RE: calabasas (?)
Calabash is a tiny town in North Carolina just across the line from South Carolina. It gave its name to a style of cooking any kind of seafood in a light breading that has spices in it. To make it at home, you soak the seafood in buttermilk for a short time then roll it in a mixture of 1/2 self-rising flour to 1/2 self-rising cornmeal adding a small amount of Old Bay seasoning, red pepper, black pepper, garlic powder & dill or lemon pepper seasoning. Easy on thespices or it will overpower the seafood. Fry as usual . FANTASTIC if done right.