Tuna Tartare {Served as Hors d’Oeuvres}

Use fresh, high-quality ingredients.   Dice your tuna into fine cubes. It is much easier to slice tuna when it is very cold, almost frozen. I buy my sushi grade Read more …

Cod Fritters {Salt Cod Fritters with Avocado Chipotle Crema}

So …. I’m in the produce section at my local Whole Foods when along comes one of the fish department guys offering another shopper and me, these moist, tender, warm Read more …

Tuna Poke {Ahi Tuna Salad}

This post was inspired by theskimm.com a few weeks ago. In case you haven’t heard about this fab news email service, you should check it out. I first heard about theskimm.com here and love how they deliver my Read more …

Fish Salad {Chipotle Dressing}

        This is a healthier version of my fresh grouper tacos. Shrimp work really well in this recipe and of course, you can use other firm-fleshed fish. Read more …

Shrimp Étouffée {New Orleans Style}

Back in 1999, I did what most food-loving people should do when visiting New Orleans. And I’m not talking about feasting on Crab Sardou at Galatoire’s or Oysters Arnaud at Read more …

Pasta {Homemade with Spicy Dijon and Tarragon Sauce}

Here I used my homemade pasta (recipe here) but the beauty of this dish is that you can use virtually any type of pasta you want, fresh or dry, homemade or Read more …

Tuna {Seared on Papaya and Avocado Salad with Asian Dressing}

            I keep reading recipes with julienne of green papaya so I thought I’d try it out with lightly seared tuna. My papaya wasn’t that Read more …

Zucchini Noodles with Herb and Almond Pesto

Forever on the lookout for suitable pasta replacements, these “noodles” are a revelation! You don’t need a Spiralizer though that is what I have used here – I absolutely love Read more …

Salad of Baby Greens with Chopped Pear, Blue Cheese and Dark Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette

For years I have enjoyed this salad at my local Nordstrom Cafe, Bazille. Originally, it had steak slices in it. Then Shrimp. Now it’s the plain salad but I always Read more …

Shrimp Baked with Garlic and Cilantro

I love cooking shrimp this way! It keeps them nice and moist and my house doesn’t smell as much as if I’d bake them in an open pan in the Read more …

Shrimp Curry or King Prawn Bhuna

It’s worth using the freshest shrimp you can find. I source ours directly from the Shrimp Docks. They fish wild shrimp off the Florida Keys. If you are in the Tampa Read more …

Sesame Shrimp Sticks with Apricot Dipping Sauce

I recently made these for our bridge club’s holiday gathering. To say they were a hit is an understatement! You can make them longer or shorter, thicker or thinner and Read more …

Grouper Tacos with Chipotle Crema and Mango Avocado Salsa

My favorite grouper recipe by far, has got to be this one. Freshly caught wild grouper from Madeira Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, lightly sautéed, topped with fragrant mango, Read more …

Crab and Watercress Soup

I have played around with this recipe for years and trimmed it down to bare essentials. The original notes I have include carrots, lemon juice and white wine but I Read more …

Crab Cakes {With Horseradish & Caper Mayonnaise}

  Having spent my high school years at a boarding school in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I fell in love with the fresh Maryland Crab Cakes on Kent Island. This recipe Read more …