Seafood

Grilled Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

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

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

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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Gulf Coast Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Gulf Coast Shrimp Quesadillas or Tacos

The Foodie Groom selected the recipe for this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Gulf Coast Shrimp Quesadillas. For as often as we have quesadillas, they have made shockingly few appearances on our blog. Thanks to some sloppy knife work, dinner prep was cut a bit short and we ended up with Gulf Coast Shrimp Tacos [...]

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Fish Tacos with Mango Slaw

Before I retired to the Mommy Sector, my day ended at 5pm (on a rare good day). I’d sit in traffic – because even against the flow, traffic in Houston always stinks. I’d get home, stand in front of an open the fridge, and then the real rush hour began – figuring out what to [...]

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Tomatillo Shrimp Fajitas

Tomatillo Shrimp Fajitas

The Foodie Groom and I are constantly working to make sure the Foodie Baby is exposed to a crazy-wide variety of foods while she is young. With work (and let’s face it, probably some luck), we hope to avoid The Picky Toddler horror stories we’ve read about and witnessed. So far, we’ve been lucky. She [...]

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Caramelized Scallops

Caramelized Scallops with White Wine

The Foodie Groom loves scallops. Like, loves. Similar to my love for all things chocolate + peanut butter. But times 14. I waited quietly while he was flipping through our shiny new copy of Big Bowl of Love, waiting on him to get to the scallops recipe I had seen earlier. Big juicy scallops, caramelized, [...]

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Green Chile Crab Cakes with Tomatillo Salsa

Green Chile Crab Cakes with Tomatillo Salsa

Tara of Smells Like Home chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen Challenge, Green Chile Crab Cakes with Tomatillo Salsa. We love crab cakes. Our favorite way to make them is crusted with pecans and topped with basil aioli. We’ve deviated a few times and we’re not usually impressed enough to make a permanent change. Not [...]

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