Category Fish

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

Coconut Milk Fish Curry with Tamarind

There are two ways I prepare for dinner.  The first is, choose a recipe, buy the ingredients and make the meal.  The second is, check what I have in my freezer or pantry and refrigerator and find a recipe that suits the ingredients.  Today I chose the latter, as I had some frozen haddock that […]

Indian Seasoned Fish Cakes

When I found this Bonnie Stern Recipe inspired by a Vij Vikram recipe, owner of Vij’s modern Indian restaurant in Vancouver, I couldn’t resist trying it out.  I was at Vij’s in June, 2013 and I was so excited to have the chance to eat there.  In her book Friday Night Dinners Bonnie Stern shares […]

Thai Green Curry with Poached Cod

It’s just one of those frigid Ottawa days and I need to make something to warm me right down to my bones.  And I had some fresh cod in the fridge and some coconut milk in the pantry.  I search through my recipe folder and lo and behold, I find this intriguing Green Thai Curry […]

Super Simple Summer BBQ Trout

Every six weeks, the LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, publishes a free Food & Drink magazine…the day of release is marked in my iPad calendar and I look forward to perusing it from cover to cover.  I think most of the recipes in each issue are available on their website now, and I try […]

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 […]