halibut crudo

Halibut Crudo

This halibut crudo is a fusion dish I developed inspired by my love for Japanese sashimi. “Crudo” is the Italian word for “raw,” and refers to a dish of uncooked fish, shellfish, (or sometimes meat) that is seasoned and dressed with an oil, some type of citrus juice, or, at times, a vinaigrette. Despite what […]

braised snapper with Puttanesca

Oven Braised Snapper with Puttanesca

This oven-braised snapper with Puttanesca is a wonderful dish for fish lovers. I have blogged about Puttanesca already, but this version is a little different and not served with pasta. I found this lovely recipe in Fine Cooking and adapted it slightly, but the original one can be seen here. As many know, Spaghetti alla puttanesca […]

seared sea bass

Seared Sea Bass With Shallot Vinaigrette

Summer is all about easy, often healthy(er) recipes and limited prep time. In warmer months most of us naturally gravitate to lighter meals with more fresh vegetables and often less carbs. I actually aspire to cook like this as much as possible, year-round, because I honestly feel better, health-wise, doing so. But truthfully, this is […]

seared tuna

Seared Tuna Salad With Ginger Dressing

This simple recipe has a story to it. This seared tuna salad is a dish I ate almost nightly when I managed a restaurant in NYC years ago. It was my go-to meal of choice, not only because I’m a big tuna fan, but because it is incredibly easy (and fast) to make. Most importantly, […]

new style salmon sashimi

Nobu Matsuhisa’s New Style Salmon Sashimi

For those who don’t know, Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur. Nobu is known for his unique fusion style of blending Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. Nobu’s super-star status can in part be credited to his friendship with Robert De Niro, who was a frequent patron of Nobu’s much-loved Los Angeles […]


Homemade Gravlax With Honey-Mustard Dill Sauce

Gravlax is a huge favorite of both mine and my husband. Honestly, I prefer to eat salmon like this or sashimi-style rather than cooked. The most common question I’ve heard about gravlax is how it is different from smoked salmon.  Being a New Yorker (yes, even after living on the West Coast all these years […]

fish cakes

Crispy Quinoa Fish Cakes With Blistered Shishito Peppers

My husband is not shy about expressing his love of fish cakes.  Since the first time I made my cod cakes, he was hooked.  My younger son (the fish lover) quickly followed in his father’s footsteps.  When I mentioned that I was developing a new fish cake recipe, eyes widened, and there was excitement in […]

cod cakes

Noah’s Cod Cakes and Tartar Sauce

My younger son, Noah, has always been a fish fan.  At one point, I thought I had a pescatarian (someone who eats fish but not meat) on my hands.  Thankfully, I don’t–I say that only because my other son is a huge carnivore and will not eat fish.  Fortunately, Noah eats almost everything, but he […]

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