Category Archives: Seafood

Elegant Scallops with Chive and Butter Sauce

Elegant Scallops with Chive and Butter Sauce

Scallops are elegant, delicious, and easy to prepare.  In less than 20 minutes – start to finish – you will elevate your simple celebration entrée to restaurant quality without the restaurant prices!  Next week we will publish an orzo recipe which is a perfect side to serve along with the scallops. 1 1/4-1 1/2 pound large…Continue Reading

Shrimp Pappardelle

Shrimp Pappardelle

This elegant meal is restaurant quality, but won’t break the bank!  Quite often frozen shrimp go on sale at the grocery store which helps keep the cost of this meal reasonable.  Be sure and stock up!  To defrost shrimp, simply put them in a bowl and fill with water.  In about 10 minutes, the shrimp…Continue Reading

Elegant Lobster & Shrimp Entrée

Elegant Lobster & Shrimp Entrée

Two of our favorites foods combined in one delicious meal!  If you are having a romantic dinner for two, or an intimate dinner party, this dish will impress.  And, of course, it’s simple!!! Seafood: 3-4 lobster tails (uncooked) shelled and sliced into medallions 1/2 lb shrimp, deveined with shells and tails off 1 T olive…Continue Reading

Zesty Green Olive Sauce Pasta with Shrimp

Zesty Green Olive Sauce Pasta with Shrimp

This dish has a ton of flavor and uses ingredients that are very zesty.    Don’t fear the anchovy fillets!  They are mashed and add a background of, to use Vicki’s words, a salty zing.  The sauce can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. 12 oz. fresh angel hair pasta 4 oil-packed anchovy fillets…Continue Reading

One Dish Wonder!  Orzo and Salmon Dinner

One Dish Wonder! Orzo and Salmon Dinner

Don’t be fooled by the title, this meal is all served in one dish, but there are many more dishes to wash than just one during clean up (sorry!).  Moving  on … Feel free to substitute any of the herbs and vegetables in this recipe for things you already have on hand.  By the way,…Continue Reading

Cold Shrimp Salad for a Warm Summer Night

Cold Shrimp Salad for a Warm Summer Night

Busy summer?  Here’s a dinner solution that is chock-full of fresh, summer flavors.  Throw it together before you head out the door, all the tastes will meld together, and dinner will be ready to serve when you return home! 1 lb. extra large cooked shrimp, shelled and deveined but with tails left on 1 T.…Continue Reading

A Vacation Feast – Shrimp, Feta & Fennel

A Vacation Feast – Shrimp, Feta & Fennel

  Cooking while on vacation?  Yes!  And it is a blast (especially when you have the men do the dishes).  We recently visited a little slice of God’s heaven, Costa Rica.  We were fortunate to have accommodations with a beautiful kitchen, so we took full advantage.  Believe it or not, we actually cancelled a dinner…Continue Reading

Low Fat Asian Rice Bowl

Low Fat Asian Rice Bowl

We were going through some old Martha Stewart cookbooks and found a great shrimp recipe that sounded light and flavorful.  We modified Martha’s original recipe and liked ours better!  Sorry Martha. 2 c. water 1 c. brown rice (see photo below) 1 lb. shrimp (about 24 count), peeled, deveined, tails left on 8 oz. snow…Continue Reading

EZ Shrimp and Angel Hair Dinner

EZ Shrimp and Angel Hair Dinner

    1 T. olive oil 1 pound package large, uncooked frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp – thawed (for a quick thaw, put in bowl and cover with water) 2 times the Simple Sauce (click for recipe) 1/2 pound dry or fresh angel hair pasta 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese Heat olive oil in a large…Continue Reading

Crab and Asparagus Quiche

Crab and Asparagus Quiche

  The deliciously rich taste of crab elevates this Quiche to a whole new level.  It will be great for brunch, lunch, or a light supper. 9″ pie crust 1 pound fresh asparagus, chopped into one inch pieces 1 Tablespoon butter 2 Tablespoons shallots, minced 1 cup crabmeat 1 Tablespoon flour 1 1/2 cups Swiss…Continue Reading

Flavorful Grouper Fillets with a Crunch

Flavorful Grouper Fillets with a Crunch

Happy Friday to all of our blog followers!  Wherever you are located, we hope a little bit of fall is coming your way and you get to enjoy the great outdoors.  Here in Florida, we are celebrating a day that won’t quite hit 90! We are wrapping up our series on healthy, flavorful dishes with…Continue Reading

Seared Tuna with Ginger Noodles

Seared Tuna with Ginger Noodles

  This recipe is from Vicki’s Australian days.  She was a big fan of the Marie Claire by Donna Hay cookbooks and bought every new edition the day it hit the shelves.  This one is from the “Flavours” cookbook. With less than 350 calories per serving, this is a great meal for our healthy eating…Continue Reading

Savory Salmon on Rock Salt

Savory Salmon on Rock Salt

The next time you are going to serve salmon at your simple celebration, give this rock salt recipe a try.  Like many of our recipes, this can be prepared well in advance and requires very few ingredients.  Cooking the salmon on salt results in a very moist, tasty dish.  You may be wondering if the…Continue Reading

Aussie Shrimp & Avocado

Aussie Shrimp & Avocado

Credit for this outstanding dish goes to Vicki’s Australian friend, Paula, who is an awesome cook.  Paula made this dish while Vicki was visiting “down under.”  This dish has been served at many a simple celebration. 2 lbs. medium to large shrimp, peeled (leaving tails) and deveined 4 Garlic cloves, minced 1/2 Cup chopped fresh parsley…Continue Reading

Fantastic Fish Tacos

Fantastic Fish Tacos

Time to put down your delicious Margarita and get started on cooking dinner (if you’ve had two Margaritas, better call for take-out).  The way to make these tacos fabulous is to use the freshest fish available.  We used Wahoo while in the Bahamas recently, but any thick, white fish will do such as Grouper or…Continue Reading