O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk

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cwjudyjr
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O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk - Mon, 10/9/06 11:12 AM
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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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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk - Tue, 10/10/06 11:42 AM
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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 - Wed, 10/11/06 6:38 PM
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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 - Wed, 10/11/06 10:22 PM
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The dish made with cream is called Newberg I believe.

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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk - Wed, 10/11/06 10:25 PM
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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 - Wed, 10/11/06 10:31 PM
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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 - Thu, 10/12/06 5:26 AM
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You know I have Googled for this and did not see it. Thanks!

Conrad