Category Archives: Seafood

I Was Caught in the Lure of the Fisherman’s Net

I know how it feels to be a fish on a line. On Sat, the Portland Farmers Market fish monger caught me.  I was swimming along on the PSU campus, basking in the delight of the fragrance and flower of … Continue reading

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When Could I Possibly Eat Smoked Salmon?

Alton Brown’s smoked salmon recipe is straight-forward and simple.  Yesterday, we applied a salt/sugar rub to stacked salmon fillets, wrapped them tightly and pressed them firmly with trays and heavy books. Today the fillets, when rinsed thoroughly of the rub … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate 2013 with Smoked Salmon

The allure of smoked salmon is always present in my life.  Relishing it aligns with one of my basic food philosophies that says, “I’d rather have a small amount of something wonderful than a whole lot of nothing special.”  I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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Salmon Burger: Great Taste; Great Value?

To supplement the fresh fish in my frig and having no time to go downtown, I cruised the fish counter at Whole Foods.  Although I did buy halibut and scallops, the salmon burgers caught my attention. I wondered: Whether I’d be really happy with the salmon burger’s flavor … Continue reading

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We Keep Weaving Those Two Threads

Two threads weave over and over again through The Essential Garden blog: Search for, familiarize yourself with and use only the freshest, local seasonal ingredients; and It’s easy to eat well. If I’m constantly thoughtful about the staples that are … Continue reading

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