Category Archives: seafood

Living in Southern California, there’s no shortage of great food. I enjoy my share of seafood tacos & carne asada fries (not to mention the bevy of award-winning chefs). Yet, there remains a void in my southern-rooted, food-loving soul—earmuffs San Diego, EARMUFFS! Growing-up with meals like pork chops & black eyed peas, I have a…

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I’m beginning to think I have Island Fever. Lately I’ve been exhibiting symptoms—tropical visions, lack of concentration, drinking everything out of a coconut, and listening to Cheeseburger In Paradise on repeat—I think it’s serious. It’s only getting worse, and now I’m getting hungry. To satisfy my Polynesian pipe-dream, I opted to make a dinner reminiscent…

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Last week marked Fat Tuesday, and this got me to thinking . . . not about beads & booze and a celebration I never celebrate, but of many past visits to New Orleans, and some of my favorite cajun cuisine. For many Southern dishes there is no shame in busting-out the deep fryer. There’s a time…

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Around here, we like it fresh, especially when it comes to freshly-caught fish—just like the salmon of Capistrano! Wait, no. That can’t be right. I’m confusing Dumb & Dumber quotes with reality again. Though, some of the best salmon on the planet has been in season, so it’s the perfect occasion for a fish dish. The school…

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Sometimes you just have to go BIG, and recently at a family party this proved true with the menu. When ordering the food (over-ordering the food), it was somehow miscalculated that everyone in attendance might need a metric ton of shrimp cocktail. Luckily for all involved, there was an abundance of fresh shrimp remaining, and…

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