small artichokes
  • 1 lemon - halved
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, fresh ground black pepper
  • lime wedges for serving
Mayonnaise Ingredients:
  • 1 dried chipotle chile
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • fresh squeezed lime juice of 1 lime
  • sea salt
To make the mayonnaise, cover the dried chile with boiling water and let soak for 30 minutes.  Drain and pat dry, then cut in half and scrape out the seeds. Finely chop the flesh and put into a food processor. Add the yolks, a little salt and blend briefly until frothy. With the blade running, drizzle the oil through the funnel until the sauce is thick and glossy.  Add the lime juice, if the mayonnaise is too thick - add a touch of warm water.

Preheat the grill

Trim the stalks from the artichokes + cut off the top 1 inch of the globes. Slice the globes in half lengthwise, removing the "choke" if necessary. Rub the cut surfaces all over with lemon juice to prevent discoloring.

Toss the artichokes with the oil and a little salt and pepper. BBQ over med-hot coals until charred and tender - serve with lime wedges and mayonnaise!

(Recipe courtesy of Lazy Days and Beach Blankets - can be ordered at

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And finally - a Oyster Recipe!
Grilled Oysters with Miso and Wasabi

Wasabi Oysters
Courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Portola Restaurant's Chef David Anderson -
"In this elegant, but easy-to-prepare dish, grilled oysters are paired with melt-in-your-mouth crystals of miso gel and spicy wasabi-flavored cr�me fra�che. David Anderson, Executive Chef of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Portola Restaurants, recommends serving the oysters in their shells for a beautiful, natural presentation, or in shooter glasses for an edgier look."

(serves 4)
  • 24 farm-raised oysters
  • 2 cups prepared miso soup
  • 1 package powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup cr�me fra�che (sour cream can be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi paste
Scrub each oyster under cold water with a brush.*

Place the oysters on a hot grill for 5-10 minutes or until you see steam or bubbles coming from the oysters. (This step can also be done in a 500-degree oven.)

Remove oysters from the grill and allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

Pour the miso soup through a strainer.

Sprinkle the gelatin over � cup of the cold miso soup and allow to set for 5-10 minutes.

Bring the remaining miso soup to a slow simmer and add the gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve. Pour into a shallow bowl and chill in the refrigerator until set (about 30 minutes).

Whip the cr�me fra�che until it's thick like whipped cream, then add the wasabi to taste, stirring to combine.

Open the chilled oysters with an oyster shucker or a blunt table knife by prying them at the hinge. Discard the top shell.

Roughly chop the miso gel with the tines of a fork to forms "crystals" (or chop into small pieces) and divide among the oysters. Top with a small amount of the wasabi cr�me fra�che and serve immediately.

* For safety reasons, discard any raw oysters that are open.

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Caron's Summer Deck
Happy Summer!
School's out..graduations are done.. time for vacations,  it's that time of year when we want to invite family and friends over to spend time on the deck, at a sandy beach, on board the boat, or gathered around a roaring beach fire. Time to relax and enjoy the laid back feel of summer sun and sea breezes....

For the weekend, we thought we'd send you all a few easy fun party recipes to share with your friends and family. Let us know which ones you like -  we love the feedback.

**We're having a contest!  We're inviting our customers  to share their favorite appetizer, dessert or cocktail concoctions,  just drop us a line! The first 5 that we receive will win a $10.00 gift certificate  from Caron's + we'll publish your recipe on the next newsletter! 

I am so looking forward to trying ALL of them!

Here's where to send your entry:
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Greek Shrimp Bruschetta - Courtesy of Coastal Living Magazine

So Easy - So Delish!
Here's what you need to get started:
  • 1/3  cup  olive oil, divided
  • 3/4  pound  small fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  minced garlic
  • 2  large plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  sliced green onion
  • 1/2  cup  crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped parsley
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  teaspoons  minced fresh thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  Greek seasoning
  • 1  French baguette, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch-thick slices


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saut� shrimp and garlic 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp are cooked.

Transfer to a small bowl and chill.

Combine tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in shrimp. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Place bread slices on a baking sheet; brush bread with remaining olive oil. Bake at 375� for 8 minutes. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon shrimp mixture onto each bread slice.

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Seared Scallop Recips from Seafood Watch
Here's a great sustainable seafood recipe from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Seafood Watch" Program! For more wonderful recipes check their website

Seared Scallops with Chorizo and Potatoes
 --Serves 6-8 as taco fillings or as a tapas
  • 1 pound red-skin boiling potatoes (about 4 medium), cut into �-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1 pound scallops
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces fresh Mexican chorizo sausage (about 1� cups), casing removed
  • 4 large green onions, roots and withered outer leaves trimmed off, cut into �-inch pieces
  • Corn tortillas (optional)
Easy Directions:

For the potatoes:
Half fill a 4-quart saucepan with water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and bring to boil.Add potatoes and simmer over medium heat until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain.

For the scallops:
Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Heat a 12-inch skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. For best results, choose a skillet or griddle that is heavy and nonstick or well-seasoned cast iron.

Add oil and, when quite hot, add scallops in an uncrowded layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sear, turning occasionally, until golden, about 2 minutes total. With high heat, the scallops will sear without overcooking.

Scoop onto a wide plate.

To finish and serve:
Place chorizo and green onions in skillet. Cook over medium heat, breaking up any clumps of chorizo, just until sausage has rendered its fat, 6-7 minutes.

Add drained potatoes and continue cooking, occasionally scraping up any sticky bits, until potatoes begin to look crusty-brown, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the scallops into pieces that resemble the diced potatoes.

When the potatoes are browned, add scallops. Mix everything together as the scallops heat for a minute or so.

Scoop the mixture into a serving bowl and set before guests. For tacos, serve with corn tortillas.


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