Seafood & Fish

Salmon Hash

This dish represents a couple attributes that I love in a meal: one pot cooking and using up leftovers. I’m giddy when I’m going through my fridge and finding half a shallot that will work perfectly and may have otherwise gone to waste…that’s why I love all types of hash…even for dinner! Plus, it’s darn tasty.   Salmon Hash I didn’t have to make a trip to the store for this dish. You can make hash...

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Prosciutto wrapped Prawns


We met with friends the other night for a Merlot tasting party. The main dish was grilled salmon and I was tasked with bringing an appetizer. I decided to bring prosciutto wrapped prawns. It was a beautiful hot summer evening and I wanted something that was quick, easy and would compliment the wine and our dinner. I’ve made this recipe by wrapping prosciutto, pancetta or even thinly sliced bacon – it’s all good!  I was...

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Sea Scallops with Chanterelles and Pancetta over mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

This is a very easy, delicious dinner and I only dirtied two pans!  It's a treat that I like to make when the kids aren't home for dinner. First I start with boiling the yukon golds or your choice of potatoes in salted water. I prefer yukon golds for mashed potatoes because they're so creamy and I leave the peel on.  I often make extra mashed potatoes so we can have potato pancakes later. While the potatoes are boiling, I...

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Where to Buy Live Crab in Seattle

In late June, before crabbing season was open in our area, we planned a crab boil to celebrate my youngest sister turning the big 40.  Since we couldn't fetch dungies from the Puget Sound, we had to buy live crab. Our local Metropolitan Market typically has live crab however it tends to be pretty pricey…especially if you're feeding a group. Here are some places that we've found in Seattle that have live crab. Mutual Fish...

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Crab Pot Chowder

What do I do IF I have any leftovers from a crab boil?  Make chowder, of course! Here's my recipe for tonight's chowder: Chop left over andoullie (or other sausage that you used in the boil) and saute in butter in a large pot.  I added some mushrooms that I had hanging around in my fridge along with one sweet onion (diced).  The onion was not from the boil – although I did salvage some onion and garlic....

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Clams and Lobster on the Big Green Egg with Grilled Corn Salad

When my husband realized that I was cooking the clams on the BGE instead of steaming them, he said "what???"  It was a great dinner and very simple to make. Lobster tails are on sale right now at Metropolitan Market in West Seattle for Father's Day (about $5 per tail) so I couldn't resist giving them a try. Soak a cedar plank for about an hour or longer in water.  While the plank soaked, I also soaked 2 ears of...

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Spaghetti with Razor Clams

What to make after you've been to Ocean Shores and you've had your (temporary) fill of fried Razor Clams?  Spaghetti!  This was my first attempt and it was gobbled up by the family.  With that said, it was not a "feast for the eyes"…it's very beige and very tasty.  The next time I make this, I will be sure to have some fresh parsley on hand to sprinkle over the top. Boil spaghetti as...

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Prawns Wrapped in Proscuitto and Basil

I almost can end my post right there…this recipe is so simple! Soak some wooden skewers in water. Take raw large prawns, I buy mine devined and shelled, and put in a bowl. Grate some fresh lemon zest over the prawns–you really don't need too much.  Drizzle a little olive oil in the bowl and gently toss the shrimp.  Let it sit while you wash & dry the basil. Wrap the shrimp in a fresh basil leaf and then wrap a...

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Cataplana Clams and Mussels with Chorizo

Another treat from The Spanish Table in Seattle was a cataplana–a big copper dome pan that locks shut to steam the contents.  I can't wait to try it out tonight…I've reviewed several recipes and this is what I've come up with. 8 oz of sliced hard chorizo (about 1/4 inch thick like coins) 1 1/4 inch slice of Serrano ham.  (I meant to buy a little more at Metropolitan Market, but…I didn't realize how...

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The Spanish Table’s Paella on the Big Green Egg

Yesterday we went to the Spanish Table in Seattle to buy a paella pan.   The Spanish Table is a great store and if you have one in your area, I highly recommend checking it out.    I decided to make the paella on the Big Green Egg.  My pan rested a couple inches above the grate hanging by the handles.  This is actually a little unnerving.  It did wobble a couple of times. ...

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Grilled Corn Salad with Scallops and Prawns

  I love this summer time dish because you be very flexible with the ingredients and it's a great for dinner on a warm night in Seattle. Marinade (if you want to…or just skip this step) 1 pound of prawns, shells removed and 1 pound of sea scallops in 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best) and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Shuck and soak 4 ears of sweet...

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Pacific Northwest Crab Boil

We celebrated my little Sister's 40th birthday with a seafood boil.  It was a hit.  Not only was the dish delishous, "performing" a crab boil is really putting on a show.  We found live crab and live crawfish at Mutual Fish on Beacon Hill in Seattle.  My husband picked up our live crustrations (I had to prep for the party); he had nothing but great things to say about Mutual Fish and their...

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King Crab Legs

This is almost "too easy" to call this a recipe…. West Seattle Thriftway had King Crab legs on sale for $9.99 a pound (previously frozen).   Simply heat up the Big Green Egg to 220-250 degrees; brush the legs with olive oil and put on the grill for 15 minutes turning occasionally.   Voila–smokey sweet crab–you won't believe how delicious this is.   Warm butter to dip the crab is...

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Crab and Corn Chowder

Last night, I was really wanting potato soup…and wound up making something even better: Crab and Corn  Chowder.  This is what I cooked up. In a large pot, saute 4 slices of bacon cut in 1 inch pieces until crispy.  Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.  Add 1 cup chopped onion and 2 stalks celery chopped and saute until soft.  Dice approx. 1 lb of baby potatoes and stir into pot.  Add butter if...

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