Tag Archives: seafood

Avocado Alfredo Pasta with Salmon

2 May

Pasta with Avocado Alfredo Sauce and pan seared Salmon

This is REAL alfredo sauce with avocado- it’s not one of those all avocado fake alfredo recipes…



1/2 stick of butter

1/4 cup of flower

1-3 cups of milk or cream

minced garlic

block parmesan cheese

1 ripe avocado

– to start, dice up the avocado into bite sized pieces and puree with about 1/2 cup of milk and a pinch of salt.  ( i use my magic bullet, but any blender will work).  You might want to add a little more milk depending on the size of the avocado- you want it to have the consistency of  a thick yogurt or sour cream.

– melt butter in a sauce pan and add garlic-  i use about 1/4 cup, but we really like garlic (thus the blog title).   Sautee the garlic in the butter over medium heat about 5 minutes until the garlic is tender and smells wonderful.   Add the flour to the butter and stir it in to make a paste.  Let it cook for about 1-2 minutes until the flour gets a little color, then add the milk.

– you can add anywhere from 1-3 cups of milk  depending on how think you want the sauce,  start with one cup then work your way up.   Add the milk and whisk the sauce together.  Keep it over medium-high heat until it starts to bubble/boil (this will thicken up the milk sauce).   Then add shredded fresh paremesan cheese.  I use about 1/2 a cup of really strong fresh parm, you might have to use more if you use a different cheese, or less if you don’t want it too cheesy.

– Whisk everything together and taste your alfredo sauce- salt and pepper to taste (and a little fresh basil if you have it!)

– Add the avocado mixture to the alfredo sauce and mix together.  It will be GREEN (it looks glow in the dark) and delicious.  Check for reasoning.

– Pour over hot pasta  and top with chicken, salmon, shrimp, anything!  YUM.


Shrimp Stir Fry

1 May

Stir fried shrimp over brown rice with onions, peppers and water chestnuts( they really add a great crunch to the rice) with a yum yum sauce.


Miracle Whip (you gotta use use miracle whip, regular mayo doesn’t give it the right taste), sriracha and soy.


1 May

Mussels steamed in white wine with garlic, shallots and tomatoes  with parsley

Sushi Cubes

10 Mar

Sushi cubes made with a cool little mold .  Made with fresh tuna, salmon, shrimp, avocado, spicy mayo, eel sauce, fish roe and sushi rice.   So fun to make!  And more fun to eat!

Salmon with Creamed Cauliflower and Pesto Oil

10 Mar


Salmon with asparagus with creamed cauliflower with pesto oil drizzle.

This might be the new best thing i’ve ever made.

I steamed the cauliflower until very tender then riced it in the food processor and added butter, cream cheese and half and half.  I seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic powder and added  about a teaspoon of flower to thicken it up.  The drizzle is just a combination of a tablespoon of pesto and the same amount of olive oil blended up in our magic bullet. It was amazing.  Crazy good, amazingly good. This dish made mashed potatoes unnecessary.   Wow.

Tuna Tartar

6 Mar

Tuna tartar with avocado and crispy shallots with a miso soy sauce.

Love my new food mold!

Zach made this!  He started with fresh tuna and ripe avocados and cubed them both.  Sprinkle the avocado with salt and set aside and toss the tuna with olive oil , salt and pepper.  Finely dice a shallot and sprinkle with flour. Mix the shallots up a little so the flour evenly coats them before putting them into a small hot pan with oil to crisp them up.  Watch them carefully – they burn quickly!  After they are a light golden brown color (they will darken after you take them from the pan) put them on a paper towel to collect any extra oil.    For the sauce: start with 1/2 a cup of soy sauce. Add about a teaspoon of mirin and white wine vinegar.  Add a sprinkle of wasabi powder- or more if you’re daring  and brown sugar to your liking.  Whisk the sauce together and set aside.  Assemble my stacking the tuna and avocado, top with the crispy shallots and drizzle the plate with the sauce- you don’t need a lot of it!

Salmon Alfredo

13 Feb


Pan seared salmon over garlic alfredo pasta.

For the sauce i melt about 1/2 a stick of butter in  non stick pan and then add about a tablespoon of  flour and let cook for about a minute. Then I add some dairy, milk, cream, half and half, skim, what ever’s in the fridge and whisk together.   Then i add a lot of garlic and shredded fresh parm.   Easy yum yum. Jarred alfredo is disgusting.  make your own.

Spicy Shrimp over Veggies

5 Feb

Bang Bang Shrimp-  broiled shrimp topped with a spicy mayo sauce, over teriyaki veggies and tofu ‘noodles”

#BrideDiet – I used lite mayo for the topping and low sodium teriyaki sauce. The rest is just veggies tofu and shrimp. yum!

Tempura Cod with Veggies

27 Jan

Tempura fried cod filet with roasted tomatoes over creamed spinach with mushrooms and onions.

Sriracha Yogurt Brushed Cod with Zoodles and Roasted Tomatoes

9 Jan

Broiled cod brushed with a yogurt- sriracha- soy glaze.  With garlic zoodles and roasted tomatoes.

#BrideDiet-  no butter or oil,  used a cool kitchen tool to cut the zucchini into noodle shapes!  Sauted the zoodles with garlic and roasted the tomatoes with cooking spray.

Salmon with Avocado Cream

7 Jan

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Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Cream

#BrideDiet – no rice!    I used spray instead of olive oil and skim milk to make the avocado cream!

Cod over Risotto

7 Jan

photo (1)Broiled marinated cod over shallot risotto and burssle sprouts cooked in bacon grease with Parmesan.

Scallops with Sriracha Beurre Blanc

7 Jan

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Hard pan seared large scallops topped with sriracha and shallot beurre blanc over asparagus and tomato orzo.

Salmon & Cauliflower

6 Mar

Salmon cooked in shallot butter, with parmesan roasted Cauliflower

Salmon cooked in shallot butter, with parmesan roasted Cauliflower

Salmon cooked in shallot butter, with parmesan roasted Cauliflower

Shrimp and Salmon

15 Jan

Hot and Spicy Shell on Shrimp over Pan Seared Salmon topped with Beurre Blanc with Parmesan Asparagus  and White Wine Mushroom Risotto. shrimp


15 Jan

Home Made Sushi with Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp, Crab, Yellowtail, Roe, Avocado, Rice and Seaweed with a Spicy Mayo


Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

15 Jan

Spiced Shrimp over Avocado on a Crostini