Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘seafood recipes’
Posted: July 9th, 2013

Martha Stewart Living sucked me into this recipe, which has provoked a vortex of craving that's making it very difficult to concentrate. It's actually written by Emeril Lagasse. Bam.

Martha Stewart Living sucked me into this recipe, which has provoked a vortex of craving that’s making it very difficult to concentrate. It’s actually written by Emeril Lagasse. Bam.

Getting ready for tomorrow’s cooking day/food shoot, I had about 20 recipes laid out across my desk. I’m in manic mode in the kitchen right now. Last night I made two dinners because I couldn’t decide which to do, in hopes that I won’t have to cook again tonight.
But I want to anyway.
I picked four of those 20 recipes to write about in my upcoming Wednesday columns, one more than usual, but the decision was difficult. I had to skip one of my favorites: Grilled-Fish Tacos with Roasted-Chile-and-Avocado Salsa. It has all the makings of a mid-summer classic, with apologies to major league baseball.
It promises to be plenty spicy, and lacks the fatty breading and mayonnaise dressing that usually accompany fish taco recipes. Plus, it has avocado in the name, which makes it pretty much irresistible. Co-worker and friend Sherry Rieder and I have both been on an avocado kick lately. (I actually blame mine on her. She made two batches of guacamole served in my presence within a week of each other.) We’ve taken to saying “You had me at avocado” and the drooling begins anew.
I don’t see any avocado in the photo, but it’s enough just to know it’s there.

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Posted: April 17th, 2013
Fast Shrimp Bisque from Better Homes & Gardens would make a delicious light dinner or appetizer.

Fast Shrimp Bisque from Better Homes & Gardens would make a delicious light dinner or appetizer.

Creamy soups don’t have to be nutritional disasters. Even better, they don’t require much in the way of cooking. Fast Shrimp Bisque only needs a gentle heating to cook the shrimp.
Use fat-free milk and evaporated milk to keep the calories down and this would make a nice spring-y lunch or dinner appetizer. Or light dinner and amazing leftovers for lunch. Of course, that would require leftovers, which come to think of it, might not be much of an issue.
In my house, when something’s this good and it says it serves 4, my avid-runner husband will eat 2 1/2 to 3 portions and ask me what else there is to eat.
For this I recommend serving this with some soft Italian bread or a multigrain roll, a bowl of fruit, maybe a big spinach salad with bacon and maybe dessert.
Fresh iced tea might help fill in the nooks and crannies.

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