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PNW Singing Scallops Steamed with Miso, Ginger and Ponzu

PNW Singing Scallops Steamed with Miso, Ginger and Ponzu

PNW Singing Scallops Steamed with Miso, Ginger and Ponzu

 

2 to 3 lbs. live pink scallops (or clams)

¼ C. peanut oil

1 tsp. sesame oil

¼ C. thinly sliced shallot

2 T. peeled ginger, finely chopped

2 T. finely chopped garlic

¼ C. Shaoxing Chinese rice wine or sake

1½ T. red miso

2 T. butter

¼ C. muscovado sugar

½ C. ponzu

Fresh lime juice to taste

1 bunch of cilantro

 

Scrub the scallops well, and soak in cold water to purge sand. Heat the oils in a large pan. Add shallot, ginger and garlic, and cook on medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice wine or sake, and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes. Mash miso and butter together and add to the pan, along with sugar and ponzu. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring to dissolve miso. Add scallops. Cover and steam until open, about 1 to 2 minutes. (If the scallops don’t open in that time, they are likely dead and shouldn’t be eaten. Unlike clams, which can take up to 10 minutes to open, singers start to open as soon as they hit the heat.). Add lime juice and chopped cilantro to taste, or dress whole cilantro stems with a little oil and salt, and char them on a plancha or hot griddle. Serve with cilantro stems on top and grilled bread on the side.

Salmon Baked in Cream with Sweet Bay, Thyme, and Dill

Salmon Baked in Cream with Sweet Bay, Thyme, and Dill

Salmon Baked in Cream with Sweet Bay, Thyme, and Dill

 

4 (6-ounce) wild-caught salmon fillets

4 bay leaves

1 C. heavy cream

2 T. chopped fresh thyme leaves

2 T. chopped fresh dill

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Place the salmon fillets in a single layer in a small baking dish or gratin dish. Top each fillet with a bay leaf. Pour the heavy cream over the salmon and sprinkle with the thyme and dill. Bake until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork and the cream thickens, about 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and serve, spooning warm cream and herbs over the fish.

Baked Salmon with Sorrel and Cream

Baked Salmon with Sorrel and Cream

Baked Salmon with Sorrel and Cream

 

Six 7- to 8-ounce salmon fillets with skin Salt and freshly ground black pepper

12 large sorrel leaves, cut into fine ribbons

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 C. heavy cream

 

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down, on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or just until congealed juices appear as white spots on the surface of the fish. While the salmon is baking, combine the sorrel, garlic, and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce is boiling hard and slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. With a long metal spatula, lift the fillets from the baking sheet, leaving the skin behind. Transfer to warm plates, top with sorrel sauce, and serve at once.

Fillet of Salmon, Sautéed with Granny Smiths and Cider

Fillet of Salmon, Sautéed with Granny Smiths and Cider

Fillet of Salmon, Sautéed with Granny Smiths and Cider

 

4 T. (1/2 stick) butter

4 salmon fillets (6 to 8 ounces each)

1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt

2 large Granny Smith apples, sliced

1/2 C. apple cider

Freshly ground black pepper

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 T. of the butter.

 

Sprinkle the salmon fillets with salt and lay them, skinned side up, in a single layer in the skillet. Let cook, undisturbed, for 5 minutes, or until a crisp, brown crust forms. Do not try to move the salmon too early, or the surface of the fish will tear. Remove the fillets from the pan and add the apples. Stir-fry the apple slices for a moment, arrange the salmon fillets, cooled side up, on top of the apple slices, and pour on the apple cider. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer the salmon to plates and with a slotted spoon, lift out the apple slices and place them around the salmon. Swirl the remaining 3 T. of butter into the juices left in the pan, whisking to form a smooth sauce. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper, and pour the sauce immediately over the salmon and apples. Serve at once.

Slowcooker Branzino with Olives, Goji Berries and Mint Salad

Slowcooker Branzino with Olives, Goji Berries and Mint Salad

Slowcooker Branzino with Olives, Goji Berries and Mint Salad

 

8 skin-on branzino fillets, 4 oz each

6 T. extra-virgin olive oil

4 T. pitted black olives

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 T. red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

10 oz watercress or baby kale

1 C. packed, fresh mint leaves

¼ C. dried goji berries or ¼ C. dried cherries

 

Place 4 branzino fillets in the bottom of the slow cooker. Drizzle with 1 T. oil and sprinkle with 2 T. olives and oregano. Top with remaining fillets and drizzle with 1 T. oil and the remaining 2 T. olives. Cover slow cooker and cook on low until fish flakes when pressed with a fork, 1–1½ hours.  While the branzino cooks, prepare the salad. In a bowl, whisk together remaining 4 T. olive oil, vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Add watercress, mint, and goji berries, and toss until greens are evenly coated. Divide salad between four plates and top each with 2 branzino fillets. Serve immediately.

