Search Results for: Seafood

Home Away in Barbados: Marlin Steaks Bajan-Styled

Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away,  Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »

Key West Shrimp Chili Rellanos

Key West has two of the things I love most in life: eccentric characters and shellfish. We’ve been holed up for a few weeks at a VRBO (an excellent find, a rare tranquil spot close to Duvall) as I brainstorm characters for Potlikker, a novel set in today’s Detroit. Even though we’re as far south from Detroit as … Full recipe post »

Ode to The Earle (plus a piquant little fish sauce)

                                    If walls could talk. The other evening, I walked down the dark stairwell into The Earle Restaurant, off Main on Washington, in Ann Arbor. At the end of the stairs, there’s a door. I open. To my right … Full recipe post »

Halibut with Saffron-Tomato Sauce and the Brave New World of Selling Books Deconstructed

A friend recently asked what was my favorite spice. That’s like asking which of my kids I preferred. A cold analogy, granted, but hey, savoring well-prepared food has been a primary life-enhancer for me, the therapies of cooking a gift. Since herbs and spices are vital to cooking, it stands to reason I’d contemplate such a question with gravity. … Full recipe post »

Turks & Caicos Ceviche! (using fresh conch, scallops or shrimp)

A sea-to-table recipe for fresh conch salad from Turks and Caicos. Full recipe post »

New Zealand Muscles (and Mussels)

Planet Earth flexes her biceps in New Zealand’s South Island – oh those salaciously shifting teutonic plates! The above photo is one of a trillion I’ve been taking on our Oceania voyage, the trip I’ve always dreamed of taking; the landscape more salubrious than the Green Lip Mussels I purchased in a Kiwi run-of-the mill … Full recipe post »

Seared Scallops with Truffle Flavors over Wild Mushroom Risotto

Best freebie dip in town? Zingerman’s samples of bread with truffle-infused olive oil tops my list. This year, however, I’m wary of samples, quite sure I contracted last year’s hideous virus from a different, yet similar, dunk. Fearful of flu-infested double-dippers contaminating the culinary landscape, I chunked down the change to purchase the truffle-infused salt, … Full recipe post »

Grilled Paella with Chicken & Shellfish

Got any items on your to-do list that you’d like to check-off before the first snow flies? Fly a hot air balloon ride over Pinkney; paddle a canoe down the Huron River at sunset? For me, having friends over for a cookout featuring grilled paella tops the list. Paella is to Spain what risotto is … Full recipe post »

Green Goddess Shrimp Salad in Lettuce Cups

(Some grilling ideas for your review for the long, holiday weekend)  Wandering through the Kerrytown Farmers Market, I happened upon a produce table that I enjoy patronizing : Green Things Farm, their produce cultivated on an organic Nixon Road farm in Ann Arbor Charter Township. I love the name, as full of whimsy as a child’s … Full recipe post »

Baked Lemon-Mint Salmon Fillet with Roasted Potatoes

Here’s an easy one pan dinner recipe where the dressing works double-duty to season the salmon as well as the roasted potatoes. Here’s how it works: Make the dressing and use part of it to marinate the salmon. While the salmon is marinating, preheat your oven then roast the potatoes several minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, make space … Full recipe post »

Halibut with Caper-Dill Sauce and Roasted Asparagus

Last night I dreamed of halibut. Before turning in for the evening, I‘d checked my screen  scanning Monahan’s Friday Fish Report , which described their just-received halibut as the “fattest, freshest” of the year, indeed “…the finest halibut in our 30-year history”. Palate pricked, I closed my eyes, sinking into dreamland… I was wandering through Kerrytown, a Kerrytown … Full recipe post »

Pan-Fried Red Snapper with Fried Ginger

I purchased two beautiful snapper fillets with intentions to use them in an Asian-inspired dinner that could be made in a snap. A knob of fresh ginger worked double-duty in the following recipe; I peeled the ginger, julienned it (see picture), then macerated the ginger in rice wine vinegar. After a couple of hours, the vinegar began … Full recipe post »

Crispy Nut-Crusted Walleye

Some of us have tricks for remembering things — association triggers, for example, to help remember people’s names, favorite books, or answers to possible questions on tests. I have developed tricks for remembering recipes. For example, when I’m craving pan-fried fish or chicken fillets, comfort foods that satisfy in the midst of winter doldrums, I … Full recipe post »

Lemony Salmon Fillet Wrapped in Chard

One of the favorite food sites to which I subscribe is Citron & Vanille — the recipes are always interesting and delicious, but sometimes the products are difficult to source, and the preparation can be extensive. Case in point, her recipe for Saumon en Feuilles de Blettes, Puree de Chou-fleur, Fondue de Legumes et Jus d’Estragon. I know … Full recipe post »

Curried Mussels with Coconut Milk and Lemongrass

Here’s a dish that requires minimal effort; a recipe of reprieve after a tedious week spent in preparation for Thanksgiving. But this is not a dull dish, mind you, for these coconut-curried infused mussels and clams are festive enough for ushering in the holiday season, which is – sigh – officially underway. Too weary to … Full recipe post »