Seafood

Grilled Oysters

April 3, 2012
Grilled Oysters with Monterrey Jack and Pico de Gallo

Living on the Gulf Coast has its perks. The ability to garden nearly year-round, swimming the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and having access to some of the freshest seafood anywhere. The trade-off is hurricane season, mosquitoes the size of rats, and wicked humidity. We deal. There’s usually booze involved. But we deal. Oysters are among my [...]

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Coriander Crusted Salmon with Fennel Salsa Verde

March 13, 2012
Coriander Crusted Salmon with Fennel Salsa Verde

I am a semi-reformed fennel hater. I don’t like black jelly beans. And I don’t like foods that remind me of black jelly beans. But I have found one way to prepare fennel that makes me want to eat embarrassing amounts of it. But outside of that recipe, I do still kind of hate it. [...]

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Seared Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

February 14, 2012
Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

I present to you the very original Red Food on Valentine’s Day recipe. My favorite part of winter isn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving. Or the fact that it’s not 112 degrees out every day. Okay, maybe that is my favorite part of winter… but the bounty of winter citrus surely runs an extremely close second. Our [...]

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Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

January 12, 2012
Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

I love, love, love grapefruit. Love it. I always let out a squeal when I see the big 18 lb bags of my favorite citrus in the grocery store each winter. Between salads, margaritas, cookies, cakes, curd, scones, and more margaritas, we’ll demolish a bag every 10 days or so. Even though we have our [...]

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Hot Asiago Crab & Artichoke Dip

December 26, 2011
Crab & Artichoke Dip

Or “the dip that makes skinny jeans cry.” And let’s be totally honest here. It’s also “the dip that makes regular jeans cry.” You might know that the Foodie Groom and I spent a couple of days 40 hours in Indianapolis last week. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Or if you’ve even [...]

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Grilled Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

August 31, 2011
Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

After nearly 5 years of marriage behind us, a single friend recently asked me to recall the hardest part of being newly-married. You know, if I could actually remember what life was like pre-toddler. My response, “It was the salmon,” I grumbled. “Stupid, stupid salmon.” The Foodie Groom and I had many similar likes and [...]

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Grilled Maple-Chili Salmon

August 11, 2011
Grilled Maple-Chili Salmon

From mid-November through January, we rarely use our grill. We’re completely content snuggled up inside with both the fireplace and air conditioner going, huddled around mugs of homemade cocoa and big one-bowl meals of carbs, cream, fat, cheese, more cream, and more carbs. From February through mid-November, weather permitting, we grill 3-4 dinners a week [...]

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Shrimp, Black Bean, and Grilled Corn Pizza

May 3, 2011
Shrimp, Black Bean, and Grilled Corn Pizza

It’s Mexican night, yet we very likely joined frat houses and bachelors across the country by having pizza and guacamole for dinner. It was as awesome as it sounds. But not as ordinary. Spicy and citrusy shrimp paired with black beans and smokey grilled corn. I’ll admit, it is an unusual combination for pizza but [...]

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