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CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style by Amos Miller

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless tales of trying ceviche, which is seafoods 'cooked' in nothing but citrus juice. Ed always said that the ceviche he would eat by the gallon, if he could get it, was that he had in Costa…

7 votes
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Salmon Baked in Foil

Salmon Baked in Foil by John Spottiswood

This is a simple recipe but it is really delicious. What I love about it is that it has enough flavor to make any adult's mouth water, but our kids still say "this is out favorite salmon!" This is flavorful enough to go well with a simple side like brown or white rice, or a simple parmesan and butter pasta. Don't forget to pour…

9 votes
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Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp by John Spottiswood

Nancy and I loved eating at this hole in the wall restaurant in Marina Del Ray called Killer Shrimp. It was in a strip mall and didn't have much character, but their "killer" shrimp drew a loyal crowd. I recently heard that it had closed, so I've tried to recreate it with help from a few others who have tried. I think what most the…

9 votes
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St. Patrick's Day Salmon with Leeks

St. Patrick's Day Salmon with Leeks by John Spottiswood

This recipe was also adapted from Margaret Johnson, a great Irish American author and chef. The flavor of the leeks and salmon together is just amazing. And it's a really easy dish. A complete winner!

9 votes
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Italian Shrimp Scampi

Italian Shrimp Scampi by Nancy Miyasaki

This is an easy recipe that you can prepare in advance and bake right before dinner. It's truly delicious, if not exactly low fat. Make sure to give it a squeeze of fresh lemon just before serving!

9 votes
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Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil

Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil by John Spottiswood

I love salmon and am always looking for creative ways to make it. This is the first time I've tried it with Indian spices and poached in oil (adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking). Honestly, I thought it was just fabulous. The spices and the cooking method combined made it one of the best salmon dishes I have had. It is amazingly…

16 votes
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Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino by John Spottiswood

This is a traditional Cioppino base recipe for you to play with. Cioppino is a simple and hearty fish stew originally cooked by Italian fisherman on the California coast. Don't worry too much about what sort of fish or shellfish you put in it. Just keep it simple with these basic ingredients. The easier the better...so you'll be…

9 votes
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Cilantro Shrimp

Cilantro Shrimp by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a simple and absolutely delicious stir-fry shrimp dish. I've been looking for something easy and tasty like this. I have a new staple! I used a red chile sauce that we had on hand instead of the sambal oelek, and I added it selectively after stir frying to my husbands and my plates, but not to the kids plates. It was…

16 votes
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Flavorful Grilled Shrimp

Flavorful Grilled Shrimp by John Spottiswood

This is a classic grilled shrimp recipe originally from Craig Clairborne's NYT cookbook, then adapted by Ina Garten, and then finally perfected by me. :-) Seriously, this is a wonderful staple to have in your pantry of recipes. You can serve this over pasta (which we did the other night), as an appetizer with a variety of dipping…

8 votes
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Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade

Grilled Salmon with Brazilian Garlic Marinade by John Spottiswood

I adapted this recipe from one in Steven Raichlen's The BBQ Bible. It come originally from a famous seafood restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. I served it along with Tuscan grilled rib eye steaks for a UCLA-BYU game watching party. UCLA was a winner and so was this Salmon recipe! Enjoy!

3 votes
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Camarones a la plancha - Shrimp on the griddle

Camarones a la plancha - Shrimp on the griddle by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious mexican shrimp dish that you'll find served in the lovely seaside restaurants along both of Mexico's coast. The wonderful smells of the shrimp, garlic, and onion will fill your house and make everyone's mouths water. I cooked these tonight for Cinco de Mayo and both we and our kids absolutely loved them. I left…

5 votes
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Moroccan Fish Stew Recipe

Moroccan Fish Stew Recipe by John Spottiswood

We often serve a hearty fish soup or stew on Christmas Eve, prior to our traditional roast for Christmas Dinner. Normally, it's Cioppino or Clam Chowder, but this year I decided to try something different. This stew had big time flavor, and was roundly regarded as being as good as or better than our Cioppino. If you've never had a…

5 votes
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Grilled Catfish with Red Rice and Lemon Butter

Grilled Catfish with Red Rice and Lemon Butter by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a truly delicious meal. Our kids loved it as much as we did. We made a version of the fish with Lemon pepper because we thought the Creole seasonings would be too hot, but they ended up loving the Creole fish. If you're trying to conserve calories, you can leave off the Lemon Butter and just serve with fresh lemon wedges.…

4 votes
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Simple Himalayan Salt Block Salmon

Simple Himalayan Salt Block Salmon by John Spottiswood

My wife got me a Himalayan Salt Block to try grilling on this summer. We made our first attempt last night with salmon, trying it two ways. This is the first...a very simple effort and very delicious. My instinct with the salt block is that I am going to enjoy simple recipes the best, since they will allow the flavor of the salt…

4 votes
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Tuscan shrimp marinara with chickpea pasta

Tuscan shrimp marinara with chickpea pasta by John Spottiswood

This is a great Tuscan recipe adapted from the Flavors of Tuscan cookbook by Maxine Clark. Maxine recommends making fresh chickpea pasta. We use Barilla Plus pasta, which is made with chickpeas just like Maxine recommends. By skipping making your own pasta, this becomes a very easy and healthy dish.

3 votes
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