Grilled Tuna with Lemon Mayonnaise

July 16, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Seafood tastes great when cooked on a grill, whether charcoal or gas. Gas is more convenient, and the fire will always be about the same temperature as the setting. But gas grills…

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Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs

June 30, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Our soft-crab recipes are simple and easy to prepare. Cooking times are for average-size crabs. Adjust time for smaller or larger crabs. The soft-shell crab is low in calories, fat and…

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Nutrition Leaders: Kay Holm

June 16, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

Squid. That was the first seafood ingredient Kay Holm was introduced to as the newest Nutrition Leader one day at the Seafood Lab in the early 1980s. “I looked at it and thought, ooooooh. But it was darned good!” says the long-time Merrimon resident. “We cleaned them. We fried them. Those things were buggers. But they were very, very good.” The group even served the recipe at Carteret County’s Strange Seafood Festival the following year, and she remembers people coming back for seconds.

Crab Soup Deluxe

June 2, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea Seafood soups — such as stews, chowders and bisques — offer a variety of delicious meals. They can look elegant, too, as many recipes call for ingredients such as clams in the…

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Nutrition Leaders: Martha Giles

May 19, 2014 | Vanda Lewis

“I don’t really remember ‘learning’ to cook,” Martha Giles says. “We just did it, I guess from helping Mother,” back in her Chadbourne kitchen in Columbus County. “I do remember as a teenager baking on Saturday afternoons — homemade yeast rolls for hamburger buns for small family gatherings, lemon pies and cream puffs.”