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F4F Returns (And Sea Creatures Everywhere are Nervous)

A garage sale is a marvelous thing. I’ve hosted a few, but they don’t seem to work out so well for me. The last one I nearly broke even, but some of the earlier attempts were disastrous. I also learned that in-laws are nice to have around for the holidays, but don’t let them organize […]

How ‘Bout Asian Fish Tomorrow?

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2012»

The second issue of my new subscription to Bon Appétit Magazine arrived. (Thanks again, Deniz!) There’s a dish in there you simply must try if you love salmon: Wasabi Salmon with Bok Choy, Green Cabbage and Shiitakes. You can get the whole recipe from the link, […]

How Many Tons of Tuna Salad Is That, Exactly?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

Everyone knows that sharks are a top predator in the world’s oceans. Even humans don’t fare well, mano-á-sharko. But there’s another great predator of the seas: The Bluefin Tuna. These fish live mostly in the deep water. They’re fast swimmers; they’re ideally evolved for swimming long […]

Fish 4 Friday: Seafood in Peanut Sauce, South American Style

Welcome to a new month! Hopefully it’ll be the start of a Major Cooldown here in Texas. With rain. (Please, let there be plenty of rain.) The last holiday of the summer is upon us, schools are back in session, and you’re thinking fish tomorrow. Don’t ask me how that connection got made; I […]

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 […]

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, […]