Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Ricotta Sauce

This meal was light and healthy and a really nice change of pace from all the heavy Thanksgiving food and leftovers. It is a simple meal, but the smoked paprika and garlic on the salmon combined with the tart herby flavor of the ricotta sauce make it anything but boring. I used frozen salmon thatContinue reading “Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Ricotta Sauce”

Pain Bagnat (French Tuna Sandwich)

Pain Bagnat is a sandwich from the Nice area of France. There are different variations of the sandwich, and it was traditionally made with day old bread soaked with oil and filled with ingredients similar to a salad nicoise. The sandwich was typically filled and then compressed overnight. This a little bit lighter version ofContinue reading “Pain Bagnat (French Tuna Sandwich)”

Scallop Gratin with Parmesan Risotto

This scallop recipe comes from Ina Garten and it did not disappoint. The sweetness of the scallops was a perfect contrast to the flavor packed gratin topping, made from shallot, garlic, wine, butter, bacon and bread crumbs. These scallops were so easy to make. Mix up the butter, dab on top, add some breadcrumbs andContinue reading “Scallop Gratin with Parmesan Risotto”

Garlic Miso Mussels

I often order mussels when eating out, but I don’t often make them at home and I really don’t know why because they are so easy to make. They need to be fresh from a good source though, because old seafood is just unpleasant to eat. I liked that this recipe had an Asian twistContinue reading “Garlic Miso Mussels”

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca (pronounced mo-KEH-kah) is a Brazilian stew made with peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime coconut milk and herbs. It can be served with fish or shrimp. It reminded me a little of the thai curries made with coconut milk and it was very tasty. I used cod for the stew. You could use another whiteContinue reading “Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)”

Miso Soy Glazed Salmon with Shitake Risotto

This delicious recipe features risotto with a Japanese flare, topped with some miso soy glazed salmon. I love any and all risotto, and this Asian version is no exception. It is made just like any risotto, by stirring hot broth into the rice as it slowly cooks. The addition of shitake mushrooms, soy sauce andContinue reading “Miso Soy Glazed Salmon with Shitake Risotto”

Seared Scallops with Pesto Spaghetti and Blistered Tomatoes

Just looking at the picture of this dinner makes my mouth water and I’m going to have to make it again soon because it was soooo good. Scallops are one of the easiest seafood items to make. I love to cook them using my sous vide machine and then sear them in a super hotContinue reading “Seared Scallops with Pesto Spaghetti and Blistered Tomatoes”

Bang Bang Salmon

Bang bang sauce is a simple, creamy sauce made by combining mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and sriracha. It is really addicting. This recipe is SUPER easy because you use the sauce both as a glaze for the salmon, and as a sauce when you eat the dish. This meal tookContinue reading “Bang Bang Salmon”

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

These grilled shrimp tostadas were pretty much everything I want in a summer time meal. Crispy tostada, creamy guacamole, flavorful grilled shrimp and fresh, bright pico de gallo. We topped these with some Valentina hot sauce, which we recently had at a little Mexican restaurant and had to get for home. It is so flavorfulContinue reading “Grilled Shrimp Tostadas with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo”