Lemon Cod Francese

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Lemon Cod Francese

Lemon Cod Francese

A great day for me is spent at the beach followed by a scrumptious dinner featuring fresh seafood. The days are warm and laid-back, and I like to keep the food I prepare easy and casual. With the abundance of ocean fresh fish, lobster, clams, mussels, and shrimp that are available at seaside locales, a delicious dinner is only a short time in the making with quick cooking seafood. Summer meals are a snap to prepare as the foods available are at their peak of freshness and bursting with flavor. An easy to prepare...

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Chipotle Lump Crab Cakes

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Appetizers, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Chipotle Lump Crab Cakes

Chipotle Lump Crab Cakes

As summer nears and trips to the beach are frequent, my cooking reflects more recipes that feature seafood.  One of the finest creatures from the sea to enjoy on a sunny summer day is crab.  A dish like crab cakes comes to mind when I think of using crab as the main course for dinner.  But I like to buck tradition and add a twist to classic recipes.   Instead of traditional crab cakes, I add some spice to dinner and make Chipotle Lump Crab Cakes. Making crab cakes has many advantages.  They are quick to...

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Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Appetizers, Cooking video, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Looking for a quick dinner that tastes just like one you would get at your favorite seafood restaurant? Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp had all the flavor of a restaurant quality dish without the added expense of dining out. When making a delicious entrée is so simple, it was just as easy to eat at home. With wild shrimp readily available in many local markets and a couple pantry and refrigerator ingredients, your dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp is loaded with garlic...

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Garlic and Herb Crumb Topped Cod

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Garlic and Herb Crumb Topped Cod

Garlic and Herb Crumb Topped Cod

When I need a quick dinner on a busy night, fish is my go-to ingredient.  It can be prepared in a variety of ways including baking, poaching, grilling and sautéing.  It lends itself well to many ethnic flavors such as Chinese, Italian, Indian, and Thai.  And best of all it cooks in about 10 – 15 minutes no matter which method of cooking you use. In about the time it takes to go to the drive through of your local take out restaurant, you could be enjoying Garlic and Herb Crumb Topped Cod for dinner instead. ...

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Shrimp with goat Cheese and Pasta

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Pasta, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Roasted Tomato and Garlic Shrimp with goat Cheese and Pasta

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Shrimp with goat Cheese and Pasta

During the cold and dreary months of winter, I dream of recipes that I make during the summer.  I long for big, juicy tomatoes and freshly picked basil, shrimp caught the same day it is cooked, and herb goat cheese bought at a local farmer’s market. But during February, those ingredients are only a fantasy when living in northern New Jersey.  To recreate one of my favorite warm weather dinners even when the weather is not so warm, I get some help from my local grocery store and a cooking technique to get the...

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Crab Cake Stuffed Portebello Mushrooms

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Make ahead, Recipes, Seafood | 1 comment

Crab Cake Stuffed Portebello Mushrooms

We eat seafood at least once a week at our house. My son loves grilled king crab legs, my middle daughter requests littleneck clams when asked what she would like for dinner, and my oldest daughter LOVES lobster and can’t get enough while visiting the Jersey Shore. And as for my husband and I, we will eat just about any fish, mollusk, or crustacean. I have been known to eat my weight in sushi on occasion. When refrigerated lump crab meat goes on sale, I pick up a can or two as I know will have the beginning...

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