Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for eggplant, yellowfin tuna, salmon, sweet potatoes and green beans

Menu ideas and recipes for eggplant, yellowfin tuna, salmon, sweet potatoes and green beans Eggplant lasagna Nearly every week, I’ve been getting eggplant in my CSA share. Instead of my usual eggplant and sweet peppers (plus red onion, garlic, basil and red wine vinegar) dish, I made eggplant lasagna. I did miss the texture and …

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Menu ideas and recipes for carrot tops, flounder, shrimp, ground pork, green beans, delicata squash and mushrooms

Menu ideas and recipes for carrot tops, flounder, shrimp, ground pork, green beans, delicata squash and mushrooms Flounder with carrot top pesto I hate wasting food so I sauté all kinds of greens, use broccoli stems (and leaves), and occasionally make pesto from carrot tops. Recently, I topped baked flounder with carrot top pesto mixed …

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Menu ideas and recipes for tuna, catfish, mackerel, drum, flounder, chickpeas, ground beef, greens, root vegetables, green beans, carrots, eggplant and peppers

Menu ideas and recipes for tuna, catfish, mackerel, drum, flounder, chickpeas, ground beef, greens, root vegetables, green beans, carrots, eggplant and peppers Gusto fell off my weekend to-do list while we were on vacation and I just now noticed. Whoops! The new tuna noodle casserole While we were away, my weekly fish share was frozen …

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Menu ideas and recipes for swordfish, salmon, zucchini, green beans and boiled peanuts

Menu ideas and recipes for swordfish, salmon, zucchini, green beans and boiled peanuts Swordfish with red chimichurri This smoky red chimichurri recipe is great on baked swordfish—and I’ve also made it for tilefish and dogfish. Tomorrow, I’m tossing the leftover chimichurri with roasted potatoes. Let nothing go to waste! (Or at least try not to.) …

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Recipes and menu ideas for shrimp burgers, shrimp broth, dill pickle potato salad, four-bean salad, creamed collard gratin, oven-fried parmesan green beans, pink-eyed peas, striped mullet, tilefish, and pork Milanese—plus adventures with plant-based burgers.

Recipes and menu ideas for shrimp burgers, shrimp broth, dill pickle potato salad, four-bean salad, creamed collard gratin, oven-fried parmesan green beans, pink-eyed peas, striped mullet, tilefish, and pork Milanese—plus adventures with plant-based burgers. ~~~ Local shrimp goodness I only buy North Carolina shrimp—oh, here she goes on her soapbox again. Nothing against shrimp from …

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Recipes and menu ideas for fish with Thai coconut red curry sauce, blackened skipjack tuna, green beans with mushrooms and herbs, shrimp scampi, Southern tomato pie, and pork Milanese.

Recipes and menu ideas: fish with Thai coconut red curry sauce, blackened skipjack tuna, green beans with mushrooms and herbs, shrimp scampi, Southern tomato pie, and pork Milanese. ~~~ Ocean Isle Beach We spent a few days visiting cousins who were vacationing at our regular coastal haunt, Ocean Isle Beach—where I met my honey. Usually …

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“Haricots verts” means “green beans” in French. But when we say haricots verts here in the U.S., we’re referring to very thin green beans. They’re usually a lot more expensive than regular green beans. My supermarket sells them in little 8 ounce bags in the refrigerated case alongside the bags of salad and pre-cut vegetables. …

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