Category: SEAFOOD

Easy Shrimp and Grits

Easy Shrimp and Grits

Quick recipe for easy shrimp and grits. It is the best and one of my favourite comfort food. It also makes an amazing family dinner idea. When I want to make a quick meal for my family this recipe always comes to the rescue. Well, […]

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington

If you love salmon than you will love this tasty and quite easy Salmon Wellington aka salmon fillet wrapped with puff pastry. I think this is the fanciest dish that I made in a long time, but it is ridiculously simple. Well, I could not […]

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner is the best. Not only that you can mix and match vegetables, but it is all year round kind of meal. Don’t you agree?

One of our favorite fish is salmon. We just love salmon made any way possible; smoked, grilled, poached, baked. It is amazing in baked dishes or sandwiches.

What is your favorite fish?

On the other hand, sheet pan dinner is just phenomenal. You can add chicken, sausage, beef, pork or any other fish. Also, it is fantastic to clean your fridge day when you do not have so much food, but it has to be used.

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Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

I have made this dish many times and the best way to not overcook fish was to actually wrap it in foil. If you hate relationship with Alum foil then just use parchment paper.

I cooked it at the same temperature and pulled salmon 10 minutes earlier so it ended up cooking in the foil before serving. It was absolutely divine!

Yes, you can absolutely bake fish on top of your veggies but I found this way tastier.

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

The whole point of my blog is to inspire you to get back to cooking your own meals, so you can use whatever protein or vegetables you wish to use or whatever is in season.

However, ever since Sitka Salmon Shares announced on their website that we are going to have Salmon in the next shipment I could not wait. I love all their fish.

If you ever tasted then you must agree with me, but since salmon is family favorite we were eagerly anticipating our subscription box to come.

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Now, let us talk about fish. I got my fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, but allow me to tell you a bit more about them. I believe in this company, and I love what they are doing.

Fish is without a doubt the best one that I had in a long time. You will not be disappointed, plus the fish comes to your fantastic doorstep but read more about Sitka Salmon Shares below.

Recipe

SITKA SALMON SHARES IS:

Wild: Wild-caught from the pristine waters of Southeast Alaska.

Community-based: Sourced from traditional fishing communities. Supported by a Midwest community of conscious consumers.

Premium: Harvested and hand-processed individually. lash-frozen at the peak of freshness to ensure the highest quality, guaranteed.

Sustainable: Harvested using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Traceable: The only fully-integrated Midwest CSF. 100% traceability from boat to doorstep.

Just: Owned by a collective of carefully selected small-scale family fishermen, all of whom retain 20-30% more of the retail value or their harvest.

Convenient: Home delivered directly to your door, with recipes, newsletters, and more

Conscious: Carbon offsets purchased and 1% of revenue donated back to the wild.

Salmon

I hope you try my Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner. If you make this one or any other recipe from my blog, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtags #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much!

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner
Yield: 4 Servings

Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Easy, Delicious and a perfect family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1- 1 1/2 pound Salmon Fillet, defrosted (Wild Alaskan)
  • Kosher Salt a good pinch or two, rub on the salmon
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground black Pepper
  • Lemon slices from 1 lemon
  • 1 teasoon dried Oregano
  • 5 tablespooms of Garlic-Herb Butter (if available)

Vegetables

  • 1 pound New Potatoes, I used red
  • 1/2 pound Green Beans
  • 1/2 pound Baby Carrots
  • 1 pound Broccoli, I used frozen florets 
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 375F

SALMON:

  1. Defrost salmon, and take it out of the pack. Take a large heavy-duty aluminum foil or parchment paper and then, season salmon with salt, pepper, herbs. Rub on both sides well, then place the sliced lemon on each slice of salmon and a tablespoon of butter. Wrap nicely and prep vegetables.
  2. Place Salmon to bake at the same time you will bake vegetables.
  3. Make sure to take it out after 25 minutes. That way salmon will not overcook. It will continue cooking in the foil until it is ready to be served. So do not open it until you are ready to eat or until vegetables are ready.

SHEET PAN VEGETABLES:

  1. Wash Potatoes and either cut them in half or the quarters.
  2. Season each vegetable with salt, pepper, and herbs, then place each vegetable next to each other but do not overcrowd the sheet pan. Make sure it is somewhat in one layer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 40 minutes in 375F preheated oven.
  4. If the potatoes need a bit more time to cook, then remove all the other vegetables and allow potatoes to cook additional 2-3 minutes under the broiler (medium temp).

