Fish / Seafood

SALMON POTATO CAKES

This is another salmon dish but had to share as it was such a super easy lunch/dinner to make, I can't believe not having made it before now.  Plus, it was tasty and very economical.  At some point during the week we always end up with leftover potatoes in the fridge - such a great […]

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SALMON IN A GINGER MARINADE WITH A HEART HEALTHY SIDE DISH

Where has the time gone? I have just realized Gluten Free Delightfully Delicious is soon to be 8 years old! I have not been posting as many new recipes as I used to as life has taken many a different turn in my neck of the woods.  Having said that, I will continue to post […]

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CREAMY TARRAGON SHRIMP AND LEEKS WITH LEMON RICE

When dining alone I always gravitate towards seafood - always.  DH is not a seafood lover at all - he will eat fish:  salmon, halibut, cod and snapper but that is about it. No shell fish what so ever.  I suppose I could cook more seafood than I do - but honestly I'm too lazy […]

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HOW TO BAKE (AND FREEZE) A PERFECT WHOLE SALMON

This year, I have endeavored to buy whole fresh salmon - enough to have 7 or 8 in the freezer.  Usually, I will buy pink salmon - I somehow missed my favorite salmon this year which is CoHo. (in the picture above, we love to serve salmon with organic garlic scape pesto which I make […]

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PAN FRIED WHITE FISH WITH A TARRAGON PARSLEY WHITE WINE SAUCE

This easy pan fried fresh gray cod was a lovely dinner enhanced by a tasty Tarragon Parsley White Wine Sauce.  When using a white fish such as cod, halibut, or snapper just about any herb sauce will enhance the delicate flavors of the fish. (make the Tarragon Parsley White Wine Sauce first, and keep on […]

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SALMON VEGETABLE QUICHE

With our fresh frozen salmon in the freezer, we had baked a lovely Coho Salmon the other night, with plenty of leftovers for salad and sandwiches the next day.  As there was quite a lot left I decided to make a salmon quiche.  It seems to me that just about anything will work divinely with […]

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CREAMY SEAFOOD CHOWDER

Nothing says comfort food better than a delicious bowl of seafood chowder.  Most seafood chowders traditionally use a white fish.  In this dish I used all shell fish.  Many chowders also use a flour to thicken their chowder...here I did not. In our household if we use cream, I will make SCD cream - Lactose […]

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FRESH WEST COAST SNAPPER

Recently I found a new local fish store that supplies all kinds of fresh fish and shell fish - yeahhh!  Today's special was fresh West Coast Snapper fillets - they were lovely!  Having found this new store, I hope to have more seafood dishes in the future. With this recipe I kept it really simple, […]

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CREAMED SALMON AND LEEKS

It has been a while since I last did a post...we have been away on holidays.  Back to our favorite Salt Spring Island for a 5 day getaway.  DH shot this picture on the ferry over to the Island.  It was a most lovely holiday...good food, lots of rest, great weather, hikes on the beach...I […]

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GRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH CRAB AND BERNAISE CHIVE SAUCE

My daughter and I shared this wickedly delicious meal the other night.  I have not made Bearnaise sauce in years...so good!  Ideally this is a dish that pairs wonderfully with Beef Tenderloin steaks - which we had a few nights ago.  Then my daughter arrived with Phillips Crab Claw Meat.  It is pasteurized and fully […]

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APRICOT/PEACH AND SHALLOT THYME GLAZED BAKED COD

A while back....(end of July/August?)  I made my Homemade Apricot and Peach Jam - only this time, I made extra: It is by far my most favorite jam.  Regular Apricot Jam would work nicely here too.  We found some beautiful Gray Cod Fillets at the market and with this Apricot/Peach glaze - it was a […]

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GLUTEN FREE CLAM PENNE ALFREDO AND A PRESENT

Yes, another Pasta dish.  This was absolutely to die for...seriously!  If you read my blog dear readers, you do know I tend to RAVE about SCD CREAM.  Whether in sweet dishes or savory, SCD CREAM is the best whipping cream ever.  It lends a slightly tart taste that adds a whole new dimension to sweet […]

