Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, bison, pasta, collard greens, eggs and leftovers

Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, bison, pasta, collard greens, eggs and leftovers Bright sunny fish for cold days I love discovering new fish preps since I get two pounds of fish every week from Locals Seafood. This weirdly named but excellent Bon Appétit recipe for green seasoning baked cod (flounder in my case) tasted …

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Menu ideas and recipes for black drum, yellowfin tuna, eggplant, sweet potatoes, pasta, gorgonzola, smoked salmon, greens and root vegetables

Menu ideas and recipes for black drum, yellowfin tuna, eggplant, sweet potatoes, pasta, gorgonzola, smoked salmon, greens and root vegetables Brazilian fish stew This moqueca de peixe (Brazilian fish stew) recipe is from Jessica Harris, a respected culinary historian and cookbook author. Oh my, we loved this stew—I made it with black drum fillets. No …

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Menu ideas and recipes for chicken, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, polenta, mushrooms, greens, chickpeas, yellowfin tuna and black drum

Menu ideas and recipes for chicken, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, polenta, mushrooms, greens, chickpeas, yellowfin tuna and black drum Embrace the cozy—and cranberries When it gets cold, I start thinking about cranberries—childhood conditioning, I guess. The star of our Sunday dinner was cranberry chicken parmesan. It may sound weird but it’s really good. While eating the …

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Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, baked pasta, greens, vermilion snapper, speckled trout and sourdough discard

Menu ideas and recipes for ground lamb, baked pasta, greens, vermilion snapper, speckled trout and sourdough discard Pasta and greens comfort Our Election Night tradition is a big plate of cheesy baked pasta. This year, I went with a recipe for Baked Rigatoni with Lamb Ragu from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Modern Comfort Food. Oh …

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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 ground beef and pork, collards, amberjack, yellowfin tuna, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers

Menu ideas and recipes for ground beef and pork, collards, amberjack, yellowfin tuna, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers Gochujang burgers To prepare for the inevitable long days when I’ll have no time to cook, I made up a double recipe of these spicy Korean-style gochujang burgers (instead of meatballs) for the freezer. Spicy peanut pork and …

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Menu ideas and recipes for bluefish, tilefish, sweet bell peppers, zucchini, corn and greens

Menu ideas and recipes for bluefish, tilefish, sweet bell peppers, zucchini, corn and greens Bluefish and tilefish recipes If you like spicy, check out this recipe for cherry pepper sauce. Although meant for pork chops, I made it for bluefish. I also added eggplant (in season!), onions and basil. It’s a keeper. My mint was …

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General Tso's bluefin tuna salad plus Menu ideas and recipes for soft shell crabs, pasta carbonara, tilefish, blackfin tuna, greens, strawberries, asparagus and gnocchi

Menu ideas and recipes for soft shell crabs, pasta carbonara, tilefish, blackfin tuna, tuna salad, greens, strawberries, asparagus and gnocchi Softie season The highlight of the week (in the non-pasta department) was soft shell crabs. I love when these exquisite creatures show up in my fish share. I cook them simply: dredge in flour, pan-fry …

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Buttermilk honey bread plus menu ideas and recipes for striped mullet, flounder, salmon, dill, greens, eggs, leftovers and tequila…

Menu ideas and recipes for striped mullet, flounder, salmon, dill, bread, greens, eggs, leftovers and tequila… Sauces for baked fish Make a sauce, pesto or other condiment-type-thing once, then bring it back for encore performances. Last week, I baked striped mullet fillets and offered two sauces on the side, you might remember them from last …

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