 

4 servings

Calories: 249

Fat: 14g

Fiber: 1g

Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce

Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce

Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce

 

4 slices center-cut bacon, chopped

8 C. packed chopped curly kale (1 bunch)

salt and pepper

1 T. extra virgin olive oil

1lb jumbo peeled and de-veined raw shrimp

1 C. chicken broth

2 T. butter

1/2 lemon (will only need a squeeze of it – not the whole thing)

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees then line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. Add bacon to a large skillet over medium heat then sauté until starting to crisp and turn golden brown. Add the kale, season with salt and pepper, and then toss with tongs to coat in the bacon grease (may need to add half the kale, let it wilt a bit, then add the other half.) Sauté until slightly wilted, 2-3 minutes, then pour onto prepared baking sheet and roast until kale is crisp, 7-9 minutes. Meanwhile, pat shrimp dry with paper towels then season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat then add shrimp in batches as to not overcrowd the skillet. Sauté shrimp for 1-2 minutes a side then remove to a plate. Turn heat up to high then add chicken broth, butter, and a generous squeeze of lemon to the skillet (don’t need the entire half or it will be a touch too sour.) Season with salt and pepper then boil until reduced and slightly thickened, 4-5 minutes. Plate kale and bacon then top with shrimp and lemon butter pan sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes, cooked rice, or parmesan grits.

One Pot Garlic Shrimp Pasta

One Pot Garlic Shrimp Pasta

One Pot Garlic Shrimp Pasta

 

8 oz linguine

1 T. olive oil

4 T. of light butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. crushed red pepper

1¼ lb. large shrimp

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. dried oregano

4 C. baby spinach

¼ C. Parmesan

2 T. parsley, chopped

1 T. lemon juice

 

In a large pot, boil water and add pasta. Cook (stirring frequently) until al dente. Drain and set aside pasta. In the same pan, heat 1 T. of olive oil and 1 T. of butter. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, cook until fragrant. Toss in shrimp, salt and pepper to taste, and stir until shrimp start to turn pink, but are not fully cooked. Add oregano and spinach, cook until wilted. Return cooked pasta to the pot, add remaining butter, parmesan, and parsley. Stir until well mixed and the butter is melted. When the shrimp are cooked, add lemon juice, mix once more, then serve while hot.

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

 

1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 T. unsalted butter

1 T. olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, minced

3 C. baby spinach

1/2 C. fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 T. freshly grated Parmesan

 

1 (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash

2 T. olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Cut the squash in half lengthwise from stem to tail and scrape out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place squash, cut side down, onto the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle. Using a fork, scrape the flesh to create long strands. Season shrimp with paprika, salt and pepper, to taste. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and shallot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside and keep warm. Add squash and spinach to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is heated through, and the spinach has wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in basil and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately, topped with shrimp and garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

Scallops with Prosciutto, White Beans and Tomatoes

Scallops with Prosciutto, White Beans and Tomatoes

Scallops with Prosciutto, White Beans and Tomatoes

 

2 lb. grape tomatoes

1 garlic clove

2 red chilis dried

6 anchovies

19 oz cannellini beans canned

1 lemon

4 T. olive oil divided

8 prosciutto slices

16 sea scallops

salt

pepper

 

Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Halve tomatoes. Mince garlic. Crumble dried chilies. Mash anchovies with a fork. Rinse and drain beans. Juice lemon. Preheat oven to 475°F/245°C. Scatter tomatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 T. of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 10 minutes. Push tomatoes to one side of the baking sheet and arrange prosciutto slices in a single layer on the other. Roast for a further 10 minutes to crisp prosciutto. Remove from oven and set aside. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 T. of olive oil. Add garlic, chilies, and mashed anchovies. Sauté for 1 minute, then add beans and 1/2 cup/125 mL water. Mash beans coarsely as they warm through. Remove from heat, add a drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In another skillet, heat 1 T. of olive oil. Season scallops with salt and pepper, add to skillet, and sear for 2 minutes, undisturbed, until burnished golden brown. Turn scallops over and cook for another 2 minutes. To serve, arrange tomatoes, two slices of prosciutto, and beans on each of four individual plates. Top each one with four scallops. Sprinkle with lemon juice and a little more olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Crockpot Shrimp Scampi with Wilted Kale

Crockpot Shrimp Scampi with Wilted Kale

Crockpot Shrimp Scampi with Wilted Kale

 

4 T. butter

8 cloves Garlic, minced

¼ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. pepper

2 lb. Shrimp, peeled and cleaned

10 oz. baby Kale or Spinach

 

Put the butter, garlic, salt, and black pepper in the slow cooker and stir well. Place the shrimp on top of the butter mixture. Cover the slow cooker and cook on the low setting for 1 to 11/2 hours, until the shrimp are nearly cooked through. Scatter the kale over the shrimp, cover the slow cooker, and cook on the low setting for 30 minutes more, until the kale wilts. Spoon the shrimp and kale onto plates. Serve immediately.

 

8 servings

Calories: 193

Fat: 7g

Fiber: 1g

Waffled Tuna Cakes

Waffled Tuna Cakes

Waffled Tuna Cakes

 

2 Cans Tuna

1 Egg

1 tsp. Minced Garlic

3 T. Mayonnaise

1 T. Lemon Juice

1/4 C. Crushed Pork Rinds

1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

2 T. Melted Butter

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

 

Drain the liquid off of the Tuna, then add the tuna to a mixing bowl. Add the egg, garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, crushed pork rinds or bread crumbs, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix until very well combined. Preheat your waffle iron. Use the melted butter to coat the hot iron, then divide the tuna mixture into 6. Place a ball of the tuna mixture onto the center of the greased iron. Cook until golden Brown. Serve with a side of Dill Pickle Dip and Lemon.

 

Dill Pickle Dip

 

2 Small Dill Pickles

2 T. Mayonnaise

1 T. Lemon Juice

1 T. Fresh Dill

Salt to taste

 

Dice the Pickles into small pieces then mix with the mayo, lemon juice, dill and salt.

