Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce by Alison's AllspiceHave you guys tried chinese 5-spice powder yet?  It’s been a popular up-and-coming spice for a while now, and I’m just now getting on board.  Chinese five-spice is a blend of Szechwan pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel.  It has a wonderfully warming characteristic that pairs perfectly with other Asian flavors, such as ginger, and is not spicy.  My five spice shrimp tacos with rhubarb ginger sauce are an amazing twist between Asian and Mexican cuisines! Continue reading

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema by Alison's AllspiceWhen I was a kid, one of my parents favorite meals was blackened salmon.  I always remembered that meal because the first time we tried it as a family, we didn’t realize how spicy the seasoning was going to be!!  It was so flavorful, but I remember downing glasses of milk try to keep my mouth from catching fire.  In subsequent trials, my parents learned the right amount of seasonings to use, and used it sparingly for us kids.   Today blackening seasoning is still a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it in one of my favorite foods, fish tacos.  These spicy blackened fish tacos with lime crema were a hit at my house! Continue reading

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish by Alison's AllspiceI have a gigantic collection of cooking magazines that I have collected over the years.  I’m pretty serious about my collection as well.  My magazines are filed away according to the month published.  When ever I need some recipe inspiration, or want to do some light reading I go find this months file.  I tab all my favorite ideas so they are easy to find, but sometimes I will reread the magazine and see how my tastes have changed since I first tabbed it.  Recently I did this and came across a stuffed mushroom recipe with a red pepper relish.  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tabbed that recipe! I instantly wrote up my own variation and dubbed it worthy of a grill out night.  And thus, grilled clam stuffed mushrooms with tomato relish was born.  Continue reading

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw

Chipotle Baked Fish Tacos with Pico Slaw by Alison's AllspiceAs a pescatarian, I eat lots and lots of vegetarian meals, with a few fish or seafood meals thrown in for good measure.  I am weird and LOVE eating fish.  At home, we eat it about once a week.  This being said, can you believe that I haven’t posted a fish recipe since I posted Smoked Trout Fish Cakes in October???  Crazy, I know.  Well I’ve got a few more coming your way.  I have been working on fish tacos recently, and this chipotle baked fish tacos with pico slaw is definitely a fun ad healthy way to enjoy some fish! Continue reading

Smoked Trout Fish Cakes

Smoked Trout Fish CakesIn the past few weeks, I have been surrounded by the joy of friends and family.  As I sit down to write this post, with my friends and family in mind, I am realizing how quickly the holidays are approaching!! I like to over prepare for food events, with lots of research to find the best options for picky eaters, and special diets alike.  I may not have any menu plans dreamed up yet, but at least I know my families leftovers will go to good use in today’s recipe, smoked trout fish cakes. Continue reading

Brown Sugar Salmon and Roasted Potatoes with Maple Mustard Dill Sauce

Brown Sugar Salmon and Roasted Potatoes with Maple Mustard Dill SauceFish and potatoes are a classic combination that is tried and true.  However, to make it an outstanding meal, the seasonings need to be spot on.  I tried this recipe three times before I got the combination of seasonings just right.  It is a simple dish, but the flavors are bold and meld well together.  Brown sugar salmon and roasted potatoes with maple mustard dill sauce was an easy dinner that I put together on my flame-less grill.   Continue reading

Grilled Bagels with Dill Cream Cheese Spread

Dilled Cream Cheese Smoked trout grilled baglesThere are some days that are simply meant for grilling.  Those days when you want nothing more than to sit on the patio, sip a cold beverage, and enjoy some time in the sunshine.  You also don’t want to fuss around with lots of prep, so simple is the name of the game.  Try these grilled bagels with dill cream cheese spread.  I top mine with smoked trout to make it even more smokey and filling! Continue reading

Mustard Greens and Smoked Trout Rice Bowl

Mustard Greens and Smoked Trout Rice BowlBack in this post about my CSA, I mentioned that mustard greens was the most difficult ingredient I had received.  Mustard greens are rather bitter, and some people love the flavor.  For me, I wanted that bitter horseradish-y flavor to be something subtle within a dish.  I attempted some mustard green lo mein that didn’t work out, and some mustard greens salad, which was way to much for me!  This mustard greens and smoked trout rice bowl was exactly what I was looking for!   Continue reading

Louisiana Style Shrimp Gumbo

Louisiana Style Shrimp Gumbo with OkraIt is finally Friday.  Are you all looking forward to the weekend?  Of course you are!  The weekend is the time period where we can catch up on life and have some extra time for ourselves.  Time for myself is usually spend in the garden or the kitchen.  Cooking is a great way for me to clear my head and spend some time thinking of nothing else but the process and the ingredients.  This Louisiana style shrimp gumbo recipe is great for a weekend when you have a little more time to  relax while you cook. Plus there are plenty of leftovers to eat during the busy week!   Continue reading

Shrimp Po’ Boys with Zingy Slaw

Shrimp Po' Boys with Zingy Slaw on French BreadIt’s time for Po’Boys my friends!  The Po’Boy is a Louisiana style sub sandwich that can be as creative as you are.  Po’boys got there name from a restaurant in New Orleans during a local factory strike.  The restaurant served free sandwiches to the “poor boys” that were on strike.  My shrimp po’ boys with zingy slaw is a traditional take on the sandwich, having fried seafood and dressed with coleslaw! Continue reading