Category Archives: Seafood

Smoked Salmon Rillettes

St. Patrick’s Day makes me think of two things. One—drinking. Collegiate co-eds treat the day like a national holiday (I guess, technically, it is a national holiday). Two—my time spent in Ireland at cooking school (“IrELaNd?!?!? For CooKiNg ScHoOL??!? What did you learn how to make, MeAt PiE?!?!”). Yes, I went to Ireland (“IreLaND?!?!!”) for […]

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Pan-Seared Grouper with Ginger and Garlic

It’s that time of year again! The joyful months where I get to sit by and watch the-boy-friend try to “gain weight” for his upcoming season. It’s appalling. If I so much as glance at a cheese plate, my muffin top explodes from my jeans in a violent fury. But the-boy-friend literally crams chunks of […]

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Panko Crusted Cod with Lemon Caper Sauce

Don’t ask me how or why, but I’ve somehow ended up living in a pool-house like Ryan from the OC. Only without the harassing water polo players (at least so far).  Allow me to explain. The boy-friend-turned-fiancé, or “the F word” as I like to call him, was asked to coach a team down in […]

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Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

I’ve been on a huge Mexican food kick recently. I don’t know if it’s the heat (Baltimore might as well be Beirut right now) or my obsession with avocados, but I can’t get enough. The last three times I’ve been to a Mexican restaurant (I go a LOT), I’ve ordered fish tacos. Each order was […]

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Grilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

It took me about 3 gorgeous days in a row to realize that my back patio was NOT going to cut it. All the row homes in Baltimore have back alley “patios”, which is a nice way of saying a cement floor with cement walls, dead weeds growing out of a cement-encased box of rocky […]

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I’m pretty sure the first time I had ceviche was during the Most Unnecessary Vacation Ever, also known as College Spring Break. It was in [insert typical spring break dive location here] where 40 or more of my classmates spent a week appalling the locals with just how much Americans can eat and drink. But, […]

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Mussels with White Wine and Garlic

For the last 24 years, my family has gone camping on an island in Maine every summer. We basically live like a pack of wild dogs for a week: lying around, eating, drinking, and drooling from relaxation. Well, and playing Scrabble. So if a pack of dogs could play Scrabble, that’s our family in Maine […]

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Capers and Lemon

Ok remember that time I made the cheese soufflé from that incredibly fantastic cookbook my mom has called 60-Minute Gourmet? Well since then I’ve commandeered my very own copy of this classic and so far, 60-Minute and I are getting along swimmingly. The author, Pierre Franey, provides easy and fast recipes for really complicated sounding […]

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Shrimp with Orzo, Tomato, Cantaloupe, and Corn

lottery When produce is this good, it’s hard to really mess things up. Find a ripe tomato, find some summer corn, throw them together, how can that taste bad? I thought I’d experiment with this reckless-summer-cooking urge and hit up a local farm stand for inspiration. Red onion? Throw it in the mix! Intensely juicy […]

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