Category: SEAFOOD

Salmon Wellington

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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 […]

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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; […]

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

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.

However, my husband and I loved it in my amazing side dish, Yellow Rice with Peppers and Tomato Sauce.

Goodness! That meal was fitting for a king and a queen. It was so tasty that I wished we had leftovers.

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

This burger is approachable with accessible ingredients. If you like tuna cakes, then you will love these for sure.

Although, I have to add that the taste is far better than tuna cakes. For instance, there is nothing like using fresh fish like this Alaskan halibut.

I feel a bit spoiled and extremely grateful because I get fresh fish from Alaska every month. Sitka Salmon Shares has been a blessing to me and my family.

We really love fish, but after getting from this monthly subscription, I know what a difference it has made for us.

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Sometimes, it is total through back to the ’80s when we would vacation for weeks at the Adriatic Sea.

We would eat freshly caught seafood all the time. Nonetheless, over the years you forget how wild salmon taste or cod.

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

My family loves going on fishing trips and I really appreciate all the catch that my boys would bring o our tend. However, can you even imagine getting a full box, a bounty of delicious fish every month?

We are talking about three species of wild salmon and four species of whitefish, all seasonally home-delivered to your doorstep through our Community Supported Fishery.

Perhaps Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, pot-caught spot prawns, and more sounds better to you.

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.

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.

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Simple Halibut Burgers
Yield: Serves 4

Simple Halibut Burgers

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

Instead of regular beef burgers why don't you make a little switch and make this amazingly delicious and I might add Simple Halibut Burger Recipe. You will not regret it because my halibut burgers are not only simple but extremely tasty as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound halibut burger meat
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, plus 3 tablespoons extra

Instructions

  1. If your halibut burger meat is frozen then defrost first. I like placing mine in the fridge overnight and mix the ingredients in the morning so it could marinate all day in my fridge for the best-tasting burger.
  2. Prep and measure everything, then combine all the ingredients in one large bowl.
  3. Line a tray, plate or a baking sheet with silicone baking mat, parchment paper or even plastic wrap would work. This will get the burgers off the tray easily.
  4. Divide the mixture meat into 4 and roll each portion into a ball. Press the balls down gently with your hands to form 4 patties. Sometimes I make them a bit smaller; you could get 6 smaller patties or 4 thicker once. 4 patties would make a bit over 4 oz burger patty.
  5. Coat each patty with the breadcrumbs on both sides then place on the tray/plate. You can use any breadcrumbs on hand; panko, plain, Italian style, etc.
  6. Now, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to up to 12 hours. Allowing burgers to marinate in the fridge will help them bind better as well as cook easier, plus the flavor will be that much tastier.
  7. Turn your stove to medium-high and heat cast-iron skillet or just a frying pan if you do not have a cast-iron skillet.
  8. Add the patties, in batches, and cook until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes on one side then flip and cook 3 minutes on the other, flip again and let t cook for an additional two to three minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. The patties will feel firmer in the center when done.
  9. They are great the next day as well, just make sure to refrigerate them.

Notes

You may use some dill as well for the fresh burgers. Also, green onions work well with this mixture.

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Easy Fisherman Pie

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Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

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. Well, then again anything with pasta is his favorite. I am so not joking at all.

The first meal that I cooked for him was Spaghetti Bolognese, which even after 17 and a half years later he still requests it once a week. I just updated in my quick version so it is done in no time.

Needless to say, even my kids are huge pasta lovers. I like it the most because there are so many options that you could whip up one amazing meal in no time.

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Hide veggies, for example, make baked pasta, or just toss it in the skillet with some garlic and oil. This one though is fantastic. I can’t even begin telling you how many times I made this type of pasta.

It is much lighter than if you would use pasta sauce and extremely flavorful due to Tomato Pesto.

Tap here for more amazing dinner ideas that your family will love.

If you are looking for an upcoming father’s day meal, I think this would be it.

Not only that it looks pretty, but such a delightful combination of flavors that literally you’d feel like there is a party in your mouth.

