Fish and Seafood

Air Fried Shrimp over Pesto Zucchini Noodles

2018-06-18T10:49:00+00:00Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

Have you ever tried cooking shrimp using an air fryer? Well, this is a super simple way to have your shrimp cooked fast and without fuss...and it is delicious topped on zucchini noodles tossed with pesto sauce. It has been a long time since I last posted a recipe or anything…I had a long break and during this time so much had happened, some good and some not so good…I should start with the “not so good” one… When I decided to come back blogging I encountered a major mess on the website as we had some glitch on the hosting/server system and all the posts and pages got lost and the comments nowhere to be found.  I am still [...]

Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab Dip

2018-06-18T10:52:02+00:00Appetizer, Fish and Seafood|

Just by mixing two ready available products and you will have this creamy, rich, hearty crab dip…  I learned this recipe while visiting a friend in Palm Desert and no need to mention that I liked so much that I made when we had a small family get together.  When my friend told me that she was planning to serve Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab dip I didn’t think much about it until I tried it.  I was a bit puzzle, as I had tried “Jalapeno Artichoke Dip”, from Costco, but never saw it with crab…and when she told me that she just added crab, I was like…”no wonder I have never seen it…this is really good!”.  I dressed it up [...]

Air Fried Chunky Crab Cake

2018-06-18T10:53:04+00:00Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

If you are looking for a healthy recipe for crab cakes, this is the one. This crab cakes taste so good that you will not be able to tell that they were pan “fried”  in the air fryer. When eating crab cakes I love big chunks of crab in it…and get so upset when there is more filling that crab, so to fix the problem, I try not to order crab cakes when eating out and make my own.  I have made crab cakes using the conventional way by pan frying the cakes…but this time I decided to experiment with the air-fryer, and you know what?  It does work…especially that I do not have to flip the cakes which sometimes [...]

Ahi Tuna Poke, Raw Fish Salad

2018-06-18T10:54:50+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Fish and Seafood|

Get a fresh piece of sashimi grade ahi tuna and you are ready for a nice treat…simple and super easy ahi tuna poke (raw fish salad) recipe… We are pretty addicted to poke since we discovered a while ago…poke places are popping up like crazy in our area, even Costco sells it…we have tried many places and they all have their specialties…I am okay with the Costco one, but the portion are humongous…which often is not suitable for our little family of two, and it does not taste the same the next day…so I decided to make my own…the one that I am sharing here today is pretty basic, you can really add what you like and come up [...]

Butter Lemon Swai, Sous Vide

2018-06-18T11:13:58+00:00Fish and Seafood, Sous Vide|

Looking for a perfect cooked fish? This lemon butter swai is cooked to perfection using sous vide method. The fish is moist and tender, loaded with flavors. Have you ever heard of “SWAI fish”? Swai fish is a catfish from Vietnam, which has a delicate texture and much milder taste than catfish which sometimes can have a “muddy” flavor. Swai are moist, soft, flaky, and delicate and its flesh turns from lightly beige to whitish color once cooked. I have baked, steamed and now sous vide. You mainly can cook it anyway you like, because of its delicate texture grilling might be a bit challenging, as the fish might fall apart easily. Apparently there was a “catfish wars” between US [...]

Shrimp with Cheesy Soft Polenta

2018-06-18T11:17:18+00:00Fish and Seafood|

This is a great dish with lots of textures...creamy and soft polenta with firm shrimp. I am sorry for being MIA for a couple of weeks…we decided to take a week vacation in Cancun, the kind of vacation where we did absolutely nothing, just enjoyed the weather and the beach…although we live by the beach, but our beach here in Southern California does not compared to the crystal clear turquoise water from the Caribbean… Anyway, we are back to the usual routine…this week I am sharing with you a very simple recipe of tasty shrimps served over a creamy cheesy polenta…so good…I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do. Ingredients: Shrimp Approximately 1 lb medium to large [...]

Sous Vide Miso Tilapia

2018-06-18T11:17:29+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Fish and Seafood|

This is an Asian inspired recipe using sous vide to cook tilapia. The fish is cooked with miso paste and then quickly pan fried. This is my second experiment cooking sous vide, and this time I cooked tilapia. This is such a nice and easy way to cook fish. The filet turned moist, flaky and so tasty, lots of umami. I always like cooking fish with miso, and in order to have enough flavor you need to marinate the fish in miso for some time. Therefore this method makes it very easy since there is no need to plan in advance. My husband loves white fish, he claims that they are less “fishy”…so I usually cook white fish for him [...]

Creamy Shrimp Homemade Spinach Pasta

2018-06-18T11:04:15+00:00Fish and Seafood|

This week I am sharing with you a simple recipe for shrimp in creamy sauce. This sauce is great when server over a pasta, especially if it is homemade pasta. Remember my homemade spinach pasta? Well, this time I decided to dress up a little my pasta dish by making this rich cream sauce with shrimps in it…the recipe is pretty simple and so tasty…creamy and yes, very rich… I took two little “spinach pasta nest” from the freezer.  Toss into a boiling water like any pasta…and voilà, homemade spinach pasta…is ready to be dressed.   Ingredients: 3 oz cream cheese ½  cup milk ¼ cup grated parmesan 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon [...]

Chunky Crab Cakes

2018-06-18T11:28:06+00:00Appetizer, Fish and Seafood|

If you love crab, you definitely should try this recipe. The crab cakes are loaded with chunky pieces of crab meat...yes mainly just crab meat. Leftover crab meat? Yes, it sounds kind of unheard, but every time we eat at this particular restaurant, Captain Jack’s, we end up bringing home lots of Alaskan King crab. I usually remove all the meat from the shell and use in salad dishes. Well, this time I decided to make crab cakes…crab cakes with lots of crab meat…big lumps…nothing that will overpower the crab meat…so simple and yet delicious…as a matter of fact I just serve with lemon, nothing else… I love crab cakes, every time I see crab cakes in the menu I [...]

Oden, a Japanese Dish

2018-06-18T11:30:15+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Fish and Seafood|

This is a typical and traditional dish from the Japanese cuisine. It is like a stew with all kind of fish cake, daikon, kombu (dry seeweed) in a a kombu and dry fish broth. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones…I made it back from Chicago and survived the freezing temperature just a few days in Chicago made me realize how good I have it here in California… This week I am sharing with you something very different…a traditional Japanese hot pot dish…Yes, you might be asking, how and why I made this very traditional Japanese dish…first of all it is delicious, especially when it is cold out there, and second, believe it or not, [...]