The Crab Louie salad, sometimes known as the King of Salads, was something that I was made aware of during a business trip to the San Francisco Bay area. Looking at room service, this salad was one of the few things I could eat, with the exception of the salad dressing. Over my 4 days in San Francisco, this was my main-stay for lunch.
Since then, I learned more about the dish, and how it has been around since the early 1900s and is believed to come from the Bay area (go figure). We attempted to buy Dungeness crab, but alas the crab had spoiled. The good news is we used canned crab meat and it was just as delicious—well, maybe not exactly, but still incredibly tasty and way easier (and cheaper) than the Dungeness crab. This is going to make you a good deal of salad dressing, so be prepared to love salads even more than normal for the next week. Continue reading →
When thinking up new salmon recipes, we look for inspiration every where, even the local Costco. Costco sells crab-stuffed salmon year-round. Growing up, my parents would buy it on rare occasions, and it was always delicious. Heather and I often pick up salmon from Costco, but we’ve never bought the crab-stuffed salmon because we weren’t thrilled by the ingredient list.
Thankfully, we recently perfected our homemade mayonnaise recipe. It works as an amazing binder for recipes just like this one. We thoroughly recommend this salmon, as it’s a delicious dish that is great for a quiet night at home or for entertaining family and friends. With very little preparation, you’ll be enjoying this for dinner and wow’ing everyone in no time. Continue reading →
This stuffed mushroom recipe came about somewhat in a “kitchen sink” experiment. We had crab meat in the refrigerator we wanted to use and mushrooms that we bought and needed to be used.
These little crab stuffed mushrooms are delicious, and make a great finger food. We hope to make it again as soon as we have an opportunity to go to or host a gathering of friends and family. Continue reading →
Salmon is one of my favorite foods. It’s fish, but not fishy. It’s delicious with nothing more than lemon and strong enough to withstand a battery of spices. Most of the time, we keep it simple: lemon slices and dill with a little garlic or ghee or onion.
Last week, I wanted to do something different but still simple. I wanted to give our salmon a little crunch. I have seen others slather the fish with mustard; but I wondered to myself, what if I use mustard seeds? Could I make a crunchy, mustard-y crust? The answer was yes! So, here it is: mustard and dill crusted salmon. I hope you enjoy this new twist on an old favorite as much as we do. Continue reading →
One of my guilty pleasures growing up was always fish sticks and those breaded fish patties. They’d occasionally have them at school lunches, and my dad has always been a fan of the frozen fish from our local freezer section. I haven’t purchased anything of the sort in quite a long time, and shudder to think how (and from what) they’re produced, but they sure were tasty. Continue reading →