10 Ina Garten Seafood Recipes That Will Transport ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Fans Straight To Summer In The Hamptons
Ina Garten’s house in East Hampton must be the perfect place for a summer party. The Food Network star often showcases her amazing patio and grilling area on her barefoot countess TV show. And when it comes to summer recipes, she’s known for serving up some amazing seafood dishes. Here are 10 Ina Garten seafood recipes that will carry barefoot countess fans straight to the summer in the Hamptons.
1. Seafood gratin is a 5-star side dish
The key to do Seafood gratin “amazing” is to use Garten’s homemade seafood broth recipe. But of course store bought is fine. This five-star intermediate recipe calls for shrimp, halibut, and lobster. However, you can customize it with the seafood of your choice.
“Fantastic recipe. Double the recipe and increase the amount of seafood. Made with lobster claw meat, shrimp, swordfish and scallops and served over spaghetti aioli,” one happy fan wrote.
“Amazing!…Absolutely delicious!” another added. “I replaced the halibut with cod. And added scallops. My husband said it was one of the best meals I have ever made! Winning recipe.
2. Go back to basics with Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp
Garten’s recipe for Scampi with prawns in the oven comes from her Back to basics cookbook, and it’s one of her favorite dinners to make when she entertains. This is a beginner’s recipe that you can easily make ahead for a party. Or it’s just as easy to make for an easy weeknight dinner.
3. Lobster Cobb Salad is the perfect summer lunch in the Hamptons
When it comes to a summer lunch in the Hamptons, it doesn’t get better than at Garten Lobster Cobb Salad. For the dressing, you will need one and a half tablespoons of Dijon mustard, a quarter cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, five tablespoons of olive oil, three quarters of a teaspoon teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper.
To make the salad, Garten’s recipe calls for two ripe Hass avocados, the juice of one lemon, a pound and a half of cooked lobster meat, a pint of cherry tomatoes, a teaspoon and a half of salt, a half teaspoon of pepper, half a pound of bacon (fried and crumbled), three-quarters of a cup of crumbly blue cheese and a bunch of arugula (washed and drained).
4. Roasted shrimp cocktail is one of Ina Garten’s favorite seafood appetizers
One of the easiest recipes on our list just happens to be one of Garten’s favorite appetizers – Roasted shrimp cocktail. Simply peel and devein two pounds of shrimp, leaving the tails. Place them on a baking sheet with a tablespoon of olive oil, half a teaspoon of kosher salt and half a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.
Roast them at 400 degrees for eight to 10 minutes – until pink, firm and cooked through.
While the shrimp cool, combine half a cup of chili sauce, half a cup of ketchup, three tablespoons of horseradish, two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, half a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a quarter teaspoon of Tabasco to make your dip.
5. Try Ina Garten’s foolproof recipe for seared scallops and mashed potatoes and celeriac
The barefoot countess’ recipe for Seared scallops & mashed potato and celeriac comes from her Infallible cookbook, and it takes cooking skills and a few gadgets. You will need a saucepan with a lid or a Dutch oven, a colander and a salad spinner.
This recipe also requires a food processor fitted with a steel blade, two 12-inch sauté pans and a small metal spatula.
6. Prawns and Linguine Fra Diavolo is a seafood recipe that can be on the table in 30 minutes
An easy seafood dinner to make on a summer evening is Garten’s Prawns and Linguine Fra Diavolo — and this five-star recipe can be on the table in just 30 minutes. It should be noted that reviewers warn against using the whole box of pasta as it is not necessary.
“Quite easy and has a lot of flavor. We thought maybe there was a little too much pasta and added about a tablespoon of tomato paste towards the end of cooking to add another little dimension of richness,” one fan shared.
Another wrote: “Tasty! Just enough kick. I didn’t use all the pasta. Would be good with other proteins too.
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7. Shrimp and Swordfish Curry Packed with Seafood, Vegetables, and Spices
Garten’s recipe for Shrimp & Swordfish Curry is one of her husband’s favourites, as it comes from the cookbook Cooking for Jeffrey. This is an easy to make beginner’s recipe that basically requires you to throw everything into a dutch oven and simmer.
Make sure your spice cabinet is stocked with curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, and ground cayenne pepper.
You will also need ground cloves, unsalted butter, olive oil, yellow onions, red bell pepper, minced garlic, fresh ginger, chopped jalapeño pepper, diced Italian tomatoes canned, clam broth, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, swordfish, shrimp, and lime.
8. Fish and lobster cakes are an “absolutely delicious” seafood recipe
The Garden’s recipe Fish and lobster cakes requires a long list of ingredients, and they take time and cooking skills. But the results are “absolutely delicious”.
To make the homemade Remoulade Sauce, you will need a good mayonnaise, such as Hellmann’s, chopped pickles, old-fashioned mustard, and champagne or white wine vinegar. And, of course, you’ll need kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
9. “Cook Like A Pro” when making Ina Garten’s Cioppino
Just like with the Seafood Gratin, you’ll be making Garten’s Homemade Seafood Broth when you make Garten’s Cioppino. From his cookbook Cook like a proCioppino is an easy seafood stew that’s loaded with shrimp, scallops, mussels, and cod.
To make the seafood broth you will need olive oil, one pound shells of large prawns, yellow onion, carrots, celery sticks, garlic cloves, wine dry white, tomato paste, fresh thyme, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
10. Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp is good both hot and cold
Another easy weeknight dinner from Garten is her Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp. All you need is two pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined, good olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, one pound of angel hair pasta, half a stick of butter unsalted (melted) and the zest and juice of two lemons.
This recipe is delicious when served hot for dinner, and cold leftovers are just as good the next day for lunch!
The Barefoot Countess airs Sundays on The Food Network.
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