This vegan mushroom soup is full of hearty, earthy mushrooms. The Portobello mushrooms marry with the sauce making it rich and savoury, yet fat-free. It is amazing the next day. continue see recipe
Every coastal region has a cultural version of a fish soup or fisherman’s stew, bouillabaisse of Provence, cotriade of Brittany, brodetto of Italy, halászlé of Hungary, cioppino of San Fransico, Bostonian “chowda” and Moqueca of Brazil.
It’s Friday night, pondering what to serve, with minimal effort, Snow Crab comes to mind. Steamed and succulent snow crab is such a crowd pleaser. So very easy to prepare and plate. The bright pink-red shells give promise to the sweetness that needs only clarified butter as an accent. It’s still in season, albeit nearing […]
This week’s Friday Fish Dish for Lent is a Pacific Northwest paring of roasted salmon with a light bodied Oregon Pinot Noir. The roasted salmon is served on a bed of French baby lentils, braised in red wine with a simple green salad, dressed with a mustard vinaigrette. For a beautiful presentation, plate on a platter and […]
This week’s Lent Fish Friday takes us to the British Isles with an updated version of the British staple, a puff pasty fishy pie. This fishy pie in puff pastry is a change-up from the traditional fish pie which is made with cod, salmon and prawns in a creamy white wine sauce and topped with potato […]
The signs of spring are not yet apparent. Channeling warm places, we suggest a classic south of France dish, Salade Niçoise. This colourful and beautifully platted fish dish is easy to prepare and is also a crowd pleaser. Perfect for a casual Friday evening or to serve for an impromptu cocktail party. Just add wine […]
Start Lent’s Fish Friday with a classic Italian-American shrimp dish. In American, scampi is a shrimp dish with garlic butter and dry white wine served on a bed of linguine. This updated classic dish with roasted prawns stuffed with scampi is so beautiful, it does not need to share a plate with linguine. Serve the […]