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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, […]

Shrimping Season in the Gulf Starts Soon! Get Ready…

According to this press release, the commercial shrimp season for both Texas state and federal waters (out to 200 miles) begins 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, July 15th. Shortly after that, fresh crustaceans will be making their way onshore for your delectation. Or as Bubba in Forrest Gump said:

Anyway, like I was sayin’, […]

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: Ale Marinated, Bacon Wrapped Scallops

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

The beerfest continues with today’s tasty offering. The world’s other perfect food, bacon, makes a cameo appearance as well…

Scalloping season begins this weekend in Florida, which is a week earlier than traditionally seen. (Commercial Atlantic scalloping in the Northeast is a year-round affair.) Their season […]

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 […]

Fish 4 Friday: Grilled Swordfish With a Summery Salsa

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Swordfish are big sea creatures, with males running up to 300 pounds and females up to four times that big. Trivia for the day: Swordfish are one of only a few cold-blooded creatures with a special ability to warm up part of their body! They […]

Fish 4 Friday: Summery Salmon Salad With a Tingle on the Tongue

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

As promised, a Fish 4 Friday this week. (Yes, I might have misspoke mentioned something about doubling up this week. Well, life’s full of tough surprises.) With crab and shrimp mostly out of season by now, I’ll be talking more about plain ol’ fish than […]

Fish 4 Friday: Chimichurri Marinated Grilled Gulf Shrimp

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

First, the good news: There’s every indication that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is safe to come out of the water.

Now the bad news: Gulf shrimping season closed May 15. There’s a hiatus, at least two months long, while the miniature crustaceans return to […]