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Island Coconut Shrimp Salad

(BPT) – When you think of summer cuisine, nothing works quite like a fresh, vibrant salad. Salads are more than just a healthy lunch or dinner choice, they require minimal prep. Peppers, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes are all popular salad staples, but any vegetable or fruit you crave is a natural fit on your salad plate.

The inclusion of seafood is an easy way to add both a lean protein and the omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your body; Salmon, shrimp and crab are all excellent options, spinach has been proven to support your need for vitamins A and K, which help your bones and your vision, romaine lettuce has been shown to lower the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, and arugula can reduce the chance you’ll get diabetes.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: NA
Amount Measure Ingredients
1/2 oz package SeaPak Family Size Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
2 Packets orange marmalade sauce (included in coconut shrimp package)
2/3 Cup bottled ranch salad dressing
10 oz package bagged mixed salad greens (or 1 head of lettuce, chopped)
1 mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
4 Tbsp macadamia nuts or pecan halves (if desired), chopped
2 Tbsp dried Oregano


Prepare coconut shrimp according to package directions. In small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade sauce and salad dressing.

Divide the salad greens, mango slices and diced peppers among 4 serving plates. Evenly top each plate with shrimp.

Pour the salad dressing mixture over each serving of the coconut shrimp salad.

Sprinkle chopped nuts over the salads and serve immediately.

Maryann’s YUMMY Rub for Meat

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: varies

Maryann’s YUMMY Rub for Chicken, Beef…(you name it. Rub it!)

Amount Measure Ingredients
2 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp dried Thyme
2 Tbsp dried Oregano

To prepare:

Mix all together and rub away!

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Cooking with Curmi
Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

Big Joe and Mama’s Recipes
Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!