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Suzi’s Cucumber with Smoke Fish

In these final dog days of summer, the heat is still on. It’s funny how some nights we can down a big meal, that barbequed steak, and on other nights we crave something refreshing, light and bright. On those nights, it’s time for cucumbers. Suzi will slice one up then top it with smoked fish…

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Seabream in Potato Crust from As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

Many of us are “meat and potatoes” types. And it can take something special to get us to budge. Here’s that something special. Meat stays but now is present in the form of fish. And the potatoes are here, too, but now appear as faux scale for the fish. This dish begins with obvious visual…

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Fish Tacos: Smoked or Ceviche

I’m posting this on a Saturday morning, just in time to suggest a weekend meal for you. Tacos. Not those standard beef/chili tacos. Fish tacos, blatantly bold fish tacos. Suzi and I have used smoked salmon for a Seattle-style taco. Or, here, we use a wetter ceviche-style fish augmented with a modest salsa and a…

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Trout with Wild Mushroom Cooked in Foil from Rosa’s New Mexican Table by Roberto SAntibanez

Last week I did a TBT cookbook review of Rosa’s New Mexican Table by Roberto Santibanez. This picture is in the book and I cannot take my eyes off it. I love trout. Pan-fried trout. Now to see baked trout nestled amidst onion and mushrooms and chiles and epizote is to suggest a new, higher…

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