Beet Cured Gravlax

Rich, salty, luscious salmon. In all its forms, it is one of my favorite fish to cook or, in this case, not cook. I love cured salmon but rarely can I bring myself to spend the incredibly high price to buy it in Hawaii. During a recent ravioli making night with my Swedish friend Nina, we…

Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter

I love salmon. I know this is not an opinion shared by many people and most people think it is a boring fish but I totally disagree. It all comes down to how you prepare it. I my mind, it is kind of like the boneless skinless chicken breast of the fish world. Yes, salmon…

Fish Soup with Fennel & Dill

Yesterday was my birthday. I spent the whole day doing only things that make me happy. It was wonderful day! Beach, gardening, snacking, and just being lazy. In the evening, the roomies surprised me with dinner with some friends at a great ramen place that I had been dying to try. Everything was perfect. Great…

Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomatoes

Here is another fast recipe for a weeknight dinner. This pasta dish takes a few of my favorite things and pulls them together in one great dish: clams, tomatoes, and the almighty bacon. It’s quick and easy and tastes very fresh. Since I live in Hawaii, and am very far removed from the wonderful, briny cold water…

Scallops with Broccolini

End of a long Monday…time for another fast, satisfying dinner. Frozen scallops? Check! Veggies that need to be used up in the fridge? Check! Wine, garlic and butter to make it all taste wonderful? Big CHECK! Scallops are a very fast dinner option. In the time it takes to cook Israeli couscous (or “Politically Correct…