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What’s a Hake, and Why Do I Want It During Hot Weather?

Let’s address the last part first. When the weather’s hot, it’s hard to get motivated to cook, much less eat hot foods. That’s one reason salads are so popular in the summertime. Of course, having the garden fixings doesn’t hurt the pop index for salads either! Still, I bet you want something quick to […]

The Simplest Pan-Roasted Fish and Potatoes

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Chef Mark Bittman knows fish. And meat. And veggies. And just about everything you can eat. He’s an award-winning cook, and he has been on a quest to improve how America cooks and eats for more than thirty years.

He’s squarely in the camp that says […]

When You Gotta Have Cod

Overfishing has caused cod fisheries all over the Atlantic and Baltic to collapse. The Pacific species are still going strong, though, and that’s likely the cod fillet you’ll get if you go to the fishmonger today for cod. Generally, prices for cod have increased the past several years due to supply issues. If you […]

Escabeche Costa Rican Style

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

A quick note today; I’m stealing from the best borrowing a recipe from the Today show, one that looks quite tasty and I know must have plenty of zing. (I’ll put the ingredients and procedure summary here, in case the link goes dead in the […]

Pecan-Crusted Mahi-Mahi the Easy Way

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

It’s a good day when you can build a blog post the easy way. Or present a great fish dish, the easy way. I’m getting a two-fer today. Guess that makes today a great day!

One of the foodie blogs I occasionally check in with has […]

Fish 4 Friday: Salmon Croquettes That’ll Spice Up Your Life

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

What is a croquette, anyway? According to the standard of truth these days, a croquette is

… a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mash potatoes, and/or minced meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish, fish, vegetables, and soaked white bread, egg, onion, […]

Fish 4 Friday: Grilled Salmon With Pineapple Salsa

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

There are a number of very appetizing beers made in Mexico. Most folks know about Corona, a drinkable lager and the best-selling non-domestic beer in the States. Other recognizable labels include Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Dos XX, Tecate and Bohemia. I’m partial to the darker beers, […]

Fish 4 Friday: Zesty, Beer-Soaked Tuna Steaks on the Grill

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Ah, summertime. (You folks up North, you gotta wait; but we’ve got summer here already. Eat your hearts out.) Picnics and ballgames. Grilling everything. Boat rides, soccer camp and backpacking. Lemonade stands. Shave ice. Blockbuster movies. Cold beer on a hot afternoon.

And did I mention […]