Fish Batter

Fish Batter by Micheline

This homemade batter is light and fluffy and perfect to coat your favourite fish fillets. Tastes like the crispy fish usually found in good fish and chips restaurants. The secret ingredient in this batter is the vinegar, added just before you are ready to coat the fish fillets.

4 votes
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
Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Sauce by Nancy Miyasaki

This was a real treat. It reminded me of delicious passed appetizer I had at a wedding reception a few years ago. The spicy sauce (not too hot) combines wonderfully with the slightly sweet coconut shrimp. Could be served equally well as an appetizer or entree.

5 votes
Fish Tacos with Lime-cilantro salsa

Fish Tacos with Lime-cilantro salsa by Nancy Miyasaki

Cumin, coriander, and paprika give these fish tacos a wonderfully warm flavor. The tangy sour cream, lime and cilantro sauce contrasts perfectly. Try shrimp for the snapper or romaine in place of cabbage to change it up if you like.

7 votes
Greek Fish Soup Avgolemono

Greek Fish Soup Avgolemono by John Spottiswood

The Greeks supposedly invented fish stew and there are many versions of the dish. This version, which I adapted from a recipe in the Frugal Gourmet's Three Ancient Cuisines (a great book), is really phenomenal. We served this during a holiday party with greek salad and spanakopita. Friends of mine who have made regular chicken…

3 votes
Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Salmon

Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Salmon by John Spottiswood

This is an excellent basic grilled salmon dish that i adapted from the Cook's Illustrated cookbook. Their recipe calls for maple syrup...which I don't keep on hand and just didn't sound right to me. I substituted a mix of oyster sauce and honey, which I think gives it a more traditional asian flavor than the maple syrup would.…

4 votes
Lemon-butter Linguini with Peppery Shirmp

Lemon-butter Linguini with Peppery Shirmp by John Spottiswood

It always surprises me when black pepper is used in such quantity that it makes a dish truly spicy, since we so often use it as a mild addititve. That's the case with this dish. The black pepper generates a welcome heat which is cut nicely by the lemony pasta. You'll enjoy this one! Adapted from a recipe in Cooking Light.

5 votes
Pasta with Cauliflower and Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower and Anchovy Sauce by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a wonderful, mild flavored pasta we've adapted from Marcella Hazan. I know it sounds like an odd combination of ingredients, but you should definitely try it. It's unlike any pasta you have likely eaten before, and it is quite tasty. We will definitely make it again. Serve with the roasted broccoli below for a nice…

5 votes
Senegalese Fish Yassa

Senegalese Fish Yassa by John Spottiswood

I've been a huge fan of Moroccan food for a while, and have begun to expand my horizons into the foods of other African countries. This is the first dish I've tried from Senegal, which has a strong French influence, and it is extraordinary. I made this when my cousin and his wife came to town..and I told them they were my guinea…

4 votes
Pan-fried Soft Shell Crab with "Italian" Coleslaw

Pan-fried Soft Shell Crab with "Italian" Coleslaw by Frank Fariello

One of the things I miss most about Italy is the wonderful Mediterranean seafood. But there is at least one area where North America may best the old country--soft-shell crab, especially here on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.Those of us living here are especially lucky to have the exquisite soft-shell blue crab, whose season begins…

2 votes
Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole by John Spottiswood

This isn't all that fancy or exotic, but it's a wonderfully rich and fully flavored. If you want greater authenticity, you can substitute butter where I have used olive oil. I love butter, but try to control it for health reasons. It's delicious as I have made it, so no need to add the extra butter in my opinion.

6 votes
Fish with Thai Green Curry

Fish with Thai Green Curry by John Spottiswood

This was a surprisingly excellent dish. The mixture of green curry, fish, and corn just seemed odd to me, but I had to try it. The result is delicious and a bit different from anything I've had before, The corn blends in wonderfully. We served this over a 50-50 mixture of brown and white jasmine rice. Delicious!

5 votes
Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado salsa

Grilled Salmon and Pineapple with Avocado salsa by John Spottiswood

None of our kids thought they were going to like the grilled pineapple in this recipe, but they all ended up loving it and we had none left over! The avocado salsa is mild and complements the salmon nicely without over powering it. The dish is beautiful and would be good for entertaining, but the meal is also easy enough for a week…

1 vote

FRIED SHRIMP DONBURI (Ebi Fry Don buri) by John Spottiswood

You can make this dish with any type of Japanese fried meat (tonkatsu-fried pork, chicken-katsu, shrimp-katsu, etc.) Katsu is easy to make in large batches. So if you end up with leftover fried meat, you can use it the next day to make this delicious Donburi. Of course, this is good with freshly made katsu too. When I lived in…

3 votes
Asian-Style Grilled Black Bass

Asian-Style Grilled Black Bass by John Spottiswood

This fish is simply delicious. The flesh is like butter and the flavor is from heaven. I know that sounds extreme, but it's true. I was in Costco and the fresh fish counter had whole black bass. I'd never made it before, but the woman behind the counter said it is similar to yellowtail (hamachi) which is one of my favorites, so I…

5 votes