Scallops with Sorrel Butter

Scallops with Sorrel Butter

Scallops with Sorrel Butter

3 T. unsalted butter

1 pound sea scallops, patted dry

Kosher salt and black pepper, as needed

1 garlic clove, minced

1 T. dry white vermouth or white wine

4 ounces sorrel (about 3 C. loosely packed), stems removed

2 T. chopped chives

 

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Melt 2 T. butter in skillet. Season scallops with salt and pepper; place in pan in a single layer. Cook without moving until bottoms are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Do not turn. Transfer scallops to a plate. Return pan to medium heat. Add garlic and cook 10 seconds. Stir in vermouth and scrape up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in remaining 1 T. butter and the sorrel; season lightly with salt and pepper. Return scallops to pan, seared side up. Continue cooking until sorrel is a dark olive green and falling apart and scallops are just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle in chives and serve.

Mussels, Bacon and Apples en Papillotte

Mussels, Bacon and Apples en Papillotte

Mussels, Bacon and Apples en Papillotte

1 ½ pound Mussels (well scrubbed, beards removed )30

3 slice thick cut bacon (cut crosswise into ⅓‑inch pieces)

2 shallots (peeled and thinly sliced)

1 ounce dry white wine

2 ounce apple cider vinegar

1 granny Smith apple (cored, peeled and small diced)

2 T. unsalted butter (cut into ½‑inch chunks)

1 fresh thyme sprig

¼ tsp. sea salt

¼ T. freshly cracked black pepper

crusty bread (for serving)

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a sheet of parchment paper to measure approximately 15 by 30 inches. Fold in half crosswise creating a 15-inch square, and crease. Lay the parchment square centered on a rimmed baking sheet. The creased seam should be on the left side. Open the parchment like a book and center the pile of clean mussels onto the back “page” of that book. Leave at least 3 inches of space on the 3 ungreased sides of the parchment. Set aside. Cook bacon over a medium heat until just beginning to crisp; about 10 minutes. Add the shallots and continue to cook until they begin to color, about 4 minutes more. Deglaze with white wine and apple cider vinegar. Turn the heat off and stir in the apples; stir to coat. Scrape the apple and bacon mixture on top of the mussels on parchment. Tuck the pieces of butter among the mussels and lay the thyme sprig on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close the “book” and seal the parchment by rolling and pleating the three open sides to seal the edges and create a packet. The recipe can be prepared to this point several hours in advance and then popped into the oven just before serving.  Bake packet of mussels in heated oven 20 minutes; most of mussels should be open, but discard any that remain closed. Serve immediately by placing sealed packet into a wide shallow bowl to catch the juices, then open packet at the table. Serve with crusty bread.

Scallops with Sorrel Cream Sauce

Scallops with Sorrel Cream Sauce

Scallops with Sorrel Cream Sauce

1 C. clam juice

2 T. minced shallot

½ C. dry white wine

8 ounce crème fraîche (at room temperature)

4 T. unsalted butter (cut into small chunks)

2 ounce fresh sorrel leaves (about 2 C. packed), washed, stemmed, and large leaves torn into two or three pieces

sea salt (to taste)

ground white pepper (to taste)

canola oil (or other high smoke point, mild flavored oil)

8 large room temperature sea scallops (about 1 pound, rinsed and thoroughly dried)

lemon wedges (as needed)

 

In a medium saucepan combine clam juice and shallots; bring to a boil and cook until reduced by 3/4, about 6 minutes. Add wine and continue to cook about 3 minutes more. Lower the heat to low and add crème fraîche. Simmer, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the spoon nicely, about 5 or 6 minutes. Pass through a fine mesh sieve into a clean pan. Discard solids in sieve. Return the sauce to low heat. Once it begins to simmer stir in the butter chunks one at a time until fully incorporated. Add the sorrel, stirring until wilted. Turn off heat and season lightly with salt and white pepper. Set aside, covered, in a warm place. Meanwhile, heat a large, heavy non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; swirl in just enough oil to lightly coat bottom of skillet. Pat scallops very dry, season with salt, and add to skillet. Cook, undisturbed, until a well-browned crust develops on bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip, season with salt, and cook until browned and barely cooked through but still pink in center, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not crowd skillet, work in batches if necessary, adding a bit more oil as needed. Spoon some warm sauce and sorrel leaves onto four warm plates. Nestle two seared scallops on top of each plate. Serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.

Toasted Sesame Ahi Salad

Toasted Sesame Ahi Salad

Toasted Sesame Ahi Salad

2 pieces Ahi Tuna

1/3 C. toasted sesame seeds

1 T. olive oil

2 C. baby spinach

 

1 mango diced

1 roma tomato diced

1/4 C. red onion diced

1/4 C. cilantro chopped

1 key lime juiced

1 tsp. jalapeno optional

 

Take your tuna, and pat it dry Dump your toasted sesame seeds onto a plate, and press the tuna piece into it to coat the exterior, flip over and do it to the other side Heat olive oil in a sauté pan, and when hot, sear ahi on both sides in pan (2-3 minutes per side) middle should be pink still. Mix salsa ingredients together, squeezing lime juice over the top. Serve ahi over a bed of spinach, topped with mango salsa

Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

3 T. unsalted butter

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

2 clove garlic (peeled and minced)

1 pound large shrimp (16–20 per pound)

3 T. hot sauce

2 T. apple cider vinegar

minced parsley and/or chives (as garnish)

 

Heat butter in a large cast iron skillet or non stick skillet set over medium high heat. Once it melts and begins to foam add oil, and then the garlic. Sauté until the garlic begins to color, about 1 minute. Add shrimp to the skillet and continue to sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until shrimp just begins to turn pink. Turn off the heat and stir in hot sauce and cider vinegar. Gently stir the shrimp until well coated. Let rest in the warm skillet about 3 minutes, then serve warm garnished with parsley and/or chives.

