Articles Categorized in: Seafood

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Chunky, rich and satisfying chowder. This is a classic dish that has the power of warming any heart. Here I will tell you the secret for a perfect shrimp, corn and bacon chowder.     I spent a lot —- I mean a lot — of time trying to get a proper chowder. Chowder always intrigued me: a creamy and rich soup that has bite-size chunks of seafood, bacon or vegetables. My first attempt was not a success — the...
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Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

A fresh salmon fillet glazed in oyster sauce and topped with perfect caramelized onions. This is a perfect weeknight dinner that is packed with a lot of flavors and it takes 20 minutes — or less— to make.     This recipe is a must for me. Cooking salmon never gets old in my house. So I have my own recipes to shake the things a little bit in the kitchen. From salmon tartare to a healthy salmon with kale...
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Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Let’s talk about the obsession of Portuguese people for codfish. I’m not talking about an occasional weekly meal with cod, oh no. They have a complete section in the supermarket dedicated to cod. Frozen, salted, fresh, cod croquettes, cod salad, cod shampoo, cod everything (and let’s not mention the smell, really stingy). They love this fish beyond any measure.     Codfish and I .. well not the best relationship that you may think of a girl living in codland...
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Garlic and Butter Clams

Garlic and Butter Clams

Freshness, simplicity and great flavors that work together in this dish. These garlic and butter clams are a great starter for a fine dinner without leaving the house.     This buttery sauce works perfectly with any type of seafood. The garlic gives the punch of flavor without being overwhelming thanks to the white wine that balances all the flavors and combine them into this heavenly sauce. I know that working with seafood can be intimidating. The clams meat is...
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Shrimp and Clam Risotto

Shrimp and Clam Risotto

  A good and creamy risotto is always the answer for a “fancy” meal that is super easy to do. I don’t know why but every time Will and I eat risotto, we feel instantly rich — even though my bank account says a different and sad history. This shrimp and clam risotto it is simply amazing. The strong flavor of the seafood goes beautifully with the white wine. The arborio rice absorbs the fish broth and the result is...
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Sweet Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

Sweet Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

  I love salads but most of the time I do not finish with a full stomach. That’s why I like to boost my salad. This salad emerged as a response to “What are we going to have for dinner?”. After staring at my fridge trying to find an answer… this salad was born. It’s the beautiful baby of my healthy craving and my desire for a salad that fulfills my stomach. I had a perfect firm ripe avocado —...
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Spicy Octopus with Vinaigrette

Spicy Octopus with Vinaigrette

I love octopus. Here in the Iberian peninsula, it is a common ingredient and the star of many local dishes. This time I decided to go for an acid vinaigrette that goes perfectly with any type of seafood.       The appealing of this dish is that it gets even tastier if you store it in your fridge for a week. The longer the octopus remains into the vinaigrette, the more flavor it will have. This dish is my...
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Classic Peruvian Ceviche

Classic Peruvian Ceviche

If a could eat one single dish for the rest of my life I could pick ceviche with my eyes closed. Peruvian food has a special place in my heart as my favorite cuisine. I can even affirm that my desire to recreate dishes from restaurants came one day that I was craving for some ceviche, but I couldn’t go to my favorite restaurant and I just thought: ENOUGH. I was going to learn to make ceviche no matter the...
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Salmon Tartare Peruvian Style

Salmon Tartare Peruvian Style

I can remember exactly the overwhelming excitement that I felt the first time I tasted this Salmon Tartare. It was my first new year in Lisbon. My cousin had made a reservation in Segundo Muelle, a famous Peruvian restaurant chain that now has a new restaurant in Lisbon. The kind of celebration that I enjoy: TONS of delicious food. We ate like if there was no tomorrow. Ceviches entreés, tiraditos in yellow ají sauce, sushi, fry ceviche and multiple pisco...
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Honey and Garlic Glazed Salmon with Mushrooms

Honey and Garlic Glazed Salmon with Mushrooms

Freshness and sweetness in one dish! I like to eat fish at least one time during the week. Most of the time, salmon is my favorite choice for a simple reason: it has enough flavor by itself. You can cook a salmon fillet with a pinch of salt and pepper and it would taste good. Besides, it matches with a wide variety of veggies. This time I made a sweet glaze with honey and the spicy and strong flavor of...
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