O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk

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2006/10/09 11:12:14 (permalink)

O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk

In the Washington DC area there is a restaurant named O'Donnell's which is now in Gaithersburg, MD. Originally it was on E Street and then Bethesda.

They have menu items designated as Norfolk style, Crab, Shrimp, Lobster and a combination. The menu says it is prepared with Tarragin vinegar. It is unique and extremely delicious. They also have rum bums to die for.

I can't find a recipe for this type of Norfolk recipe.

Where can I find this recipe? Does anyone have one similar to this?

Thanks,

Conrad

PS: I am still looking for a place on MD's Eastern Shore with honest to God fried clams, not strips.
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    shortchef
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/10 11:42:07 (permalink)
    Well, good luck with the clams, they don't seem to understand them in Maryland, at least the fried ones. You'll probably have to go to New England for those.
    When I had crab Norfolk, it was a little casserole, crab mixed with a creamy sauce, then garnished with strips of Virginia country ham. I think Norfolk style refers to the ham. Anybody else know about this?
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 18:38:12 (permalink)
    AFAIK crab Norfolk is NOT supposed to be made with a creamy sauce; the recipes I've seen call for the following:

    Lump crab meat
    Red pepper
    Black pepper
    Old Bay
    Vinegar or beer
    Butter (optional)

    The butter is flaked or drizzled on top of the crab meat/seasonings mixture & then the whole thing is baked in the oven. I omit the butter, as I think it detracts from the taste of the meat.
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:22:37 (permalink)
    The dish made with cream is called Newberg I believe.
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:25:20 (permalink)
    I will try this with the tarragon vingear this weekend. Thanks!
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    Originally posted by roadrash

    AFAIK crab Norfolk is NOT supposed to be made with a creamy sauce; the recipes I've seen call for the following:

    Lump crab meat
    Red pepper
    Black pepper
    Old Bay
    Vinegar or beer
    Butter (optional)

    The butter is flaked or drizzled on top of the crab meat/seasonings mixture & then the whole thing is baked in the oven. I omit the butter, as I think it detracts from the taste of the meat.
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:31:41 (permalink)
    Did you try googling Crab Norfolk? The O'Donnell's recipe is on the first page.

    http://www.shaboomskitchen.com/archives/seafood/crabnorfolk.html

    Every recipe that I've seen has butter in it.
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    RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/12 05:26:00 (permalink)
    You know I have Googled for this and did not see it. Thanks!

    Conrad
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