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MzLiz

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  • Location: Reading, PA
Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Wed, 08/6/08 12:39 PM (permalink)
Back in the 80's Seafood Shanty served their "House Italian Dressing" with a fried vegetable appetizer. Looking for that italian dressing recipe...Although it so long ago, I kind of remember that it was a white cream dressing with purple specks????
Any ideas??
 
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    roossy90

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    RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Thu, 08/7/08 12:10 AM (permalink)
    PURPLE?
    Did someone say purple?

    Welcome to Roadfood, and don't be shy!
    Hopefully someone here will be able to help you.
    Where was the Seafood Shanty located?
     
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      MzLiz

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      • Location: Reading, PA
      RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Thu, 08/7/08 8:59 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by roossy90

      PURPLE?
      Did someone say purple?

      Welcome to Roadfood, and don't be shy!
      Hopefully someone here will be able to help you.
      Where was the Seafood Shanty located?


      It was in Reading,PA
       
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        ann peeples

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        • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
        RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Thu, 08/7/08 4:16 PM (permalink)
        Tried to find a site for you,MzLiz, but to no avail.Probably closed before internet was used for restaurants....
         
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          Rusty246

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          RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Thu, 08/7/08 4:19 PM (permalink)
          Were the "purple" specks POSSIBLY celery seeds?
           
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            MzLiz

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            • Location: Reading, PA
            RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Fri, 08/8/08 7:28 AM (permalink)
            Thanks for trying, but I have been looking for this recipe for years, As for celery seeds, I have no idea...I am only a novice chef. I am starting to think that I might have to find someone who worked at the restaurant...
             
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              RubyRose

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              • Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
              RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Fri, 08/8/08 5:17 PM (permalink)
              Believe it or not, I believe I know what kind of dressing you're talking about. First of all, you have to remember that in those days in "sweet 'n' sour" Berks County, Italian dressing bore no resemblance to its South Philly cousins.

              And no, MzLiz, you weren't hallucinating; it did have purple flecks. During the 80's, paper packets of coleslaw dressing mix were available in the produce sections of the grocery store. The ingredients were usually dehydrated and finely chopped onions, carrots and RED CABBAGE, along with celery and dill seeds, powdered buttermilk, pepper and lots of salt and MSG. The buyer added mayonnaise, sour cream or a combination of the two, cider vinegar, sugar and cabbage. I remember the directions saying to add less sugar and wine vinegar instead of the cider vinegar to make Creamy Italian Dressing. About the mid-90's, they seemed to have dropped the red cabbage with its resulting purple flecks but otherwise I would imagine the taste would be about the same.

              I would start by checking for powdered coleslaw mixes and see if that starts to take you in the right direction.



               
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                MzLiz

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                RE: Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Mon, 08/11/08 7:43 AM (permalink)
                Thanks for the info will start looking and give it a try....will let you know
                 
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                  Bonzzzaaaiii

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                  • Location: Medford, NJ
                  Re:Looking for a recipe from "Seafood Shanty" Sat, 10/12/13 10:07 AM (permalink)
                  Hi there. I think the specs you are referring to are Cayenne.
                   
                  Seafood Shanty House Dressing recipe:
                  1 pt mayo
                  1/4 cup vinegar (recipe says wine but someone else says "white")
                  1/2 tsp salt
                  1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
                  1 tbsp dehydrated garlic
                  1/2 cup milk
                  1/2 cup sugar
                   
                  Blend until well mixed. Makes 1 quart.
                   
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