I was looking for sea bass to grill but instead found branzino. I purchased two, had it descaled and then did some research when I got home. I've never had branzino, I don't think! After some research I found that Branzino is a European Bass fish. Well, I definitely got sea bass of some sort. [...]
Memorial Day is around the corner and the weather has been great. This time around, it is going to be a big celebration here in Massachusetts, as our governor is removing all COVID restrictions, starting on May 29th. Just in time for Memorial Day. Because the weather is so nice, I have started using my grill. I made a Citrus Grilled Snapper, that I have to share with you. And I thought, this would be a great meal to make on the grill. Healthy and so satisfying!
Salt and pepper shrimp is pretty tasty. Especially when it's fried. Truth is I don't fry food because of all the extra oil it takes to cook food and the smell of the oil. I prefer to bake or broil food instead of frying. For this recipe, I decided not to bread the shrimp. What would salt and pepper shrimp taste without the fried breading. After all it's one of those appetizers that you can't really say no to. Well I decided to take a chance and make salt and pepper shrimp (served 2 ways) in healthier way. Minus all the sodium in the salt! You really can't make salt and pepper shrimp without the salt!
Winter holidays come with heavy meals. That is why fish is a good option. A fish you don't have quite often. The new year is here. Why not start off with a healthy meal to celebrate! I had wanted snapper for quite some time. When I called my local Whole Foods they told me they had 10 lbs of snapper in stock and that I should reserve the amount I wanted for pick up. I purchased 3 lbs and had it cleaned and filleted. My plan was to make snapper with pineapple salsa. This dish took me a total of 24 minutes, including the pineapple salsa. While the snapper was cooking, I made the salsa.
For dinner I made a buttery garlic shrimp pasta. I have to admit I have been wanting pasta lately and my little one really enjoys it. It's also an excuse to make it more often. First of all it's easy, quick and very filling. Pasta is definitely a dish for those busy school nights. On top of that, the shrimp cooks in just about the same time your pasta cooks! I made this dish with the thought I could make it for Christmas Eve or Christmas. Pasta and seafood are dishes I lean towards for the holidays. Maybe because they are comforting dishes. Garlic Shrimp Pasta is easy but can be made as fancy as you want it!
Butter, garlic and lime! What an amazing combination. Cod is a fish that is pretty bland on its own. Which is great when you want to experiment with flavors. I don’t usually buy cod often but wanted something different. For lunch this weekend, I made a sautéed buttery, garlic cod with lime. If I had thought of the recipe in advance I would have let the fish marinate for a few hours before cooking. However, it still turned out delicious.
Tonight I made Tilapia with a greek salad. You may have noticed by now that I love making fish. It's so versatile, healthy and so easy to make. I make fish at least once or twice a week in my home. Many people think making fish dinners take a long time to prepare but the reality is that it is a lot quicker than cooking meat!
I’ve been using this new sauce from Whole Foods, called Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce. It is amazing! It reminds me of a warm winter dish but incorporated with a summer salad gives it a cozy yet, refreshing taste. With it I made shrimp and watermelon kale salad. It is springtime but the weather has not [...]