Category Archives: Seafood

Delancey’s Clam Pizza

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Delancey is a pizza restaurant in Seattle owned by Brandon Petit and his wife, food blogger and book writer, Molly Wizenberg. Back in 2010, before I had even contemplated starting a food blog, my book group read Molly Wizenberg’s A … Continue reading

Szmania’s Potato Crusted Salmon

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This recipe from Szmania’s Restaurant is featured in the cookbook Signature Tastes of Seattle by Steven W. Siler.  I’m cooking from this book in March, and was so happy to see a recipe from Szmania’s included. Szmania’s is located in Seattle’s … Continue reading

Chilled Somen Noodles with Grilled Salmon

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Ice-cold somen noodles are a traditional hot-weather Japanese dish. Usually they are served with a dipping sauce on the side. Grab some noodles with your chopsticks, dip, and eat. Delicious, but messy. I love eating cold somen noodles, but I … Continue reading

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Dungeness Crab Cakes

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I Love Crab Cakes! That’s the name of the Tom Douglas cookbook Joy and Toby gave me for Christmas back in 2006. It’s a great little book filled with 50 unique crab recipes from around the world. While I love reading … Continue reading

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Pasta with Anchovies, Capers & Black Olives

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May is Guest Chef Month on A Passionate Plate! Today’s Guest Chef is my friend, Milton Pierce. Milton and I met about 10 years ago at a trade show. Since Milton lives in Virginia and I live in Seattle, we … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut Tacos

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We’re getting a few days of sunshine this week with temperatures above 50 degrees! Time to get outdoors, soak in some much needed vitamin D and fire up the grill. My friend, Lori, invited me over yesterday to help cook … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon and Quinoa Salad

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One of our favorite things to do on winter weekends is to get together with our friends, Rob and Cathy, and drive up to the Cascade Mountains to let our doggies, Charley and Sadie, run and play in the snow. … Continue reading

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Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil

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Oh, Boy! Have I got a luscious treat for you today. Now, before I get into it, I want you to keep an open mind. I did, and I’m soooooo happy about it. I read just a little tidbit about … Continue reading

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Big Al’s Super Secret Special Sauce

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  C’mon! We all have them, right?! I’m talking about treasured family recipes that the whole family loves so much they make it on the menu of every family get-together. For my family that recipe is Big Al’s Super Secret … Continue reading

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Clams with Chorizo

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If you’ve been reading A Passionate Plate for a while, you’ve probably noticed that my husband, Marvin, and I don’t always crave the same food. I tend to be a little more “whole wheat” while Marv tends to be a … Continue reading

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Grilled Black Cod with Cherry Tomato Salsa

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Time and time, again, I learn the lesson that the BEST meals come from the best SEASONAL ingredients. And not only does this philosophy result in a lovely meal, but it is typically quicker and healthier since it does not … Continue reading

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Shrimp Ceviche

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This is my biggest hit of the summer! And, please ~ next year, when I start to complain around mid-June that summer has not arrived in Seattle, remind me that summer stays in Seattle well into September! It’s 80° in … Continue reading

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Fresh Corn & Dungeness Crab Chowder

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From the time I was born until my late 20′s my family owned a house near Union, at the southern-most end of Hood Canal. The house was situated in the middle of a small cove in a little community called … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters

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Start your party off right with a Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooter. It’s a shot glass layered with crunchy celery, avocado, lemon juice, spicy homemade cocktail sauce, and a big, juicy shrimp. We make our cocktail sauce with one of our … Continue reading

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Ahi Carpaccio

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We <3 Sushi!  Sansei in Kihei, Maui, is our favorite place to eat it.  The list of items we order has been fine-tuned over several visits:  Dynamite Shrimp, Upcountry Vegetables, Ahi Carpaccio, Da 808 Roll, and Dragonfly Roll (and two … Continue reading

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Cod in Coconut-Tomato Curry Sauce

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Last night I made a really delicious Cod in Coconut-Tomato Curry Sauce. Not quite Thai, not quite Indian… it was really more of a what’s in my cupboard tonight kind of thing, which has always been my favorite way to … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Halibut with Caper-Basil Sauce

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My wonderful friend, Mary Jordan, first served this halibut recipe to our book group about 15 years ago. I remember calling her up right after to get a copy of the recipe, and I still have it – scribbled on … Continue reading

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Lazy Girl’s Cioppino

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I made this super easy and wonderful tasting Cioppino for Marvin on Valentine’s night. Since we already had our very memorable meal  with Joy and Toby on Sunday, I wanted to do something a little simpler and a little lighter. This … Continue reading

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Wild Alaskan King Salmon Burgers

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Do you love salmon but feel let down when you eat a salmon burger? I often do… because most are made with fillers, like bread crumbs, which leave them dry and unappetizing.  Well here is a recipe that will change … Continue reading

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Avocado Grapefruit Salad with Seared Scallops

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Avocados and I have only recently become friends. Like just in the last year, which is strange since I grew up in California – a place where everybody loves avocados! I used to tell people it was the texture that I … Continue reading

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Walnut Crusted Salmon Filets

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Wild Pacific Salmon is a true super food. It is uniquely high in omega-3 fatty acids, and loaded with protein, vitamin D, B-12, and other important vitamins and minerals. If you are concerned about sustainable fishing (as I am), it’s … Continue reading

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