Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for snapper, fig jam, catfish, corn, skirt steak, eggplant, peppers and blackberries

Menu ideas and recipes for snapper, fig jam, catfish, corn, skirt steak, eggplant, peppers and blackberries Snapper and catfish Thanks to my sister-in-law’s fig harvest, we enjoyed baked vermillion snapper topped with fig chipotle jam. I doctored up the jam with shallots and chipotle per the recipe. Enjoying the last of corn season, on another …

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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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Menu ideas and recipes for striped bass, bluefish, striped mullet (or any fish), linguiça, chouriço, jalapeños, spaghetti squash and pesto

Menu ideas and recipes for striped bass, bluefish, striped mullet (or any fish), linguiça, chouriço, jalapeños, spaghetti squash and pesto Portuguese fish skillet Last weekend, I made what I call “Portuguese fish skillet” with bluefish, striped mullet and linguiça. I had to pull out the ginormous 14” deep pan for this excellent meal. Here’s my …

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Menu ideas and recipes for shrimp, spice/herb mixes, pork, peaches, peppers, chouriço and vegetables

Menu ideas and recipes for shrimp, spice/herb mixes, pork, peaches, peppers, chouriço and vegetables Swooning over summer scampi The highlight of the week, hands down, was summer shrimp scampi with tomatoes, corn, red onion and basil. My god, this was good. The extra butter I added at the end didn’t hurt. I’m making this again …

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Menu ideas and recipes for tomatoes, tuna, sea bass, broccoli and eggplant

Menu ideas and recipes for tomatoes, tuna, sea bass, broccoli and eggplant The daily tomato sandwich Summer’s been weird for all of us, but take one bite of a tomato sandwich and, oh yeah, it’s definitely summer. My version features thick slices of local tomatoes on sourdough sandwich bread with American cheese (Havarti and Muenster …

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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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