Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

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 […]

Spaghetti with tuna, Asian-style

 I tend to cook Mediterranean food most of the time (duh).  I just had a can of tuna and spaghetti in the pantry, nothing else, and figured I’d make  spaghetti Asian-style, with a splash of soy sauce and lots of toasted sesame seeds. Luckily,  the garden in the mountain was in full bloom and vigor. […]

Fish kibbeh stuffed with seafood

Met this talented photographer ( check out his image of a woman in the desert)  at a work assignment and he said: “Let’s shoot some extreme food images”. I said: “How about a fish kibbeh stuffed with more fish? “. He replied: ” Live fish?” I smiled.  Here is the fish kibbeh dome stuffed with shrimp and […]

Shrimps in pumpkin (Camarao na moranga)

I mentioned before that millions of Lebanese have immigrated to Brazil; this dish is a specialty of Bahia and reminds me of a childhood friend, Fabienne, who went to Brazil on vacation and decided to settle in Bahia instead of coming back. My daughter came back from college one day ( the American University in […]