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. 

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.

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Wrap

The idea for this wrap comes from Starkist.  They use their sweet and spicy tuna to make it.  However, that product has some questionable ingredients and can be pricey.  I like to make my own stuff whenever possible.

Grilled Mussels and Clams

I think mussels and clams must be my husband’s favorite food.  I swear he requests them all the time.  I like them also, but only in an appetizer portion.  I’d also need a nice large tossed salad or something to go with.  For my better half, I just need to make a nice sauce and…