Chipotle Lime Braised Clams

Chipotle Lime Braised Clams

Chipotle Lime Braised Clams

1 T. olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, peeled and minced

6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

3/4 C. white wine

1 T. tomato paste

2 chipotles in adobo, minced

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes

2 T. unsalted butter

2 ears corn, kernels removed

Kosher salt

2 limes, juiced

1 pound 1 pound little neck clams, scrubbed

1 T. minced cilantro

 

To a medium pot or braising pan, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the olive oil is warm, add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Next add the garlic cloves and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Turn the heat to high and then pour in the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Mix in the tomato paste, chipotles in adobo and butter.  Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, just until the flavors are married together; give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. I added about 1 tsp. of salt. Add the corn and arrange the little neck clams in one even layer. If some overlap that’s ok. Bring to a gentle simmer and cover the pan; cook the clams for about 5 to 7 minutes. This will depend on the size of the clams.  Some of the clams I had were stubborn that refused to open. I knew they weren’t bad so I removed the clams that were totally open (so they wouldn’t overcook) and covered the pot until all of them opened. The clams I had were sort of large so I think this was the problem. Discard any clams that refuse to open (one of the clams in my batch were discarded). Squeeze the lime juice over the clams and serve immediately; serve alongside the buttery garlic bread.

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

1.5 lb fillet of Salmon

1 C. Carrots peeled and sliced (1/4″ thick slices) (approx 6 medium sized carrots)

4 ounces French green beans

1 C. brussels sprouts halved

1 T. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

 

1 T. cornstarch

1 T. cold water

1/2 C. white sugar

1/2 C. soy sauce

1/4 C. cider vinegar

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

 

Green onion

Sesame seeds toasted

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put all the teriyaki sauce ingredients in a heavy bottom saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Cook 4-5 minutes, letting the sauce reduce. Remove from heat and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (optional). Arrange veggies and salmon on a tray, in one even layer. Drizzle the olive oil over the veggies, and season with salt and pepper. Use half the teriyaki sauce and pour over the salmon fillets. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from oven. Garnish with green onion, and toasted sesame seeds and serve with the additional teriyaki sauce. Divide into 4 meal prep containers or eat immediately Enjoy!

Clams on Toast in Herbed White Wine

Clams on Toast in Herbed White Wine

Clams on Toast in Herbed White Wine

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

4 slices thick-cut sourdough bread

4 garlic cloves, 2 halved, 2 smashed

3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn

2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano

1 C. dry white wine, such as pinot grigio or Sauvignon Blanc

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 pounds Manila clams (see Note)

Crushed red pepper flakes, for serving

Fresh basil leaves, for serving

 

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the bread and cook until golden and toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the bread from the skillet and rub each piece with the cut side of one of the halved garlic cloves. Using the same skillet, cook the prosciutto over medium heat, without moving it, until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the prosciutto and set aside. Add the smashed garlic, thyme, and oregano and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the wine, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer over high heat. Add the clams and cook until the clams open and the sauce reduces by one-third, 8 to 10 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open after 10 minutes. To serve, divide the toast between two plates and spoon the clams and wine sauce over the top. Crumble the prosciutto over the clams. Top with red pepper flakes and fresh basil. Store any leftover sauce refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days. Note: Try to find Manila clams, which are smaller and better suited for this recipe. If you’re using littleneck clams, you might need to cook them about 5 minutes longer than indicated to get them to open up.

Grilled Seafood Packet – Shrimp & Clams with White Wine, Herbs, and Garlic Toast

Grilled Seafood Packet – Shrimp & Clams with White Wine, Herbs, and Garlic Toast

Grilled Seafood Packet – Shrimp & Clams with White Wine, Herbs, and Garlic Toast

1 lb. Cockles or Clams

1 lb. Shrimp (deveined)

2 tsp. Fresh Parsley (chopped)

2 tsp. Fresh Basil (chopped)

2 tsp. Fresh Oregano (chopped)

2 whole Plum Tomatoes (deseeded and small dice)

4 cloves Garlic (3 cloves minced and 1 left whole)

1 whole Shallot (thinly sliced)

1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

1/2 C. White Wine

2 tsp. Unsalted Butter (each tsp. diced into 6 pieces-12pieces total)

As Needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 slices French Baguette

2 wedges Lemon

 

Soak the clams in water for 20 minutes to wash out the sand. After the clams have soaked lift them out of the water into a bowl and set aside. Combine the chopped parsley, basil, and oregano in a small bowl and set aside. In a larger bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, 3 minced garlic cloves, sliced shallots, and half of the herb mix. Reserve the rest of the herb mix for garnishing. Stir until everything is evenly distributed and set aside. Rip 4 two-feet long sheets of aluminum foil. Lay one sheet of foil horizontally and another on top of that sheet vertically so that the two sheets are perpendicular to each other and form a plus sign. Repeat with the other 2 sheets of foil. Pull up the edges of the foil pouches so that they form a bowl shape. Preheat your grill on high heat. Divide the clams and shrimp between the two foil pouches. Sprinkle half of the crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 tsp) in one pouch and sprinkle the other half (1/4 tsp) into the other pouch. Repeat this step with the kosher salt. 1/2 tsp. in one pouch and 1/2 tsp. in the other. Then pour half of the white wine into one pouch and the other half in the second pouch. Dot each pouch with 6 pieces of butter on top. Close the pouches by pulling up the edges of the foil into a bundle and folding them over until they’re sealed. Once your grill has heated, place the pouches onto the grill for about 10 minutes until most of the clam shells have opened. Then reduce the heat to low and finish cooking the pouches in indirect heat for 5 minutes to allow the shrimp to finish cooking. When the seafood has cooked, remove the pouches from the grill and set aside. Heating your grill back on high, brush the slices of French baguette with olive oil on both sides. Place the slices on the grill until they have toasted and slightly browned. Remove the bread from the grill and rub both sides with the whole garlic clove. Open the pouches and serve with the toasted garlic bread and lemon wedges. Enjoy! Notes: This recipe can serve 2 as a main dish or 3-4 as a side

