Seared Tuna with Kale, Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

This recipe features a super healthy pairing of fish, veggies and farro.  Farro is a hearty grain that makes a nice substitute for rice and goes great with the leafy kale and sweet potatoes.  Tuna steaks are one of my favorite ways to enjoy seafood and they’re delicious even when unadorned but made even better with a quick parsley sauce and a hearty sweet salad that complements the simplicity of the … Continue reading Seared Tuna with Kale, Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad

This week, at one of my favorite lunch places, Parker and Otis, I overheard someone saying that one of their resolutions for 2015 was to replace the phrase “I’ve been so busy” with “my life is full at the moment.”  I like this sentiment so I’m going to borrow it from the wise stranger and instead of telling you how busy things have been with an … Continue reading Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad

Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese

Today I’m breaking up the cookie posts with an easy recipe featuring a delicious combination of a spicy and acidic sauce with sharp and salty blue cheese and creamy avocado.  I love buffalo style everything (well except actual buffalo wings, which I realize is weird; it’s a texture thing.)  Cooking the jalapenos gives them a mellow flavor that perfectly pairs with blue cheese.   For me, frozen shrimp worked … Continue reading Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

It has been ages since I posted a seafood dish, mostly because I haven’t found any recipes that I’ve wanted to try.  So, I was excited to find this salmon recipe with only six ingredients.  The bonus was that Martha Stewart promised it would only take 30 minutes to make.    I scaled back the proportions in my recipe below because I found that Martha’s made way … Continue reading Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Sriracha Salmon

This is a spicy way to cook salmon, adapted from Self Magazine’s recipe feature from Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest: It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great.  I left off the cilantro and added lemon, ginger and a tiny bit of olive oil mayonnaise so that the sriracha wouldn’t overpower.  I served the salmon with roasted brussels and corn for … Continue reading Sriracha Salmon

Fish in Crazy Water

This recipe is adapted from The Bitten Word who adapted it from a Food & Wine recipe by Chef Marcella Hazan.  Like the bloggers at The Bitten Word, I couldn’t resist making something with such an interesting name. The “crazy water” is a delicious sauce with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, corn and jalapeño.   The original recipe calls for snapper but I subbed in tilapia, … Continue reading Fish in Crazy Water

Spicy Peach Tilapia

I’m on a never-ending pursuit to find new ways to enjoy fish and tilapia is one of my favorites. I’m not alone,  tilapia is the popular farmed fish in the United States. Try to find tilapia that wasn’t farm raised if you can though – see my previous post here explaining why.  I also love peaches and despite the dreadful weather, I’m feeling spring-ey.  So here … Continue reading Spicy Peach Tilapia

Baked Salmon and Creamed Spinach

Parchment paper is a great tool to have in your kitchen.  In this recipe the parchment allows you to cook a flavorful salmon with only olive oil, salt and pepper.  I was inspired by the recipe from House Beautiful here.  Give your fillets a healthy dash of lemon juice before serving.  While the salmon cooks you can throw together this creamy spinach side dish in … Continue reading Baked Salmon and Creamed Spinach