Blog: The Place to Dish with Fellow Foodies

Wherever I go, I sample the local cuisine, taste the regional wine and cocktails, and prowl for the best culinary products. Back at home, I experiment with my own food and beverage concoctions. Sometimes I travel with specific ingredients and tools so I can cook special dishes for family and friends. And nothing gets my creative juices flowing like holidays and entertaining. Sound familiar? If so, maybe my favorite discoveries, realizations, and recipes will inspire your own adventures, and you’ll want to share them here.

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Whole Branzino with Cherry Tomatoes

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I love branzino and it’s the perfect fish to eat anytime I can find it in my local fish market. My introduction to branzino was at my favorite Greek restaurant, Taverna Agora in Raleigh, NC. It was roasted whole which produced this delectable browned and crispy skin with tons of flavor. And the branzino was perfectly cooked with [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Piccata al Limone ~ Lemony Sole Piccata with Toasted Almonds

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I love anything with a good lemony piccata sauce. Weather it’s smothered over chicken, veal, or a nice delicate sole, they all make an excellent piccata dish for me. But what I add to my sole picatta, is roasted sliced almonds which give thie dish that extra special amazing taste. [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Spuma di Tonno

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Spuma di Tonno, or tuna mousse, is one of my favorite easy appetizers to whip up for a party. This is a Michael Chiarello recipe and it’s soooooo addictive. Every time I make this for a party, people cannot stop eating it. I love that fact that the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Dungeness Crab Risotto with Meyer Lemon

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It’s fresh Dungeness crab season now, and one of the ways I enjoy having it, is folded into a delectable creamy risotto. Doesn’t that sound good? For me, crab and risotto are a match made in foodie heaven! I just love to have lots of big pieces of crab meat with the [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Flavorful Classic Ceviche

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I’m craving my favorite easy and flavorful ceviche. It’s also the perfect party appetizer, or when you just want something fresh and light to that’s also full of great taste. I combine fresh white fish like halibut or red snapper with lime, some spicy chiles and creamy avocado. Then, I pile the mixture onto some [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Grilled Wild King Salmon

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The highly prized Wild King Salmon are absolutely delectable on the grill. Not only are Wild King Salmon high in omega 3 oils, it’s rich in flavor too. For that reason, it’s my favorite salmon especially when grilled over hardwood charcoal. Since this salmon is [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Rolled Filet of Sole with Dijon Mustard, Garlic, and Herbs

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While at my local farmers market, I couldn’t resist picking up some beautiful wild sole filets. With summer quickly approaching, I’m always looking for lighter recipes [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Loves Olympic Club “Tower of Dungeness Crab”

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Crab feed. Ohh, so splendid and most succulent. With Dungeness crab in season here in the Bay Area, I was lucky enough to attend the yearly crab feed at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. A few years ago was my first time attending this festive eating frenzy. I was elated

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Stranded Foodie Thai Fish Curry Recipe

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I love, love, love the joy of eating Thai food with its exotic ingredients like coconut milk, curry paste, chili peppers, lemongrass, and those fragrant kiffir lime leaves which have a similar taste to lime. And that funny looking root called galangal. What’s that?? When fresh, it sort [Read more…]

Stranded Foodie Recipe for Roasted Branzino with Cherry Tomatoes

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I love branzino and it’s the perfect fish to eat anytime I can find it in my local fish market. My introduction to branzino was at my favorite Greek restaurant, Taverna Agora in Raleigh, NC. It was roasted whole which produced this [Read more…]