Category Archives: Seafood Entrees

The High Art of the Hotdish

When I moved to Minnesota over 15 years ago, I was invited to a colleague’s home for dinner. She said we were going to have a Minnesota favorite: Hotdish. The first thing I thought was, “wow, here is somebody who … Continue reading

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Fish Tales

From Thailand to Newfoundland, Frying fresh fish has a worldwide appeal I think every coastal culture has a local version of fish with a golden, crunchy coating on the outside and tender, succulent fish under the protective blanket of crust. … Continue reading

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Edible Travel Adventure- Mexico & Seafood Cocktail Recipe

Like all good mid-westerners in the Spring, I try to get out of the cold for a few days. A while back I made a quick trip to Phoenix to see on of my good pals who I cooked with … Continue reading

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Springtime in Louisiana Means Crawfish Season!- Recipe for Mama’s Crawfish Etouffe

In Louisiana, crawfish season is usually in full swing at Easter. I remember as a child going crawfishing with my daddy and brothers after dinner on Easter Sunday. I would always bring my Easter basket along in case I got … Continue reading

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Quick Jambalaya Perfect for a Holiday Potluck

Jambalaya is the state hotdish of Louisiana. It can be made with  just about any meat or seafood, it’s easy to prepare ahead and gets better the next day after all the flavors marry. Sometimes I make Jambalaya from scratch, … Continue reading

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Lazy Day Crabmeat Crepes

Crabmeat is one of my favorite things to eat anytime of the year. It’s versatile, low calorie and delicious. I even use canned crabmeat in a pinch. Crepes are an easy weekend breakfast that can be whipped up with things … Continue reading

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Brunch at the Iconic Palace Cafe in the French Quarter + Recipe for Crabmeat Cheesecake

No trip to the big easy would be complete without a visit to a Brennan Family Restaurant. When I lived there, it was the gold standard of service and authentic Louisiana food. Served in style with silver cups and lots … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home: Mother’s Day Recipe Round Up

What Mom does not like to be treated to a home cooked meal? This Mother’s day cook for Mom a special lunch or dinner that you made just for her. I love restaurants, but on Mother’s day it’s always a … Continue reading

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California Local Food Scene & Recipe for Tilapia with Artichokes and Capers

When hype about a contemporary California-style of cuisine first hit the media in the 1970s, it was a food awakening for the rest of the country. These newfangled local food ways and culinary traditions, however, actually got their start in … Continue reading

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It’s Maple Syrup Time! Pancake and Syrup Recipes

Woodsman and conservationist Dave Rogotzke produces sweet liquid gold in the maple forests of Duluth with a back-to-nature approach. On a cool, bright and sunny day in late March, Dave Rogotzke is busy tending his Maples. Getting ready for action, he’s checking … Continue reading

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