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Fish for Lenten Fridays

Fish for Lenten Fridays

| February 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

I had a rude awakening on Friday when I suddenly realized that it was Friday and the meat I had planned to serve for dinner was a big no-no. If you are in a similar situation and looking for a yummy dish to feed your brood, check out these recipes from Sarah’s Cucina Bella: Grilled […]

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Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce

Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce

| January 21, 2008 | 6 Comments

Last Monday, I had a total kitchen disaster trying to make a blood orange tilapia. Meanwhile, Cate at Sweetnicks hit the culinary jackpot with her Sauteed Tilapia with Lemon-Peppercorn Sauce. Not only did she rave on her blog about it, but she raved to me about it. So, that tilapia recipe ended up at the […]

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Easy Sautéed Catfish

Easy Sautéed Catfish

| January 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I was younger — probably 8 or 9 — I struggled with the limited array of fish, vegetables and fruit served around my house. While we ate a diverse selection of meats and poultry, vegetables were limited to standard salad vegetables, corn, peas, green beans, cauliflower and broccoli. Occasionally there would be a Brussels […]

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Baked Tilapia With Warm Tomato Relish

Baked Tilapia With Warm Tomato Relish

| January 6, 2008 | 6 Comments

Here in the Cucina Bella household, we are working on a big project: weight loss. I have a good deal of baby weight to shed and my husband has some sympathy pounds to melt away. That means exercise (wait, exercise? What’s that? Does whipping cream by hand count?) and healthier eating. Fortunately, eating healthy foods […]

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Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Risotto (Lobster Recipe)

| August 22, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I first created this recipe, I was a risotto novice who wasn’t even sure she liked the creamy, rich rice dish. But this lobster recipe totally converted me into a risotto lover. Lobster Risotto is, in a word, decadent. Creamy rice, cooked low and slow, is dotted with sweet lobster and swirled with Parmesan […]

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Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

After discovering a few recipes for seared tuna recently, which are strikingly similar in cooking method but different in serving, I decided to try my hand at my own variation. There is nothing like a good slab of ahi tuna, seared just right – as in rare. It’s a delicious and firm fish.I used some […]

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Catching Up, and an Easy Sandwich

Catching Up, and an Easy Sandwich

| January 3, 2007 | 1 Comment

So here’s the story. My house is a mess. There are Christmas presents all around and I am struggling to regain control of my lovely Cucina Bella. Seriously. This is such a huge issue. And I am tired . . . so tired . . . from a long weekend of traveling four hours north […]

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Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

| December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments

Tender baked mushrooms are stuffed with a buttery lobster filling in this delicious appetizer recipe. Growing up, I spent every summer on the Connecticut shoreline. The days were filled with sand, swimming and lots of seafood. Naturally, I adore everything from salmon to shrimp to lobster. But whereas the lobster of my childhood was always […]

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Fillo Clams Casino

Fillo Clams Casino

| November 25, 2006 | 2 Comments

My husband took this photo. There was no cropping necessary, no repositioning. Doesn’t he take a great photo? So this was my seafood appetizer for Thanksgiving. I played around with a variety of ideas that would have used lobster or smoked salmon or seared tuna, but ended up going with this. It turned out to […]

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Light and Healthy Tilapia

Light and Healthy Tilapia

| October 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

I had two objectives tonight: healthy and light. I had taken out some tilapia this morning to have for dinner and had a red onion earmarked for the meal. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it all though. Hunting through my kitchen and fridge, I located some organic carrots, a home grown tomato, […]

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