O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk

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cwjudyjr
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2006/10/09 11:12:14
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.
shortchef
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/10 11:42:07
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?
Welcome to Roadfood, by the way.
roadrash
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 18:38:12
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.
cwjudyjr
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:22:37
The dish made with cream is called Newberg I believe.
cwjudyjr
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:25:20
I will try this with the tarragon vingear this weekend. Thanks!
quote:
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.
saps
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/11 22:31:41
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.
cwjudyjr
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RE: O'Donnells Seafood Norfolk 2006/10/12 05:26:00
You know I have Googled for this and did not see it. Thanks!

Conrad