Seafood

Hawaiian Fresh Crab and Papaya Salad Recipe

Hawaiian Fresh Crab and Papaya Salad Recipe

This time of year, I start to miss Hawaii.  A lot.  I love that we actually have distinct seasons here, but spring is such a tease, with a few days of sun followed by week of rain.  Although it’s been great to have sun every […]

Shrimp Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Shrimp Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Two weeks ago, before the madness of the ice storm, I promised you my favorite recipe for using homemade seafood stock.  Today, I deliver!  While my sister is definitely the risotto champion in the family, I love to make it on days like today when […]

Homemade Seafood Stock Recipe (using seafood shells)

Homemade Seafood Stock Recipe (using seafood shells)

This month, Eric and I have cut our food budget in half to try and save more of the rent we get from our exchange students.  I have to admit that I’ve been slacking a bit in the food budgeting due to the excuse of […]

Oysters with Tomato Salsa Recipe

Oysters with Tomato Salsa Recipe

If I were going to eat one food until I was so stuffed I couldn’t eat another bite, it would be oysters.  Cooked or raw, I can eat my weight in the sweet, salty, slippery mouthfuls.  At Blog Her a couple months ago I was […]

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

As a brand new gardener I have been patiently waiting for my very first tomato plants to burst with plump red and golden fruit.  Unfortunately, the weather has not been working with me.  The large amount of rain we had at the beginning of summer […]

How to Cook a Whole Fish

How to Cook a Whole Fish

Recently at Sam’s Club I noticed a big bag of frozen whole tilapia for only $12.  The fish were cleaned and scaled, they just needed to be cooked.  I find cooking whole fish is a great way to save money on seafood, but people are […]

King Crab Legs with Spicy Avocado Dip

King Crab Legs with Spicy Avocado Dip

It’s that time of year again, time to eat down the freezer stash.  Summer through fall I stock our freezer with frozen berries, vegetables, meat and seafood.  This means that through the long dreary winter and early spring, I can make cobblers, soups and other […]

Shrimp, Blood Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

Shrimp, Blood Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

Fennel is such a fun looking vegetable that I’m always interested in finding new ways to use it.  Fortunately I have The Flavor Bible to help me decide what ingredients to use in creating new fennel recipes.  If I had to choose just one cookbook, […]