Fish & Shrimp Stew

This is a seafood stew loosely-based on Cioppino. The fragrance of fennel, saffron, and fish is intoxicating.

Fish & Shrimp Stew
3 servings = 408 calories, 18g carbs / 4 servings = 307 calories, 13g carbs

3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fennel (or 1 stalk celery + Read more

Thai Tuna Salad

Hot weather calls for cool flavors, and this Thai Tuna Salad in lettuce leaves delivers!

Thai Tuna Salad
2 servings // 260 calories, 6 net carbs

1 six-ounce can wild-caught tuna, packed in water
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon fresh basil, minced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
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Spicy Baked Salmon Cakes

There must be thousands of fish cake recipes on the internet, and I’ve read dozens. The basic equation is fish + binders to hold everything together + vegetable oil to fry. What’s usually used as binders are eggs, mayonnaise, and breadcrumbs. But mayo and vegetable oils are unhealthy fats, I tend to avoid wheat flour, and I wanted to bump … Read more

Pescado en Salsa Verde

This recipe was inspired by a pompano dish from Veracruz that Diana Kennedy talks about in her book, The Cuisines of Mexico. Her book is a fascinating read quite apart from the actual recipes!

Pescado en Salsa Verde
4 servings // 360 calories, 6 net carbs

1-1/2 pounds mahi-mahi steaks (or other firm fish)
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4 cumin … Read more

Salmon Steaks in North African Red Sauce

This salmon dish is based on a recipe in the book “Jerusalem” by Yotam Ottolenghi, whose superb Middle Eastern recipes are always an inspiration.

Salmon Steaks in North African Red Sauce
4 servings // 425 calories, 4 net carbs

6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon caraway seeds, toasted and ground
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon … Read more

Fish or Tofu in Chinese Black Bean Garlic Sauce

When I was living in Hawaii, my neighbors would spend the morning spearfishing, then make this in bamboo steamers for dinner. I loved it when they’d invite me over! This recipe has some tricky ingredients which you can find in Asian grocery stores or on

Fish or Tofu in Black Bean Garlic Sauce
4 servings // 257 calories, 4 Read more