Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

This is another request from my husband. He found it on Epicurious. I’m all for anything that includes beans. They are filling and I love their texture. This recipe calls for white beans, like cannellini, but I used a combo of cannellini and Italian Romano because I love the softness of the Romano. Right from…

New England Style Baked Cod

My husband and I are this close to reaching and understanding, at least about our dinners, ha!  He used to want me to make all these complicated dinners that he saw on tv years ago or that his grandma used to make. 

Grilled Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce

A few months back I bought some cilantro paste.  I found it in a Latin market with the chile pastes.  They have a wide variety of chile pastes in various colors from red to orange to yellow.  They also vary in heat intensity.  So, I bought the cilantro paste because I like to try new…

Zuppa di Mare (Seafood Soup)

I make this soup all the time.  It has all of my husband’s favorite things in it and, as an added extra bonus, it is not very “fishy” tasting.

Barley Risotto with Shrimp

Barley is a great whole grain alternative to white rice. This recipe uses whole grain barley, rather than that which is more commonly seen in the store, as pearled barley. The pearled variety has had some of the husk removed and cooks faster. It is also a bit less nutritious.

Salmon Dip

This is a dip to be eaten with crackers or toasted bread.  It is made with smoked salmon.  It is meant to be made with heat-smoked salmon, but if you can only fine cold-smoked that is fine too.  

Salmon with Hazelnut and Juniper Berry Sauce

I have a fascination with juniper berries.  Years ago, I wanted to brine a turkey using a recipe from Dave Lieberman, but could not find juniper berries.  I searched high and low.  Every time I went to a different grocery store, I would look for them.  One day, my search yielded the little jewels.  I…

Roasted Salmon with Mustard-Herb Sauce

  Salmon is a very healthy fish so it should be eaten often.  I know a lot of people say they do not like salmon because it is too “fishy.”  I find that odd because that is exactly why I do like it, because it is not “fishy.”  Perhaps they are not getting it fresh? …

Low Country Guava Shrimp

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the opportunity to see and smell a real live guava fruit, but it is now officially my favorite aroma.