Category Archives: Fish,Seafood

Swordfish Milanese with Eggplant Sauce with Tabasco

This is Dish number 4 of the  five dishes made this week for the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge, which you can read about here. This is a tasty dish, so easy to make, yet so impressive and full of flavor. … Continue reading

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Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Verde over Tomato Agridolce, Paleo Friendly

Grilled Swordfish Verde with Tomato Agridolce was created for a Tabasco cooking challenge. Each day this week, you will be treated to a creative recipe, using a combination of just ten ingredients in a sponsored series by Tabasco. Tabasco is … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Braised Fennel: Fast, Easy, Tasty

Easter is over and all those hours in the kitchen were probably worth it, but let’s face it, you don’t always have that kind of time. If you are like me, you need an arsenal of good, fast food, like … Continue reading

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Anchovy Basil Pesto Sauce with Seared Scallops and Toasted Breadcrumbs

I recently saw a facebook post from a blogger that complained that her readers were asking for fast and easy dishes. A few joined in, and to my surprise, sided with her complaint, saying those people could go buy processed … Continue reading

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Tarragon Basil Pea Mash with Crispy Pan Fried Salmon (Paleo Friendly)

I often see people complain that the reason they don’t eat healthy is that it’s too much trouble, takes too much time, and it’s easier to grab something more convenient. I want to help to change that. I know the … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Salmon: Fast and Amazing Dinner in 10 Minutes

Dear Readers, I’m standing in my kitchen today, and I’m thinking about you You want the same things I do.  You want to take care of yourself and your family with good food every day  and you want your every … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook and Recipe for Cajun BBQ Shrimp

I’ve talked about a few cookbooks here at Spinach Tiger, but none excites me as much as the Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook, because I know the restaurants and I’ve had many of these amazing dishes. Please enter the GIVEAWAY below. … Continue reading

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Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomato, Barley for a Thirty Minute One Dish Dinner

Pairing shrimp with mushrooms and barley was a restaurant inspired dish. They called it their version of shrimp and grits which became a let down, even though the dish was absolutely delicious, enjoyable, earthy. It just wasn’t shrimp and grits … Continue reading

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Grilling a Whole Fish

I’m not sure why I’ve never grilled or roasted a whole fish before. Perhaps, because it seems so daunting, and unlike my neighbor, Susan, who brought the fish over for us to share, I didn’t grow up eating whole fish. … Continue reading

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Poached Lemon Dill Shrimp Appetizer

This wasn’t supposed to be a blog post, but it was so pretty, so easy, how could I not share it with you. This dish happened quite by accident. We got invited out to dinner last night and shrimp that … Continue reading

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Healthy Fish and Sweet Potato Grits

Can there be such a thing as healthy fish and grits or is this an oxymoron? Healthy is a loose term to be sure. In super model circles, no one wants to be corn fed and that includes grits.  In … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Crusted Ahi Tuna with Tagliatelle in Olive Anchovy Sauce

Post edit: This dish made it into the top five and is being voted on now. I would appreciate your support. You can vote here. This is all dressed up food crack. One bite and you’re hooked, because it’s a … Continue reading

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Skinny Grill Salmon that Tastes Like Butter

This title is misleading. All salmon, if made properly should taste like butter, only better. The naturally occurring omega 3’s in salmon make it a “good fat” fatty fish, that needs little fuss. When salmon is overcooked, and it often … Continue reading

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Will the Real Oysters Rockefeller Stand Up?

The reason I love food blogging is that I get pushed, shoved, and prodded to cook foods that I never cook and eat foods I never eat. Good foods. Five star foods. Cooked in my own kitchen. It starts with … Continue reading

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Baked Oysters Spinach and Panko Breadcrumbs, and How to Shuck Oysters

When making oysters, I immediately went to this website to refresh myself with the list. For those who are not sure what sustainable means, it’s quite simple. Some seafood are over fished, and this upsets the oceanic atmosphere and eco … Continue reading

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Soup for Winter. Snowcap Heirloom Beans with Shrimp, Green Olives, and Lime with Homemade Corn Tortillas

I keep meaning to write about our most recent trip to Napa that once again enhanced my culinary life, making it just a little better, just a bit more exciting. When I go to Napa, I equally enjoy the food … Continue reading

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Seared Tuna Encrusted with Dried Wasabi Peas from Mr. Spinach Tiger

It’s been eleven days since I have posted anything and I have really missed the “publish now” button. I so enjoy coming here and sharing good food and good stories. It’s not that we haven’t cooked. We have celebrated two … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Baking: Salmon Encrusted with Potatoes

What do you do when you have a beautiful piece of wild salmon ready for the grill and torrential rain hits the deck? You turn to your friend, Mr. Cast Iron Pan, for a little help. But, it has to … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Baked Filet of Sole with Tomato, Oregano, Hot Pepper

