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monkfish stew – a taste of the med

monkfish stew - a taste of the Med

As a cook, one needs to be flexible.  The other day I was cleaning out a cubby hole where a pile of paper with scribbled recipes waited; some were tossed either because the dish was made or it wasn’t something I wanted to make.  I cook according to my mood and when I am at…

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fish wellington – a dinner party hit!

fish wellington - light & delicate

We have Julia Child to thank for making beef Wellington popular.  The dish was aired in 1965 on a New Year’s day broadcast.  I have eaten it maybe two or three times during my adult life; I enjoyed it but sometimes the meat was overcooked and when buying in a restauarnt, it isn’t cheap.  It…

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cioppino and a San Francisco mini trip

Italian American fish stew - cioppino

During the first week in March, Mr. S and I were in San Francisco; he was attending GDC while I was a tourist for 5 days.  I had never been before and was eager to explore as much as possible and I did!  Each day was packed with something new.  We stayed in the Mission…

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lime & cashew fish rolls

lime and cashew fish rolls

This is the second time I’ve made this dish. The first was the week of the new year and I was in search of something different from the food I usually make during the holidays.  Lime and cashew paste smeared over the fish sounded so good – it was delicious!  But…I struggled with the rice…

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fish tacos (tacos de pescado)

fish tacos

“What’s for dinner?” asked Mr. S.  I said I was thinking of fish and he said good!  We haven’t had fish in a while but these days with the way my memory works it was most likely only a week or so ago.  Cinco de Mayo (the 1862 victory of the Mexican militia over the…

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pasta with haddock

I am the first to admit that we don’t enough fish (mea culpa).  The Mayo Clinic recommends two servings a week.  Some weeks we eat that and some weeks we don’t…especially when we’re on a vegetarian kick or the carnivore in me takes over.  The fish balance is a thin line for me.  I need…

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Halibut Fish Cheeks

Fish cheeks? The first time I heard this we were living in Hong Kong. The Chinese love fish and the prized part is the cheek. Why?  The cheeks are the tastiest and sweetest part of the fish…I kid you not! Tender chunks of flesh that smell like the ocean and are opaque. A smaller fish…

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Fish Taco Recipe

Looking to serve fish in a fun, slightly messy way?  Tacos have been around for hundreds of years and we all have our favorite fillings but have you tried using fish?  Baja California is considered the birthplace of the fish taco – TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Haddock Saltimbocca

The classic saltimbocca dish consists of thin slices of veal topped with a sage leaf, wrapped in a prosciutto slice, and sautéed in butter. If prepared properly, saltimbocca should melt in your mouth.  Other variations can include chicken or pork.  While haddock saltimbocca isn’t a typical Italian dish, these tender morsels were absolutely delicious.  This…

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Fish Piccata

Anyone who knows me knows of my phobia of fish bones. As a kid, I choked on one too many and as a result I steer clear of fish that isn’t filleted. And, if I do find a bone in a piece of fish, it’s akin to an appetite suppressant and am turned off by…

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