Category Archives: fish

shrimp, grapefruit, scallions & garlic

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Grapefruit and seafood is such an obvious pairing considering the citrus quality, so why it’s not more common place, is a mystery. Think lemon and switch it up with grapefruit instead for something a little different – lemon and seafood is classic but with grapefruit, makes it clever!

salmon grilled with dijon, honey & soy

salmon grilled

The perfect way to prepare salmon is on the grill – with a quick marinade of dijon, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic & blue agave – the secret is touch it as little as possible – once when you put it on, once when you flip it and once when you take it off!

sushi home-style

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Sushi refers to the rice, it does not mean raw fish so on that note, making sushi at home is easy and versatile because most anything can end up un a sushi roll – tuna salad, hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, carrots, red peppers, avocado, cucumber, imitation crab – the list goes on and on and on.

dumplings with pork, shrimp & mushrooms

dumplings

Dumplings are treasured the world over and every culture has their own. They are easy to make at home with either store-bought wrappers or make your own dough. The filling options are as endless as your imagination – so feel free to lose your mind!

fish in a tin

Fish in a tin? Really?! Really. Stay with me now – I promise, you won’t be dissappointed. If you’re already a fan than you know that canned fish is another absolute must-have in the pantry – if not for the convenience and ease on the bottom line, then for the over-the-top health benefits. There is…

anchovies 101

anchovies

Anchovies can brighten up many a dish far beyond a classic caesar salad once you realize that anchovies should be on the short list of pantry items you simply cannot live without. Once you’ve made a pasta sauce with a couple of anchovies stirred in – they literally melt away and you wouldn’t even know they were there except for the fact that it is the best darn pasta sauce you’ve ever made!

seared surimi crab

The crab should be honoured – imitation really is the highest form of flattery and with this imitation crab, especially after a hot sear in a skillet can stand-in for the real thing with it’s claws firmly in tact!

sole 101

sole 101

Why sole is one of the more popular fish is obvious – it takes less time to cook than it does to prepare, takes all sorts of flavours you want to throw at it and it couldn’t be better for you!

sole with butter & lemon

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Sole is a blank canvas just waiting for you to write on the slate of how it will be served up today – with lemon, thyme & parsley it’s sole meunière, with capers it’s sole doré, with spinach, white wine & onions, it’s sole florentine, with tomatoes & cream it’s sole duglère, with grapes & fresh tarragon it’s sole véronique, with a trip through an egg wash and breadcrumbs it’s sole colbert – and with what you like, it’s an original.