Herb Roasted Tilapia

 Herb Roasted Tilapia

Yield: 2 Servings
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 boneless tilapia fish fillets
1/2- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons EVOO
3-4 large sprigs fresh thyme
4-6 large green olives with pits
1 large egg

Directions

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Caesar Salad with Salmon and Oven-Toasted Sourdough Croutons

Caesar Salad with Salmon and Oven-Toasted Sourdough Croutons

Ceasar Salad with Seared Salmon

Makes: 2 Servings

It is rare that my oldest daughter is home and we get to cook together.  Yesterday was one of those treats.  Together we whipped up a delicious Caesar Salad and turned it into a hearty entree by adding a flakey, pan seared salmon fillet and homemade croutons. The creamy dressing is light and tangy.  This is an easy dinner prepared in less than 30 minutes.   We enjoyed it out on the back patio.  The meal together was heaven on earth!

Ingredients

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Lentil-Crusted Salmon with Spinach-Yogurt Dal and Apricot Chutney


I love Indian food.  The spices in this dish are a fragrant combination of cumin, cardamom, cayenne pepper and mustard seeds.  This  recipe is courtesy of Blue Apron.

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon Fillets
  • ½ Cup Harvest Gold Lentils
  • Cup Dried Apricots
  • 2 Ounces Spinach
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • ½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee* (or clarified butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamarind Concentrate
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
  • ¼ Cup Lentil Flour (or regular flour works too)
  • 1 Tablespoon Apricot Chutney Spice Blend**

Preparation

1. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems. Peel and mince the ginger. Small dice the apricots.

2. Start the dal:

In a large pot, heat half the ghee on medium-high until melted. Add half the ginger and half the spice blend. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add thelentils and 1½ cups of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and slightly broken down.

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Shrimp Gazpacho

light and healthy, no-cook meal for a warm summer night.

light and healthy, no-cook meal for a warm summer night.

Shrimp Gazpacho

Ingredients

2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2-3/4 pound cooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
3/4 pound cherry tomatoes diced into 6ths (I used a combination of red and yellow ones and rinse off most of the seeds)
1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1/4-1/2 inch dice
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped into a 1/4-1/2 inch dice
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2-1 large jalapeño chili, minced
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) V-8 spicy tomato juice, chilled
Lemon wedges

Preparation

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Fish Tacos

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Fish Tacos inspired by Alton Brown

Total Time: 38 min. Prep: 15 min.  Inactive: 15 min.   Cook: 8 min.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic
1 cup packed cilantro leaves
2 limes, zested
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup tequila
1 pound tilapia fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 mini “street taco size” corn tortillas (or regular size work too)

Toppings:

Crema (recipe follows) or sour cream (if short of time)
Shredded Monterey jack cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped avocado
Shredded red cabbage
Lime wedges

Crema:

1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Taco Directions:

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Lemon Grilled Salmon

A family favorite

A family favorite

2 tsp. snipped fresh dill or 3/4 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt, optional
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)
1 – 1  1/2 lb.  salmon fillet  (I like wild-caught sockeye best)
1/4 cup  packed brown sugar
3 T. chicken broth
3 T. vegetable oil
3 T. soy sauce
3 T. finely chopped green onions
1 small lemon, thinly sliced
2 onion slices, separated into rings

Directions
Place salmon in a glass container.  Sprinkle dill, lemon-pepper, salt and garlic over salmon.  Combine the brown sugar, broth, oil, soy sauce and green onions; pour over the salmon.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once. Drain and discard marinade.  Place salmon, skin-side down, on a heavy duty piece of foil and arrange lemon and onion slices over the top.  Grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish is flakey.  Transfer to a serving platter and serve. Continue reading

Lemon Grilled Shrimp

This is a great appetizer for a summer BBQ...never any leftovers!

This is a great appetizer for a summer BBQ…never any leftovers!

Lemon Grilled Shrimp

48 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on (approx. 1 lb)
3 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, finely minced with ½ tsp. coarse (kosher) salt
1 T finely minced fresh rosemary
Finely ground fresh pepper to taste

Directions

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