Category Archives: seafood

Sprats and Avocado Sandwich

Sprats and Avocado Sandwiches

It seems lately that everyone is talking about Alton Brown’s Good Eats episode, “Live and Let Diet” where he espouses one of his favorite light meals, packed with heart-healthy goodies, nutrients and fats: marinated brislings over avocado mash on toasted bread.

Those of you who already eat tinned fishies like sardines, kippers, herring, anchovy and, our favorite, sprats, are probably already wondering whether or not there’s a ripe avocado in the cupboard.Sprats and Avocado Sandwiches

It seems lately that everyone is talking about Alton Brown’s Good Eats episode, “Live and Let Diet” where he espouses one of his favorite light meals, packed with heart-healthy goodies, nutrients and fats: marinated brislings over avocado mash on toasted bread.

Those of you who already eat tinned fishies like sardines, kippers, herring, anchovy and, our favorite, sprats, are probably already wondering whether or not there’s a ripe avocado in the cupboard.

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Leftovers: Salmon Cakes on Schwarzbrot with Garlic Sauce

Salmon Cake on Black Bread

Last Friday, I posted about making Easy Salmon Cakes. I made two too many — which isn’t enough for another dinner, but just enough for a lunch.

Believe me, those salmon cakes on a thick slice of dark, black bread with a schmear of garlic sauce are divine. I’d rather have them this way, in an open-faced sandwich, than as a main with some other starch on the side. Salmon Cake on Black Bread

Last Friday, I posted about making Easy Salmon Cakes. I made two too many — which isn’t enough for another dinner, but just enough for a lunch.

Believe me, those salmon cakes on a thick slice of dark, black bread with a schmear of garlic sauce are divine. I’d rather have them this way, in an open-faced sandwich, than as a main with some other starch on the side.

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Easy Salmon Cakes

The first time I bought a can of wild Alaskan pink salmon, I thought I was supposed to remove the bones and skin, just like a regular fillet of fish. It took me almost an hour to manage it and I was so frustrated by the end of it that after I made salmon cakes, I swore up and down that I would never buy canned salmon again.

The moral of this story is: Don’t be afraid of tinned fish. You don’t have to de-bone, just dump it in a bowl and mash it up. Within seconds, it’ll look just like tuna.The first time I bought a can of wild Alaskan pink salmon, I thought I was supposed to remove the bones and skin, just like a regular fillet of fish. It took me almost an hour to manage it and I was so frustrated by the end of it that after I made salmon cakes, I swore up and down that I would never buy canned salmon again.

The moral of this story is: Don’t be afraid of tinned fish. You don’t have to de-bone, just dump it in a bowl and mash it up. Within seconds, it’ll look just like tuna.

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Miso-Glazed Thresher Shark Steaks

Last week, shark was on sale. I’ve only had shark once and my husband, never. So, we picked up a loin steak because it looked fabulous and carted it home for dinner that night.

That turned out to be a fantastic idea. The shark was extremely moist and flavorful, “sharky” but not overly so. Definitely worthwhile.
Last week, shark was on sale. I’ve only had shark once and my husband, never. So, we picked up a loin steak because it looked fabulous and carted it home for dinner that night.

That turned out to be a fantastic idea. The shark was extremely moist and flavorful, “sharky” but not overly so. Definitely worthwhile.

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Daring Kitchen: Seafood & Artichoke Paella

Paella with a glass of wine

Talk about a challenge. I honestly wasn’t expecting things to go the way they did. From failed mayonnaise to substituting half the main ingredients, at this point I couldn’t tell you if I completed the challenge or not.

So what am I on about? It’s the 14th of the month, which means it’s time for a Daring Cooks challenge! Paella with a glass of wine

Talk about a challenge. I honestly wasn’t expecting things to go the way they did. From failed mayonnaise to substituting half the main ingredients, at this point I couldn’t tell you if I completed the challenge or not.

So what am I on about? It’s the 14th of the month, which means it’s time for a Daring Cooks challenge!

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