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Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish

Classic Beer Battered Fried Fish is easy, simple, and satisfies all the craving for fish and chips.   You could defiantly make thicker French fries or steak fries, which reminds me the most of the British chips. My kids are mad about these air-fryer potatoes.…

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

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 believe why was I scared to make it before.

Anyhow, I had so much fish in my freezer and decided to give it a go. The first time when I made it for my family and me, it was so good. The second time even better.

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Now, I must make it every few weeks. It is just such a delicious and satisfying way to prep fish. In addition, my family simply loves it.

My husband actually asks for it all the time so when I want to make a romantic dinner for just two of us, this meal is certainly it.

Salmon Wellington

I imagine that you could use another type of fish. I did not try it, but I do not see the reason why not.

Also, I don’t think chicken or pork would work unless you pre-cook it.

I think the pastry would be too soggy but then again I have not tried it, however, I suspect precooking would help tremendously.

Anyhow, I am not Godan Ramsey, of course, but I believe my Salmon Wellington is kick-ass good. It is flavorful, easy and delicious.

You may serve it with maybe my comforting potato salad, or refreshing Cucumber Radish Salad.

Salmon Wellington

Either way, I really do hope you guys make it and like it as much as we did.

That being said, I will update pictures soon because I didn’t like these as much… but, you guys kept asking for the recipe ever since I posted on Instagram. So, here it is.

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Salmon Wellington
Yield: Serves 2-3

Salmon Wellington

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Festive and fancy looking Salmon Wellington is always hit on the table especially if you are salmon lover.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, or defrosted frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for spinach
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, for spinach
  • 2 oz heavy whipped cream
  • 1/4 block cream cheese
  • Handful shredded parmesan cheese, about 1/4-1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, softened to room temperature
  • 1 salmon fillet, defrosted if frozen and skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt, for salmon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, for salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten for pastry

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds at medium-high heat then add the spinach, onion powder, salt, and pepper, cooking until spinach is creamy and looks done.
  3. Pour in heavy whipped cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and dill, stirring until the mixture is evenly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Defrost salmon fillet if frozen and remove the skin if your fillet got skin. Season salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Also, if there are any bones, please remove pin bones from a Salmon fillet. Lay the fillet flat on a work surface and run your fingers down its length. When you locate a bone, take the end of the bone with fish tweezers and steadily on the bone, wiggling it gently until it pulls free. Repeat until bine free.
  5. On a cutting board, smooth out the sheet of puff pastry. You may use a rolling pin to stretch it a bit.
    Add a few tablespoons of spinach mixture in the middle of the pastry, lengthwise where the salmon ging to lay.
  6. Place the salmon in the middle of the pastry and on top of the creamy spinach bed.
  7. Place several spoonfuls of the spinach mixture on top of the salmon, smoothing it out so that it does not spill over the sides.
  8. Fold the edges of the puff pastry over the salmon and spinach, starting with the long sides and then the shorter ends. You may trim any excess pastry from the ends, then fold the ends on top or just tuck in the side under the pastry log.
  9. Flip the puff pastry-wrapped salmon over and transfer for a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or use non-stick baking tin.
  10. Brush the beaten egg on the top and sides of the pastry. Score the top of the pastry with a knife, cutting shallow diagonal lines to create a crosshatch pattern.
  11. Bake about 25 minutes, or until pastry is nicely golden brown.

Notes

You may use other fish if you prefer but the time would depend on the thickness and type of fish. Expermiting is always great!

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers are perfect bites to serve over joyous holidays. However, in my humble opinion, these are divine perfection all year round. Sometimes, instead of these rather gourmet crackers, I would serve it with toasted bruschetta. It is just so fancy, yet…

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;…

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 Burger
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.

Easy Fisherman Pie

Easy Fisherman Pie

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…

Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

Lemon Herb Grilled Salmon

Who loves Salmon? I simply love it especially made this way. However, I am not picky at all. When it comes down to this delicious fish, I could eat it pretty much any possible way prepared. I really try to make fish and serve it…

Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai, an effortless yet exquisite meal. It’s a shame that a majority of us go for take-out. Just think about how we could make these noodles right at home in less than 30 minutes.

I know one thing for sure, this meal will be far healthier. You can use whatever ingredients your heart desires within the making. 

Well, I have a variety of comfort foods that I savor, including these palatable noodles.

I absolutely adore the combination of shrimps and noodles; Toss in some extraordinary, mouth-watering Thai sauce, and I will, for sure, dive right into the platter without question.

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Furthermore, I have a certain fondness toward food and love it, and I am not reluctant to say so.

We briskly consumed this with pleasure until the whole entire wok was completely devoured.

At that moment, my husband passionately declared that I must make this dish weekly.

Shrimp Pad Thai

Since I am now on the Keto Diet, it is exceedingly difficult for me to prepare my favorite foods for my family. 

Every few hours, I do not fail to smell the pleasant and sweet aroma of pancakes with warm buttery maple syrup drizzled on top or begin to daydream of a delicious sandwich.

One of the most strenuous meals to resist are these appetizing noodles. 

I continue to stick with the diet through all of the strain and struggle because I have a goal and a purpose for why I am doing Keto, and truly wish to complete what I feel is only necessary for the bettering of myself.  

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Anyhow, I hope you guys like this one because we loved it. I tried to make it as authentic as possible, but, hey, it’s a food and it should be enjoyed whatever ingredients you use. 

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Shrimp Pad Thai
Yield: Serves 4

Shrimp Pad Thai

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy and tasty shrimp noodles

Ingredients

  • 1 pack uncooked flat rice Pad Thai noodles more if you want more noodles on the side, Thai Kitchen got kits with 9oz Box
  • 2 large Eggs Scrambled
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves finely minced or sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • Large to jumbo about 5 to 7 shrimp per person, peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 2-3 Oyster Mushrooms roughly chop
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons Pad Thai Sauce or make your own
  • 1 cup fresh Bean Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

GARNISH

  • 1/4 Bunch Cilantro or Parsley
  • 5-6 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • 2-3 Green Onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. 
  2. Mix eggs then cook over medium-low heat. When you finish scrambled eggs, set aside. You will add scrambled eggs at the end. You may also add a pinch of salt if you prefer. 
  3. While water comes to a boil, cook shrimps in the wok or a pan on the medium-high heat.
  4. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp, garlic and ginger; stir-fry 2 minutes or until shrimp is almost done. Add Oyster mushrooms (read notes)Add cooked noodles; toss to combine. Stir in 1 tablespoon lower-sodium Soy Sauce, 1 tablespoon Thai Fish sauce,1 tablespoon fresh Lime juice and 3 about tablespoons Pad Thai Sauce; Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly to combine and marry the flavors. Lastly, add peanuts and bean sprouts, and mix in scrambled eggs. 
  5. Arrange about 1 cup noodle mixture on each plate, and garnish with fresh basil and green onions, parsley or cilantro. 

Notes

You may add other vegetables such as peppers, peas, sugar snap peas, carrots, etc.

Mushrooms are optional. I had some oyster mushrooms which complemented this dish very well, however, you can use any mushroom or don't use it at all. 

Lemon, Garlic, Butter, Shrimp Recipe

Lemon, Garlic, Butter, Shrimp Recipe

Lemon, garlic, and butter are just meant to be part of the shrimp meals. This is our favorite shrimp recipe, plus I totally toss these with creamy pasta. HEAVENLY! These shrimps are fantastic with cauliflower rice, zoodles (zucchini noodles), spaghetti squash or over bowl greens. If none of those is a good option for you, then take a loaf of…