Smelt and Shiso Rolls

Hosomaki – Thin Sushi Rolls

Siblings can be so similar and yet so different. This is true also of maki (sushi rolls). You have met Futomaki, the fat younger brother. Today, you will get to meet the thinner elder brother, Hosomaki. They both have the same nori (seaweed) wrapping on the outside and a layer of vinegared rice on the…

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Sardines Fried Rice

Sardines Fried Rice

Culinary history was changed forever when someone long ago in China introduced rice to wok! The humble steamed rice, tossed with seasoning (normally soy sauce) and oil, seared with the intense heat from the frying pan, transforms into a dish worthy of kings. There was even an episode of Iron Chef where the Japanese chef…

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Sardine Sandwiches

Sardine Sandwiches and Nona-Nona

Sardine Sandwiches with thinly sliced cucumber are a perennial Malaysian party favorite. It is a well loved budget friendly treat.

Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish

Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish

Sweet and Sour Pompano Fish with homemade sweet and sour sauce garnish with julienned cucumber. So easy yet so tasty. Perfect with a bowl of steamed rice.

Baked Potato and Tuna Croquettes

Baked Potato and Tuna Croquettes

We all need to have one or two dishes to fall back on when given short notice of a pot-luck, gathering, or party. These quick and easy potato croquettes are just the thing as they can be made with pantry staples. I like to assemble them the night before and pop them in the oven…

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Spicy Anchovies, Peanuts, and Tempeh

Spicy Anchovies, Peanuts, and Tempeh

Aah…for the simple pleasures in life! There are some dishes that seem so homespun and yet when you encounter them in a buffet spread, everyone makes a bee-line for it. This Malay condiment is often found at “rice stalls” during lunch time. It goes very well with rice and curry but is also very good…

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Luxury Fish Pie

English Fish Pie and a Winner!

Liverpool was fun but the grandeur of London beckons. It was heart warming to be met at the train station by DongXing and her two lovely children. After having some delicious freshly made ice cream at Tutti Frutti, we went by the Asian market and Sainsbury to pick up some groceries. I am a food…

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Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes

Delicious gluten free Pan Fried Salmon Rice Cakes made with poached salmon, cooked rice, dill weed, and lemon pepper. Great as appetizers or food-on-the-go.

Chickpea and Tuna Patties

Chickpea and Tuna Patties

Patties are always a favorite at our house. These tasty morsels of food make a wonderful sidedish or snack. They are also great in the bento box as they taste just as good at room temperature. The base for patties is usually potatoes but chickpeas and lentils are often used. They can be flavored with…

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Pineapple Curry with Salmon

Pineapple Curry with Salmon

This spicy and tangy Pineapple Curry with Salmon and coconut milk is sure to whet your appetite. Delicious served with a steaming bowl of rice.

Yee Sang (Raw Fish Salad)

Yee Sang and Chinese New Year Feast

Yee Sang is a raw fish salad and a must-have for the Chinese New Year Feast. Make it at home using lox and a variety of crunchies and vegetables.

Niçoise Salad

Niçoise Salad and Christmas Party

Niçoise Salad with raw and cooked vegetables to cater to all sorts of preferences. Everyone can mix and match to suit their taste buds.

Spicy Sesame Salmon

Spicy Sesame Salmon

Juicy and tender Spicy Sesame Salmon cooked in clay baker with cucumber and tomatoes. The piquant sauce makes it very appetizing.

Blackened Walleye and Mango Salsa

Blackened Walleye and Mango Salsa

Enjoy this fabulous meal of Blackened Walleye served with a luscious Mango Salsa and fluffy Spiced Basmati Rice. Only 30 minutes to prepare.

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Friday Fish Fry

It is Fish Fry Friday and time to head west to the city of Hutchinson, Minnesota for their annual fish fry event. The Knights of Columbus couldn’t have picked a better Friday for it is a bright and beautiful day. It is getting warmer (by Minnesota standards) and daylight hours are longer. Everyone is in…

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Coulibiac (Russian Fish Pie)

Day 4 of this fish series brings us to the delicious pastry wrapped fish and rice dish, Coulibiac. Coulibiac is the French adaptation of the traditional Russian Kulebyaka. It consists of salmon (or sturgeon), rice, hard boiled eggs, and mushrooms wrapped in a brioche dough or puff pastry. This dish makes an impressive centerpiece for…

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