Salmon with Beets and Carrots

You know, I don’t really cook a lot of fish. Unless I’m having company, in which case salmon is my go-to main dish. Obviously, fish is a good dairy main dish for dinner parties, and it also makes a great centerpiece, because look how pretty that big piece of fish looks on top of that bed of root vegetables!

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Caesar Roasted Striped Bass

I am always boring when it comes to fish. I always make salmon or tilapia, and don’t often vary the recipes. Well, the first time I saw Ina make this fish, I knew I had to try it. But I didn’t. And then I saw the episode again, and I remembered how badly I wanted to try it last time. And then I saw it yet another time, and still I hadn’t made it. Well, come one random Wednesday night, when I just didn’t know what to make for dinner. And Stephanie wasn’t helping, but she knew she didn’t want anything with tomato sauce (she had red sauce two nights in a row) or meat (since she had meat the night before). Fish it was! And I racked my brain trying to think of some easy (I was cooking in my mom’s kitchen with limited resources) yet delicious fish recipes I heard of recently, and immediately looked this one up. Continue reading

Salmon in Lemon Broth with Pea Puree

When Stephanie sent me this recipe to try, I giggled. And then I knew I had to make it. Pea puree! I decided to make this on my next day off. It’s a perfect Thursday night dinner, in my opinion, and since I already had all the ingredients, except for the salmon, wouldn’t take much thinking (Yes, you should always have peas in your freezer). Also, good thing I live pretty close to a fish store. If I didn’t, who knows if this would have ended up on the menu. We loved this. The broth was lemony and fresh, and really added a nice flavor to the salmon. The pea puree was just delicious, and oh-so-easy. I love peas. They are delicious in a puree. The salmon was great dipped in the puree. Just a good combination altogether.

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Potato-Wrapped Fish with Lemon Aioli

Potato-wrapped fish is like fish ‘n’ chips, but combined instead of side-by-side!

I remember seeing a recipe for this in Bon Appetit a while back, complete with instructions on how to wrap the fish, and I put it in the back of my mind. One day, with not much in the kitchen except frozen fish, potatoes, lemons and some greens, I thought of this technique. It’s a great dish to have in store, too; simple ingredients with an easy execution that looks impressive and fancy.

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Asian Salmon Lettuce Cups

And here’s another installment of our recipes-with-wine-pairings! Previously: Middle Eastern Lamb Pasta.

I bookmarked a recipe for salmon sashimi in Food & Wine, because I eat raw fish at restaurants all the time, why not at home? So I went out and bought some super fresh salmon, excited about pairing my sashimi with some Sauvignon Blanc that Gary from Royal Wine sent me specifically for the dish…and I chickened out and cooked the fish!

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Herbed Salmon

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my kitchen, and this fish is a good way to start. It’s easy, comes together super-quickly and it’s tasty; just what you’d expect from Ina Garten!

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Spicy Tuna Tacos

I have been wanting to make fish tacos for a long time; it’s always what we order at Mexican restaurants! We often have Mexican-style dinners at home, but they’re usually either chopped meat-based or bean/vegetarian tacos. This recipe was slightly more work than our typical taco night, but was much more fun and delicious. Plus, I had been meaning to use the frozen tuna steaks I bought at Trader Joe’s.

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SalmonĀ Packet

Don’t have time to make a delicious fish dish? Think again! Cooking in foil or parchment paper is a quick and easy method, plus it’s very forgiving. I made mine with salmon, whole wheat couscous, veggies, and white wine. I got the idea from Alton Brown, obviously. He has a blackboard full of ideas on pouch cooking in this episode.

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