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Shrimp Fried Rice

I know this is weird but, after boiling up some shrimp for dinner, I had leftovers. (There was leftover shrimp — when does *that* ever happen?) Not wanting to let shrimp go to waste (because they’re shrimp and not using them up would be a crime against both nature AND the culinary gods) I went […]

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Chili Garlic Shrimp

I spotted Jasmine’s recipe for Chili Garlic Shrimp on her blog Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and started drooling. Oh God, did it look good and Oh God, did I have to make it. This recipe does not disappoint. Sweet, spicy, salty, fishy (in a good way!) — it’s just too delicious. Shane and I […]

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SautĂ©ed Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Sauce

I know I’m not the only one who’s been craving lighter, brighter flavors lately. Eggnog, cookies, cheeses, meats, sauces, pies, cakes, and all those wonderful holiday foods are terrific, but after eating them for awhile, it’s nice to enjoy something a little different. Not only does this tilapia give your palate a break, but as […]

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Salmon with Agrodolce sauce

This is a very impressive, delicious dish — if you like salmon, that is — that takes very little effort. I was especially in love with the look and texture of the crust; it’s a gorgeous deep-gold color and lends the fish an appealing crunch. I served this along with piselli con asparagi e basilico […]

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Singapore Mei Fun with Shrimp

Before Shane and I got engaged and I moved Upstate, I used to eat Chinese take-out at least twice a month, sometimes more. It was cheap, it was flavorful, it was everywhere. But Shane isn’t a big fan of Chinese food, and I haven’t found any Chinese restaurants I really like, so now I eat […]

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Pescatore’s "World’s Greatest Tuna Noodle Casserole"

An email from Mark, verbatim: It was one of those awkward social mixers at the beginning of my first semester at The University of Alabama in 1990. All the grad students were invited to the home of the one of the professors, so we could get to know each other and meet some of the […]

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Thai Spiced Barbeque Shrimp

Perhaps the most delicious way to prepare shrimp. Thai Spiced Barbeque Shrimp (adapted)3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon brown sugar2 teaspoons curry paste (Shane used a hot, red curry paste)1 pound medium shrimp, deveined but not peeled In a shallow dish or resealable bag, mix together […]

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Grilled Oysters with Fennel Butter

Normally, I am not an oyster fan. But God, throw a bunch of butter, fennel seeds, garlic and shallots on top — how can they not be loved? Shane and his Commie oysters. Grilled Oysters with Fennel Butter, adapted 1 tsp. fennel seed, ground1 c. butter, softened1 Tbsp. shallots, minced1 Tbsp. garlic, minced (or to […]

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UPDATED! From Retro, With Love: Retro Recipe Challenge No. 7 Round-Up

Let’s take trip ’round the world, retro style, shall we? Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once offers a delicious “uber retro, Swiss-classic, fondue” perfect for any well-heeled jet-setter. The recipe hails from Graham Kerr’s classic 1973 cookbook, The Complete Galloping Gourmet Cookbook. Retro pro Emily at Appetitive Behavior visited France via Hungary (read […]

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La Festa al Fresco Submission: Shrimp with Tomato and Basil over Polenta

About a week ago, I got a note from the lovely Lis from La Mia Cucina inviting me to participate in La Festa al Fresco. Lis and the equally lovely Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice have created this foodie event featuring fresh summer food. Lis writes on her blog: Ivonne and I would like […]

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