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TOMATO BASIL SEAFOOD CHOWDER - TWO RECIPES IN ONE

This is a post on how to poach Wild Salmon and Lobster.  It is also a post about Seafood Chowder.  I have never made a Seafood Chowder before.  Back in the day, and I am talking way back in the day, I used to make a luscious Creamy Clam Chowder.  Believe me, you do not […]

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A BEAUTIFUL SALMON DINNER WITH A SUMMER VEGETABLE SIDE DISH

Mercy...I am ruined...I will never want fresh store bought wild salmon ever again.  I must give a huge shout out, a huge THANK YOU to our neighbours.  They brought over this lovely salmon that was caught, fresh out of the ocean yesterday... We had one fillet for dinner which was perfect for the two of […]

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CURRIED SHRIMP AND SUGAR SNAP PEA SALAD

Here is yet another fresh salad.  During the spring and summer - we have salads of every kind almost every day.  The Sugar Snap Peas will not be around much longer so we have been eating them in every salad we make. Every once in a while I have a huge craving for shellfish.  As […]

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BAKED COD IN A TOMATO BASIL FENNEL SAUCE

This may well be my most FAVORITE white fish recipe ever...so so good.  So delicious, I would love to make it at least once a week.  However, after reading this information, we discovered Cod is on the endangered species list. I received an education this week about our Canadian Coastal Cod.  Naturally it is wild, […]

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THE HEAVENLY LOBSTER

This pot of fresh Atlantic Lobster looks divine, does it not?  Sigh....wish this was sitting on top of my stove getting ready to be a meal.  Sadly, it is not. My dear Dtr. and her boyfriend are back East in Halifax Nova Scotia visiting his family.  And yes, they are about to sit down and […]

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CURRIED SALMON BURGERS WITH A CURRY YOGURT SAUCE

If you follow my blog, you know from time to time I become a "Curry Freak".  It's true.  Usually, it happens right out of the blue, with no warning, then next thing you know?  My kitchen is a disaster zone, but we do indeed sit down to a lovely, heavenly Curry Meal. I asked my […]

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A DELICIOUS RECIPE INSPIRATION

Have you ever wondered what is in a person's name?  Sometimes I think nothing...we are much more than our "names".  At other times, in this world, how do we Not identify with our names? Growing up, I was constantly called "Ina" as in Ina Garten, of the Bare Foot Contessa.  I hated it more than […]

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SHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA, IN A LEMON TARRAGONSAUCE

Checking with The Flavor Bible – another recipe emerged. This book is such an inspiration.  I knew I wanted to use yogurt, and bacon, but combining the Tarragon, Dijon,  lemon, green onions, made this dish light and flavorful. 2 1/2 cups yogurt 4 slices, chopped bacon 1 large minced shallot 4 minced garlic cloves 1 […]

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EATING FOR ONE LUNCH OR DINNER

Originally, I was not going to do a post on this recipe.  I added an unusual * ingredient, thinking this could go one way or the other - good, or not so good.  It was good!  A lovely meal for one, whether for lunch or dinner.  With a few extra green beans from the garden […]

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BAKED SALMON IN A BLUEBERRY HERB SAUCE

During the summer months we really try our best to eat local and to eat what is in season.  Right now we are at the height of Salmon season, and Blueberry season.  When first contemplating this combination for the sauce - I wondered if it would work.  However, I still wanted to put them both […]

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FISH EN PAPILLOTE

This picture does not look too appetizing - but it sure was!  In our endevour to eat more fish, this is a lovely way to enhance any white fish.  It is kind of hard to see the fish with all the toppings, but it truly is there. And how lovely it sounds "En Papillote"  which […]

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WEEKEND GETAWAY

We had the most lovely three days on Salt Spring Island - good food, beautiful weather, great music, and it was wonderful to see some of our friends we have not seen since last year.   The ferry ride from Swartz Bay in Victoria B.C. is about 35 minutes to Salt Spring Island. Once we arrived […]

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HERB BAKED SALMON FILLET

Upon going to the market, it was my hope to come home with a fillet of Coho Salmon.  No Coho.  So I bought a chunk of Sockeye Salmon - and with this recipe, I knew I would have to fillet it.  Having never filleted a salmon before - it did not turn out to be […]

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SALMON STEAKS IN A CREAMY CAPER DILL SAUCE

