Category Archives: Seafood

Oven Baked Cajun Salmon is a great weeknight meal!  It’s a one pan meal that is easy to assemble and will leave you perfectly satisfied.  The salmon is tender and not too filling, and the veggies are roasted to perfection.  The Cajun seasoning gives off a bold, spicy flavor with a slight earthiness.  It’s an all-purpose seasoning that I use on a regular basis. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the salmon on the baking sheet.  If you did not have the skin remove from the salmon at the grocery store that is just fine!  Place the skin side down on the baking sheet and it will effortlessly fall off when done baking so no need to worry about removing it yourself.  If you did have the skin removed at the grocery store, … Continue reading

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Himalayan Salt Blocks are a simple and fairly inexpensive way to cook your food.  The non-stick surface sears meat perfectly, the heat is distributed evenly throughout the entire cooking surface, the seasoning is built-in (because it’s a block of salt), and you can chill it to serve chilled food (think charcuterie board, etc.). We like to use our Himalayan Salt Block for grilling.  The thought process here is low and slow, but it’s worth it!  The fun to watch a block of salt cook your food but it also tastes amazing.  The meat absorbs some of the salt while cooking but don’t worry, it’s not saturated with salt…just a subtle hint. You want to add the Himalayan Salt Block to the grill over the lowest heat setting and gradually increase the temperature until the desired temperature is reached.  This will take time!  If you heat too fast, you risk damaging … Continue reading

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Scallops are a type of shellfish with a rich flavor and springy texture.  They are a guilty pleasure in our household because they taste absolutely amazing when drenched in butter 😊 We recently acquired some “baking shells” and though it would be a fun way to bake scallops.  The shells are oven-safe up to 500 degrees F and create a vessel for the scallops, butter, and other ingredients you want to use.  It’s like the scallops are sitting in their own pool of buttery goodness!  If you have never tried scallops before, this is the route I recommend trying for your first time! The recipe I want to share with you today is for Baked Scallops on the Shell. Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F.  Place the scallop shells on a baking sheet. Make sure the scallops are completely thawed, if purchased frozen, and then pat dry.  … Continue reading

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Butter & Parmesan Baked Scallops is a quick and easy meal that will leave you and your family or guests, speechless!  The large sea scallops are baked to a lovely opaque color in yummy pool of lemon and butter.  No fuss, no searing, and little clean up! The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Ever so lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.  If you are doubling the recipe or using very large scallops, use a 9×13 baking dish instead. Make sure the scallops are completely thawed.  I like to put mine in a strainer for a few minutes to really pull any liquid out.  I then pat them dry with a paper towel and place them in an even layer in the baking dish.  You want to leave a little room in between each scallop so it cooks evenly. … Continue reading

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Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Pasta with Shrimp is an Italian inspired seafood pasta recipe.  It’s decadent, easy, and you’ll love it!  I’m always looking for an excuse to use sun dried tomatoes.  I love the sweet yet tart flavor and the chewy texture.  They add some incredible flavor to any dish, especially when you use some of the oil from the jar to sauté other items vs traditional olive oil.  It’s a great combination of tender shrimp, creamy sauce, and sun-dried tomatoes in every bite. The recipe can be found here. Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil.  Cook the noodles according to package instructions.  I like to use fettuccini noodles, but any noodle shape will work just fine.  Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water before draining.  Then drain the noodles and set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  I suggest using the … Continue reading

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Salmon is slowly becoming one of my favorite seafood dishes to make for a weeknight meal.  It’s healthy, fills you up without leaving you feeling “stuffed”, and can be prepared a variety of ways.  I most commonly bake salmon but have also tried my hand at grilling salmon.  The recipe I want to share with you today calls for baked salmon, but only after it’s been marinated and absorbs some lovely flavors. The recipe is for Bourbon Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon.  I’m not a big fan on bourbon in general, and if you aren’t either, don’t let that deter you from trying this dish.  Bourbon is in the marinade, but you can’t taste the alcohol because it’s complemented with other seasonings and spices. The marinade creates this lovely crust while baking that is both sweet and savory, and the salmon is cooked to perfection making it super flakey and moist. … Continue reading

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Have you ever used a wooden board to grill?  These so called “planks” are wooden board that are soaked in water and set over direct heat on a grill and used as a means of cooking food.  It’s known as plank grilling or planking. Planking is a fun way to grill!  The planks get a slight char to them that creates just a hint of smokey flavor that enhances the food.  I typically buy the cedar plank because I like the taste the plank gives off, and also enjoy the smell.  Cedar planks are the most common, but you can also buy cherry, hickory, maple, and more. You can grill fish, protein, or vegetables on planks.  Fish tends to be the most common and is a great form of grilling fish because it doesn’t stick to the grates.  Salmon is my favorite fish to cook on a cedar plank.  If … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Glazed Baked Salmon is the perfect dinner for any night of the week.  It’s flaky, juicy, and packed with flavor.  You will be completely satisfied after this meal!  It comes together fairly quick as well so you can even make this when short on time. The recipe can be found here. Start by making the glaze.  In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, and black pepper.  Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Place the salmon in a large Ziploc bag.  Pour ½ of the sauce mixture into the bag with the salmon, making sure to coat the salmon.  Make sure the Ziploc bag is sealed first! Refrigerate the salmon for at least 1 hour but up to 4 hours to let it marinate in the sauce.  You can make the sauce the night before and marinate the salmon in the morning … Continue reading

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We love to grill, and we love seafood, so we combined the two to create Pineapple Shrimp Skewers.  These are prefect for a lighter dinner and come together so quickly!  Plus, you can customize the skewers to different tastes by adding different fruits or veggies to accompany the shrimp.  They are sweet yet citrusy, and very delicious! The recipe can be found here. Start by combining the coconut milk, hot sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and orange juice in a bowl.  Pour into a Ziplock bag, then add the shrimp to the bag and toss to coat.  Seal the bag and place in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours.  Make sure the shrimp is thawed and shelled before placing in the bag! While the shrimp marinates, soak wooden skewers in water.  I like to fill a drinking glass with water and place the skewers inside. Once the shrimp is … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again and our famous Seafood Sale is back on now through the holidays! Our Seafood Sale starts Saturday November 30th and lasts through Wednesday January 31st!  Please click here to view what we’ve got on sale throughout the Holidays! This year we’ve got a handful of simple, delicious, and relatively quick to make! Here is what is on our menu:  Click the recipe titles below to skip to the full online recipes. Parmesan Dill Salmon Cod in Coconut Cream Sauce Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Pasta Shrimp Pad Thai Scallops Gratinéed     Our first recipe, Parmesan Dill Salmon is very simple.  You start off by pre-heating your oven and then broiling your salmon (about 1lb to 1.5lbs) on a baking sheet.  This will take about 7-8 minutes depending on your oven and the size of your fish. Next you’re going to mix up your Parmesan … Continue reading

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