Sea Food Recipes

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Fish and other seafood has traditionally been an important part of many Native people's diet.
Some people netted fish with nets made of natural fibers,
although spearing and bow-hunting has been done by many Native people as well.
Night fishing was done using fish oil lanterns for illumination.


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Blue Crab Cakes

6 cups flaked crabmeat
1/2 cup sunflower seed or peanut oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup fine yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup dill weed, finely chopped
1 cup celery, finely diced
1/2 cup red sweet pepper, roasted and finely chopped
1/4 cup wild scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock
6 eggs, well-beaten
1 cup corn oil, for frying
1 cup fine cornmeal
Salt to taste


Heat the sunflower or peanut oil in a medium sized cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Quickly saute the onion in the hot oil, stirring often.
Add parsley and stir well.
Add the 1/4 cup of yellow cornmeal, stirring continually and cooking for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
In a large bowl, combine the crabmeat, lemon juice, salt, paprika,
white pepper, dill weed, celery, pepper, scallions, chicken stock, and eggs; blend these ingredients thoroughly.
Cover and chill for 3 hours.
Heat the corn oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Shape the crabmeat mixture into 16 well-proportioned cakes
about 3 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick and dust each side lightly with the remaining 1 cup of fine cornmeal.
Ease the cakes one at a time without crowding them into the hot oil;
brown quickly on both sides, cooking for a total of about 15 minutes.
Serve hot.


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Cornbread Stuffed Trout


3lbs trout
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup cornbread, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 Tbsp. chopped green peppers
1/2 tsp.salt; 1/4 tsp.fresh sage; 1/4 tsp.pepper
1/4 cup cold water
3 1/4 Tbsp. melted butter


Salt trout and place in well greased baking pan.
Mix bread crumbs, cornbread, onion, celery, green pepper, 1/2 tsp.salt, sage and pepper.
Slowly add water to mixture, tossing to mix.
Stuff trout with bread mixture and brush with melted butter.
Cover trout with foil, bake 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

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FRIED BASS


2 lbs bass fillets
1 cup whole milk
1 cup pancake mix..any kind is fine
oil, olive or vegetable


Dip bass fillets in milk; dredge with pancake mix.
Fry in hot oil and drain on paper towels.


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GRILLED SALMON


6 salmon steaks
30 juniper berries
Lemon wedges
Salt and pepper to taste


Crush juniper berries and press halfway down in salmon.
Grill over coals about 3 minutes each side.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and serve with lemon wedges.


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CATFISH


8 catfish
Prepared mustard
1 cup flour
Bacon fat


Fillet catfish, wash in cold water, pat dry.
Spread mustard on both sides of fillets.
Dredge in flour, fry in hot bacon fat until golden brown.


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