Tuna steak is one of those proteins, in my opinion, that needs bold added flavors to make it delicious. This recipe is packed with Mexican and Asian inspired elements that will leave your taste buds wanting more. The combination of cilantro, soy, ginger, jalapeno and lime is the perfect balance to the lean flesh of the tuna. The ingredients excite the dish by adding classic elements of sweet, salt, tang and spice. Pan seared tuna is finished in 2 minutes flat, enjoy as an appetizer served with crispy wontons brushed with sesame oil or as a plated an entree.
Ceviche (pronounced say-v- chay) could be, in my opinion, one of the most delicious ways to enjoy fish! This dish is typically made by curing or cooking the fish in just the juice from citrus fruit, like limes or lemons. This simple preparation allows for a plethora of flavor combinations to suit your taste. Since I am a huge fan of Mexican food, I went south of the border for this colorful appetizer. My mix of avocado, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno and corn made this ceviche a yummy Mexican treat.
A classic Southern dish that you can enjoy for brunch or dinner, Shrimp and Grits is super simple to make and packs a lot of delicious flavors. As the saying goes, "Bacon makes everything better"—and in this recipe, you use bacon drippings to cook the shrimp! Parsley, garlic, jalapeño, and lemon brighten up the entire dish.
It's summertime which means it's also lobster season! For me, this dish is the ultimate feast! If you love lobster as much as I do, then this will definitely be a treat. Grilled lobster is the perfect meal to impress at your next dinner party, but this dish is also simple enough to serve any night of the week. For this recipe I par boiled the lobster and finished it on the grill along with the shrimp and corn to create a delicious salad that compliments the meal.
There is something spectacular about picking up your fork to dive into that perfectly cooked piece of fish and discovering it also has an amazing crispy skin. I am often asked how to master this seemingly advanced culinary task - I have to be honest, it is not as difficult it looks! Here is my guide for a truly crispy fish skin.
Salt and pepper shrimp (or) calamari is a dish I frequently order when at Chinese restaurants, but have never thought to make it at home. It is the perfect appetizer or can be served as a main course. I love that the shrimp has a crispy texture even without being heavily battered. The garlic and scallions add a lot of flavor without being overpowering. I typically like things spicy, but with this dish the jalapeno is just the right amount of heat. You can make this recipe with the mixed seafood or just choose your favorite, the preparation is simple and easy.
There is nothing like an elegant homemade dish that is quick to prepare for yourself or the whole family. Lemon Shrimp Scampi Pasta is a twist on a classic seafood dish that will leave you wanting more. The most important element to this pasta is the tender and juicy shrimp. The lemon juice adds a brightness to the…
One thing I have learned from my husband is the best salmon comes from Alaska. He has told me numerous stories about his days as a commercial salmon fisherman and his dip netting experiences back in Anchorage. Getting fresh Alaskan Salmon in the lower 48 does come at cost, but I think it is worth it. I found this beautiful piece of fish at Whole Foods and I was very excited to pair it with some fresh dill, lemon and capers.
Shrimp is such an easy and versatile seafood. I can literally eat it all day long, from Shrimp & Grits (recipe coming soon) to main course for dinner, like I have prepared here. Cilantro Shrimp with Cajun Brown Rice is healthy, flavorful meal and is also so simple to make.