Seafood

Filet Oscar Crostini

Filet Oscar Crostini

When people ask me which recipe from the blog is our favorite, we don’t really have to think about it. The one dish that I think everyone in the world should try once is Filet Oscar: filet (or tenderloin steak) topped with crab meat, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. It sounds fancy but each component [...]

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Corn Blini with Crab & Avocado Crema

Blue (Pink) Corn Blini with Crab and Avocado Crema

Today we are celebrating! Our friend Annie, the Sugar Cookie Decorator Extraordinaire behind Annie’s Eats, will soon be welcoming a sweet new addition to her family. A sweet new pink addition! So what better way to celebrate, when we’re all spread out every which way, than a virtual baby shower!

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Crab Cakes with Spicy Avocado Sauce

Crab Cakes with Spicy Avocado Sauce

The seafood counter at my grocery store makes a killer Maryland crab cake. I just happened to walk by as they were setting up the demo area to showcase on-sale crab. I could buy crab… or I could just buy the crab cakes they were making fresh right in front of me, behind the seafood [...]

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Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

My very, very favorite way to prepare scallops is to wrap them in bacon and serve with a blackberry-port sauce, a la Peabody. As a matter of fact, it’s the only way I’ve made scallops in the last two years. We make our own port so it’s always fun to work a bottle of our [...]

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Grouper with Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce

Grouper with Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce

I love daylight savings – it’s still daylight at supper time! With a 7 week old, I don’t even miss that hour of sleep. With a 7 week old, I also don’t have loads of free time to hang out and play in the kitchen. Or do laundry. Or wear matching socks, apparently. If it’s [...]

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Panko Crusted Sushi: The Alaska Roll

Panko-Crusted Alaska Roll

One of our favorite splurge meals is sushi. I like to make it at home but I love going out for sushi. And while I love the variety of the restaurant-specific interpretation of sushi rolls, I’m completely content with an ice cold platter of mini-slabs of fresh fish in front of me. The Foodie Groom? [...]

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Salmon with Basil-Lemon-Garlic Butter

Basil-Lemon-Garlic Compound Butter

Salmon is one of those fish that I struggle with when menu planning time comes around. My husband loves salmon. Loves it. But he likes it prepared very specifically – grilled or broiled with olive oil and rosemary. It’s good, sort of. I mean it was good the first 10 times. But I like variety.

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Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Shrimp

Whole Wheat Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Shrimp

I rarely walk into the kitchen without a plan. I’m just not a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-britches kinda girl. No shame in my game – I leave that stuff to the pros. Or to the far more creative and patient. Sometimes the best meals are born out of hard work, research, and trial-and-error. The bookshelves full of cookbooks [...]

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