Simply Seasoned Salmon with Thyme, Capers and Lemon

Salmon is one of the easiest, most versatile fish to cook.  Baked, grilled or poached, for lunch or dinner,  it is  also a great add on to rice bowls or Summer salads. Today, at the market when I saw wild caught salmon (which is not always available here) I had to buy it.  I am […]

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Tuna Stuffed Peppers, Fish on Friday!!

Tuna Stuffed Peppers for your “Fish on Friday!!  Instead of stuffing your peppers with meat, try stuffing them with a flavorful tuna filling.  This recipe is light, great for summer entertaining, easy to make and has few ingredients.  Now when you see those lovely sweet (or hot)  banana peppers at the farmers market bring them […]

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Shrimp and Swordfish Lemon Mustard Kabobs…Fish on Friday!!

Its time to fire up the grill!  When entertaining friends and family this summer try this recipe, it is easy, fast and  makes a great impression.  The shrimp and swordfish are skewered together after marinading in a mustard lemon thyme sauce.   What is great  about this dish it can be made ahead of time, […]

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Fish on Friday….Spaghetti with Mussels

Its Friday, and we love fish on Friday, or maybe we just like to say it!.  Today’s recipe Spaghetti con le Cozze (Mussels), like it’s sister Spaghetti con le Vongole (Clams) is another one of our favorite dishes here in Venice.  Mussels, so versatile, can be prepared  so many ways, stuffed, fried, curried, or in […]

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Baked Whole Fish with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Capers

I know making a whole fish can be intimidating, but it is really easy and well worth the effort.  I grew up where we ate fish already filleted, we never really had to deal with the head, tail or skin.   It is completely the opposite here in Venice.  Rarely,  you’re  served fish filleted, restaurants […]

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Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

The Lovely fresh clams from the area are a mainstay in La Cucina Veneziana.  I think that Spaghetti with Clam Sauce is probably one of the most popular dishes here in Venice.  Our Vongole Verace  (local clams) are so good, you can taste the sea.  We try not to complicate this recipe, letting the clams […]

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Tuna Croquettes, Polpette, Meatballs

These  Tuna Croquettes are a big hit whenever friends come over… served with a lovely ice cold glass of Prosecco.  They are also great served on top of a mixed baby green salad. Easy to make,  best served hot but great at room temperature too…  However you serve them, it is hard to eat just […]

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