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Your Basic Fried Oyster Po’boy with Slaw

I admit to craving oysters every now and then.  I would have been happy in turn-of-the-century New York City, I think, where oysters were plentiful and every dive sold oyster stew.    I often see an oyster po’boy—or poor boy, if … Continue reading

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Make gravlax at home – it’s easy!

Although I enjoy cooking in all its forms, I do have my niche – as all cooks do. What made me love garde manger, which means, loosely, “guard of the pantry,” and involves the cold kitchen, I’ll never really know, … Continue reading

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Crispy fried red drum

Red drum, also known as redfish and spottail bass, was on sale at 99 Ranch Market in Richmond today, so I ordered one in the #6 style, which means cleaned and then fried crispy.  They do all of that extra stuff … Continue reading

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Tom Kha Tuna

I had quite a few frozen albacore tuna steaks in my freezer that I needed to use up, which is the only reason I would use such a protein for this dish – let’s get that straight up front.  Why?  … Continue reading

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Whole Acme smoked whitefish at Costco for the holiday

Just a quick note about my having seen and purchased whole smoked whitefish at the Richmond, California, Costco the other day.  My guess is that they are carrying this for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.   Recall that this Costco carried Acme … Continue reading

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Costco’s pasta salad with salmon

Costco started selling a bow-tie pasta and salmon salad recently, and I gave it a try a couple of weeks ago.  I applaud them for finding a way to utilize what I assume to be unsold farmed salmon, but the … Continue reading

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Quick smoke-flavored salmon

If you want to get a little smoke flavor into your fresh salmon before grilling or sauteing, you can do it with Lapsang Souchong tea.  Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from China’s Fijian province that is dried over burning pine.  … Continue reading

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Tuna, Asian-style, for a hot day

On a hot day I want to eat sushi, usually, or something like it, and this dish satisfies that yen at an easier price without all the work.  This recipe also combines hot and cold, which is something I like, … Continue reading

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Birthday lunch at Pear Street Bistro

Steve, Matt and I ate lunch at Pear Street Bistro (2395 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole) today to celebrate Steven having taken off this week — which is an occasion, believe me.  I was psyched because I wanted him to have … Continue reading

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Hamachi collars for dinner

Matthew will be very pleased to see  marinating in the fridge when he comes home.  We love them, and now that they are readily available at Joyco Foods (3288 Pierce Street, Richmond), we are able to have them often.  I … Continue reading

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