Category Seafood

Prawn and Basil Rice Flavored with Nutmeg

Iowa City has a fantastic Farmer’s Market and I’m dying for it to open in 2011. I’m tucking this one away for when the tables are lined with piles and piles of fresh basil.   Ingredients: (serves- 4) Prawns- 500gms cleansed Basmati rice- 2 cups soaked in water for 1 hour. Garlic – 8 cloves […]

Macadamia-Crusted Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc

Those fine folks at the James Beard Foundation share some recipes that make my mouth water when I look at the pictures and read the recipes. But hold on there! This recipe sounds like it comes straight from a snooty French eatery. But a quick scan of the ingredients and the directions reveals a simple […]

Shrimp, Avocado Tacos

I’m a big fan of the fish taco. You get all of that great latino flavor and it doesn’t sit and weigh down your stomach. Don’t get me wrong a carnitas burrito with rice rock, but you can’t eat that all the time. This is a great variation on that idea. I might cut back on […]

Shrimp Salad Rolls

I like this as an option on a summer lunch. A great filling sandwich without having to crank up the oven.     Serves 6 Kosher salt 2 lb. large shrimp (31 to 40 per lb.), preferably easy-peel 3/4 cup finely chopped celery with leaves 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives 1 […]

Sardine Cakes with Caper-Parsley Sauce

Facebook has been great to reconnect with friends and acquaintances from high school. Recently, former Francis Howell alum Jason Pettus posted this pictured on Facebook.  I asked for the recipe and he obliged. The use of sardines intrigued me as I’ve been reading “Beard On Food” and the writer uses a lot of sardines.   […]

Halibut Fish Sticks with Dill-Caper Tartar Sauce

I’ve never been a fan of fish sticks. At the risk of sounding like a food snob…they just don’t taste like fish. These look promising.  I could do without the capers…but I’ll give them a try. Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons drained capers 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives […]

Bacon Fruit Cups

Forget the fruit. I want to fill these with BBQ and ranch dressing. Maybe some tater tots and cheese? Biscuit chunks and sausage gravy? Maybe some chopped crab or shrimp with cream cheese and some scallions and a little garlic salt? Lipitor and Bran? Ingredients: 2 lbs Bacon (long skinny pieces are better than short […]

Pan-Roasted Soft-Shell Crabs and Roasted Tomato Sauce

I first tasted a soft-shelled crab in a sushi dish and I was hooked. I’ll eat just about any sushi on the menu if there is a soft-shelled crab on the ingredients list. This recipe borders on “fancy dinner” time.  See also that the sauce needs at lest four hours of prep time to roast […]

Asian Salmon

Sorry to be away for a while. I have a lot of recipes to post. So here we go. Meg and I sampled this recipe during a cooking class at New Pioneer Co-op in Coralville.  It falls into a college cooking category as it is chop ingredients, measure, mix marinade, bake, eat. Pretty simple. Ingredients: […]

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Roll

The internet is like our old copies of World Book Encyclopedia. I remember trying to do a research paper and I’d grab the volume I  needed and then I’d start leafing through its pages. Sixty minutes and several articles later I finally got to what I was looking for. I stumbled upon this recipe in […]