Archives: Seafood

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey-Lime Dressing

March 21, 2015 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood

I recently bought a beautiful fillet of sockeye salmon at the grocery store. Not knowing exactly what other ingredients I’d use with it, I knew that I’d at least be grilling it that evening. As soon as I got home I did a quick search through my grilling cookbooks and landed on this recipe for […]

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Crab & Avocado Salad

May 7, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Crab & Avocado Salad | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Seafood

This light and refreshing salad is perfect for Mother’s Day, or a light lunch or dinner. Because the flavors are so simple, fresh crab (not canned) is best in this recipe and definitely worth the splurge! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) making it perfect for Spring and Summer entertaining. Serve with crusty artisan […]

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Quick and Easy Cioppino

October 8, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Italian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood, Shrimp, Soup/Stew

We spent last weekend at a friend’s house in Newport, Oregon. Since we were at the coast I thought it would be fun to make this delicious cioppino — a tomato-based fish stew that originated in San Francisco — for dinner. It was a perfect meal after a day spent walking along the beach and searching for hidden […]

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Oregon Tuna Melt

July 22, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fish, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Seafood

Wow…this is a great sandwich! I made these for lunch yesterday and Husband commented after savoring one of them that it tasted like a fancy restaurant sandwich. Well, he was right because the recipe comes from local superstar sandwich shop, Bunk Sandwiches in Portland, Oregon. This tuna sandwich has loads more flavor than the classic mayonnaise-based tuna salad recipe!!! You get […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub and Horseradish-Chive Sauce

June 30, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood, Summer

I love, love, love salmon that’s been cooked on a cedar plank! Every time I’ve used this cooking technique, the fish has been moist and delicious with a wonderful hint of smoky flavor. This particular recipe features a simple lemon-herb-pepper rub and a tasty horseradish-chive sauce…YUM! It’s definitely a great summer dish that is perfect for entertaining! […]

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Risotto with Salmon, Lemon, Fresh Herbs, and Ricotta Salata

April 11, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Risotto with Salmon, Lemon, Fresh Herbs, and Ricotta Salata | Filed in Fish, Main Dish, Recipes, Rice, Seafood, Spring

Now that we’re shedding our winter coats and embracing a new season, a longing for lighter, brighter, fresher foods also emerges. This delicious salmon risotto, spiked with fresh herbs and lemon, is a perfect Springtime meal! As with any risotto, it requires attentive stirring while adding broth in small increments. Other than that, though, it’s easy to prepare. The recipe calls […]

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Sear-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Lemon-Ginger Butter

February 29, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood

Salmon, a great source of heart-healthy Omega-3, is a staple out here in the Pacific Northwest. I love the stuff! This easy recipe for the pink-fleshed fish calls for searing then finishing the salmon fillets in the oven. The fillets are then plated and topped with a dollop of lemon-ginger butter, which adds a citrusy zing to the dish […]

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Shrimp and Asparagus with Cheddar Grits

February 21, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood, Shrimp

Since I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes, I had to try this one when I saw it: creamy, cheese-spiked grits topped with sauteed shrimp and asparagus. Yum! It’s easy to make, very tasty and can easily be doubled (this recipe serves 2-3). I had trouble finding old-fashioned grits but found Bob’s […]

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New England Crab Rolls

July 7, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on New England Crab Rolls | Filed in Recipes, Sandwich, Seafood

It was a beautiful Oregon day today and I new early on that I didn’t want to spend a ton of time tonight making dinner. I’d been hankering for crab lately so after a quick recipe search, I landed on a recipe for New England Crab Rolls. These sandwiches are delicious, super easy and perfect for summer!  […]

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Tuna Teriyaki with Scallion Salad

June 8, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Fish, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood

This Asian-inspired recipe for fresh tuna is quick and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The mild-tasting, firm-fleshed fish is basted with an easy-to-make teriyaki sauce and topped with a flavorful cilantro and green onion salad. Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried veggies. Enjoy! Note: I used ahi tuna (frozen then thawed) that I bought at Trader Joe’s.   Tuna Teriyaki […]

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