Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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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Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken, spring risotto and quick bread

Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken drumsticks, spring risotto and quick bread Stuffed flounder I’m constantly jotting down and pinning recipe ideas, including one recently for stuffed flounder. But when it came time to make the dish, I found myself ignoring the recipe and winging …

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Menu ideas and recipes for crab, macaroni and cheese, speckled sea trout, chermoula, fish fillets, black beans and strawberries Special macaroni and cheese Delicious Miss Brown on the Food Network made crab macaroni and cheese a few weekends ago. I was entranced so ordered a pound of lump crab from Locals Seafood along with my …

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Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, triggerfish, rigatoni with pork ragu, asparagus, donuts and growing spring onions from scraps Catfish and triggerfish I’ve been making this Thai Style Catfish recipe for years. However, instead of using regular granulated sugar like the recipe suggests, I use brown or palm sugar, and I sprinkle chopped cilantro all …

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Multi-purpose muhammara I made muhammara for the first time (I think) last week. It’s a combo of roasted red bell peppers (open a jar, easy, or roast them yourself—more on that later), walnuts, whole wheat bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses (a magic ingredient that deserves a spot in your cupboard), cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and …

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