Trout with haricots verts and almonds

It has been a busy past few weeks, as I’ve stopped in several different countries in the last week or so. At long last, I have returned to Chicago, where I’ll be for the next five years or so slogging away on a PhD, and re-united with my husband (and dog). In honour of our…

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Salmon with sour cream and dill

There are worse things I suppose than having an entire freshly-caught salmon to divvy up between the two of us. But in the interest of not having exactly the same recipe several nights in a row, it means I need to find different and interesting ways of serving up the salmon. A cursory Google search…

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Fresh salmon and crab in garlic butter

Steveston fish market on the weekends is a truly wonderful thing. How ingenious to simply have the boats dock and sell their daily catch right out of it! The prices are reasonable as well–$5 / lb for freshly-caught salmon. We snagged ourselves a lovely 4 lb fish for $20, which will make a good 4…

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Prawns and feta in garlic tomato sauce

David’s had a real hankering for fresh seafood since he’s returned to Vancouver, and I couldn’t help but oblige with a quick pit stop to Granville Market for shrimp. I’d spotted this recipe for prawns with feta and tomato, which seemed a perfect choice given my half-eaten container of feta I’d amusingly bought to garnish…

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Salmon with shrimp sauce

At long last, I’m back in Vancouver, and after a day or two to settle in, my mother informed me that she had some salmon that needed to be used and that I should cook them dinner (they were very busy preparing for their big Alaskan trip). I consulted with my husband and got him…

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Salmon with Basil and Champagne Cream sauce

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage together with relatively little fanfare (a slew of final assignment deadlines in the next couple days didn’t allow much time for celebrating). Our concession was a bottle of bubbly (specifically, Cava, Spanish sparkling wine) and a bubbly-themed salmon dish.

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Seared ahi tuna with wasabi-butter sauce

A steal-of-a-deal on frozen ahi-tuna steaks ($5 for a pound) at Trader Joe’s led to this latest culinary adventure. An online search yielded this recipe for a wasabi-butter sauce over seared tuna steaks, which sounded particularly promising. While the tablespoon of wasabi was a little scary-sounding (particularly for a spiceaphobic person such as myself), but…

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Spinach & cream cheese-filled salmon fillets

I’ve always loved a good salmon and cream cheese bagel, so it seems a natural choice to pair cream cheese with a salmon fillet. My parents had given me The Definitive Canadian Wine & Cheese Cookbook, which I enjoy for several reasons: a) it incorporates some kind of cheese into every recipe, and b) it…

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Pan-fried trout with a tarragon béchamel

In my ongoing search for ideal grocery stores, I took a lengthy bus ride out to a Fresh Farms and discovered a fairly extensive seafood section with fairly reasonable prices on fresh fish. We have both been sorely missing access to fish, that I leaped at the opportunity and picked up a medium-sized rainbow trout…

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