citrus salmon on the grill

Burgers and steaks a great on the grill, but frequently we want something a bit lighter. Fish is not always easy to cook on the grill, as it tends to break apart when turning, and it can be a bit … Continue reading

hoisin aioli

An Asian flavor profile twist on a classic sauce, this is a versatile dip or spread for seafood, satay skewers, Asian noodle salads, you name it! Print Course Side Dish Cuisine American Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves minced … Continue reading

salt roasted shrimp

These are SOOO SIMPLE, yet beautiful and delicious!            Print Salt Roasted Shrimp Course Appetizer Cuisine American Ingredients 3 cups rock salt 1 pound medium prawns or shrimp shells or not, your choice hoisin aioli for … Continue reading

parmesan crusted tilapia

Fish is a perfect choice for a quick meal! Tonight I’m making Parmesan crusted tilapia to serve alongside my fresh spring pea risotto. And as a delicious garnish, I ‘ll make a pesto with mint and leaves from the pea … Continue reading

mussels — food for the soul!

I have the great fortune to live in the Pacific Northwest, where mussels are truly FRESH! Yesterday a friend brought me mussels just out of the waters of Penn Cove. This time of year the mussels are smaller, still sweet … Continue reading

sake raspberry vanilla glazed scallops

I am regularly tasked with creating recipes to pair with specific wines for winemakers dinners. One of my favorites, as well as my students faves is this scallop recipe. It was inspired by a truly beautiful sparkling rosé wine, of … Continue reading

what to eat when you’re in hawaii

I’m vacationing in Hawaii, but still feel the need to relax and cook a mouth-watering, sumptuous meal, with local ingredients and little fuss. The fresh ahi here is like none other I have ever tried, sooooo very fresh, melt in … Continue reading

northwest seafood & asparagus salad

1 pound salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces 1 tablespoon oil, for cooking salmon salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste ½ pound fresh cooked crab 20 fresh asparagus spears (about 3/4 pound) 1-1/3 cups fresh raspberries 12 fresh … Continue reading