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Posts under ‘Main Course – Seafood’

Baked Salmon with Dill and Butter

I confess that I generally prefer my salmon raw, with a dab of wasabi. Perhaps with a little droplet of soy sauce. This whole pregnancy thing, though, has put a major damper on my sushi habit so for the time being, cooked salmon it is. The origin of this recipe is a little weird — […]

Cedar Plank Salmon

Even in occasionally-gray San Francisco, it’s grilling season. Food, fire, and fresh air. What more could you ask for? One of my favorite things to grill is cedar plank salmon. The plank gives a nice, mild smoke flavor to the fish with almost no extra work on your part. You can get the planks for […]

Salmon with Dill-Pistachio Pistou

Okay, I’m new to this whole cooking thing, so I had never heard of pistou before. Like all things French, I figured it would be something incredibly complicated and fattening, albeit delicious. I was right on only the last part. A pistou (as described by Wikipedia) is typically a cold sauce used as a condiment […]

Panko Crusted Fish with Avocado Orange Salsa

Fish is good for you! It’s loaded with omega-3′s! It’s a lean source of protein! Eat a serving at least once a week! Do it…NOW! Every now and then I wonder whether I’m eating enough vegetables, too much ice cream, etc. But for some reason I always feel such tremendous guilt when I walk by […]

How to Make a Creamy Pasta Sauce Without Using Cream

Ah, heavy cream. It’s thick, delicious, and makes my arteries clog just a little every time I read the nutrition label. For a while, I was just making carbonara whenever I wanted a vaguely creamy pasta sauce. Eventually, though, I decided that not having a decent cream sauce in my repertoire just would not do […]

Old Bay Dungeness Crab

Ah, the scent of pee. So romantic. At least, that’s what the male Dungeness crab thinks when a female is nearby during mating season. Dungeness crab, or Cancer magister, is named after the town of Dungeness, Washington – which is named after a headland on the coast of Kent, England. This “master crab” is fished […]

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