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Oven Broiled Butterfish

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We love fried fish, what stops me from making it is the smell and the spatters it leaves my kitchen. What I do when we have the craving is use the fry service our local 99 Ranch. Recently I discovered oven broiling is the perfect solution to my dilemma. You can achieve the taste and texture of fried fish without all the hassle. Turn on your oven broiler to high. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels your butterfish (I had it cleaned and gutted at my local Asian store)….read more

Broiled Pompano

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This is one of the easiest seafood recipe that you can make and with only three ingredients required. You will need a whole pompano, that has been thoroughly rinsed and patted dry with paper towels, salt and canola oil. First, lay your fish in a cutting board and score it at a bias to create a checkerboard or crisscross pattern. Repeat on the other side. Turn on your oven broiler on high. Place your pompano in a baking sheet covered with foil and coat both sides of your fish with…read more

Shrimp Tempura Taco

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This was an accidental recipe. I was really set on making grilled shrimp taco for dinner tonight but dropped the bowl of marinated shrimp as I was about to grill it. I cannot salvage those shrimps since it was covered with ceramic shards from the broken bowl. I don’t have time to prepare a different kind of meal so I quickly thought of a good substitute for my grilled shrimp. I then remembered the frozen shrimp tempura I have in the freezer. I got this from Costco and it does…read more

Spanish Sardine Rice Bowl

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There are days when you just want food that reminds you of home. Sardines is one of them. Canned sardines is a staple in the Philippines proven by the numerous brands/varieties available. It practically takes up a whole aisle in the grocery store. It’s convenient and doesn’t cost much hence its popularity. It’s also an economical way of feeding a family specially when sautéed in garlic, onions and tomatoes. I associate canned sardines as an emergency food when there are power outages during typhoon season in Manila. Our family always…read more

Seafood Doria

Posted by in Rice, Seafood

This dish is best described as a rice casserole topped with béchamel sauce and cheese then browned under a broiler. Story goes that this dish was invented by an Italian living in France. But wherever it originated it became widely popular in Japan. It is considered Yashoku or what you call modern Japanese cuisine or western influenced Japanese cooking. I used this recipe to make this dish, the only difference I made is using frozen seafood mix instead of just plain shrimps. You can bake it in individual serving dishes…read more

Salmon Baked in Foil Packets

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This is one easy and fool proof way of cooking salmon fillets. Clean up is a breeze too since there are no pans to scour or scrub. Pre-heat your oven to 400F. Take a heavy duty foil and place some lemon slices in the middle, then place your salmon fillet on top. Season fish with salt and pepper and then add 2 tbsp of butter on it. Sprinkle generously with chopped dill, I added a lot since I love dill. Then pull the sides of the foil together and do…read more

Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl

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Smoked Salmon is one my favorite food. I love it on toast or bagel and could eat it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Recently I broke tradition and decided to add it on my rice. This for me is what cooking is all about, letting your imagination run wild and not limiting yourself to the expected. I have to admit this could not entirely be called cooking but more of putting your ingredients together. Start by placing your cooked white rice on a bowl. You can use brown rice, quinoa or…read more

Pan Seared Swordfish with Herbed Butter Sauce

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I am just loving the newly opened Whole Foods Market in our town. I have been there almost everyday since it’s grand opening. Last Sunday a display of a whole swordfish right outside their store immediately caught my attention. They were on sale for $9.99 a lb. and were even sampling it for their customers. Who can resist that bargain so I bought a piece that was just a little over a pound for our dinner that night. To prepare, I cut the swordfish steak in half since it was…read more

Paksiw na Bangus (Milkfish) Belly

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This is another recipe in my seafood series. As I have mentioned before, we are trying to incorporate more fish in our diet and this is one of the many seafood recipes I have prepared so far. I have made paksiw in a previous post using milkfish or bangus. This time I am making it using my favorite choice cut bangus belly. This only takes a few minutes to prepare. In a medium sized pan, place your bangus belly and pour about 1/2-3/4 cup cane vinegar or what we call…read more

Korean Seafood Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae )

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It’s almost the middle of October and we were still experiencing really mild to warm weather. Today the air has started to turn chilly at last. It seemed to be the perfect time to serve up some soup, so I decided to make spicy tofu soup for dinner. My family get this everytime we go to Tofu House restaurant in Edison. This is not difficult at all to prepare since you can buy a soup starter kit to make this. This is my own take on this dish and not…read more