Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Seafood'

Grilled Sea Bass with Passionfruit Beurre Blanc

This was the first time I cooked Sea Bass. I wanted to keep it simple, so I left it to Brad to grill the fish, while I created a yummy sauce. I spotted the jar of passionfruit jelly in...

Calamari Steaks Stuffed with Sausage and Fennel

This week FLAVORS was a bit of a challenge. There's not a lot of squid in the desert. I was able to find calamari steaks, so I decided to try something I thought sounded interesting, as I am not a...

Sweet and Spicy Fried Shrimp

1 lb. shrimp (20-25) 1/2 c. cornstarch 1 c. panko 1 cup milk canola oil for frying Sauce: Whisk together: 1/2 c. mayo 2 T. Thai sweet chili sauce 1 T. Sriracha sauce 1 T. rice wine vinegar Soak...

Lobster with Lemon-Mascarpone Pasta

I love lobster, and kept my dish this week very simple for the FLAVORS blog. I used curly pasta, but any shape would work. Toss hot, drained pasta with 4 oz. of room temp mascarpone, 2 T. of butter,...

Citrus Tilapia

I tried a new "California Citrus Rub" for dinner last night with two tilapia fillets. It was delicious. The citrus rub contains: black pepper, lemon peel, orange peel, granulated garlic, white sugar, crushed red pepper, citric acid and parsley....

Butter-Poached Lobster

I had a lovely Christmas Eve conversation with my cousin, Palma, and remembered the Italian Christmas Eves of my childhood with the "Feast of Seven Fishes". I don't know how my mom and aunts did it, but there were five...

Asiago Tilapia

I gave Brad the night off from the BBQ, and turned on the oven. This was a nice change of pace for some baked tilapia. 2 tilapia fillets 2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 c. panko 1/2 c....

Sunday Slow Suppers #3: Risotto al Granchio e Gamberi

Jerry selected this wonderful risotto recipe from the Williams-Sonoma cookbook, Savoring Italy by Miclehe Scicolone. Ingredients: 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 6 Tbs. olive oil 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined and each...

Lemon-Almond Tilapia

Try this super-simple way to bake tilapia fillets: 2 tilapia fillets 2 T. lemonade concentrate 1/4 c. ground almonds 1 T. chopped Italian parsley Pre-heat oven to 400. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Let lemonade concentrate melt...

Sunday Small Bites #11: GINGER

I chose this week's ingredient: GINGER. I love the taste of fresh ginger, and thought it would be interesting to see what people came up with for appetizers. I tried two different combinations of tastes. The first are curried lamb...

Pistachio Crusted Tilapia with Pomegranate Reduction

Pistachio-Crusted Tilapia: Serves 4: 4 pieces talapia 1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. finely chopped pistachios 1/2 c. panko crumbs 2 sprigs thyme 1 sprig rosemary 1/2 c. mayo Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine pistachios, panko, chopped thyme and...

Gamberoni in Camicia from Cafe Firenze Cookbook

I promised you a recipe from the Cafe Firenze Cookbook, by Fabio Viviani and Jacapo Falleni, so here we go. This is an antipasto in Fabio's cookbook, but use more prawns, and it's dinner! (I am paraphrasing the directions...

Sunday Small Bites # 2: Crab

I have always wanted to make crab and cream cheese wontons. I ordered them once in a restaurant, and thought they were delicious. After a little research, I found most recipes are actually called "Crab Rangoon". I used this...

Sunday Small Bites #1: SHRIMP

For my shrimp appetizer, I made "Morton's Steakhouse Shrimp Alexander" from copykat.com. Here is the recipe: 4 oz. melted butter or margarine Prepared bread crumbs (see below) 1 lb. jumbo shrimp (8-12) to the pound 1 C. plain bread...

Linguini with Tonnato Sauce and Arugula

This delicious pasta dish came from the August, 2009 issue of Gourmet . I did a little tweaking of the recipe, so I'll share mine. (There's would be way too salty and runny for me) 6-8 oz of Italian...

Sunday Salad Samplers # 8: Shrimp Salad

Jan's simple and good shrimp salad was the salad of the week. Make it several hours before serving, (or the day before) letting the flavors get friendly in the fridge. I deleted the catsup and red peppers, but added...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut: Craft Style

After coming home from Las Vegas with my own SIGNED copy of Tom Colicchio's cookbook, Craft of Cooking, I was dying to try a recipe. The first one I made was a simple choice, and a real keeper! I...

More Party Recipes

Shrimp Dip This is a no-brainer! 8 oz. cream cheese (softened) 1 pint sour cream 2 packages of powdered Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix 1 pound salad shrimp (bay shrimp) Mix together the night before to let it get "friendly"....

Summer Salads

WAY too hot to cook! We have lots of salads during these intensely hot evenings. Last night was curry chicken salad, and white peaches with berries in Amaretto. This spinach, nectarine, blueberry salad with blueberry-pomegranate dressing was great with our...

Charred Corn Salad with Grilled Scallops

BBQ 4 ears of corn (wrapped in foil with a little butter) and let cool. Cut corn off cobs and place in bowl with juice 0f three limes and a couple cloves of chopped garlic. Add: 1/2 red onion,...

A Definite Keeper!

After making the Warm Gorgonzola Potato Salad the other night, I continued browsing through Beverly Gannon's wonderful Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook. I found this recipe for "Coulibiac of Opakapaka with Passion Fruit Hollandaise" to try for dinner last night. I...

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes (I have seen many recipes, but none exactly like MINE) 8 oz. fresh crab meat 1 green onion, chopped 1 slice of bread, crusts cut off, torn into tiny pieces (I used ciabatta) 2 T. mayo 1...

Sublime Lime

This is what I threw together to try out my new lime olive oil from Pasolivo: I sauteed some garlic and green onions in 2 T. of the lime oil, then cooked scallops, and added some red chili flakes, lime...

Rosemary's Restaurant

We discovered Rosemary's restaurant about eight years ago on a weekend visit to Las Vegas. I was there for a therapy conference during the week, and Brad flew in from Oakland on a Friday. He read an article about...

Pot Luck Zucchini-Yogurt Pasta

I love to read and try new recipes. I read at least four food magazines a month, but many wonderful recipes are posted on Slow Travel. There are many great cooks and even chefs as members, so each day you...

BBQ Shrimp

An easy dinner on the BBQ: Marinate shrimp in: light soy sauce, honey, hot red pepper flakes, and a teaspoon of olive oil. Grill for a minute or two on each side. We had these with mango and blackberries with...

Yummy Pasta with Shrimp and Gruyere

For dinner, we had the delicious pasta with shrimp, gruyere sauce and veggies from Jerry's Blog. I substituted leftover asparagas and grated zucchini for the peas in his recipe. It was quite a hit! Jerry and I must have the...

Good Friday

I am SO far behind on this blog, and have much to share, but had a very busy week. Though it is now four days later, I will blog about last weekend. On Friday, my friend, Jan, and I went...

Countdown to Paso Robles

On Friday, February 2, we will be joining a large group of Slow Travellers for a wine and food GTG in Paso Robles, California! Twelve of us will be sharing a rental house, http://www.cottageatcapitolhill.com/, where large group meals will...