Seafood & Fish

Grilled Harissa Shrimp skewers Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
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Grilled harissa shrimp, brined and marinated shrimp grilled to perfection ~ succulent and smoky with a spicy kick. Perfect for summer grilling season. We love grilling season and while it’s usually meat, chicken and veggies we’re throwing on the grill, occasionally we do shrimp.  It’s so easy and delicious with a quick harissa marinade.   Why …

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Posted on Mar 15, 2019
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Classic shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, lemon and wine sauce, tossed with linguine ~ on the table in  30 minutes. 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 …

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Roasted Glazed Salmon, on forkful over serving platter Roasted Glazed Salmon

Roasted Salmon Glazed Two Ways

Posted on Jan 12, 2019
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Roasted salmon glazed two ways ~ with brown sugar and Dijon mustard or with maple syrup and whole grain Dijon mustard.  Either way is delicious, super easy and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes.  My kind of weeknight dinner! People either love salmon or hate salmon.  Our house is divided.  Now that …

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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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Shrimp, brined and grilled, and served with fresh Chimichurri sauce.  Easy and delicious grilled shrimp dish for summer. 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 …

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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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Mediterranean Baked Fish, in baking pan with spatula. Mediterranean Baked Fish

Mediterranean Baked Fish

Posted on Oct 7, 2016
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Mediterranean Baked Fish ~ easy Greek-inspired cod recipe baked in tomatoes and onions with olives, green beans and feta.   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 …

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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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