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

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Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini
Yield: Serves 4

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy and tasty dinner idea. Pasta dinners are such an amazing way to feed the whole family on the budget.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Dried Pasta I used Elicoidali -Tubular pasta + Water + Salt
  • ½ tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 cup Small Tomato Medley or Cherry/Grape Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Zucchini preferably smaller/young, sliced
  • 4 Oz 16 Oz Shrimps, per person, cleaned
  • ½ tbsp. Lemon juice Meyer lemon
  • A pinch of Sea Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil chopped + for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Pesto
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to the package and/or cook it to your own taste preference. You want pasta al dente, so approximately 10-15 minutes in boiling water – depending on what type of pasta you are using. Stir the pasta as it cooks, to keep it from sticking to each other. Just before the pasta is approximately cooked, remove a piece of the pasta to check for doneness. Make sure to season water before dropping the pasta in and you will need about 1 tablespoon of table salt. Drain, but reserve ¼ cup of pasta water, drizzle a bit of olive oil, toss to coat it with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan with a good drizzle of olive oil, and add sliced garlic. Just before garlic slices turn to golden, add whole tomatoes. Make sure that you keep moving tomatoes so they do not burn. When the tomatoes start to blister add zucchini slices, and stir for about 45 to 60 seconds on medium heat.
  3. Toss in cleaned and deveined shrimps, then add just a pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper. Keep stirring for a minute or so and add about ½ tablespoon of lemon juice. When the shrimps start to turn into deeper pink color, they are done. Add ¼ cup reserved pasta water and stir. At this point add freshly chopped basil and tomato pesto and stir.
  4. Keep the temperature at medium-low. Add pasta to the skillet, one cup at the time and mix it. You want the pasta to be completely coated with tomato pesto. Serve it with a bit of grated Parmesan cheese and perhaps some salad on the side.

Notes

  • If the shrimp is frozen, just fill a large bowl with cold water. Submerge the shrimps in the cold water and that should do the trick pretty fast.
  • You can use any shrimps that you desire. Also, if you are vegan or allergic, you could make it without shrimps and cheese, which is also very delicious.
  • You can use a different pasta, for example, gluten-free pasta, egg pasta, spaghetti, or perhaps if you are on a low carb diet you may use zoodles (zucchini noodles).
  • You can use chicken, however, it might take a bit longer to cook. I would suggest that you cook the chicken first. So, cut into bite-size pieces and season it with a bit of salt and ground black pepper, then cook it in the skillet with a bit of oil for about 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat. After it cooks just transfer it to the paper towel and set aside until it's ready to be used. So you would add the chicken back at the point when I added shrimp, which is after I sauteed garlic, tomatoes, and zucchini.

 

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

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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 world with the food that I cook. Well, I know, it is really not even close to a real trip but hey I will take it!

I connect with food very well, indeed. Dieting and losing weight not so much. I simply cannot say “no” to many of my favorite dishes.

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Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

Now that I think about it everything is my favorite!   This time I updated my old recipe, recreated just like I redesigned my blog as you can see.

It is Korean cuisine inspired— I have to feel that you are not shocked! I do add gochujang in most of my dishes, or better said in my plate.

My lovely husband is not a huge fan of spicy food, do not get me wrong he can eat spicily but not overly like me, so I do make extremely spicy portion just for myself.

Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

This is a great marinade for shrimps or any meat instead of the shrimps. You can sear either on the grill or in the pan like I did until it forms a nice caramelized crust.

It is so good, and not even that hot, so that’s why I added in the pan more gochujang and brushed these beauties with the glaze which is of course optional. It was so lip-smacking delicious. Sweet, spicy, garlicky… mmm that good!

Sweet and Spicy Shrimps
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Sweet and Spicy Shrimps

Ingredients

  • ½ -1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 pounds Shrimps, peeled
  • Marinade:
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • ½ tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 scallions minced + 1 for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. Ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. Sesame Oil
  • Glaze:
  • 3-4 Tbsp. Marinade
  • 2 Tbsp. Gochujang (Korean Red Hot Chili Paste)
  • ½ tbsp. honey
  • Garnish:
  • Green
  • Onions, chopped
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for marinade and set aside. 
  2. In a large plastic bag for storage, a place already cleaned shrimps, pour the marinade in the bag, shake few times and let the shrimps’ marinade for 15-20 minutes. (same goes for any kind of meat).
  3. Pan sear shrimps, turning and basting few times with marinade, for 3-5 minutes. Place shrimps on the plate and starts with the glaze *For meat option cook until meat is well cooked. Serve with salad, over rice, pasta etc. 

For the glaze:

  1. In the pan where you cooked shrimps, add 3-4 Tbs. marinade, GOCHUJANG, and honey.
  2. Stir until it's the thicker sauce. 
  3. Drop shrimps in the sauté pan and let it coat on both sides.