Lemon Butter Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packets

Lemon Butter Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packets

Lemon Butter Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packets

4 salmon fillets

1 lemon sliced

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 pound asparagus spears ends trimmed

1/2 C. butter melted

1 lemon juiced

1 T. minced garlic

2 tsp. fresh basil

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 4 sheets of foil. 12 x 18 inches, heavy duty foil. Place 2 lemon slices on each sheet of foil. Mix paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper together, and rub it over the salmon. Place each salmon fillet in the center of the lemon slices. Divide the asparagus into 4 equal portions and arrange next to the salmon on each foil piece. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic and basil. Pour the butter mixture evenly over each piece of salmon and asparagus. Wrap the salmon and asparagus in foil, and secure and seal the edges to create a packet. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes Open foil packets and enjoy, or broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp up exterior Garnish with additional lemon juice and fresh basil.

Roasted Sea Bass with Olivada and Tomatoes

Roasted Sea Bass with Olivada and Tomatoes

Roasted Sea Bass with Olivada and Tomatoes

4 one-inch thick sea bass filets, about 2 pounds

1 C. grape tomatoes

1/4 C. extra-virgin olive oil

1 C. olivada

Juice of 1 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

Sea salt

Fresh parsley or pea tendrils as garnish

 

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Arrange fish filets in one layer in a baking dish. Scatter the tomatoes around the filets. Drizzle fish and tomatoes with olive oil, turning the filets to coat. Spread the olivada over the tops of the filets. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish and tomatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and a little salt (the olivada will also add salt). Bake in oven until fish is just cooked through, 25 to 30  minutes. Remove from oven. Serve hot garnished with parsley.

Turmeric-Braised Halibut Steaks with Garlic

Turmeric-Braised Halibut Steaks with Garlic

Turmeric-Braised Halibut Steaks with Garlic

Fresh turmeric roots look similar to their cousin, ginger. Unlike ginger, turmeric presents with a deep golden tone that adds a bright yellow color to curries and sauces. Turmeric’s vibrant orange flesh is earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter. Some claim that turmeric possesses soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities for what ails the body.

 

Four 8-oz halibut steaks

2 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt

2 T. grapeseed or other neutral oil

1/4 cup peeled and minced fresh turmeric

12 medium-sized garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 C. unsweetened coconut milk

4 serrano chiles, stems removed but seeds intact, cut in half lengthwise

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

 

Blot the fish steaks dry with paper towels and place on a large plate. Season both sides of the fish with 1 tsp. of the salt. Heat oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add fish and sear until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the fish to a plate. Add the turmeric and garlic, and sauté, stirring constantly, until the aromatics are soft but not brown, about 1 minute. Add the coconut milk, chiles, pepper, and remaining 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and return the fish to the pan. Spoon the sauce over the fish. Cover and cook, spooning the sauce over the fish once or twice, until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a knife, about 8 minutes. Arrange the fish on warm dinner plates, spoon some of the sauce over each fillet, and serve immediately.

Spot Prawns with Garlic, Sorrel, and White Wine

Spot Prawns with Garlic, Sorrel, and White Wine

Spot Prawns with Garlic, Sorrel, and White Wine

Lemony sorrel brightens the flavor of spot prawns, large shrimp that can be served with the head and tail on or peeled. To remove the shell, use scissors to cut down the back to the tail tip. Like all shrimp, prawns only take a minute or two to cook, and after that can become tough. Millet provides a fluffy bed that soaks up the sauce. Start this recipe the night before serving so that the millet can soak.

 

1 C. millet, soaked in cold water for 1 to 12 hours and drained

1/2 C. almonds, coarsely chopped

7 T. olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 shallots, thinly sliced

1 bunch green Swiss chard, stems removed and coarsely chopped

1 bunch sorrel, trimmed

1/4 C. white wine

1/4 C. vegetable or chicken stock

1 1/4 lb. spot prawns, peeled, deveined, and thawed

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 T. unsalted butter

 

In a saucepan or teakettle, bring 2 C. water to a boil. In a separate saucepan, heat the millet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until it is mostly dry. Stir in the almonds, 3 T. of the olive oil, and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Add the boiling water to the millet. Decrease the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the millet rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 T. of the olive oil. Add the shallots and cook until they begin to brown, then add the chard and sorrel and cook until slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Add the wine and stock and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat slightly and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, to let the liquid reduce and thicken. Season to taste with salt. Transfer the greens and cooking liquid to a large bowl. Heat the skillet over high heat and add the remaining 2 T. olive oil. Add the prawns and cook for 1 minute, undisturbed, until the bottoms turn pink. Season the prawns with salt. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the greens to the prawns and cook everything together for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter. Taste and season. To serve, put a few heaping spoonfuls of millet on each plate, followed by the prawns. Pour the sauce over the top and season with pepper.

