In an effort to alleviate the pressures of Valentines Day, I bring you Seared Tuna! A gift sure to please many! Well not exactly a gift…but for those looking to cook an impressive and tasty supper, yet fearing a dinner date disaster, this one is for you. Seared tuna is a pretty fail safe entree if you ask me. Its like coloring in the lines. Literally. As it cooks, watching the side of your tuna steak, you can see the color gradually change from the dark to light, telling you how done it is, and if that’s not enough, it takes less than five minutes to cook!!
For those people who haven’t cooked tuna, just think about this: It’s one of the few things that actually tastes good coming from a can (canned chicken, ham, corned beef – BARF). Okay Canned Unicorn Meat would probably be amazing, but I digress. Let’s get to the recipe (there’s not much to it).
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Healthy
Tagged 5 minute recipe, easy, fish, impressive, Lemon, Pepper, quick, recipe, salt, seared, Steak, tuna
As part of my recipe testing for the Meat & Bread Porchetta that i’m planning on making in the near future, I needed to try out an Italian Salsa Verde. Instead of following the salsa verde on I am a Food Blog, I decided to go with a more traditional version and slightly modified a recipe from Bon Appetit.
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Condiment, Fresh herbs
Tagged dipping, fish, green sauce, italian, Lemon, meat & bread, meat and bread, olive oil, parsley, porchetta sandwich, Pork, recipe, salsa, sauce, verde
One of my “fridge struggles” is finding something to do with leftover food, especially with the common left over items like rice and pasta. The other night I had two items on hand: left over wild ancient grain rice and fresh walleye from a fishing trip with my dad. So off to the kitchen I went and concocted this recipe. It was also a crowd pleaser even to the most difficult to impress (aka. our dad who calls everything we make “hippy food”, loved these cakes).
You can also check out our recipes and several others on BlogHer’s Leftover Makeover Pinterest Board.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, How To, left overs
Tagged ancient, easy, fish, food, grain, left, leftover, over, pickerel, quick, Rice, saskatchewan, saskatoon, supper, walleye, wild
If anyone knows our family, they know we are big into fishing – specifically walleye. Our dad, the leader of the Deutscher pack, was a member of Team Canada for walleye fishing (yes, there is a team Canada…), Board for the Fishing for Tomorrow Foundation and the Saskatchewan Walleye Trail‘s Vice President, it’s safe to say we know how to fish. Anyways, my dad and I went fishing one day and caught some decent sized walleye. I decided it was time to break away from the routine of the normal breaded and fried walleye and found this fabulous recipe and it was a new family hit! Continue reading
Posted in Fish, Healthy, Roast, Summer Fresh, Vegetable
Tagged bake, Corn, easy, fish, husks, perch, pike, Roasted, salsa, saskatchewan, supper, walleye
This week the folks representing Julia Child finally decided to bring out the infallible Sole Meuniere, the recipe that changed it all for Julia! Now I can’t attest to having an “AHA” moment like Julia Child upon first bite, but I must say this was some pretty tasty fish! I will be honest, I was ready to be underwhelmed just based off the fact that this recipe has so much hype surrounding it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying what became a very simple and delicious meal! The Sole had a wonderful browned, crisp and buttery exterior, with a soft, flaky interior, which, topped with some lemon juice, was excellent.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, JC100, Seafood
Tagged butter, child, clarified, dover, easy, fish, france, jc100, julia, Lemon, meuniere, parsley, sauted, simple, sole, the way to cook, week 7, white
During a recent dinner date I decided that we should ‘travel’ to the exotic land of Thailand with the creation of Pad Thai! This was one of my first adventures into ‘ethnic cuisine’ and I have to say it turned out relatively well. Now, let’s sit back, relax and enjoy a savoury dish of pad thai:
Posted in International Food, Rice, Seafood
Tagged bowl, Chicken, fish, noodle, pad, peanut, Rice, sauce, shrimp, Thai, thailand, tofu
It’s been a while since I last posted, though I have still been contributing with some picture taking for Carlene’s posts! Now that Christmas and all that is over it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Growing up with a father who fishes on a semi-professional level, Carlene and I are no strangers to the joys of fishing and eating fish (especially walleye)! So it’s about time we posted some walleye (or Pickerel as some call it) on the blog. I came across this unique fish and chips recipe a while back which provided my inspiration for this meal.
Well whataya guys know, Carlene finally started posting again! Nice change up from my manly posts hey? Well what’s manlier than cooking on cedar planks? NOTHING. That’s what…well not really, but cedar planks certainly add a nice flavour. Once again, we have another first. My first time using cedar planks, mind you, these were also a bit of a test purchase, seeing as I bought them from Dollarama…No offense to Dollarama, but I think I got what I paid for. They certainly did smell amazing and added some great flavour to the salmon, but they started on fire really easy…OOPS! Well enough with the chit chat and onto the cooking! The Honey Dill is very simple:
Posted in Barbecue, Fish, Grilled, Healthy
Tagged Barbecue, Cedar, dill, easy, fish, Grilled, healthy, honey, Lemon, Plank, salmon
One of my favorite foods has to be fish – whether that’s because of my father’s fishing accomplishments or just because it tastes awesome – I just love it! Salmon and walleye are my two favorite fish to eat. On a recent trip to Costco, I convinced my mom to buy a fresh salmon steak so Bob & I could have a cook off. Both were delicious, mine was on the light, fresh tasting side with Bob’s tasting sweet and rich with hidden flavors of candied salmon. To those inexperienced chefs out there in the blog world, don’t fear salmon, it’s relatively hard to screw up and most people love it!