Notes

You may use any vegetables that you have or are in season; Cauliflower, asparagus, peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. Possibilities are endless

You may cook vegetables in the air fryer, but potatoes might take a bit more time to crisp up.

If you do not have garlic and herbs butter available, then just add a pinch more salt, add more dried parsley and a teaspoon or two of garlic powder, that's it!

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe is a must-try. I believe that this is one of the best burgers I have ever made. It is so juicy, tasty and just enchanting. My kids had these as a traditional burger in a bun, with pickles, tomato, and condiments. […]

Easy Tuna Pizza

Easy Tuna Pizza

This tasty and easy tuna pizza is amazing all year round. You may make your own dough, use store-bought or perhaps tortilla. Whatever you choose it is absolutely amazing. With this recipe, I am entering Tonnino Tuna Recipe Challange. After debating for a few weeks […]

Easy Fisherman Pie

Easy Fisherman Pie

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe

Much like a cottage or shepherd’s pie, my easy fisherman pie is one amazing meal that you must try.

What is the difference you ask?

Well, this easy fisherman pie recipe is made with fish instead. We absolutely love this for our Friday supper or Sunday lunch.

You can even mix different types of fish, depending on which one is in season and creates a meal fit for a king or a queen.

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe

Now, let us talk about fish. I got my fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, but allow me to tell you a bit more about them. I really believe in this company, and I love what they are doing.

Fish is without a doubt the best one that I had in a long time. You will not be disappointed, plus the fish comes to your doorstep which is fantastic but read more about Sitka Salmon Shares below.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE TASTY FISH RECIPES

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe

Sitka Salmon Shares Is:

Wild: Wild-caught from the pristine waters of Southeast Alaska

Community-based: Sourced from traditional fishing communities. Supported by a Midwest community of conscious consumers.

Premium: Harvested and hand-processed individually. lash-frozen at the peak of freshness to ensure the highest quality, guaranteed.

Sustainable: Harvested using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Traceable: The only fully-integrated Midwest CSF. 100% traceability from boat to doorstep.

Just: Owned by a collective of carefully selected small-scale family fishermen, all of whom retain 20-30% more of the retail value or their harvest.

Convenient: Home delivered directly to your door, with recipes, newsletters, and more

Conscious: Carbon offsets purchased and 1% of revenue donated back to the wild.

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe

I really hope you guys like this recipe because it is amazing and so delicious. It is not even that complicated, but I went a step further and separated each step so it is easier for you to make at home.

Recipes

You can use any fish and throw in shrimps as well. It’s absolutely phenomenal. That being said, if you have a chance to get fish from Sitka Salmon Shares, your fish recipes will taste even better. I can guarantee you that.

If you try Easy Fisherman Pie please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseascyoocking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you in advance!

Baking dish by Xtrema Ceramic Cookware.

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe
Yield: Serves 6

Easy Fisherman Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • MASHED POTATO TOPPING
  • 1 1/2 lbs. (750g) Idaho potatoes, more if you like
  • 1/2 cups (118 ml) Half and half
  • 3 tbsp (42 g) Unsalted butter,
  • Salt to taste
  • FISH
  • 16 oz (500 g) Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon
  • 16oz (500 g)Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod
  • 10 oz (300g) Wild Alaskan Rockfish
  • 2 cups (475 ml) Whole Milk
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 3-4 tbsp (30 to 40 g) plain, all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) Whole Milk, splash more if needed
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) grated Swiss cheese, or any on hand like sharp cheddar, grated gruyère cheese, etc,
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Generous pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • TOPPING
  • ⅓ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish and adding on the fish
  • 4-5 hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half
  • 3 oz swiss cheese (or grated gruyère cheese)

Instructions

POTATOES

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Place in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Season with salt. Place over medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are just tender when you pierce it with the fork.
  2. To cooked and drained potatoes, add about 1/2 cup or 118 ml of half and half, and 3 tablespoons the unsalted butter. Crush the potatoes, an and combine with half and half (or cream, milk) and butter until smooth. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth. Lumps are welcome for this dish. Set aside.

FISH PREP

  1. If the fish is frozen, defrost it. You may leave it overnight in the fridge.
  2. Place all fish and chopped onion in a large saucepan. Cover with milk. Place over medium-low heat and bring to a slow simmer. Poach fish for about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fish to a baking dish. Strain the milk into a bowl and discard excess. Set aside to cool. By the way, I remove skin, however I like to add in the pot with the fish just to add more flavor. After poaching discard it.

