Category Archives: Seafood Recipes

Lobster Salad Sandwich

After spending several weekends in Montauk how can one not order some fresh lobster and try creating a sandwich like this on your own? I “tried” to keep it healthy by using light mayonnaise as a coating, but hey… when you’re at the beach who is paying attention anyway?

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Recipe
1-2, 1.5 pound lobsters (2 lobsters got us two sandwiches with an extra serving left over)
Remove meat from lobster and chop roughly – I decided to leave the claws mostly intact
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Chopped scallions, parsley, celery, and dill to taste
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1 lemon
Salt to taste
Enough mayonnaise of choice to coat the lobster
Melted Butter
Rolls

Combine lobster, chopped herbs and celery to taste, and salt in a bowl and mix until combined. Add enough mayonnaise and gently coat the mixture. Squeeze lemon juice on lobster salad to taste.

Apply melted butter to rolls and toast. Add lobster salad to rolls and enjoy with a cold brew!

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Shrimp or Salmon Tikka

Want to add some spice to your shrimp or salmon? Try this easy indian-inspired recipe for a dish packed full of flavor.

I used a pound of salmon filet and 1 pound of shrimp when I made this dish… mostly for leftovers and to share for a Sunday dinner. You will have to buy the garam masala at an international or indian grocery store. I am unsure if Whole Foods sells it. Also, I forgot to take a picture of the salmon.. sigh. I made this marinade twice for each type of fish.

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Recipe
Salmon Fillets or Shrimp
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup Greek Yoghurt
2 teaspoons Ginger paste-2 tsp
4-5 minced garlic cloves (feel free to use garlic paste, to taste)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
About 1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste

Add all ingredients except salmon or shrimp to a bowl and mix until combined. Spread yogurt mixtures on salmon and marinate 4-5 hours. When I marinated the shrimp I only did it for about 1 hour.

Cook salmon in oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until desired done-ness. Cook shrimp on stove top or grill about 3 minutes per side or until pink on both sides.

Enjoy!

Pan Seared Blackened Tilapia

Decided to put together my own spice mix when I could not figure out how the make this tilapia more interesting than butter and lemon.. it definitely has a kick so use the amount of cayenne pepper at caution; unless you don’t mind a kick in your food

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Ingredients
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use 1/2 if need be, this definitely makes it hot!)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
About 1 tablespoon all natural butter

Recipe
Combine all spices in a bowl and mix until combined
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Season tilapia on both sides with the spice rub
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Add about 1 tablespoon all natural butter to a pan on medium heat
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Add tilapia and sear about 3-4 minutes per side
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And enjoy!
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I served this with a side of roasted brussel sprouts but feel free to use whatever vegetable you like!

Ancho Chili Cod

I love eating fish but it’s even better with a kick! This made my day..

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Recipe
1 filet cod (or as many as you’re cooking)
Salt and pepper to taste
Ancho Chili Powder to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Season each side of the cod filet with salt, pepper and ancho chili powder. Heat oil in pan and cook 3-4 minutes per side.

I served this with a side of sautéed broccolini.

Enjoy!

Baked Pistachio Salmon

Was cravin’ those omega 3’s and decided to bake salmon since it’s something I do not cook very often but love to eat. It was simply delicious!

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Ingredients
Salmon (make sure filets are even in size/weight)
Salt and pepper to taste
Dijon mustard (about 1/2 cup)
Scallions (about 1/2 bunch, maybe less)
Crushed Pistachios (about 1/4 cup)

Recipe
Pat salmon dry and season skin side with salt and pepper
Place salmon skin side down on parchment paper on a baking tray
Combine mustard and scallions until combined and rub on top of salmon
Sprinkle pistachios on top and press down gently to make sure they stick to the salmon
Baked at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until desired done-ness

Enjoy!

I served this with a side of roasted brussel sprouts

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Tilapia Tacos

Need a quick healthy fish taco idea? Hope you enjoy these just as much as I did

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Ingredients
2 tilapia fillets about 4-6 ounces
1 small onion chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped
Chopped cilantro to taste
2 tomatoes chopped
1 jalapeno seeds removed and chopped
1-2 limes juiced (depending on your taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn or flour tortillas
1 avocado, sliced or chopped

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Recipe
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan and add onion and garlic. Cook 3-4 minutes until softened. Add tilapia fillets and cook about 3 minutes per side. Once cooked break up tilapia in pan and add tomatoes, jalapeno, lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2-3 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle desired amount of cilantro on top.

In a separate pan, heat flour tortillas 1-2 minutes per side and add fish mixture. Top with sliced avocado.

For additional flavor mix sliced avocado in a small bowl with salt (to taste), juice of 1 lime and cilantro before topping on fish.

ENJOY!

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops (Recipe Follows)

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If you’re in the mood for seafood but do not have much time to cook scallops are always a great easy quick choice.

  • Number of scallops desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste OR salt and lemon pepper seasoning to taste
  • all natural butter for cooking

Sprinkle both sides of scallops with salt and pepper (or lemon pepper seasoning) to taste and sear on medium high heat NO longer than 2 minutes per side.

This dish also goes well as a substitute to this recipe – Tilapia Picatta