Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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 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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Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, summer southern succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet.

Recipes and menu ideas: eggplant caponata, southern summer succotash, charred shishito peppers, summer squash gratin, peach glazed chicken thighs, roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika, and southwestern striped mullet. ~~~ Eggplant Caponata About a month ago, eggplants of all kinds and shapes appeared at the farmers market. When I first saw a display of them, …

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Recipes and menu ideas for dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas

Recipes and menu ideas for basil pesto, dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas, butter beans and southern pie. ~~~ Tis the season for basil pesto Every spring I buy at least six baby basil plants so I can make pesto every few weeks throughout the summer and into the fall. Last …

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Quick, before all the summer squash is picked, try this “pasta.” Ok, it’s not really a pasta; it just sort of looks that way. I’ve seen pseudo-pasta recipes before, usually for spaghetti squash. In colder seasons, when I’m getting tired of butternut squash, acorn squash, and their winter squash cousins, I often make an Italian …

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