Smoked Trout Dip

So what happens when you move to the burbs, buy a smoker and your husband brings home copious amount of fresh fish? You make fish dip of course. I am proud to say though, that this was a Brown caught on a Centerpin by yours truly. 
SHOPPING LIST 1 lb filet of smoked trout 4oz Philadelphia cream cheese 6-8 oz Sour Cream depending on how you like the consistency 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning 1 lemon 1 scallion finely chopped Fresh ground pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon tobasco, 4 drops if you don't like heat at all. I used the Halal Guys hot sauce (fire emoji)
Grab a drink while spouse smokes fish. Ask spouse to watch dog while smoking fish. 
Add all ingredients to softened cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Delicious on endives or crackers topped trout or salmon caviar. 

Sri Lankan Crab Curry

Pictured below are roasted and unroasted curry powder. For the Sri Lankan Crab Curry unroasted curry powder which is pictured on the right already mixed with the cayenne pepper is used. 
Sauté  the onion and garlic until it is translucent.  Then add tomato, onion, ginger and green chillies. Then add the unroasted curry power, salt, pepper and cayenne chilli powder and mix well. Add crabs and blend all ingredients. Add about 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. When the crab starts to turn color add coconut mild and cook for another 7-10 minutes. 

Fish Buns

Introduction Also known as Maalu Paan (fish bread) in Sinhalese, this is a Sri Lankan staple. Here I present the lazy way of preparing it. 
Shopping List Fish (here I used a mix of salmon and trout- 1 large steak each, 2 cans of salmon can also be used) 1 large red onion 2 jalapenos 6 cloves of garlic 2 large potatoes Pillsbury grands southern homestyle big rolls 2 tablespoons mixed curry powder (cumin, cayenne, coriander, fennel optionally may use 1 teaspoon each of cumin and cayenne or just salt and pepper) Optional- curry leaves Butter Olive oil

Instructions Boil the potatoes, cool and remove skin. Smash potatoes into bite sized pieces. Boil/ steam the fish steaks and break into chunky bite sized pieces. Gently mix the fish and potatoes together. Chop up onions, jalapenos and garlic ( I used a food processor) Heat up oil in a frying pan. Add chopped mix, curry powder, salt, pepper and curry leaves. If you don't have/ like curry powder salt and pepper will suffice. Add fish and po…

Fish Melt Sandwich

Simple, easy to prepare, delicious, a no fail! The dill and capers make this fish melt unique.

Shopping List
Fish (Trout was used in this recipe)
Cheddar Cheese
Onion/ Shallot
Salt/ Pepper

butter and toast the bread chop up onions, jalapeno, dill and mix in with a teaspoon or capers and tablespoon of mayo
layer the slived tomatoes on the bread top with fish mix and cheese on top the open faced sandwich can be placed under a broiler or lay another piece of toast over it with a weight on top. Cook till cheese has melted.

Palo Santo's Pan Roasted Bluefish

with plantain, hot slaw and salsa verde

Introduction I admit it, I TiVO Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern along with FABlife that I watch on alternate days during dinner with a glass of wine. I was pretty impressed with the Brooklyn episode where Andrew kayak fished for supper with chef Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo restaurant and cooked it up at a local park.  Chef Jacques was kind enough to share the recipe for one of his many delicious menu items. I highly recommend a visit to his restaurant where you will be greeted with a warm ambiance, delicious food and a team of friendly and attentive staff. 
Porgy was substituted for Bluefish in this recipe

Shopping List Serves 6 
3 lbs Bluefish filet cut into 6 portions Salt and Pepper to taste 3 Large Very Ripe Plantains 2 oz Corn Oil 1 Tbs. Melted Butter  1 lb Red Cabbage, shredded 1 scotch bonnet seeded and chopped 1 Garlic Clove peeled and chopped 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbs white wine vinegar  1 oz cilantro chopped 6 small tomatill…

Tomato Cilantro Trout

Introduction I hate to see fresh herbs go bad. So when I have left over cilantro from the Steamed Cantonese Fish recipe, I make Tomato Cilantro Trout! This combination of ingredients really brings out the flavor of trout.

Shopping List
Serves 2
2 fish fillets
Half of a large tomato or a small one
Half an onion
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock or 1 chicken buillion

Chop and slice as shown below Pan fry fish until mostly cooked. Mix chicken boullion in white wine Drop a teaspoon of oil on the pan and cook tomato, garlic and onion until it looks like below add white wine/buillion mix cook for another 2 mins and then add cilantro Add fish fillets and cook for another 2 mins, Cilantro should not be overdone. Delicious on a bed of rice and beans!

Cantonese Style Steamed Fish

Introduction Served as one of the final courses at a traditional Chinese wedding banquet, this absolutely delicious dish is surprisingly simple to prepare, low in calories, high in nutrition and will leave a lingering flavor of pure yum on your tongue.
Shopping List
Serving size 1-2
medium fish steak (I used brown trout, best prepared with white fish that are not too firm) 1/8 cup soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (I used hot sesame oil) 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional but tastes better with) 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 stalks scallion 1/4 cup cilantro (optional, may use parsley if cilantro tastes like soap to you) 1/8 cup oil (I used olive oil) 1 tablespoon sliced ginger salt/pepper Rice (I used jasmin rice)
Instructions Cook rice, so that it will be ready for plating Rough chop cilantro and slice scallions and ginger as pictured. In a bowl mix soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, sugar and two tablespoons of water together. Season fish steak with salt and pepper, and steam until opaque and flak…