Stuffed Calamari in Tomato Sauce

I used to hate calamari when I was a kid. Really, it was just the tentacles that bothered me. Not gonna lie, I still don’t like them.

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Cleaning & Preparing Whole Squid

There’s not too many culinary tasks that intimidate me. I have a lot of nifty gadgets that can make even the most daunting tasks seem easy. However, I had a box of whole squid in the freezer for over a year because I just had no idea where to begin.

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Creamy Tuna Pasta

I will never tire of hearing my children’s angelic voices asking me “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Just kidding, it got old as soon as they learned the phrase.

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Greek Seafood Saganaki

Seafood seems to have a bit of a bad rap as being something finicky and difficult to make, but really it’s the unsung hero of the realm of quick and easy dinners.

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Beer Battered Crab Cakes

Crab is one of those foods that is like a perfect life partner. It can go casual with a simple dunking in a vat of melted butter, or it can get all dressed up and mingle in a party of other ingredients. In other words, I like it.

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Tomato & Crab Pasta Sauce

20200701162500_IMG_4404When you think of summer in Greece, perhaps you think of the beautiful beaches and the deep crystal blue water.  Perhaps you should be thinking of the things in the water!

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Creamy White Wine Clam Sauce with Garlic and Rosemary

20191226_183732I don’t make this dish enough.  Nowhere nearly enough.  My medium boy reminds of this on a regular basis.

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Leek & Fennel Salmon Loaf

20190730_173122One of the greatest things about salmon (aside from all the healthy stuff… omega-3 fatty acids…blah, blah, blah… you know “omega” is a Greek letter) is the fact that it is the perfect medium for so many other flavors, yet is still strong enough to hold its own.

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Greek Pepperoncini & Artichoke Heart Salmon Loaf

20191007_183042There are some foods that will never photograph well no matter how delicious they really are.  This, sadly, is one of those foods.

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Ginger & Cilantro Salmon Cakes

20190516_162834Once upon a time I had some leftover salmon.  And some ginger.  Oh yeah, cilantro, too.  Green onion was also there.  They invited lime juice over and got together to have a party.

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Creamy Crab Dip with Rosemary & Kalamata Olives

20190508_215812My Medium Boy’s exact words were “Oh my God, this is delicious” when a spoonful of this dip hit his mouth.  I’m not sure, but I think he may have liked it.

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Simple Roasted Whole Trout or Salmon

20190419_105340One of life greatest lessons is that if you give a boy a fish, he eats for a day.  But if you teach a boy to fish, you’ll have fish guts in your sink and trip over all his fishing rods in the garage.

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Buttery Beer Seafood Bake

20190418_080039I had a bag of mixed seafood in the freezer.  Make it two.  I had some beer that was still in the bottle and not in my belly.  Then I had an idea.

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Cheesy Crab Dip with Artichokes & Greek Peperoncini

20190113_201048It’s the early 90s, Berkeley, Ca.  I’m being treated to a nice dinner at Skates On The Bay, a surf-and-turf restaurant literally on the San Francisco Bay.  We order the crab and artichoke dip with focaccia bread.  I was hooked.

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Greek White Fish Stew

20181126_221503Fresh seafood combined with fresh vegetables simmered in a flavorful broth, topped with a sprinkling of crumbled feta cheese, and that comes together in a jiffy… why yes, I’d like seconds, please!

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Caper & Green Olive Salmon Keftedes

20180604_204316It was on a whim one summer evening a few years ago that I decided to do something with some leftover salmon other than just reheating it.  Lo and behold, a new favorite meal was born.

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Green Olive & Caper Stuffed Salmon

20180602_213318Things I love about salmon: flavor, few bones, cheap-ish in whole body form, cooks quickly, leftovers make great salmon cakes.  I think that’s a pretty good list.

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Tomato and Seafood Pasta Sauce

20180411_164013In all honesty, I don’t cook seafood as often as I would like to eat it.  I really need to work on this.

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Clam Chowder

20210203_144638Portland, Oregon, circa 1981.  My parents and I are dining at a swanky hotel restaurant.  I order clam chowder and am served something that can only be described as nectar of the gods.

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Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta (Garides Saganaki)

20171025_201709erdfWherever you are in Greece, some sort of body of water is likely to be near.  Unsurprisingly, seafood is a common ingredient in many dishes.  This particular one marries a few traditional Greek flavors into one hearty, tasty, lick-the-bowl-clean meal.

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