Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad in Avocado Bowls

Summertime often brings huge, unpredictable thunderstorms in the Northeast. So when the power went out today, I was immediately in search of a tasty, summery meal that I didn’t have to cook. Thankfully, I bought some pre-cooked shrimp a while back, so all I had to do was defrost them in room temperature water, and they were good to go. While I tried not to … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad in Avocado Bowls

Classic New England Lobster Rolls

I spent the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island for my friend’s birthday. Naturally, I had to indulge in at least one lobster roll. Around here, they’re about $20-$25 each, but it’s worth every penny. Although Maine is the lobster capital of America, these Rhode Island lobster rolls were still delicious. So delicious, in fact, that they inspired me to come home and cook up some … Continue reading Classic New England Lobster Rolls

Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

We’ve had a few days in a row of 70-degree weather in New Jersey, and it’s been fabulous. All I can think about is grilling season (after all, May is National Barbecue Month), but since I’m not much of a grill master, I usually choose to use my Calphalon grill pan over the actual grill. I can’t rave enough about Calphalon—I’ve gone through plenty of … Continue reading Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

Grilled Scallops in Rosemary Garlic Cream Sauce

I’ve always disliked scallops. They were always too fishy for me, and when I was younger, the texture weirded me out a bit. But if they’re cooked absolutely perfectly, I can eat a few and enjoy them. My family loves scallops; especially my mom, who orders a scallop dish almost every time we go to a seafood restaurant. I thought that maybe if I coated … Continue reading Grilled Scallops in Rosemary Garlic Cream Sauce

Sweet Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Growing up on the coast, seafood has always been a huge part of my diet. I’ve had a vacation home near the beach (down the shore, as we NJ natives call it) since I was young, and if I’m there, I’m digging into a crab cake sandwich or an order of oysters Rockefeller for any and all meals. Shrimp are such a versatile seafood. Grilled, … Continue reading Sweet Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

jalapeño crab poppers

Labor Day Weekend truly is the Sunday of the summer season. It’s always hard to say goodbye to endless beach days, barbecues and that one pair of Old Navy flip flops that has seen more adventure this summer than a pair of shoes could imagine, but there is so much excitement that awaits in the fall. For this year’s Labor Day barbecue, I wanted to … Continue reading jalapeño crab poppers

Cajun Shrimp Crostini

Naturally, I spent yesterday morning browsing Pinterest yet again for clothes I don’t need, recipes I’ll never actually master (is it just me or does everything on Pinterest always look better than it tastes? Hopefully this recipe won’t be like that!), and home décor I will most likely never purchase. After falling down the black hole of Pinterest for a good 30 minutes, I stumbled … Continue reading Cajun Shrimp Crostini

crab & cheese wontons

Whenever I’m craving a cheat day, my mind wanders straight to the Chinese food menu. There are these wontons filled with crab meat and cheese that are out of this world. But it was raining today, and I didn’t feel like getting in my car and driving to pick up my takeout (and there’s a $15 minimum fee for delivery). I thought I’d try my … Continue reading crab & cheese wontons

baked stuffed cod

I grew up visiting the Jersey Shore nearly every weekend in the summer. And no, I wasn’t partying with Snooki. I have a lot of family down in South Jersey, and everyone knows that summertime is when South Jersey is at its best. Fresh fruits, fresh veggies, and, of course, fresh seafood. Crab cakes, lobster, tender scallops; you name it, the shore’s got it. But … Continue reading baked stuffed cod