Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

Tuna and potato balls

A quick and fun appetizer using leftovers and a can (or two) of tuna. An added plus is that you can make double the quantity, store them in the fridge, and grab a few whenever hungry. INGREDIENTS: 24 small balls 2 cans of tuna (6 oz), drained 2 cups mashed potato 3 large eggs 1/2 […]

Fish in a tomato stew

I don’t know about you, but the (sometimes) oppressive heat does not encourage me to bend over a hot stove. This is quick and easy and flavorful and a last-minute inspiration. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare.  INGREDIENTS: 4 servings       •    4 fish fillets (salmon, snapper, grouper, sea bass, sea bream, or […]

Fish fillet in orange sauce

Don’t they say that the best things happen by accident? Well this  was a last-minute inspiration, thrown together with available ingredients, and turned-out fabulous! I could not wait to make it again and again. The combination of fresh orange juice and kammouneh (that Southern Lebanese spice mix based on cumin) is dynamite. INGREDIENTS: 4 servings […]

Fish-stuffed grape leaves

It took a bit of convincing to get the lady I was working with to attempt this one; well, I could see her point. This is not done here, first off. My argument was: We’ll just cook fish simply, with veggies and a few spices, but instead of keeping the fillets whole, we’ll cut them […]

Shrimps with garlic and cilantro

A very simple seasoning, made by frying garlic paste and chopped cilantro for seconds after the shrimps; in Lebanon the best shrimps are imported from Oman and are huge.  INGREDIENTS: 1 lb large shrimps, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup olive oil 6 cloves of garlic, peeled, chopped and mashed in a mortar with a teaspoon […]