Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

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 […]

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. […]