Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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 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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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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These days, I’m thankful for our chest freezer and my seafood store. Locals Seafood is still open for business at the Raleigh State Farmers Market. I’d think the market and nearby shops would be considered essential since they’re sources of produce and protein—and protein is rather scarce in the supermarkets. The shelves in my local …

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Recipes and menu ideas for a summer Indian dinner, yellowfin tuna, peach andouille basil flatbread and blackened amberjack (or other hearty fish).

Recipes and menu ideas for a summer Indian dinner, yellowfin tuna, peach andouille basil flatbread and blackened amberjack (or other hearty fish). Fighting the heat with Indian food When the temps are in the 90s, I like meals with fresh, spicy, bold flavors like Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican or Indian. On a hot night recently I …

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Tuna is the star in this quick dinner recipe that riffs off Sicilian flavors — fennel, red bell pepper, capers, lemon and herbs. ~~~ Last week I found a decent looking, big piece of tuna on sale at my local supermarket (Lowes Foods). Jim’s not into the usual ahi preparation – seared on the outside, …

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A no-mayo potato salad recipe with Sicilian flavors that will have you swooning — bell peppers, red onion, celery, olives, garlic, lemon, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and parsley. ~~~ I found this recipe for Mediterranean Grilled Tuna Steaks with Sicilian Style Potato Salad in an old Rachael Ray magazine a few months ago but never got …

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