Seafood & Fish

Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon, close up on plate of two baked pieces Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon ~ sweet and spicy glazed salmon, so easy and on the table in 20 minutes! Salmon for dinner at home is a weekly goal of mine, for health reasons and all that.  And all I need for motivation is for it to be easy.  I mean really easy.  Nothing complicated, especially …

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Tilapia piccata in pan with lemons Tilapia Piccata

Tilapia Piccata

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
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Tilapia Piccata ~ pan seared tilapia in a bright, briny and buttery sauce made with lemons, butter and capers. There’s nothing I like more than being able to put a quick and delicious dinner on the table with ingredients I likely have on hand.  That’s almost always the case with a piccata.  And while chicken …

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Grilled Shrimp with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Chimichurri Sauce

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
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Summertime is grilling season, for sure, and not just steaks and chicken.  I love shrimp on the grill.  Last summer, I made shrimp skewers on the grill in a honey-lime marinade.  This summer, I was looking at my abundance of overflowing pots of herbs out back and decided to make a Chimichurri sauce, and thus …

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Roasted Salmon with 'Greens' Mustard Sauce

Roasted Salmon with ‘Greens’ Mustard Sauce

Posted on May 9, 2017
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Marinated salmon, roasted and then topped with a creamy “greens” mustard sauce made with spinach and arugula. I did not grow up eating salmon, and didn’t really have it until my 20’s, and didn’t really like it when I tried it.  After I married, I tried salmon again in a restaurant, still didn’t like it.  Now, …

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Shrimp Pad See Ew

Shrimp Pad See Ew

Posted on Nov 1, 2016
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When I was in my 20’s, living in Chicago, my good friend, Carol, took me to her “secret” Thai restaurant.  I say secret because she didn’t want the word to get out and risk it getting popular, and thus crowded.  It was in the lobby of a transient hotel, for Pete’s sake.  Regardless, it was …

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Posted on Oct 17, 2016
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Last weekend, I had the house to myself, all weekend, for three whole days.  I don’t even know the last time that happened.  The girls are gone to college or beyond, and Meathead went on a fishing trip ~ something he never does.  So it was just Buddy and me.  And dinner.  Wait for it …

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Mediterranean Baked Fish

Mediterranean Baked Fish

Posted on Oct 7, 2016
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This is a baked white fish dish with the wonderful flavors of the Mediterranean and Greece.  I used cod, and that’s what I’m recommending here, but other firm white fish will work, like halibut or sea bass.  Mediterranean Baked Fish is a fairly easy and super flavorful way to make white fish for dinner. While I …

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Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
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Classic Cioppino ~ iconic San Franciscan-style seafood stew made with tomatoes, wine, spices and herbs. I have been wanting to make Cioppino for some time now, that iconic San Francisco-style seafood stew cooked with tomatoes, wine, spices and herbs.  I love seafood stews like Cioppino and bouillabaisse but I’ve never attempted to make either at …

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Easy Coconut Curry Salmon

Easy Coconut Curry Salmon

Posted on Aug 26, 2016
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Do you like salmon?  We love salmon.  Ever get in a rut making it at home?  We do.  Honestly, I try and make salmon at home at least once a week, usually baked or grilled with a simple sweet/spicy glaze of mustard and brown sugar or maple syrup, like this.  I also want to try …

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Posted on Aug 10, 2016
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Don’t you love grilling season?  Although, truth be told, we grill outside year round.  I recently made shrimp on the grill to go with some grilled corn salad I had just made.  It was really good and so easy.  I continued on with the spicy theme and used a hot honey and lime marinade for the shrimp. …

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