Category Archives: Shellfish

Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with broccoli 9/13/22

This is a quick-cooking dinner that can be served with pasta, rice, or even polenta. Unlike a typical shrimp scampi with its tablespoons of butter and oil, this lighter version has a total of 1 teaspoon of olive oil per … Continue reading

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Seared shrimp with salsa slaw and cauliflower rice 9/3/22

Granted this is not a pretty plate of food but it tasted good. We needed a dinner that would have minimal cooking because it was over 100F. Originally John was going to put the shrimp on skewers and cook them … Continue reading

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Light clam chowder with oyster crackers. 9/1/22

In celebration of it being September and in anticipation of Autumn we made soup even though the temperature outside was 104F! This is a light clam chowder with only 2 to 4 tablespoons of cream in about 4 servings. Since … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, steamed potatoes, snow peas. 8/13/22

John and I sat in the dining room for dinner tonight. Usually we are in the family room with the TV on but we decided that scallops needed our full attention. John was in charge of searing the scallops and … Continue reading

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Connecticut clam chowder. 8/09/22

Before we moved to Northern California, almost thirty years ago, we lived in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Living in different parts of the United States exposed me to regional cuisines. Originally from the Jersey shore where the pizza is the … Continue reading

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Surf and turf bowl. 8/8/22

We used Sunday night’s leftovers from our all-appetizer family dinner to create our surf and turf bowls. We had leftover bbq ribs meat for our turf and shrimp cocktail shrimp for the surf. Sliced up cucumbers from our veggie platter … Continue reading

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Herb-y salad with shrimp and nuoc cham 8/2/22

This herb-y salad is super easy, super tasty, and just what you need on a hot summer night. The salad part is a combo of an arugula/spinach mix (but you could use any greens), cabbage, cucumber, red bell pepper, mint, … Continue reading

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Seared scallops, new potatoes, green beans 7/26/22

This is a simple but delicious dinner. The potatoes start first in a steamer basket over boiling water. They take 15 to 20 minutes. When they are done I put them in a covered bowl to keep warm and after … Continue reading

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Anniversary dinner 7/17/22

This road trip we are taking through Canada and the Pacific Northwest is in celebration of John and my 50th Anniversary! Yes, by simply cooking together you too can achieve fifty years of wedded bliss! Haha, just kidding, it takes … Continue reading

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