Search Results for: Seafood

Scallops, Orzo and Peas in a Saffron-Tomato Sauce

  Several weeks back, a local seafood department was running plump, dry-pack sea scallops on sale. I picked up several pounds for the freezer. Today I appreciate my thinking ahead; it seems my cupboards are bare aside from pantry staples and frozen goods. I do have one fresh item, a remaining tomato I plucked before the first frost … Full recipe post »

Grilled Salmon and Walnut-Dijon Sauce with Fresh Herbs

My heart skips a beat when wild salmon is on sale; I have to buy a hunk. This recipe makes good use of garden herbs and a profusion of nasturtium blossoms, which is an edible flower with a lovely, peppery flavor. One of the best tips I’ve ever received was many years ago from a clerk at the Produce Station. … Full recipe post »

Faux Lobster Rolls

Last month it seemed every time I picked up the recipe section of the Times Magazine, it featured lobster in some guise. Lobster rolls in particular make my taste buds prickle, but lobster is pricy in these parts, and it takes a lot of effort to yield enough lobster meat for an authentic lobster roll. So here’s … Full recipe post »

Smoked Seafood Spread

Many folks enjoy purchasing a souvenir from a vacation. Perhaps some coral earrings from a beach trip, or an “I Wrestled An Alligator In The Bayou” T-shirt to evoke a happy memory. Me? I like to bring home food. Traveling in Tuscany, for example, I returned to Michigan with dried porcini mushrooms, which were sniffed … Full recipe post »

Whitefish with Tomato Caper Relish

The final days of August are enveloped in an atmosphere of quiet anticipation. It’s as if our town has come to a screeching halt and sits idling, waiting for the light to change, indicating the seasonal shift to fall. Perhaps this is a feeling shared with residents of other college towns, where still, humid air … Full recipe post »

Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Eggplant

Here’s a quick and easy salad I just put together, which was inspired by small, slender eggplant I purchased at the Farmers Market. Quinoa is a pantry staple and I try to keep bags of frozen shrimp at the ready. Garden mint is flourishing, so put them all together and dinner is decided. Cherry tomatoes and feta would have been delicious additions to … Full recipe post »

Grilled Salmon Salad with Edamame and Oranges

I’m not buying into the theory that Mother’s Day is a “Hallmark Holiday”, commercialized beyond recognition, so can be ignored in good conscious. “Mother’s Day,” according to Wikipedia, “…is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.” In the United States, … Full recipe post »

Roast Salmon with Tomato-Caper Sauce

It’s beginning to rain cherry tomatoes; the forecast predicts it will turn into a flood. Today I made an extremely low labor, nutritious dish that incorporates the beginning of this bounty. Basically all I did was roast salmon and cherry tomatoes together, then make a little sauce with the roasted tomatoes by tossing them with … Full recipe post »

Spinach-Parmesan Bruschetta with Pesto Coated Shrimp

Guerda Harris and her Back Alley Gourmet team win the prize for one of the most irresistibly delicious appetizers I’ve had in recent memory. At a cocktail party potluck, this appetizer took center stage. Guests were snatching the glistening shrimplet jewels from the tray faster than you can say bruschetta; so I slapped their fingers … Full recipe post »

Grilled Salmon with Chipotle-Honey Glaze with Pineapple Salsa

In three short days — Father’s Day — dads across America will be lassoed with ties and wallpapered with Hallmark, as retailers restock shelves vacated by tool sets and grilling kits. All fine gifts, to be sure, but I’ll bet you a “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug that what Dad wants most is to spend … Full recipe post »

Swordfish Souvlaki

Souvlaki is basically the Greek meaning for skewered grilled meat or fish (vegetables optional) — what some call shish-ke-bob. Lamb and swordfish are two items often found in classic Greek souvlaki. I’ve found Campari tomatoes (select those about 1 1/2 to 2 times as big as a cherry tomatoes) are perfect for grilled kebobs of … Full recipe post »

Baked Teriyaki Halibut with Bok Choy

Shopping at Whole Foods, I noticed the halibut in their fish counter looked particularly enticing. The clerk told me it had just arrived. The price tag said “on sale” so I snatched a piece. It’s still a pricey fish, even on sale, so why would I compromise the natural flavors by marinating such a lovely … Full recipe post »

Omelet with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

I have a small amount of salmon and and a bit of cream cheese left from the weekend. It’s just enough to spread over a toasted bagel half, but I’ve got a better idea. A couple of eggs and voila: it’s an elegant supper for one. My new favorite magazine, the spring issue of Fine Cooking’s … Full recipe post »

Spanish-Styled Monkfish with Olives and Oranges

love the firm, meaty texture and unique flavor of monkfish. It’s great in fish stews, as it holds its lobstery shape and texture, and it’s wonderful roasted or grilled. I love it even more after reading Chef Jamie Oliver’s tip for cooking monkfish: “Monkfish is a lovely meaty fish to cook. However, it does contain … Full recipe post »

Grilled Tuna with Avocado-Wasabi Puree

Like a top-drawer beef steak, I also like my tuna steaks black on the outside and red in the middle. To accomplish this, my tuna must be at least 3/4-inch thick (preferable 1-inch), with my heat searingly hot and a quick cooking time — about 2 minutes per side. The following recipe is adapted from … Full recipe post »