Puttanesca Sauce

As I mentioned in an early post, my goal for 2018 is to eat more seafood. By combining some pantry basics like anchovies, canned tomatoes, capers and olives, you have a fast and easy way to make a flavorful pasta sauce and as a bonus, you get your omega 3’s.  

Curry Poached Cod with Snap Pea Slaw

Fish is the ultimate healthy fast food and poaching is a gentle method of cooking delicate fish. Adding a little bit of curry paste to the poaching broth makes a light, fragrant liquid for the delicate cod fillets. A simple crunchy slaw rounds out this lovely, summery meal.  

Shrimp with Avocado, Lemon and Fresh Dill

I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are fast, delicious and healthy and this shrimp dish has become one of my favorites. The creaminess of the avocado provides a richness which plays well with the tartness of the lemon and the spicy bite of the arugula. For the whole grain, I used Khorasan wheat…

Cod with Fennel and Fresh Tarragon

Even if you’re not a fan of fish, you must give this recipe a try. Cod has such a light, subtle flavor with a “meaty”, substantial texture. I purchase most of my fish at Costco, opting for frozen, individually wrapped fish because it’s convenient, reasonably priced and flash frozen for freshness. I take the fillets…

Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara

Anchovies? I know. I have to agree. Right out of the can, they are not the most attractive little fish and yes, they have a very distinct aroma. However, anchovies get a bad rap. When added to a sauce, they bring a wonderful salty, earthy “umami” taste, adding a delicious depth of flavor that is…

Fish and Chips with a Lighter Twist

Say no to frozen fish sticks and stop the frying.  This recipe is a deliciously light and crunchy alternative to traditional fish and chips. However, I have one suggestion for this recipe; “mise en place”.  Mise en place is a French term which means “putting in place”.  It’s a culinary reference for organizing and arranging…