Tag: sea food (Page 1 of 3)
Clam ChowderFebruary 11th, 2017 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
This is my take on New England Clam Chowder, which I love and always wanted to learn to cook it, and somehow always hesitated.
It appeared not as hard as I thought it would. And it doesn’t take too much time to cook this fragrant and warm soup for a cold winter day. Listed amount of ingredients will produce 3-4 portions.
As many seafoods, it is important to not overcook clams, or they will harden and will become chewy. If you like bigger pieces of clam use chopped clams, minced clams are smaller.
Don’t skip on bacon, it gives the chowder that distinctive smoky taste.
Fish PieJuly 26th, 2014 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is not hard recipe to do, but pretty nice one. My mom used to cook it all the time when we were kids: it can be served right away while it is still warm, or later warmed up or cold.
You can use any fish for this recipe (excluding the one with tons of bones), but red and fatty kind will work the best here. I used salmon.
Recipe for portion of unsweetened yeast dough I used can be found here.
Bay leaves here are optional, I like to use them, but they need to be removed before eating, so if you don’t want to do that, just skip them altogether.
Shrimps in Sour Cream SauceJuly 19th, 2014 in Appetizers & Snacks, Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fast recipe to fix shrimps: simmer them for few minutes in sour cream and butter sauce.
I used raw cleaned shrimps for the recipe. But boiled ones will work as well, just reduce cooking time and temperature (no need for boiling).
Shrimps prepared this way can be a dish on its own, an appetizer or a snack, or it can be served over a bed of rice or pasta.
Boiled ShrimpsJune 14th, 2014 in Fish, Main Dishes, Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
Store sold ready to use cooked shrimps can be used for recipes which call for boiled shrimps (salads, soups, stir fries, etc). Or you can boil raw shrimps and get more tender, tasty and less expensive version of store sold cooked shrimps.
Shrimps cooked this way also work great as a meal on its own, snack for beer or an appetizer.
Use fresh or frozen shrimps, shell-on or fully cleaned ones, or even whole shrimps (these will require more cleaning after though). You can also use this recipe to “unfreeze” cooked shrimps and infuse them with spices (just reduce cooking time to not overcook them).
Usually package instructions say to thaw frozen shrimps before cooking, but I don’t do it. Cooking frozen raw shrimps this way works for me just as good not frozen ones and it also saves time.
Cooking time will depend on size of shrimps: the smaller shrimps are, the less time for cooking they require – turn heat off as soon as shrimps float to the surface (this means they are cooked enough).
Fried Rice with ShrimpsDecember 28th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
One more recipe for fried rice, this time with shrimps.
As any fried rice, it is pretty easy and fast to cook, especially if you use frozen vegetables, just don’t forget to unfreeze them as well as shrimps in advance before cooking.
Most of the salt for this recipe comes from soy sauce, only eggs need a bit of additional salting.
Salmon in Mustard, Lemon Juice and Soy Sauce MarinadeJuly 27th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is very easy way to cook salmon, you just need to put marinade together, pour it over salmon and then cook salmon together with marinade.
I used portion salmon fillets for this recipe (6oz each), but salmon steaks or a whole salmon fish will work here as well. For cooking whole fish increase marinating time for couple of hours or even do it overnight, and bake it instead of frying.
Fresh vegetables or boiled potato are good side dishes for salmon cooked this way.
Mussels Steamed with Shallots in Wine and Butter SauceFebruary 9th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This is a recipe for tender mussels steamed with shallots, garlic and fresh greens in dry white wine and butter sauce. It will work great for a romantic dinner.
Use good white wine you would drink yourself for this recipe to achieve best results. And serve remaining of the wine along with mussels later.
Steamed mussels go great with toast garlic bread or a baguette with garlic.