Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing

Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to serve a main dish salad for dinner, and since this recipe doesn’t require turning on the oven or cooktop, your kitchen stays nice and cool. Layers of lettuce, salmon, capers, onion, tomato, olives, goat cheese and pine nuts are accented by the avocado-lime yogurt dressing. Layering the… Read more »

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Quick Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

Same ingredients, three different quick and easy ways to prepare super flavorful Shrimp Scampi! I have been eating some version of shrimp scampi since I was a little girl, and have always loved it. Not surprising, since I love most dishes with butter and garlic in them! When getting ready to share my recipe for… Read more »

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Baked Fish on Lettuce

OK, I know it sounds strange – baking fish on lettuce? Really? I can promise you that it’s delicious! This recipe has been around for many years, yet I still have friends who ask for it when they come to dinner. Despite its simplicity, it’s very impressive looking, especially if you bake it in an… Read more »

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Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote

We love cooking fish en papillote, which simply means wrapping it in a parchment paper or foil package and then baking it. You can also cook fish this way on the grill. For this recipe, you can use any combination of the vegetables you like or that are in season. For step-by-step instructions on how… Read more »

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Tuna Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing

I found this salad recipe buried in my mom’s files; it was given to her by Marne Kellogg — a friend to us both and the daughter of my parents’ good friends Margie and Jack Davis. When I make it, I use my favorite Spinach Basil Pesto recipe, and substitute shelled edamame for the green… Read more »

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Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce

With this grilled tuna recipe, you can have a delicious and colorful dish on the table in minutes. Tuna steaks are relatively easy to grill, given that they are dense and don’t tend to flake or fall apart when cooked. Just remember to oil your grill just prior to putting the steaks on (see my… Read more »

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tomato-Mango Salsa

I found a mango salsa recipe in mom’s files after she passed away. Recognizing the handwriting on the recipe card as my cousin Beth Kidwell’s, I knew it would be great. Beth is a real foodie, with a family full of gourmet cooks. In her salsa, Beth balances the sweetness of the of mango and… Read more »

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Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad

Smoked Salmon, baby arugula, tomatoes, corn, asiago cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), currants, and couscous combine to make a super colorful, flavorful and delicious Chopped Salad!   This recipe was inspired by the Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao Restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are many different interpretations of this salad on various websites; the recipe… Read more »

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Shrimp and Crab St. Jacques

Based loosely on the French dish Coquille St. Jacques, this recipe is easy enough for everyday and impressive enough for entertaining (especially if you put it in individual shell-shaped dishes). Like so many of our other dishes, all you need is a side salad, like Red Leaf Lettuce with Hot Bacon Dressing, and a good… Read more »

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Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers

Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers -a colorful, crowd-pleasing main dish that my family has been making for years. This recipe is a Clayton family favorite that mom and I have been serving to rave reviews for years. In fact, my cousin Beth Kidwell and her husband Jim served it at a dinner… Read more »

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