Monday, July 13, 2009

Under The Sea

I seem to be craving seafood lately. Maybe it's because there is nothing like fresh grilled fish in the summer. Seafood just seems so decadent during these warm months and since I don't eat meat, the alternative of ocean animals definitely hits the spot.

My husband is also a huge seafood fan so thank goodness for that! I'm not sure how I would survive without a companion to enjoy some of my favorite foods with.

Last night I made one of our favorite meals. Grilled Salmon. I've written about my grilled salmon recipe before and in case you don't know, I'm mighty proud of this recipe that I've perfected over the years.

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon over Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad with grilled peaches, asparagus and red onion. (The greens were simply tossed in a bit of raspberry balsamic)

The salad was incredible!!! (That was one mega piece of salmon, so I happily enjoyed the other half of this salad for lunch today and it was perfect!)

Shrimp was on the menu tonight. Oh how I love me some grilled shrimpers!

I made....

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Lemon Grilled Shrimp

For the salad, simply saute the veggies of your choosing. (My choices = zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, orange peppers, tomatoes and artichokes)

Cook the orzo until done and add chopped spinach to the hot pasta. Then top with the warm veggies. Add feta and capers and a little fresh squeezed lemon juice. Sprinkle fresh torn basil on top.

Toly's version was orzo, fresh corn, tomatoes, feta and basil.

I marinated the shrimp in lemon juice, EVOO, salt & pepper, fresh parsley and basil and skewered them up for the grill.

I also prepared some garlic bread to grill as well.

WONDERFUL MEAL!!! This dish was so fresh and vibrant.

Toly mentioned several times how much he enjoyed the taste of the fresh veggies and tasty salad.

He obviously hated it!

Anyone else a seafood lover? What are some of your favorite seafood recipes? I'd love to hear about them!

Hope you all had a wonderful day!

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  1. Oh my gosh, that grilled salmon looks awesome! Your orzo dish also looks fantastic. Grilled fish is such a great summery food :)

    And to answer your question on my blog--I emailed the Newman's Own Organics people,told them about my blog, and asked if they had any samples I could review. And then they sent me a TON of stuff! Haha. I also did the same thing to get the Vitatops :)

  2. Oh yeah, I adore seafood. I used to hate salmon and now I love it. Yours looked so damn fine. :)

    I love shrimp with lentils in curry sauce. And I eat any fish, pretty much. Blackened, altho not good for you, is my favorite! It's a 1x per year treat, usually.

  3. Love love love seafood! That's actually how I would prefer to get my protein is from fish. :)

  4. Oh holy're such a chef!!! EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING looks fantastic and gourmet. I would eat your meals all day...definitely looks comprable to the San Fran seafood I had!!!

  5. wow everything looks great! I am a huge sea food fan too :)

  6. ooh la la that is quite a delicious dinner....i love seafood but unfortunately my husband is a vegetarian so i don't eat it as much as i'd like....

  7. Just letting you know I just had BFD!!! It was my pancake concoction I'm submitting for Katie's pancake contest :)

    I hope you had an awesome day!