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

6 rice spring roll papers

1 T. olive oil

12 oz. shrimp, deveined

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

3 carrots, thinly sliced

6 leaves green leaf lettuce

12 mint leaves

 

2 T. almond butter

2 tsp. hoisin sauce

1 tsp. Sriracha sauce

1 tsp. rice wine vinegar

 

Cook the shrimp in olive oil over medium-high heat and season with sea salt and ground black pepper.  Once fully cooked and no longer transparent, remove from heat and allow to cool. Dip one sheet of rice paper in warm water for about 3-4 seconds or hold under running water, until the paper becomes fully moistened with water. Then, lay the wrapper onto your work surface which should be clean and flat.  Near the bottom of the spring roll in the center, lay out the cucumber, carrots, green leaf lettuce, fresh mint leaves, and cooked shrimp. Line the shrimp in a row. Fold the bottom over the end of the veggies and shrimp, then fold the uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper all the way, as tightly wrapped as possible. Then repeat with the remaining ingredients. For the Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce: In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, hoisin sauce, Sriracha, and rice wine vinegar. Stir until smooth. You can soften the almond butter by microwaving for 10-15 seconds, if needed.

 

Serving Size: 1 Roll, 2 T. Sauce

Calories: 105

Fat: 4.4g

Fiber: 2.2g

Grilled Alaska Salmon with Crisp Garlicky Chickpeas

Grilled Alaska Salmon with Crisp Garlicky Chickpeas

Grilled Alaska Salmon with Crisp Garlicky Chickpeas

Nonstick oil spray or olive oil

4 C. (2 ounces) baby arugula

4 watermelon radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

4 (4-ounce) Alaska salmon fillets, frozen

1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. garlic, minced

1 tsp. kosher salt

3 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tsp. lemon zest

Freshly ground pepper

 

Heat your grill to 400ºF. Divide washed arugula and watermelon radishes between 4 plates and set aside. Rinse seafood under cold water to remove any ice glaze and pat dry with paper towel. Tear an 18-inch-wide sheet of foil, so that it’s 4 inches longer than the fish. Spray-coat the dull side of foil and place seafood on foil, if using skin-on fillets, place skin-side down first. Brush both sides of fish with oil. Bring sides of foil together and fold over several times to seal; roll up ends to form a packet. Place packet on grill, seam-side down, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove packet from grill; open and add salt and pepper to taste. Crimp foil loosely to close and return packet to grill, seam-side up. Cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat just as soon as seafood is opaque throughout. Place one salmon fillet on each plate atop the arugula. While the fish is cooking, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas, oregano, garlic, and salt. Cook the chickpeas, stirring occasionally, until crispy and starting to crackle, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and use a slotted spoon to divide chickpeas among the 4 plates of salmon. Whisk lemon juice and zest into remaining oil in pan, then drizzle heaping T. or so over the salmon and arugula on each plate. Season with freshly ground pepper and additional salt if needed and serve.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp

20 large frozen peeled deveined shrimp, thawed

1 T. chopped fresh basil

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

10 (about 4 oz.) very thin slices prosciutto

Cooking spray

8 lemon wedges, for serving

 

Preheat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, basil, olive oil, zest, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Mix well and set aside. Lay the prosciutto slices on a large work surface, and cut prosciutto in half lengthwise so you have 20 pieces. Wrap the prosciutto around each shrimp, leaving the tail hanging out, and thread on an 8-inch skewer. Repeat with remaining shrimp for a total of 4 skewers with 5 shrimp each. Place the skewers on a broiling pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Broil the shrimp 2 minutes on each side. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

 

Serving Size: 5 Shrimp

Calories: 99

Fat: 5g

Fiber: 0g

Wild Halibut with Coconut Sauce

Wild Halibut with Coconut Sauce

Wild Halibut with Coconut Sauce

1 ½ C. full-fat coconut milk (usually a full can’s worth)

¾ C. fish stock, chicken stock or bottled clam juice

3 T. fresh lime juice

2 T. minced peeled fresh ginger

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 ½ tsp. fish sauce

a little heat: a pinch of crushed red pepper, 1 T. of minced fresh chili pepper or a little Siracha sauce

6 T. chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, divided

6 T. finely chopped green onions, divided

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

6 wild halibut fillets, about 4-6 oz. each (or mahi-mahi or true cod fillets)

 

Prepare a broiler pan or place a metal rack inside a baking sheet. (You can also grill the fish.) In a large skillet, combine coconut milk, stock, lime juice, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and chili peppers. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until sauce has thickened slightly and equals about 1 C. to 1 ¼ cup, about 10 minutes. If you use a smaller skillet, it will take longer; a larger skillet, less time. Stir in half the cilantro and half the green onions. Season with sea salt and pepper. Position an oven rack on the second level from the top. Preheat broiler to medium or medium-high. Brush each piece of fish all over with 1 T. of sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover sauce to keep warm. Broil fish until it starts to flake and is opaque in center, about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of the fish. Divide fish and sauce among 6 plates. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and green onions. Serve. Note: I buy fish stock in the freezer section of Whole Foods. Some markets make it in-house and you might find it frozen in the seafood department or with other frozen stocks in the freezer section.

