A variation on our Citrus-Dill Shrimp & Veggies. We heated some lemon-infused canola oil in our trusty dutch oven, added some asparagus and the juice of half a lemon. Let the asparagus cook for a couple of minutes, stirring frequently.
Then we added the raw shrimp we had defrosted and removed the tails from. Squeezed in the juice of the other half of the lemon and some citrus-dill spice blend. Cooked until the shrimp turned pink & served!
We marinated a mahi-mahi fillet overnight in a marinade of soy sauce, the juice and zest of an orange, Sriracha, garlic juice, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, salt & pepper, then popped it on the grill. Served it over a bed of spinach, accompanied with a salad of tomatoes in homemade tzatziki.
Taking inspiration from the Burmese dish of Mohinga, we sautéed some zucchini, onion & bell pepper in a little olive oil, then added soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, Sriracha , and rice wine vinegar and the redfish, cut into bit sized pieces. Cooked till the fish was flaky. At the very end, we added the shirataki tofu noodles, which we had rinsed earlier. Served it up in a bowl and garnished with fresh basil.
The shirataki noodles make a great low-carb alternative to pasta and work really well in a dish like this.
We had some leftover chicken and some leftover shrimp in the fridge. Enough for half a portion each for both of us. So we mixed them together with a salad of greens, tomatoes and cucumbers, dressed with some balsamic and a touch of low-fat dressing. Easy to throw together, a great use of leftovers & no cooking!
With all the seafood goodness from Groomer’s at our disposal, we’re already eating fish for half the week, so last week we decided to go the distance and avoid meat the whole week. We had a really great week, coming up with some great flavor combinations and refining our approach to our frittata. Continue reading
We made a slaw from some shredded cabbage, red onion and red bell pepper, which we dressed with a mixture of soy, rice wine vinegar, a touch of sesame oil, siracha, garlic, Yuzu, the zest and the juice of a lemon, pepper, some green onion. Then we tossed in some sautéed Calico scallops from Groomer’s.
We took some cleaned, peeled shrimp, tails removed, and rubbed them with some chipotle powder and salt and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours. Heated up some oil in our trusty dutch oven and sautéed the shrimp until they were done and served them over our Braised Veggies. Spicy!
If you find the heat of the chipotle to be a bit too much, add some more of the broth from the braised veggies and mix together well. The result looks a little like a cioppino and the additional liquid helps cut the intensity of the chipotle, though your mouth will still be aglow!
This is tagged as a one-pot meal, because we first prepared the veggies in the dutch-oven, then pulled them out and put them aside.
Groomer Seafood is a wholesale fishmonger on McCullough Avenue in San Antonio (map). They supply fresh fish to many restaurants here in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas. Lucky for us, they also have a retail counter. We’ve made it a habit to visit Groomer’s every Saturday morning when they open at 9:00.
The entire operation is visible through a bank of windows, in front of which a crowd usually gathers. Just inside the windows lies a selection of fresh, whole fishes. Behind that, a few rows of tables at which fish are being cut to order. Unlike the fish section at most markets, you don’t see any pre-cut steaks or filets. Instead, you place an order with the staff, and you can watch the butchers cut it fresh off the fish for you. Continue reading
Salmon is a favorite fish of ours. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it is classified as an oily fish, which puts it on the “lean” list, meaning we get a 5-ounce portion and we add no additional fats in its prep or cooking. Leftover salmon lends itself beautifully to a cold salad — lovely on a hot summer day!
This photo shows some salmon we had grilled the night before flaked over a bed of spinach with some tomatoes and cucumbers. We tossed the salad with some balsamic vinegar (not vinaigrette) before plating it and flaking the salmon on top. No cooking, just assembly!
Chopped up a bunch of basil we needed to use up, put it some vegetable stock and added some garlic, salt, and pepper and pureed it and then poured it over the shrimp to marinate for a few hours.
Parboiled some chopped dandelion — or, as Brian says, “dandy lion” — greens and set them aside. Heated up a couple of teaspoons of oil in our trusty dutch oven and sauteed some julienned summer squash and red peppers until they were about half done, removed them from the pot and set aside with the greens. Threw the shrimp in the pot to sauté. Added the greens and veggies when the shrimp had mostly turned pink and tossed it all together until veggies and shrimp were cooked through.