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Salt Cod Tartlets with Cilantro-Jalapeno Sauce

Salt cod—or any salt fish—is one of life’s beautiful accidents, a genius invention born of necessity. Way back when, before refrigeration, some brilliant person (or people) thought to pack fish in salt to preserve it. The salt not only enhances the fish’s flavor, but also intensifies its meaty texture. Versions of salt preserved fish are …

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Today, I bring you another recipe from my latest book, Home Skillet: The Essential Cast Iron Cookbook for Easy One-Pan Meals. This time I’m sharing my recipe for Blackened Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cream. The best part is that you can watch a video of  my friend and fellow food blogger Stephanie Weaver of Recipe …

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Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread

Have you noticed, attentive readers, how much I love smoked fish? (Permit me to introduce into evidence Exhibit A and Exhibit B.) This is because smoked fish has a very delicious flavor! For lack of a more articulate explanation! A few weeks ago, a multi-block power failure compromised the menu of the blowout cocktail party my …

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Sardine Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tapas-style sardine salad makes a good appetizer, lunch, small dinner plate, snack, or even breakfast. I owe a big thank you to my food-loving friend Carolyn for introducing me to this simple, delicious, nutritious sardine salad. (Sardines are packed with vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein! Sardines are not packed with mercury! So says …

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Blini-Style Crepes with Sour Cream, Caviar, and Chives

I’m still at it: making crepes. Yes, I know, making crepes is not necessarily a lazy process, but despite the admittedly non-lazy labor required it’s actually pretty easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make crepes. Read how I do it here. Then try these blini style crêpes with sour cream, caviar, and chives. …

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Smoked Herring Smörgås

Smörgås are a diverse and adaptable traditional dish that look beautiful and are easy to make—simply pile squares of buttered dark bread with meat, fish, vegetables, cheese, eggs, herbs, or whatever else you fancy. One of our favorite appetizers from The Lazy Gourmet is our version of the Scandinavian open-faced sandwich (smørrebrød, smørbrød, and smörgås …

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