I am sure I have previously mentioned, Wild Coho Salmon is my absolute favorite Salmon.  It is right in the middle of the other Salmon Species.  Sockeye is the strongest tasting fish, then Coho, then Pink Salmon.  I sound like Goldilocks when it comes to Salmon...but I can't help it....Wild Coho is just sooooo tasty! […]

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COCONUT THAI FISH VEGETABLE STIR FRY

This was mighty tasty.  Much better than I would have anticipated.  I think marinating the fish, and the cabbage slaw made a huge difference.  It is a two part meal, but no worries - as it was really, really easy, and honestly did not take all that long to make.  We have been wanting to […]

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GARLIC PRAWNS WITH PESTO PASTA

This was such a quick, simple delicious meal, great for when you have had a busy long day.  Plus, any leftovers would make a wonderful salad for lunch the next day. One dozen prawns, de-veined, peeled, tail off (I used frozen, that I thawed in the refrigerator) butter 1 sliced garlic clove Pasta: 2 cups […]

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FILLET OF FISH BURGERS AND AN UPDATE

Sometimes it is just darn hard to take a decent picture!  I seem to have the occasional good day, and many not so good days, sigh.  Despite the picture, these fish burgers were a yummy meal, which we had with a creamy coleslaw, recipe pending. The other part to this post, is that I made […]

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SEAFOOD GRATIN

Do you have a really fond memory of food, one that stands out more than any other?  When you think about that dish, it is as if you could taste it right now?  That's how it is for me with this Seafood Gratin. One summer, when I was fifteen years old, I got a summer […]

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A DELIGHTFUL SALMON SALAD

Who knew a simple salmon salad could taste so good?  I was pleasantly surprised.  We are still having different kinds of salads ever since the Curry Chicken Salad Post.  So here is another grain free meal, fresh salad we have been eating in our endeavor to cut back on Carbs and Grains.  This salad would […]

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PRAWN AND LEEK SAFFRON RISOTTO

I wondered about this dish - saffron, and prawns?  It worked, oh yes, it worked.  One thing I have discovered about risotto is it is not a difficult dish to make.  It does need stirring, but not non-stop.  Let it simmer a bit in between stirring, and you end up with a most luscious risotto.  […]

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JAMBALAYA

Jambalaya....I love that word.  It just sounds happy to me.  A tasty dish loosely based on Emeril Lagasse's recipe, which you can find here. This was one of those pictures where our camera was starting to die..sorry, but such as it is, I think there are only one or two more recipes like this..then we […]

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REFRESHING TUNA SALAD

This is the second of a few posts - some days ago I did a post about wanting to eat less carbs - less bread, pasta, rice throughout the day.  Well, the first day was a disaster.  I got called into work at the last moment, and quickly threw together a sandwich for lunch, plus […]

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SCRUMPTIOUS CRAB CAKES

What a treat this was!  I love seafood - all seafood, except Sushi, which I may have mentioned before.  DH, dislikes most seafood, I may have mentioned that before too.  So the only time I cook like this is when I know my kids will be visiting and DH is away, or has an evening […]

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MARINATED BACON WRAPPED PRAWNS

Oh my goodness.  Yes, oh my goodness. Bacon, marinade, prawns, what is not to love? Unless you do not like prawns, DH does not...I usually make these babies when I know my kids might be around for a visit, DH is happy with tortilla chips and salsa. So quick and easy too. These are fabulous […]

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TUNA IN A CREAMY TARRAGON SAUCE

This was one of the first dishes I learned to make in High School.  Back then it was your basic white sauce recipe, which was traditionally made with the tuna, peas, and then poured over baking powder biscuits. Well, we only use Soy milk in this house, (unless when I make SCD cream) and after […]

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SALMON AND SCALLOPS WITH TARRAGON WINE SAUCE

Living on an Island, on the West Coast of British Columbia, we are so appreciative of the availability of Fresh Wild Fish and Shell Fish.  I am sure most of you have heard of the amazing millions of spawning Sockeye Salmon in recent weeks.  Record numbers, not seen in over 100 years!  You never know […]

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RED THAI COCONUT CURRY PRAWNS

Wow.  Remember that cartoon character Speedy Gonzales?  Well I think he visited my kitchen last night. Seriously. Only this was a Thai influenced dish, not Mexican, but super yummy, and flavorful!  Any veggie would work here - broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, I was also going to include frozen peas, but forgot as this meal came together […]

