Fish

Citrus Butter Sea Bass in Parchment

If you’re a citrus fan like me, then you will love this dish. I pumped up the flavor of the butter with a ton of citrus zest and the fish just marinates in that delicious as it cooks in the parchment paper. This recipe is super simple yet elegant, making it a great option for […]

Garlic Shrimp and Sausage with Cheddar Oats

I’m a huge fan of shrimp and grits, and with a New Orleans trip right around the corner, I can’t wait to try all the comfort food down there. At a recent trip to Costco, I discovered these quick-cooking steel cut oats and I was intrigued. Normally steel cut oats take so long to cook […]

Crab Cake BLTs with Chipotle Lime Mayo

I love crab cakes as an appetizer, but adding them to a BLT adds a whole other level of flavor. The sweet crab combines perfectly with the salty bacon and the chipotle mayo (which is one of my favorite condiments to make) provides a wonderful spicy kick. Serve this meal with a leafy green salad […]

Cracker Crusted Salmon with Dill Pickle Aioli

This is a 15 minute meal that is pretty enough for entertaining. I’ve always been a fan of anything pickled, and this pickle aioli is one of my favorite sauces yet. It adds a perfect punch of flavor on top of the crispy, buttery salmon. Serve this with salad, baked fries or mashed potatoes. 1. […]

Fusilli with Garlic Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

During crazy work weeks, I love any dish that is on the table in less than 15 minutes. This recipe tastes gourmet, but is simple enough that your kids could help with prep (which I always encourage!). I recommend serving this with a big leafy green salad or roasted cauliflower. If you can’t have regular […]

Grilled Sardines with Spicy Heirloom Tomato Sauce

I’m always looking for more ways to eat heart healthy. I hadn’t even considered eating sardines until I tried these ones at the store recently. They were so meaty and flavorful without being over fishy. Grilling them lightly crisps the skin and provides a delicious smoky flavor. Serve this dish as an appetizer or as […]

Grain-Free Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

We have officially entered picnic and camping season and most of the time that means some planning ahead in order to make sure everyone has a variety of fun food to try. In recent years, it seems there are at least 1 or 2 people who need some gluten-free items on the menu. While I […]

Smoked Whitefish Chowder

A few years back, Josh and I took a trip to the upper peninsula where we enjoyed the most delicious smoked whitefish. This past weekend, I saw some available from the fish guy at our farmer’s market and I just had to scoop some up. With the weather being a little chillier this week, I […]

Pan-Seared Salmon with Walnut-Olive Pesto and Pomegranate

Salmon with pesto is one of my favorite flavor combos, but this isn’t your typical pesto recipe. This pesto consists of walnuts, olives and golden raisins, creating the perfect balance of sweet, salty and nutty flavor. Placed on top of warm, lemony salmon and sprinkled with juicy pomegranate seeds, this is a wonderful dish for […]

Crab Alfredo with Roasted Sweet Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Even though they may not be in season, I couldn’t resist roasting up some sweet corn and tomatoes to go with the crab meat (definitely keep this recipe on hand for the summertime when the corn and tomatoes will be perfectly sweet). This alfredo sauce is a bit lighter than the traditional recipe and I […]