Coconut & Grapefruit Ceviche

April 1, 2012
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As evident by the lack of recent posts, we’ve been spending a lot of time in the city’s dining establishments and very few nights at home cooking. An endless parade of house guests will do that to you. While it’s great for the soul, it’s not so good on the wallet and after too many nights of […]

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Blackened Red Fish & Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

February 13, 2012
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And we’re done. We’re pleased to announce that we will never, ever be cooking with peppers again. Of any kind.  Alright maybe that’s not quite true, but there will be a little reprieve starting right now. Here is our last pepper recipe. It takes a classic Cajun food and tarts it up a bit with […]

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South Indian Fish

December 13, 2011
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I have a huge love for Indian food, especially that of the southern regions of the country. Fish, fresh fruit, coconut milk, tamarind and curries are especially common in this area of the county, as well as many other spicy delicacies.  While more vegetarians reside in the southern states of India, the fish of the Kerala region […]

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Things We Love: DIY Sushi

November 10, 2011
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My girlfriends and I, when left to our own devices, can often be found at one of New Orleans’ many sushi restaurants. My personal favorites are Ninja and Kyoto, but we’ve been known to branch out. As long as the Sake is flowing and the wait staff doesn’t mind a (slight) ruckus, we’re happy. Gourmand […]

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Seared Scallops with Parsnip Mash

November 1, 2011
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A simple and delicious recipe for your Tuesday morning. We recently had a wonderful dish at Gautreau’s Restaurant (named one of NOLA’s top 10 of 2011 by Brett Anderson), a seared scallop appetizer on a bed of creamy corn pudding topped with fava beans and bacon vinaigrette. The scallops were plump, the corn pudding creamy and sweet. […]

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Home Cured Gravlax

October 25, 2011
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Gravlax, not to be confused with smoked salmon, is a Nordic salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill. Like many dishes in Scandinavia it originated because of a need for preserving food for use during the long, cold winter months. The original gravlax was fermented and buried (much like rakfisk), but thanks to a combination […]

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Quick Fix: Halibut with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

October 18, 2011
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We’ve been MIA lately and for that we apologize. Life has been rather busy, with a recently catered event, a visit from my sister and a wedding in Houston, among other things. A whole lot of evenings seem to have passed with meals at restaurants or recipes not worth mentioning. It’s busy times like these when […]

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Seared Squid & Tomato Salad

September 14, 2011
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Gourmand detests squid, octopus and the like. He claims it’s the consistency. Chewy. He can’t stand it. Oh, and the taste, he doesn’t like that either. While I repeatedly attempt to feed him such ingredients, he simply will not be swayed. So, I wait until he is away and cook them for myself. Grilled squid […]

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Fennel & Garlic Scape Crusted Snapper

August 23, 2011
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My last few trips to the market have found me eyeballing the gorgeous, speckled Mangrove Snapper like some creepy guy in the corner of your local dive bar. Those shining, silver scales! That plump, pink flesh. What a temptress! What a tease! Well, call me easy, but after two visits I broke down and gave […]

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Cod & Mussel Bouillabaisse

August 15, 2011
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After a week of eating the cream based fish soups of Norway, I had a hankering for a more traditional, continental bouillabaisse, a shellfish and vegetable based broth cooked with the distinct flavors of Provençal herbs and spices. Served with crispy toasts, rouille and an assortment of white and shell fish, the soup is aromatic, […]

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