Recipes: Seafood

Shrimp in a Saree

When Delhi-based food lover, Atul Sikand invited me to join his food lover's FB page - Sikandalous Cuisine - I have to admit I hesitated for a minute. Why? Well, I have been writing about Indian food for ten years now and had not heard of a cuisine in India called...

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Red Pepper and Pistachio Curried Shrimp

Chef Vikas Khanna's Red Pepper and Pistachio Curried Shrimp Recipe     Shimla Mirch Curry Jhinga Adapted from Flavors First by Vikas Khanna There are never any leftovers when I serve this creamy shrimp dish. The sweetness of the red peppers blends with red onions,...

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Guacamole with lobster from Belize!

I have to admit I have never been to Belize and know nothing about the cuisine of that country so I was thrilled to receive a review copy of Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook. It is published by McNab Publishing, Ltd.  The book features recipes from  local chefs and...

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Parents Need to Eat too: Honey Soy Roasted Salmon

I have always been a huge fan of Debbie Koenig's writing and her wonderful blog. And now, it is such an honor to be able to feature her first cookbook: Parents Need to Eat Too. What this book is about and why I love it so much: I have always been a fan of Debbie's...

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Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorns

This sweet little book, by astrologer and celebrity chef Sabra Ricci, showed up in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. After reading and cooking from so many serious cookbooks, I was curious to see if this fun and whimsical book would stand up to the kitchen test....

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Saffron Salmon Bites, AARP.org, Feb 2011

Check out my fun recipes for the AARP.org's website using aphrodisiacs that will help put you and your better half in the mood for something naughty and something nice. Here is the link for all the recipes - 5 romantic recipes - using ingredients like honey and...

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Simple, Spicy, Sassy Salmon, Feb 2010

Years ago, many moons ago, I had created a recipe for a national magazine using a super simple spice-rub. I would like to share that with you here today with the addition of my newest obsession, maple syrup.    Spice-Rubbed Salmon Steaks with Mashed Potatoes   Serves...

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