Crisp lemongrass salmon – ca nuong xa

Ingredients 1 lb skin-on salmon fillet, cut ito 4 portions 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped lemongrass 1 1/2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar Scant 1/4 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoon chopped shallot 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon Madras-style curry powder, such as Sun Brand 1 tablespoon oil Directions Run your finger along the flesh side […]

Tuscan tuna salad with fennel

Ingredients 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tbspns chopped tarragon (or 2 tspn dried) 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna (preferably West Coast albacore)*, drained 1 small head fennel, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1/2 of a small red […]

Fresh sardines napa style

Sardines are managed under the coastal pelagic species fishery management plan. Sardines have been deemed a “nutritional powerhouse” rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients. Fresh local sardines can be purchased from local seafood stores and also from some Asian grocery stores, like Uwajimaya. When buying fresh sardines, conduct the “clock test” to […]

Cashew-crusted salmon with bok choy

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 salmon fillets 1/3 cup honey mustard (or Dijon mustard mixed with honey) 2 tablespoons onion flakes Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped dry-roasted cashews 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch bok choy, rinsed well and chopped Directions Brush honey mustard all over salmon. Season both sides […]

Cedar-planked salmon

Equipment: One untreated cedar plank (about 6 x 14 inches) Ingredients: Two salmon fillets (about 1.5 pounds) Salt & freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons dijon mustard 6 tablespoons brown sugar Soak cedar plank in salted water for two hours, then drain. Remove skin and any remaining bones from salmon fillet. Rinse the salmon under […]

Cod or halibut with zucchini salsa verde

Ingredients 10 ounces zucchini (about 2 medium), trimmed, chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus leaves for garnish 1/3 cup chopped white onion 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeño chiles 1 1/4 teaspoons finely grated lime peel 2 1/4 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, divided Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 1/4 […]

Dover sole stuffed with crab and asparagus

Ingredients 4 dover sole fillets 8 fresh asparagus spears 1 cup Dungeness crab meat 1 cup heavy cream 1 tbsp fresh tarragon, finely chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 tsp grated lemon peel salt and pepper Directions Trim stalk end of asparagus. Wash and drain well. In a sauce pot, combine heavy cream, shallot and fresh […]

Baked fish and potatoes with rosemary and garlic

This recipe can be made with lingcod, Pacific cod, halibut, or any other firm white fish. An easy weeknight dish for four. Ingredients 1 pound new potatoes, peeled (if desired), washed, and cut into wedges An oven-to-table baking dish that can accommodate both the fish and the potatoes in one layer 4 tablespoons extra virgin […]