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Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked salmon is a bit of a secret weapon in the kitchen. The cooking has already been done, a small amount goes a long way and it’s a nutritional powerhouse. This is exactly why this recipe has been on repeat in my kitchen all winter.…

Weeknight Cioppino

Weeknight Cioppino

My husband and I never can quite agree about what type of fish should go into cioppino. He says it must be salmon for the rich flavors it imparts in the broth. He also has a memory association from the first time he tasted it…

1-2-3-4 Parchment Baked Seafood

1-2-3-4 Parchment Baked Seafood

In these first few days of January, it seems like pretty much everyone is trying to eat healthier. January has become synonymous with “cleansing” after the indulgence of December and as a way to set oneself straight for a new year. I get that. So here…

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

I like the taste of salmon, but its nutritional benefits are the real reason I try to cook with it at least twice a week. I even break my seasonal ingredient rule, cooking it no matter what month it is. Fortunately the “previously frozen” wild…

Seared Salmon with Sesame Kale Salad

Seared Salmon with Sesame Kale Salad

It’s salmon season and if you’re like me you are always interested in a new way to prepare it. And honestly, as much as I like the flavor of salmon, it’s possible I eat it perhaps more because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids that have…

Garam Masala Shrimp

Garam Masala Shrimp

“Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile”                       -Franklin Jones- I say there is always room to give more love in this world. Cooking dinner is one of…

Oven Seared Cod with Lemon Vinaigrette

Oven Seared Cod with Lemon Vinaigrette

Eat more seafood. Three simple words and one of my New Year’s resolutions that, so far, I am staying on track with. I realize we’re all more inclined to associate eating more seafood with summer when it’s easier to fire up the grill, but with…

Rubbed Salmon Arugula Corn Salad

Rubbed Salmon Arugula Corn Salad

The stars line up just one time of the year for these four ingredients and lucky for us it’s now. Wild caught salmon, sweet corn on the cob, melt in your mouth cherry tomatoes and peppery fresh arugula leaves. There is nothing like eating whole,…

Mediterranean Halibut Skillet

Mediterranean Halibut Skillet

Halibut fosters a sort of love hate relationship. It’s heavenly to eat but commonly over cooked especially when grilled. Quickly searing fillets then simmering them in a sea of tomatoes, roasted red peppers and fresh tarragon increases the chances of moist texture and imparts flavor…

Grilled Corn and Dungeness Crab Chowder

Grilled Corn and Dungeness Crab Chowder

Grilled corn. I am posting another recipe using it because it’s just so darn good when used with the right ingredients. This recipe is actually a repost of one of my favorite ones from a few years ago that I recently made for dinner and…

30-Minute Curry Dusted Pan-Seared Salmon

30-Minute Curry Dusted Pan-Seared Salmon

When I find myself thinking… hmmm salmon again… I quickly quiet that inner voice. I should be saying “yes, salmon again” because it tastes good and is equally good for you. But being a bit spoiled living here in the Pacific Northwest, I am sometimes…

15-Minute Lemon Caper Petrale Sole

15-Minute Lemon Caper Petrale Sole

January cooking is all about healthy and easy, without sacrificing taste, especially after a December of lengthy meal preparation and consuming copious amounts of sugar, fat and alcohol. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to seafood, preferring it to be mild flavored…

Crispy Cod with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce

Crispy Cod with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce

Four of the loveliest words to hear when you’re trying to get dinner on the table in a hurry are “thirty minutes or less.” Crispy Cod with Basil Cream Dipping Sauce delivers that promise. This is one of my dependable recipes when I want something…

Rosemary Orange Planked Shrimp

Rosemary Orange Planked Shrimp

Summer is nearly over and I am stubbornly and sadly hanging on. There have not been enough clear blue skies from dawn to dusk for me to accept that it’s Labor Day weekend. With a heart still hoping for more summer I am giving you…

Asian Glazed Grilled Salmon

Asian Glazed Grilled Salmon

A good salmon recipe should highlight and not overpower the naturally rich flavor and texture of this well loved fish. Whisking together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and a bit of garlic and ginger doubles as a sauce to brush on and briefly marinate the…

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta

Dungeness Crab Angel Hair Pasta

I think this is the simplest recipe I’ve posted. Dungeness crab inspires this. So good on its own, it needs very little to enhance its sweet flavor and delicate texture. Just a little garlic carefully cooked over low heat to release its flavor then marinated…

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Native Americans had it about as close to how nature intended it when they invented the cedar plank method of cooking. They called it fire pit planking where they tacked a fish on a cedar plank and held it close to the fire. Hundreds of years…

Prawn and Roasted Red Pepper Linguini

Prawn and Roasted Red Pepper Linguini

With the Northwest wild spot prawn season almost upon us, you’ll want to make this. It goes together in 30 minutes with the help of using jarred roasted red peppers and is remarkable enough for guests, yet easy for a weeknight meal. If you’re not…

Mediterranean Parchment Baked Cod

Mediterranean Parchment Baked Cod

Fresh cod has a firm texture, mild flavor and reasonable price. That’s why I love it. And especially with this method of cooking it in parchment paper. You feel like you’re cheating it’s so easy. Crimping and sealing the parchment paper edge package is about…

Super Sunday Coconut Shrimp

Super Sunday Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp tend to be considered “restaurant food”, something that most people do not make at home. The lack of a doable recipe, not enough time or unfamiliarity with buying and handling shrimp are possible reasons for this. Now you’ll have no reason not to…