Category Fish

Salmon Burgers with Asian Spices

I’m in the midst of winter holidays and I’m already stuffed from eating in too much, dining out too much, with family and friends, whom I love so much. And New Year’s eve is days away.  Time for easy and lighter fare. Recently I explored a new cookbook, Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals .  Lots […]

Salmon in Chraimeh Sauce

I have to be one of the greatest fans of the Ottolenghi/Tamimi series of cookbooks.  Each book has the most beautifully photographed recipes and meals.  And the covers of these cookbooks are padded which makes them a joy to hold and peruse at leisure. I have prepared so many of the recipes and they each […]

W is for Wasabi – Love it with Sushi

I love Bonnie Stern recipes.  I own four of her cookbooks.  I subscribe to her newsletter and check her website often. And her recipes always come out as expected. What more can a cook ask?  From her cookbook, The Best of HeartSmart Cooking  this dish is a fun appetizer that Bonnie Stern calls Sushi Pizza but […]

No-Crab Crab Cakes, No Kidding

I love an easy summer dinner.  An easy summer dinner that I can prepare in advance to last for a couple of meals.   Salmon patties are always nice but time for a change.  And these no-crab crab cakes fit the bill. All in favour? Great. It’s unanimous. Imitation crabmeat is made from mostly Alaskan pollock  […]

There’s the Salmon Rub

It’s summer. It’s barbecue season It’s time for salmon. Salmon cooks quickly and is very versatile when it comes to seasoning. While on holidays a couple weeks ago in Alaska, I ate salmon every day. On one of the day stopovers, I picked up a pamphlet from the Alaska Seafood Board on various rubs and […]

When in Alaska, Eat Salmon!

I am on a magnificent scenic cruise in Alaska. In the clear and crisp air, we gazed in awe at the glaciers in Glacier Bay. We were fortunate to see orca and humpback whales, harbour seals, a brown bear and bald eagles, in their natural habitat. Taking a tour of Skagway and enjoying the sights […]

Salmon with Maple Syrup and Mustard

I love salmon fillets.  They are blank palettes for adding flavour before broiling, baking or barbequing.  And so simple.  This salmon requires just two additional ingredients: maple syrup and mustard; but I could not decide whether to use Dijon mustard or Dijon whole grain mustard with the syrup.  I decided to use both, not together but side […]