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

 

1/4 cup (78 ml) white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 ½ teaspoons honey

Small pinch of salt and black pepper

¾ cup (177 ml) light flavored olive oil

 

20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Salt & ground black pepper

Lime or lemon zest

Lettuce of your choice

8 slices bacon, cooked

4 hard boiled eggs, cut into wedges

2 avocados, peeled and sliced

16 cherry tomatoes, halved

Blue cheese crumbles

 

To a small bowl add the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk while drizzling in the olive oil, set aside. Preheat grill on medium high. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Sprinkle the shrimp with salt, pepper and lime or lemon zest. Grill the shrimp for 5 minutes, or until they have a slight char. Turn and cook for a couple more minutes. Remove from the grill. When cool enough to handle, remove from the skewers. To a large serving platter, arrange the lettuce. Arrange the rest of the ingredients all over the lettuce. Serve with the dressing.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 496

Fat: 34g

Fiber: 9g

Roasted Halibut with Chervil Sauce

Roasted Halibut with Chervil Sauce

Roasted Halibut with Chervil Sauce

3/4 C. loosely packed chervil sprigs (1/2 oz.)

2 T. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 tsp. freshly ground coriander

1 green onion, roughly chopped

1/4 C. extra-virgin olive oil

1 T. lemon juice

1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

2 pounds skinned halibut fillets, cut into 6 equal portions

 

1 C. dry white wine

2 T. finely chopped shallots

1 tsp. lemon juice

6 T. unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 C. loosely packed chervil sprigs, plus sprigs and chive flowers for garnish

About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

 

Preheat oven to 325°. Blend marinade ingredients until very smooth. Pour into a bowl, add fish, and gently turn to coat. Rinse blender and dry. Arrange fillets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until they flake slightly when gently pressed, the last bit of translucence is fading from their centers, and a bit of liquid collects around them, 12 to 14 minutes. Meanwhile, make sauce: Put wine, shallots, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes, then whisk in butter, 1 T. at a time. Pour into a blender and whirl briefly, then add 3/4 C. chervil and pulse until finely chopped. Pour sauce into 6 shallow bowls. Top with fish, add salt to taste, and garnish with chervil and flowers.

Pantry Friendly Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti

Pantry Friendly Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti

Pantry Friendly Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti

3 to 6 cloves garlic

1 (12-ounce) can black olives

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Pinch red pepper flakes

1 pound dried spaghetti

1 (2-ounce) tin anchovy fillets in oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

red chili flakes, optional

Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, finely chop 3 to 6 garlic cloves. Drain 1 (12-ounce) can black olives, then cut each olive in half crosswise. Heat 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes. Add the garlic and a pinch red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the garlic starts to soften, 7 to 10 minutes. Add 1 pound dried spaghetti to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, add the fillets from a (2-ounce) tin anchovy fillets in oil and some of their oil to the garlic mixture, stir to break the fillets up so they eventually melt into the oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the olives cook for 5 minutes more to warm through. When the spaghetti is ready, drain and return it to the pot. Pour in the olive oil mixture and use tongs to thoroughly toss and incorporate the flavors. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

Neskowin Blueberry Salmon

Neskowin Blueberry Salmon

Neskowin Blueberry Salmon

1 cup Oregon blueberries

2 Chinook salmon filets, 6-8 oz. Each

½ fresh ruby red grapefruit

½ cup crushed pineapple

2 fresh limes

fresh ground black pepper

½ teaspoon chili powder

1 small Anaheim chile

2 tablespoons butter

¾ cup brown sugar

 

Generously butter a glass baking dish and spread pineapple in the dish. Sprinkle liberally with fresh ground black pepper. Slice the chile into very thin rings and arrange over the pineapple. Squeeze the juice of two limes over the chile slices, then lay the salmon filets over the sliced chile. Peel and trim the grapefruit, and cut it into bite-size chunks and arrange those over the salmon. Top with Oregon blueberries, sprinkle with brown sugar, and season generously with chili powder. Bake at 425° till top is bubbly and salmon is opaque. Serve with rice and fresh steamed asparagus or artichokes.

Crab Salad with Shallot Dressing

Crab Salad with Shallot Dressing

PNW Crab Salad with Shallot Dressing

2 pounds fresh, cooked crabmeat

12 cups mixed salad greens (see note)

1 cup fresh, whole tarragon leaves

10 tender celery ribs

3 firm, medium-size shallots

1 firm, small cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

3/4 cup olive oil

 

Flake crabmeat and mound in the middle of a large salad bowl. Wash the salad greens and spin dry. Set aside. Remove the leaves of the tarragon from the stems, wash, pat dry and set aside. Wash, trim and cut the celery ribs in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into thin slices. Place the greens, tarragon and celery around the crab in the salad bowl. To make the dressing, peel and mince the shallots, add pressed garlic. Place them in a small bowl and mix in the lemon juice, sugar and poppy seeds. Drizzle this mixture over the salad greens and lightly toss the greens and crab together. Then drizzle on the olive oil and toss again. Serve salad on individual plates; accompany with warm sourdough bread. Note: Use a combination of butter or red leaf lettuce, curly endive, watercress or small leaf exotic greens.

 

Yield: 10 servings

Calories: 272

Fat: 18g

Fiber: 1g

Seared U-10 Scallops with Bacon Jam and Basil

Seared U-10 Scallops with Bacon Jam and Basil

Seared U-10 Scallops with Bacon Jam and Basil

1/2 lb. scallops preferably U-10

6 oz. bacon preferably center cut

1 cup finely chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes

1 T. sherry vinegar or balsamic

1 T. sugar

salt and pepper

olive oil

a handful of basil leaves

 

Fry up the bacon over medium heat until nice and crispy. Move to a paper towel and blot the excess grease off. Add the onion to the pan and caramelize for 10 minutes over medium heat until softened.

