Category Archives: Seafood

Salmon Cakes

Sorry for the gap in posts.  Bizzy!  These are basically crab cakes (here is a Spicy Cilantro and Green Onion Crab Cake) with salmon instead.  A similar consistency, fairly similar taste, and a little cheaper than crab most of the time.  We had been having a lot of salmon because of a sale at Wholey’s and this was a good way to switch it up a bit and maximize the fish.

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Seared Scallop Pad Thai

Good ol cliche Pad Thai.  What can I say, it is darn good despite being the most cliche and possibly Americanized Asian dish.  Eileen is much more skilled in Asian cuisine (Curry is one of her specialties) than I am but I was inspired to give this old favorite a try.  I looked up some recipes and sort of used them as a basis and tailored it to my taste.

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Grilled Tuna “Tacos” with Green Salsa Sauce

Another use for versatile and reasonably priced tuna steaks!  This was a tuna steak that was seasoned in taco spices, grilled, shredded, and placed on a lettuce leaf taco.  Late summer tomatillos led to a fresh green salsa type sauce on top and sauteed fajita veggies brought together the many tastes from a similar family that don’t usually overlap.

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Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with Shrimp

WAIT!  Don’t throw those pumpkins away!  This fall we have been making an effort to try some new seasonal recipes as you may have noticed, and this has got to be the pinnacle of that.  What is more fall than pumpkin!  This is similar to an Alfredo sauce with pumpkin as the main ingredient with the help of cheeses and cream.

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Chinese Style Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

There’s something fun and extra challenging about recreating favorite Chinese food takeout dishes at home. Maybe it’s the extra difficulty of trying to find and choose the ingredients from the shelves of the Asian market or maybe it’s because of the exotic nature of some of the ingredients. Either way the end result is great- Chinese food from your own kitchen. Yum!

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Crispy Tilapia Filets with Fennel-Mint Tzatziki

I was inspired to make this after flipping through my Bon Appetit magazine. It seemed simple, yet delicious and that’s exactly what it was! If you haven’t yet discovered fennel I really encourage you to give it a try. It is certainly an odd looking vegetable, but once you start working with it, it is pretty straight forward.

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REAL Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna noodle casserole is an American classic consisting of canned tuna, cream of mushroom soup, and sometimes green beans and other ingredients.  What made this REAL tuna noodle casserole was the use of grilled tuna steaks.  It still contained canned cream of mushroom soup and also green beans, garlic, and locally grown shiitake mushrooms from our CSA.

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Spinach Stuffed Tilapia

Tilapia is always cheap when on sale or not.  Accordingly, it is not the tastiest fish but is very versatile and can be doctored up pretty easily.  This was a sauteed spinach stuffing rolled in tilapia filets that were then sprinkled with parmesan and panko before a quick bake.

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Fajita Shrimp Caesar Salad

We have made fresh Caesar dressing before and it was a huge hit.  The one difference this time was using chopped canned anchovies instead of anchovy paste. I lightly floured and baked some shrimp and placed it atop sauteed veggies for a light and summery dinner salad.  This would also be great to serve in a large quantity at a party or dinner.

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Spicy Tuna and Salmon Tempura Roll

Homemade sushi!  It is not easy, but I am getting better.  We have featured most of these other rolls before with a new guest this time of spicy tuna and salmon tempura roll.  Also, this was about $12 worth of fish which shows you the mark up in restaurants, but again it is not easy and nice when someone really good and quick does it for you.  Anyway, spicy tuna and salmon tempura roll!

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