Red Snapper en Papillote

Red Snapper en Papillote

I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It's been ages since I've cooked fish using this method and I've never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive this healthy and delicious style of cooking in our home.   Looking at the fish I had on hand I … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping

pan seared halibut with a garlic crabmeat topping

Halibut has become one of my new favorite seafood options because of its flavor and texture.  Halibut is a lean fish with mild, sweet tasting white flesh, large flakes and a firm but tender texture.  Because of its leanness halibut becomes dried-out if overcooked, so make sure not to let this gorgeous fish dry out. I recently posted an image my … [Read more...]

How to Make Salmon Cakes

How to make Salmon Cakes., remoulade

To think that six months ago I didn't like salmon and now I'm not only eating it, I'm making Salmon Cakes out of it.  It's not that I didn't try to like salmon, as a chef I kept experimenting with specials stuffing, seasoning, and cooking it as many ways as I could think of.  But it just never tasted good to me...sigh Then I found Pacific … [Read more...]

Bread Crumb Crusted Baked Halibut with an Quick Lemon Beurre Blanc

Baked Halibut crusted with Lemon Romano Breadcrumb

As part of my new healthier lifestyle I've been adding more fish to my diet, simply roasting or grilling with sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. But as you can guess with my restaurant background I tend to do a little more than simply roasting from time to time. My Baked Halibut crusted with a mixture of bread crumbs, aged Romano cheese, … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

Shrimp with Super greens over pasta

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I've switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers … [Read more...]

Healthy and Delicious Blackened Salmon Salad

Summer, Healthy

What's not to love about summer time?  The bounty of fresh produce just makes you want to eat healthier and my Blackened Salmon Salad is just what you need to excite your taste buds while keeping you fit and trim for swimsuit season! It's not hard being good when you have all of these amazing flavors to enjoy.  Northwest Coho Salmon, fresh … [Read more...]

Stuffed Salmon with Cream Cheese and Crabmeat

crabmeat, cream cheese, seafood

Since  discovering Northwest Wild Caught Salmon earlier this year, I've been having fun finding different ways to prepare and enjoy this lovely fish.  I was lucky enough to pick up some nice sockeye salmon at Sam's Club. This week Stuffed Salmon was on the menu at home, and I decided to try something a little different with the stuffing using … [Read more...]

Jonah Crab Claws

Stone Crab

What do you do when the price of Stone Crab Claws gets to high?  You buy Jonah Crab Claws and never miss a beat! Crab claws are great steamed with dipping sauces or simply served cold with cocktail sauce. Either way it's a great way to start a meal or add to your selection of seafood for a night of deliciousness! I steamed these … [Read more...]

Baltimore Clambake

Baltimore Clambake

People always ask me what my favorite dish is and that's a very hard question to answer because it changes every time I make dinner.   And today my favorite dish is an easy to make Baltimore Clambake. Truthfully I eat fairly simply but I also enjoy combining flavors, whether it's in a saute pan or on the plate as I put everything together before … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Around the Kitchen Table

Shrimp Scampi Dip

There's something magical about a hot dip.  It's something we never make at home and save for those special occasions out at our favorite restaurants.  Why is that?  If you think its too hard to make or takes too much time, have I got news for you. My Shrimp Scampi Dip is not only easy to make, but so cheesy and delicious, you're guests will be … [Read more...]