Red Snapper Francaise

When I think of Francaise, I immediately think to chicken or flounder since that’s what I generally see in restaurants.  It is basically a piece of thin protein that is dredged in flour and cooked in a lemon and butter white wine sauce.  But I had red snapper in the fridge, and it just felt right…

Fish n’ Chips (Healthy Style)

When my wife and I were in Bridport, UK in April, we walked down to the pier with utter determination to try legitimate English Fish n’ Chips. There were three huts to choose from though, and we were immediately faced with a “What’s Behind Door #2?” type dilemma. Well, we picked the hut with the…

Thai Ginger and Basil Shrimp

It was extremely hot yesterday, so it seemed like a perfect day to combine light ingredients with flavours associated with a tropical climate. Thus, a Thai style ginger and basil stir fry with shrimp and vegetables became the choice! We made this spicy by blending some hot sesame oil with sunflower oil as the base…

Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I never really had many crab cakes when I was growing up, so this is a relatively new addition to my repertoire. I was only properly acquainted with them when my mother-in-law made them when my future wife and I were visiting for a weekend. Suffice to say, one taste of those crab cakes, and…

Grilled Swordfish

This meal was a special treat in my house when I was growing up. A few times per year, the swordfish steaks at the supermarket caught my mom’s eye, and she’d bring four home for the family. One of my tasks growing up to earn allowance was to help put away the groceries, so I…

Prosciutto and Spinach Wrapped Clams

I had some leftover clams from the dozen I boiled the other day, and I wanted to use them in a different way than for my prior meal. Coincidentally, I also had some leftover prosciutto slices…and I had the same number of each (how fortuitous is that?!?). Anyway, this seemed like a natural idea to…

Pan-Fried Trout Fillets

My wife’s grandpa loves to fish, and we are often the proud (and lucky) beneficiaries of his labors.  A few times a year, we find ourselves with a bounty of freshly caught and masterfully filleted trout.  We have cooked it a multitude of different ways (grilled, roasted, broiled, etc), but today, I’d like to highlight a…

Scallop Scampi

Today marks my wife’s and my second anniversary! For me, the time has absolutely flown, and I’m excited for all the years and memories that we will make together in the future. She puts up with my quirks, always knows how to lift me out of a funk, (sometimes) knows better than me what I…

Cracked Black Peppercorn Grouper

After last night’s Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Black Grouper, we still had two five ounce pieces of black grouper fillet in the fridge to cook. I normally don’t cook the same protein two nights in a row, but, as Ron Burgundy once said, “When in Rome…” So, I am gung-ho about using it again! Tonight’s…

Garlic and Sun-dried Tomato Black Grouper

I’m on the gulf coast of Florida with my dad visiting my grandma this weekend, and we went down to the docks and found a local fishmonger to see what looked good. So, on the menu for tonight is the freshly caught black grouper! It is a tremendously tasty, meaty, and flaky fish, but alas,…

Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Cream Sauce

This is my take on a classic of seafood menus. Ahi tuna steak can be a little tricky because its low fat content makes it easy to overcook, and overcooked tuna is pretty tough to eat. But, along with that great responsibility comes a fantastic perk…that this meal is extraordinarily quick to make! In only…

Broiled Cod with Honey Ginger Black Bean Sauce

Tonight, I was working with an overabundance of black beans since I was making something for a work event tomorrow (that recipe will be posted in the near future). Anyway, as I was reflecting on my black bean adventures, I realized that I use them almost exclusively to make Mexican/Southwestern flavours. So, I gave myself…