Add the chopped tomatoes, vinegar, and sugar, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 more minutes so the tomatoes can soften, and the flavors can meld together. Heat up a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Pat your scallops dry with a paper towel, and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, then sear the scallops for about 2 minutes on each side (you don’t want to overcook these beauties)! Chop up the bacon and stir it into the onion tomato jam and serve alongside the seared scallops. Chiffonade or chop the basil leaves and sprinkle over the dish and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the plate. Enjoy!

 

Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 544kcal

Fat: 39g

Fiber: 2g

Pan Seared Scallops with Citrus Sauce

Pan Seared Scallops with Citrus Sauce

Pan Seared Scallops with Citrus Sauce

 

6 T. olive oil

2 T. orange juice plus 1 T. zest

1 T. lime juice

1 small shallot – finely chopped

1 T. chopped Lemon Verbena or Cilantro

â…› tsp. chili flakes or aleppo chili pepper

2–4 portions of scallops or fish (try to find large “dry” scallops)

1–2 T. olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Optional- 2-4 portions Green beans or substitute asparagus

 

In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together and set aside. If steaming green beans, set them inside a steamer basket inside a pot, with a little water. Bring to a boil, cover, steam 2 – 3 minutes, or until bright green and just tender. Uncover. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until smoking. Season the oil with salt and pepper. Add the patted dry scallops (or fish) and sear for 1-2 minutes until golden. Turn over. If cooking a thick piece of fish, finish in a warm oven. Spoon flavorful dressing over the scallops and green beans.

Miso Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

Miso Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

Miso Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

4 ounces soba noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti

1 1/2 T. white miso

1 T. mirin

1 T. rice vinegar

1 T. canola oil

1/2 tsp. minced ginger

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1/2 pound dry sea scallops

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 C. sliced scallions (3 to 4 scallions)

 

Put a large saucepan of water on to boil. Cook noodles, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl.  Meanwhile, whisk miso, mirin, vinegar, canola oil, ginger and garlic in a small bowl. Add scallops and stir gently to coat. Let marinate for 5 minutes (scallops will begin to break down if marinated longer). Using a slotted spoon, remove the scallops, reserving the marinade for the sauce.  Heat olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Add the reserved marinade to the pan and cook over medium-high heat until brown, about 30 seconds. Pour the sauce over the noodles, add scallions and toss to coat. Top with the scallops and serve immediately.

 

Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 430

Fat: 11g

Fiber: 1g

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp 

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp 

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp

 

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

pinch crushed red pepper flakes

4 oz peeled and deveined shrimp

2 cloves garlic, sliced thin and deveined

1 medium, 7 oz zucchini, spiralized

pinch salt and fresh black pepper

1/4 lemon

1/4 C. halved grape tomatoes

 

Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and crush red pepper flakes, add the shrimp and season with pinch salt and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add half of the garlic and continue cooking 1 more minute, or until the shrimp is cooked through and opaque. Set aside on a dish. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and garlic to the pan, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles and cook 1 1/2 minutes. Add the shrimp and tomatoes to the pan and squeeze the lemon over the dish. Remove from heat and serve.

Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

1 large navel orange

1 medium lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon capers, drained and coarsely chopped

1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh mint

1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided

1 medium mango, peeled and chopped

1 green onion, thinly sliced

4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)

1 tablespoon canola oil

 

For salsa, finely grate enough peel from orange to measure 2 teaspoons; finely grate enough peel from lemon to measure 1/2 teaspoon. Place citrus peels in a small bowl. Cut lemon crosswise in half; squeeze 2 tablespoons lemon juice and add to bowl. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of orange; stand orange upright on a cutting board. With a knife, cut off peel and outer membrane from orange. Cut along the membrane of each segment to remove fruit. Add olive oil, capers, mint, parsley, pepper flakes and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper to lemon juice mixture. Gently stir in mango, green onion and orange sections. Sprinkle salmon with the remaining salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add salmon; cook 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with salsa.

 

Serving Size: 1 Fillet with ½ C. Salsa

Calories: 433

Fat: 26g

Fiber: 3g

Pan-Seared Halibut with Lemon Relish

Pan-Seared Halibut with Lemon Relish

Pan-Seared Halibut with Lemon Relish

1 lemon, quartered (about ¾ cup)

2 small shallots, thinly sliced into rings (about ¼ cup)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup pitted, coarsely chopped green olives, such as Castelvetrano

2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and patted dry

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

¾ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Ingredients: For the halibut

1½ pounds skinless halibut fillet, cut into 4 pieces

½ teaspoon fennel seed, freshly ground

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

 

To make the relish, remove the pithy ends of the lemon quarters, and thinly slice the rest, discarding any seeds Add the lemon slices to a bowl along with the shallots and salt. Cover, and set aside for 45 minutes or until the lemons release some of their juice. Add the olives, capers, pepper flakes, and the cup of oil. To allow the flavors to develop fully, set the relish aside to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

Pat the halibut dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl, combine the fennel seed, salt, and pepper, and sprinkle it all over the halibut. In a nonstick skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil until it shimmers Add the halibut, and cook, undisturbed, until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip, add the butter to the pan, and reduce the temperature to medium. Continue to cook, basting the halibut with the butter, for 2 minutes, or until the fish is opaque in the center. Stir the parsley into the relish, spoon the relish over each piece of fish, and serve immediately.