Jalapeño Ranch Fish Sandwich


Fish Sandwich with Spicy Jalapeño Ranch Tartar Sauce


Mussels with White Wine Sauce – Revisited


Mussels in White Wine Sauce – an old recipe revisited!


Fish Tacos with Sriracha Slaw


If you participated in the Twitter chat with Chef Rick Bayless last night and asked about my fish taco recipe, this one’s for you! The real star of this show is the Sriracha slaw dressing. Sriracha Slaw Dressing Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins This is great as a coleslaw dressing or aRead More


Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon with Fennel


My favorite go-to recipe for salmon is smoked with dill. The market was out of dill today but they had fennel. If you are a regular reader, you know I am not fond of fennel seed. I admit that I have never eaten fresh fennel. I decided to use the fennel in place of theRead More


Shrimp and Grits


Michael has gone to the coast for the weekend to take his boat out to the Maverick’s Surf Competition. Spectators are not allowed on the beach so the only way to see the action is from a boat or from a bar via Jumbotron. I am at home recovering from oral surgery on Thursday. FromRead More


Linguine with White Clam Sauce


When we eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory Michael always order the manager’s special which includes two pasta dishes, one of which is linguine with clam sauce. I have never tried it nor have I ever made it. A recipe for it was featured on Tasty Kitchen a few days ago so I decided toRead More


Scallops with Citrus Soy Sauce and Butternut Squash


I wanted to make the first real dinner in our new home today. I decided to try out my new saute’ pan to make some seared scallops. Butternut squash sounded good too as did a citrus soy sauce.  We really enjoyed this meal. Michael wasn’t thrilled with the sauce but liked it in small amountsRead More


Dungeness Crab Cakes


The heatwave continues and nobody wants to stand at the stove for a long time or heat up the kitchen by using the oven. I decided to make crab cakes and grilled artichokes for dinner. The crab cakes are very easy to make and hardly take any time to cook at all. Dungeness Crab CakesRead More


Grilled Tilapia Tacos


It is fish taco time again! I decided to fore-go the frying and opt for grilling the fish in a small amount of olive oil. The results were fantastic. I topped the tacos with homemade mango salsa and slaw with spicy dressing. You could make these with any firm fish you like. Tilapia is thin,Read More


Tacos all day.


Today is Cinco de Mayo, observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  I celebrated by eating tacos all day. I started the day out with breakfast tacos. My breakfast tacos included pork chorizo, eggs, greenRead More


Grilled Oysters and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans


If you have never had grilled oysters you don’t know what you are missing. I bought two bags of large, lovely oysters today and paired them with Bush’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans. It was so good. The salty, briny oysters with Louisiana hot sauce was perfect with the sweetness of the beans. This wasRead More


Spicy Thai Shrimp with Coconut Lemongrass Rice


I had nothing planned for dinner but a package of frozen jumbo shrimp inspired me. I decided to make a spicy Thai dish with lemongrass rice. I didn’t find any recipes online that matched the ingredients I had on hand. So I set about creating my own. I loved it! Michael felt it was tooRead More


Easy Open-faced Crab Melts


This is my version of a sandwich Michael and I have enjoyed at the Cliff House in San Francisco. It consists of Dungeness crab on an English muffin with melted cheese. I buy the small plastic tubs of Dungeness crab meat in the seafood department at my local grocer. I have tried the lump crab,Read More


Shrimp & Lobster Stir-Fry


I have been trying to make this dish for several nights now and finally got the chance. We have been so busy building the screen room that I was too lazy to cook by the time we have stopped in the evening. Today all we did was wrangle pigs so it was a walk inRead More


Macadamia Crusted Halibut


In Sacramento, CA there is a restaurant called Scott’s Seafood Bar and Grill with several locations. Two homes ago, we lived just around the corner from the Folsom location and dined there frequently. Scott’s is a wonderful restaurant and if you are ever in the Sacramento area you must try it. I highly recommend theRead More


New England Style Clam Chowder

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I love clam chowder. My favorite clam chowder is made at The Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay, CA.  They have a seafood market in front of the restaurant where you can buy their clam chowder in big Styrofoam containers to take back to your room to eat. With fresh San Francisco sourdough bread, it is the best.Read More


Salt and Pepper Shrimp (Recipe 34 of 98)


I made these to go along with the fish tacos tonight. They too were delicious. So simple yet so good. I love the strong pepper and garlic flavor and I love that the shells are kept on. When you peel them, you can’t help but lick your fingers and get off all the garlic oil.Read More


Baja Fish Tacos (Recipe 33 of 98)


I made these for dinner tonight and they were excellent. The beer batter was great and the chipotle tartar sauce could be eaten with a spoon. If you have a keen eye you will notice that is lettuce, not cabbage. Somehow my bag of angel hair shredded cabbage didn’t make it home with me fromRead More


Deep Fried Oyster Po’ Boy Sandwich

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Watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network turned us on to the Oyster Po’ Boy. I found the recipe online and it called for 36 ingredients! Thirty six. That wasn’t going to happen so I decided to make my own less complicated sandwich.                Read More


Bagels and Lox


I learned to make lox and bagels from my friend Susan. There are rules that must be followed but I had to break one this morning. Traditionally the recipe calls for sliced red onion. I blew right past the produce department in the grocery store this morning and got home without red onions. I substituted sweetRead More


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