As customer enthusiasm for seafood remains high, chefs across the country have responded by keeping those creative menu ideas coming. Consider the wide range of this month's recipes on the following pages. We're featuring salmon, halibut, tuna, trout, crab, scallops, shrimp, lobster, mussels and clams, inspired by a variety of world cuisines.
Grilled options include Chilean Grilled Fruit with Spice-Crusted Salmon and Mushroom Quinoa from Legal Sea Foods; Grilled Wild Salmon with Avocado Salsa and Grated Egg Crouton Topper, from Go Fish in Napa, CA; and Grilled Barbecued Tuna from Maverick Southern Kitchens in Charleston, SC. Traditional Mediterranen favorites, lasagna and pizza, provided the inspiration for such creative presentations as Idaho Potato Lasagna with Halibut and Lemongrass Curry Sauce from Roy's in Newport Beach, CA, and the Crab and Wild Mushroom Pizza recipes we're providing. Also, look for the Taco-Shimi Crisp featuring seared ahi tuna, from Twist Restaurant at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in California.
We know our readers are looking for commercial recipes that have been developed just for full-service restaurants. You'll find them on our website at www.restaurant-hospitality.com. And because we know you're interested in chef-created recipes, you can also search our recipe database by chefs' names. Check it out!