seafood

Mustard Dill Tuna Salad [Featuring Chef Alyssa's Mustard]

Mustard Dill Tuna Salad [Featuring Chef Alyssa's Mustard]

I've been on an unnatural mayonnaise binge as of late. My immersion blender make fresh, shitty-ingredient-free mayo a 30-second breeze, so I keep it in the fridge at all times to slather on whatever (sidebar: mayo + my thick cut fries is the dopest combination). For some reason, I've just been craving it with pretty much everything....almost positive that last week I had egg salad for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch and tuna salad for dinner like 5/7 days. I was going through a jar of mayo in less than 5 days which is definitely overkill, but IDGAF. 

Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers

After scouring my website with a super critical eye to see which categories need some TLC, I realized my seafood section is very lacking. I mean that area has a lower functioning reputation than Ryan Lochte's pistachio brain.

Ginger Soy Glazed Cod

Ginger Soy Glazed Cod

I'm not sure why cod used to freak me out...because it's delicious. Especially weird because I love seafood. I feel like the word "cod" just sounded blehhh. Regardless, I love it now, and have been playing around with different ways to cook with it. This ginger soy recipe has been my favorite way to do it by far. If you're on #teamwhiterice, it's particularly delicious served atop a broccoli white rice stir fry. OR you can try it with my fried cauli rice from this recipe for a grain free, low carb option. 

Citrus Salmon & Jeweled Quinoa

Citrus Salmon & Jeweled Quinoa

Having just arrived home from a week in Las Vegas, I've been due for a clean, homemade meal. Whether you're in Sin City for work or play, I assure you, one week is plenty of time for either. I was there on business; however, after very long days of hard work, cutting loose with my friends and colleagues in the evening was a welcome change of pace. In particular, Sunday in Vegas was a Funday indeed.

Brown Butter Scallop Scampi

Brown Butter Scallop Scampi

If anyone else just cannot get enough spaghetti squash in their lives, please make this! It's so simple and delicious. And if you don't like scallops, first recognize that you are weird, and then second go check out my recipe for Shrimp Scampi! Nothing like dumping a pan full of butter all over your plate of veggies and lean seafood...bring on the FAT!

Paprika Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Paprika Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Be still my heart. Bacon wrapped [insert literally any food here] is my kryptonite. Hell, I'd probably even eat rocks if they were wrapped in bacon. Questioning my sanity? That's ok, I do that on a daily basis. Seafood also generally makes me weak at the knees. So it's only natural that wrapping something as delightful as a scallop with a hunky piece of pig fat makes me go ga-ga. And, true to my lazy form, these are a breeze to prepare.

Guacamole Stacked Salmon

Guacamole Stacked Salmon

As a follow up to my Magical Seafood Rub, this guac-stacked salmon just had to happen. I hope you eat as much of this as I do...or maybe I hope you don't...I ate so much seafood in one week after creating that rub that I was probably close to contracting gout. No joke. Salmon rubbed in magic like 8 times in 3 days. THAT'S how much I love this stuff.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Little did I know the canned seafood from Trader Joe's is dynamite. Their canned tuna, sardines, salmon and crab are all becoming big hits for me. Inexpensive, decent shelf life and shockingly delicious. Now, it's not shocking because it comes from Trader Joe's...that place is like a paleo crack house

Seared Sesame Tuna Steaks

Seared Sesame Tuna Steaks

Don't want to toot my horn or anything, but my tuna steak game is STRONG. Had I known that it only cost $11 for 3 sizable tuna steaks behind the meat counter at the grocery store, I wouldn't have dismissed them for so long! How careless of me! I just kind of assumed they'd be pricey...probably because any time I ever saw them at Whole Foods, they were priced at the cost of your first born child. Harris Teeter to the rescue! 

Honey Dijon Glazed Salmon

Honey Dijon Glazed Salmon

This salmon recipe is both simple and delectable. Though I LOVE seafood, I definitely don't think I eat as much of it as I should. I'm trying to now be more conscious about cooking a big batch of salmon or something of the like at least once a week. With that, I've turned this recipe into a seafood staple. Fish certainly doesn't have to be boring. In fact, I really look forward to this easy salmon prep. Lay it over a bed of garlic butter spaghetti squash or any other veggie of choice and you've got yourself one nutrient-packed, healthy meal without compromising flavor.