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Back to Basics: Grilled Salmon with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Our friends just returned from Alaska and brought over some wild caught silver salmon for dinner. Oh my! I wanted the flavor of the fish to really shine, so I simply brushed it with olive oil, salt and white pepper before grilling. I served it with a cool, herb-y yogurt sauce I made using the fresh herbs running rampant in our garden.

Grilling fish is a simple, healthy and delicious choice for meals at home. Some people are intimidated by the idea of grilling fish. Don’t be! This method of using direct and then indirect heat to cook fish on the grill works every time. I’ve written specific instructions for using both charcoal and gas grills. Enjoy!

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Blackened Sea Bass

Yield: 4 servings With a deep, rich flavor, this sea bass stands alone. A fresh slice of lemon might be nice, but even that’s not necessary! This works great with halibut too. Ingredients: 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons grape […]

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Roasted Rock Fish

Yield: 4 servings Rock fish does not have a lot of fat, so roasting it with a chunky tomato sauce helps keep it moist. This recipe is easily doubled. Ingredients: 4 5-ounce rock fish fillets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 cup vegetable broth 3 garlic cloves, […]

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Grilled Mahimahi

Yield: 4 5-ounce servings The best thing about this recipe is the simple method for grilling. Try this method once and you will come back to it time and time again for grilling fish. Ingredients: 4 5-ounce mahimahi fillets olive or grape seed oil salt and pepper chili powder cumin juice of 1 lime Method: […]

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Peppery Pasta with Arugula and Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings Fresh lemon juice, minced shallots, and a little Romano cheese go a long way towards adding nice flavor to this dish. Substitute fresh baby spinach for the arugula or Parmesan for the Romano – it’s all good! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic, divided 1 1/4  teaspoons black pepper, divided 1/2  teaspoon salt, divided […]

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Crispy Broiled Cod

Yield: 4 servings Purchase one orange for this recipe – use the juice for the brine and the zest for the crust. If you can’t find black cod, halibut makes a nice substitute. Ingredients: 1 cup cold water 1 tablespoon salt juice from one orange 4 black cod fillets (about 6 ounces each) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 […]

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Moroccan Halibut with Carrots

Yield: 2 servings Cinnamon and cayenne bring out the natural sweetness of the carrots while adding a little heat. Fresh mint and lemon add a lovely and light finish. Be sure to make a good choice when selecting your seafood using this handy guide. This dish is quick enough for a week night! Ingredients: 2 […]

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Traditional Garlic Shrimp

Yield: Serves 4 (1/4-pound servings) This simple but delicious dish comes together in minutes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 6 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley Salt to taste Procedure: Heat the olive oil in a skillet or […]

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