Archives for the ‘Seafood’ Category

Omega-3, Protein, Calcium, & Vitamin E-Rich Wild Salmon Salad

  I have a friend who says she never eats salads for lunch because she says they don’t fill her up.  She’s never had one of my salads.  For me, salads are the main course every day for lunch.  They are a full meal.  My latest craze is to make a salad with canned wild […]

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Garlic-Cilantro Prawns

Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Prawns   I love reading the food & drink section in the paper.  Last week there were two recipes for chilled tomato-based gaspacho-style soups in the SF Chronicle.  One was a blended soup with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and cucumber.  The other had diced tomatoes and peppers with roasted […]

California Calamari With Eggplant Pasta

  Before we moved to California, my husband and I visited Monterey and had the most amazing calamari at a restaurant out on the pier.  The waiter said that you can really only get good calamari when it is fresh and local.  He was right.  I’ve cooked calamari before but it never tasted that good.  But […]

Cilantro-Cayenne Catfish in Paper

  Catfish is one of my favorite fish, and it has a good rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, meaning it is an environmentally responsible choice to reduce overfishing in the seafood industry.  Yet good quality catfish is somewhat difficult to find because most catfish sold in the U.S. are farmed, which means the fish are […]

Millet-Crusted Pan-Fried Black Cod

  I am not a vegetarian by any means, but I try to confine my meat-eating to fish and poultry (and once in awhile pork), and usually only 2 or 3 times a week.  Fish is my favorite, and one of the healthiest meats you can eat, because of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and […]

Oysters!

  Last weekend, my husband and I took a refreshing trip to Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.  We rented a lovely cabin that was complete with skylights, a loft, large kitchen and a very comfortable deck.  The owners of the cabin suggested that we stop at a local fish market on the way there […]