Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, swordfish, crudités, linguica, clams, blueberries and buttermilk.

Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, swordfish, crudités, linguica, clams, pasta, blueberries and buttermilk. Flounder and swordfish If you’re not the kind of person who scarfs up all the crumbs from the bottom of a potato chip bag (ahem), then you can save them for potato chip flounder. Otherwise, do what I did and buy …

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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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Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, grits, yellowfin tuna, black drum, grouper, sourdough bread, corn and greens

Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, grits, yellowfin tuna, black drum, grouper, sourdough bread, corn and greens Two fish recipes—including the hot highlight of the week Our highlight of the week was hot catfish with cheesy grits from Suwannee Rose, her inspired take on Nashville hot chicken. I made my favorite grits recipe—that link also …

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Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, snapper, quesadillas, four-bean salad, pesto potatoes and watermelon margaritas

Menu ideas and recipes for flounder, snapper, quesadillas, four-bean salad, pesto potatoes and watermelon margaritas Flounder and snapper recipes How about some simple fish recipes? First, place flounder (or any fish) fillets into a greased baking dish, sprinkle with salt, pour a few tablespoons of lemon juice all over the fillets, and top them with …

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Menu ideas and recipes for striped mullet, monkfish, smoked salmon, summer squash, roast beef, and pork shoulder

Menu ideas and recipes for striped mullet, monkfish, smoked salmon, summer squash, roast beef, and pork shoulder Striped mullet and monkfish recipes We don’t eat much salmon because we get a weekly fish share from the North Carolina coast, but when I saw this New York Times recipe for roasted dill salmon, I wanted to …

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Menu ideas and recipes for herb pesto (lemon basil, Thai basil, mint and cilantro), tilefish, tuna, roast beef, eggplant, potatoes and beets

Menu ideas and recipes for herb pesto (lemon basil, Thai basil, mint and cilantro), tilefish, tuna, roast beef, eggplant, potatoes and beets Lemon basil pesto and southeast Asian-inspired pesto Between my deck garden and CSA share, I can’t keep up with all the herbs coming into my kitchen. I made a pesto with lemon basil …

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Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, pasta, summer squash, short ribs, basil pesto and kohlrabi

Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, pasta, summer squash, short ribs, basil pesto and kohlrabi Spicy southwestern pasta Thinking I didn’t have enough prepared fish for a second night of fish tacos, I baked catfish fillets with a rub of ancho chile powder, chipotle powder, cumin, coriander, dried oregano and salt. But I was wrong …

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Menu ideas and recipes for speckled trout, striped mullet, mahi mahi, rice, kale, summer squash and taco night

Menu ideas and recipes for speckled trout, striped mullet, mahi mahi, rice, kale, summer squash and taco night Quick dinners with speckled trout and striped mullet I’ve mentioned this recipe before: pan-seared fish fillets (this time, speckled trout) in a white wine, tomato and basil sauce. It doesn’t take much effort and the results are …

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Menu ideas and recipes for shrimp, shrimp broth, kohlrabi, amberjack, ground pork, frozen peas and corn, and sweet potatoes Quick shrimp dinner, plus a broth recipe We’re starting to get North Carolina shrimp again in our seafood share. This simple yet excellent cumin-lime shrimp with ginger recipe doesn’t take long to make once you’ve shelled …

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