Seafood

Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Hi. It’s me again. And I’m back with math. Delicious math. Dinner = grilled protein + citrus/avocado salsa. The markets here are flooded with beautiful Texas citrus – 5 oranges for $1? An 8 lb bag for just under $5? Don’t mind if I do! We took a few of those Texas oranges, paired them [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Crawfish Boil (and Crawfish Mac & Cheese)

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish boils are kind of a big deal here in Houston. And by kind of a big deal, I mean how much more fun could a person want to have besides drinking beer (ahem, grapefruit margaritas), standing around a gigantic pot filled to the brim with corn, potatoes, crawfish, and scary amounts of cayenne pepper. [...]

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Eggs Trivette

Eggs Trivette (Crawfish Eggs Benedict)

What else would you have for breakfast after a crawfish boil but Eggs Benedict with a cajun twist? Honestly, after as much stuff as we indulged in, we probably should have just had a bowl of lawn clippings for breakfast. And lunch. But I thought that leftover crawfish, bacon, and a spicy hollandaise sauce sounded [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

It’s an unlikely combination, but one that works. Like, really works. It’s spring here in Texas, weather-wise if not quite calendar-wise yet. With all this beautiful weather comes a flood of fresh produce that no longer requires considering a second mortgage, unlike that sad-looking, coffee stirrer-thin asparagus for $5/lb that was out barely a month [...]

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Crawfish Fettuccine

Crawfish Fettuccine

Spring is just around the corner! You can tell because we’re already gardening. And swimming. And every restaurant around here without the words “happy meal” or “value size” on their menu has a banner hanging off the front of the building with one single 8-letter word: CRAWFISH But even better than that? Pulling up to [...]

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Foil Packet Soy-Lime Salmon with Green Beans

Foil Packet Salmon with Green Beans

I like following recipes when I cook. I can take a pile of ingredients and make dinner when I need to. But I like order and I like lists and I like continuity. And I hate wire hangers. And on a day when I’ve stubbed my toe three times on that stupid coffee table while [...]

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Eggs Oscar with King Crab

Eggs Oscar with King Crab

That looks (and sounds!) a lot fancier than it really is. It’s Eggs Benedict, dressed up with leftovers from the previous night’s Burgers Oscar. “Oscar style” in this house involves asparagus, Bearnaise, and crab – king crab when I don’t have to sell a kidney to afford it. I don’t know what it is about [...]

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Burgers, Oscar-Style

Burgers Oscar-Style

If you’ve been around here a while, you know that we love our fancy burgers. And if you’ve been around here a really long time, you know that we love our fancy steaks. Our favorite “fancy dinner” is Filet Oscar: beef tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. “Amazing” sells it short. “Pricey” [...]

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