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GLUTEN FREE FISH AND CHIPS WITH TARTAR SAUCE

Wow, the last time I had fish and chips was about 15, 16 or 17 years ago...I'm losing count. This was also the first time I have ever made homemade Fish and Chips. Huge success. What a treat this was. DH was ecstatic - said he wanted this meal once a week. Once a week […]

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PRAWN PICKLED BEET FETA SALAD

Have you ever gone to a Restaurant, paid the big bucks, only to be sooo disappointed knowing full well you could go home and make something way better?  Well that is what happened to me the other day.  Dang!  We seldom ever eat out.  It is a rarity - which makes it even more disappointing.  […]

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LEMON THYME SALMON STEAKS

This was a simple lovely meal.  Isn't it true, that sometimes the more simple a meal is the tastier it is?  With all of the abundant fresh wild salmon available, I could not resist buying these lovely Coho Steaks.  This was a meal for two, but could easily be increased to feed more. 2 Wild […]

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SEAFOOD PASTA

Pastas are so versatile…whether cream or tomato based they all work well with seafood, chicken, beef, ground turkey – or vegetarian.  This would also be tasty on baked spaghetti squash too. 2 Tblsp. Olive oil 1 onion diced 1 quarter of a finely chopped green pepper 4 large garlic cloves – minced 1 28 oz […]

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PRAWN SESAME STIR FRY

This meal was quick, easy, and healthy.  I always tend to gravitate towards some kind of seafood when DH is away and I am the only one to cook for. He and our son Jarrod have headed over to my favorite Gulf Island, where they will be playing music, and doing what they both love.  […]

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VEGGIES FROM THE GARDEN, AND A MEAL FOR ONE

Well, it is a beginning!  We finally have a few veggies from the garden.  I kind of forgot about the red cabbage..which just kept getting bigger.  Pickled red cabbage will be down the road, as well as coleslaw. For lunch today, I had a simple tuna salad, then steamed beets and beet greens - we […]

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PESTO SALMON

Our local grocery store had Fresh, Wild Coho Salmon Fillets!  And next to "White Spring Salmon" which you rarely see, Coho is my absolute favorite.  These were not thick, but there was actually a lot of fish on these fillets.  My all time favorite way to have salmon is with Pesto, which I have been […]

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COOKING FOR ONE, AND A FANTASTIC GARDENING BOOK!

Just look at that plate of goodness!  For those of you that are not shellfish lovers, just pretend they are not there and only look at the gorgeous organic veggies.  This was soooo good.  I think from start to finish, it took maybe 20 minutes?  And clean up was a snap.  My DH is away […]

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GLUTEN FREE SHRIMP COCKTAIL APPETIZER

This appetizer reminds me of the 80’s!  It was a popular dish back then, - always made with cream cheese.  Thank the heavens for yogurt cheese.  For anyone not familiar with yogurt cheese, or dripped yogurt it is sometimes called, all you do is line a large sieve with a coffee filter, put on top […]

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SALMON CAKES

In the summer I  always use fresh salmon for this dish….we are not quite there yet….so canned salmon it is.  Served with Pesto/Mayonnaise, Pesto Pasta and fresh veggies…..reminds me that summer is not too too far away.  I needed to finish up  the last of  my homemade pesto from basil I grew last summer,  which […]

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YOGURT DILL BAKED SNAPPER

Living on the Westcoast gives us the opportunity to have seafood through out the year.  I try to cook at least one fish or seafood dish each week.  Of course, saving Fresh Wild Salmon for the summer months.  This is an easy, quick,  light, dish, and any white fish would work well. 4-5 snapper fillets […]

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SHRIMP AND CALICO SCALLOP ALFREDO PASTA

This recipe turned out soooo good.  It is based on my tomato, bacon, mushroom pasta – and I thought why not make this with SCD whip cream and seafood??? Check my previous post, My Family's Favorite Pie to link onto Karen's site and  get the recipe for SCD Whip Cream. Plus I have recently began […]

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Pan Seared Snapper With Lemon Caper Sauce

The inspiration for this dish came from the book The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.  As well, Jamie Oliver - one of his recommended pantry items is capers.  I have to say - this was delicious!  I was surprised as I had never cooked with capers before.  This was easy, and fairly […]

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