SAUCE

  1. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan over low heat and stir in the flour. Add milk bit by bit, stirring after every addition until you have a smooth, silky sauce. Bring to the rolling boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 6 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  2. Add in the grated cheese, then squeeze in the lemon juice and keep stirring until the cheese is melted. Season with salt and little black pepper, then remove from the heat.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Place fish in the baking dish, pour over with the sauce, then add some cheese, equally scatter about the handful of swiss cheese.
  3. Chop into smaller pieces hard boiled eggs then add them over fish. Add a bit of chopped parsley.
  4. Spoon or pipe the mashed potato over the fish, starting at the edge of the dish and working inwards. Scatter with cheese over the top and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, the sauce is bubbling up at the sides and the top is golden.
  5. Allow it to cool down for at least 10 minutes and served with vegetables such as spinach, peas, and carrots, etc. or maybe just a bowl of mixed green.

Notes

  • You can use any fish that you prefer or like, and throw in shrimps as well. It’s absolutely phenomenal. The most popular fish is white fish such as haddock or cod, salmon and shrimp. I have seen it with crab as well, but I say use whatever fish you go. Also, use of that is more affordable to you.
  • There is no right or wrong. I believe that everyone have their own household staple fierman pie. Some using wine, some spinach, peas or mushrooms, etc.
  • I use fish, white creamy sauce, boiled eggs, cheese and mashed potatoes. That's how my family likes it so I am making it this way.
  • Over time it will be easier and easier to prep and make this dish but it is really not complicated.
  • You can make this in dutch oven as well.

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini is such a comforting meal. Well, is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of delicious pasta? I must admit that my family, including me, couldn’t live without pasta. Actually, this is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. […]

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon 

Soy Sauce Marinated Salmon 

Don’t you just love easy meals, like this amazing Soy Sauce Marinated Wild Caught Salmon? We absolutely love this one, and it is so easy. You guys probably have all the ingredients in your pantry or fridge. The best thing is that you can use […]

Grilled Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa

Grilled Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa

Grilled Glazed Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa

I love simple dinners just like this Grilled Glazed Salmon with tasty Mango Salsa.

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Grilled Glazed Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa

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Grilled Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Grilled Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 ounces) Fresh Salmon Fillets (with skin)
  • 1 Tablespoon Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb -seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • Glaze:
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Pepper Powder/or Paste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Honey (agave nectar or sugar)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Mango Salsa:
  • 2 cups fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion,
  • 2 Campari Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons minced, fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon OR lime juice
  • A drizzle of Oil

Instructions

  1. Put everything for the glaze in the saucepan over medium heat and cook until slightly thickened. Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth. Strain, if necessary. Consistency will be thick like jam, like but can be thinned to more of a glaze consistency with more honey or water 
  2. Cut the Salmon in 4 equal pieces, brush on Mazola Corn Oil and season with Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb by patting on each piece of salmon. Preheat the grill on medium-high and brush the grill with just a bit more oil so the fish won't stick. Place the salmon skin down on the grill and cook for a minute or two before flipping it over. Flip one more time, so the skin is down on the grill again, and brush the glaze on each piece of salmon.
  3. Cut all the ingredients for salsa and mix lemon juice and Oil. Once all combined before serving, drizzle lemon and oil over the salsa and season it with salt and pepper to your taste.
  4. Serve grilled salmon and mango salsa over steamed rice.

Notes

Safe Temperature

  • The United States Food and Drug Administration recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 C). Push the tip of the meat thermometer gently into the middle of the salmon fillet at its thickest part. Ideally, start checking the internal temperature a few minutes before the salmon fillet should be done the cooking- this prevents you from overcooking the fish. Once your salmon is cooked, clean the meat thermometer with hot water and soap to prevent cross-contamination. If you do not have a meat thermometer available, determine the salmon’s doneness by checking for opaque skin and flesh that flakes easily with a fork. You will also want to wash all other utensils and serving dishes that came into contact with the raw fish.
  • When purchasing salmon, choose fillets that smell fresh -- avoid fillets that smell fishy, sour or pungent. The color should be bright and shiny with no discolorations or darkening. When thawing frozen salmon, place it in the refrigerator overnight to allow for a slow thaw. If you need a quick method, seal the salmon fillets in a plastic bag with air out and fill the pot with cold water. Drop the salmon fillets in the water and wait until thawed.


Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

Spring break is coming up soon…are you going anywhere? I wish that I can just pack my bags and travel the world. However, when kids arrive in our life, some things such as traveling are just not possible all the time. I travel through the […]