I chose this dish for the “Cooking Italy” schedule, because it’s not a typical way most people cook fish and it is a low calorie, healthy meal. Not all Southern Italian food has to be heavy or fattening. There is … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Spicy Shrimp and Ten Tips for Eating Healthy Italian

Fast food can be good for you. If you are like millions of Americans who eat fast food a few times a week because of work and crazy schedules, please take note: THIS shrimp IS FAST FOOD. This is even … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Get Healthy with Integrity in 2010 and Seared Scallop Salad

Today is Saturday and for ten weeks this means, some 10 in 10 business, my goals, hopes, dreams and responsibilities. That means creating for you and me a healthy recipe that is delicious, doable. Notice that word “responsibility.” I intentionally … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Pasta with Scallop Sauce, Olive Oil, Garlic, Hot Pepper

My husband’s favorite food is scallops, followed by shrimp, followed by seared tuna, followed by scallops, followed by shrimp, followed by scallops. You get the picture. So it’s a guarantee that when I’m looking through Marcella’s cook book, any dish … Continue reading

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Panzanella with Shrimp and Butternut Squash

I was inspired to make a bread salad by the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. I was happy to meet Peter G. of Souvlaki for the Soul at the Foodbuzz Festival and impressed that he made it in from Australia. … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Cesar Benelli’s Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce

  Tonight we had dinner in Venice. Well, not really, but Marcella has shared the recipe for the most delightful and delicious white clam sauce that Cesare Benelli makes at Al Covo, his restaurant in Venice. I can see why … Continue reading

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Poached Shrimp with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Gamberetti all’ Olio e Limone or Poached Shrimp with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice is often found in restaurants along the Adriatic. This is now a favorite and I’ve made the recipe twice already. In fact, so far I’ve made … Continue reading

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Risotto with Wild Shrimp and Fresh Peas

I have discovered the reason people love risotto, because I have finally succumbed to the joy of flavorful, creamy arborio rice. Risotto used to be a mystery to me. I was raised as a pasta girl, and I never understood … Continue reading

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Grilled Watermelon with Seared Wild Scallops

The joy of publishing a food blog is that suddenly the right side of the brain grows much larger than the left side and moving in the kitchen becomes increasingly fun and playful. My right hemisphere told me to grill … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Tomato Mango Salsa

Today our lunch looks just like the weather. It’s a happy day and a happy meal that is not just good for you, but over the top in flavors that burst in your mouth, the same way the sun burst … Continue reading

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Saffron Pasta with Mussels and Sausage

When I posted Mouclade, a few days ago, remember, I promised an Italian version of mussels made with fennel, onion and sausage. I made the dish from Bon Appetit Magazine and while it looks fantastic and appetizing, the flavors and … Continue reading

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Recipe for Mouclade: Mussels with Cream

Whisk Wednesday I imagine these as an appetizer, a bite out of the shell, dripping with cream that is flavored with shallots, butter and white wine and the broth that cooked the mussels, enjoyed with a glass of white wine, … Continue reading

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Bucatini with Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

If I had my way, it would always be summer and I would have an unending supply of fresh tomatoes to eat in a thousand different ways, 900 of them served with some kind of pasta. I really don’t like … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry with Shrimp and Mushrooms and a Side of Cannellini Beans

During college I served manhattans and gimlets to a rather older crowd, always working in station number 4. I loved my regular customers who tipped very well, considering they lingered a bit to listen to the organist who was also … Continue reading

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Shrimp with Mussels and Scallops in Cream Sauce

When I saw that our Whisk Wednesday group would be cooking mussels and using the broth for a cream sauce, I hesitated. I thought of all kinds of reasons I could skip this dish. I could say my dog ate … Continue reading

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Whisk Wednesday: Salmon with Cream and Apples on Salad Greens and Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette

This is not Wednesday and this not Cailles á la Normande, which calls for quail, and there was no salad in the original recipe. I made this dish with cornish game hen as a substitute, but I just didn’t like … Continue reading

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Scallops with Orange Vodka Shallot Sauce with Homemade Citrus Tarragon Pasta

Sweet, savory, pretty. That’s how I would describe this month’s ingredients for the the Royal Foodie Joust, a food contest hosted by the Left-Over Queen. I just happen to choose, as I won the February Joust for best overall dish … Continue reading

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Grouper with Fennel en Papillote

Grouper with Fennel en Papillote is a wonderfully elegant fish dish. I made this dish when I was doing a lot of cooking from Le Cordon Bleu at Home. I started Spinach Tiger to bring to life my modern approach … Continue reading

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Potato Encrusted Flounder, a New Fish and Chips

Growing up an hour from Baltimore, how could I not love fish. baked, broiled, grilled or fried. My family’s idea of take-out was a Friday night trip to the Farmer’s Market for a stop at the fish stand, ordering fried … Continue reading

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