Seafood dishes, plain and fancy

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

I want to thank chef Russell Baratz, who served the crab dip featured below at a buffet on the grounds of Arlington House, located in Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

It was the best crab dip I’ve ever eaten, and it didn’t last long. He was gracious enough to share it with me, and I hope you all enjoy it.

The other dishes are simple, easy and delicious and are all family favorites. We usually have them on beach vacations and any other time we can get fresh seafood.