A CATCH UP POST – SEAFOOD

I haven’t posted much to the blog this summer. So I’m going to do a few “catch-up posts”

Starting with all the fish/seafood we have been eating this summer.

All from @Walcan Seafood.

Delivered to the door.

June 3rd – Sablefish (Black Cod) in a ginger soy glaze.

Halibut is my favourite fish but Sablefish runs a very close second.

Both have large flakes but the Sablefish has a softer texture because of its higher fat content.

Live Spot Prawns

June 8th – Just had 5lbs of live Spot Prawns delivered right to the door by #walcanseafoods.

Prawn Etouffee

June 11th – Lingcod with

sauted mushrooms and roasted tomatoes.

June 14th – Sashimi quality albacore tuna from #walcanseafoods

Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Ginger Lime Sauce.

With homemade pickled cucumbers.

June 19th – Moe loves scallops so I stocked the freezer up on Sashimi grade Hokkaido Scallops

again from @Walcan Seafood.

Lemon Seared Scallops on Wonton Crisps.

These are more of an appetizer but Moe had them as a main course.

July 3rd – Homemade Halibut Fish and Chips

Tempura Beer Batter.

With homemade Tartar Sauce.

July 8th – Coquilles St. Jacques with Hokkaido scallops.

Layer of sauted mushrooms and shallots topped with the seared scallops

and coated with a wine cream sauce seasoned with fresh tarragon

and topped with fresh bread crumbs tossed in melted butter

and finished with fresh grated Gruyere and finished under the broiler.

Another simple work night dinner.

July 9th – Black Cod (Sablefish)

I used a cast iron griddle and grilled artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives

while potato cubes were deep frying.

Moved all the vegetables to one side of the grill

and then grilled the fish that I had seasoned with olive oil,

garlic, lemon juice and hot red pepper flakes.

To serve, I tossed all the vegetables in olive oil seasoned with fresh minced garlic,

fresh squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper and fresh basil,

plated and topped with the grilled Black Cod.

I’ve decided that Black Cod is almost as good as Halibut.

I love how this fish flakes. So moist and tender.

July 14th – A simple Prawn Cocktail for dinner.

So easy to make.

Brought a pot of salted water with lemon to boil.

Added the prawns and immediately removed from the heat.

One minute later removed the prawns and plunged into a bowl of ice water.

One of Moe’s favourite dinners.

July 15th – Spaghetti with Grilled Prawns.

Matt harvested basil from our garden and made pesto

so I used a little of it in a simple pasta sauce.

Just sauted cherry tomatoes, fresh local garlic, olives and just a little of the pesto sauce.

July 23rd – Sablefish with a Cajun rub and oven baked.

August 1st – Spot Prawn and Avocado Salad.

This salad has been a favourite for many years.

August 14th – Moe’s dinner.

Seared Hokkaido Scallops in a butter garlic wine sauce.

August 21st – Pan seared Halibut

with a Caprese Salad.

August 28th – Grilled Salmon and Spot Prawns

in a garlic lemon butter.

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