Category Archives: Fish & Seafood

Shrimp Etouffée

I was introduced to Creole cooking on my first visit to New Orleans many years ago. I ate barbecue shrimp, jambalya, gumbo and shrimp etouffée. The only dish with which I was vaguely familiar was jambalaya, and that was because … Continue reading

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Scallop Scampi

Properly cooked, scallops are wonderful. Our friend Dardi sautés sea scallops to perfection. The trick is to cook the scallops until they are just done. Thirty seconds too long, and the scallops begin to toughen and soon resemble large rubber … Continue reading

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Seafood Divan

When Jerri first made this casserole I thought that it was called Seafood Divine because it tasted heavenly.   However, it is actually a takeoff of Chicken Divan, a casserole made with poached chicken, broccoli and Mornay Sauce–a classic French … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Salmon Loaf

It has been a few years, so we don’t feel too guilty for not remembering who gave us Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two Cook Book. Jerri thinks it is remotely possible that she bought it before we headed for Charlottesville, … Continue reading

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Wayne and Sondra’s Salmon

  Our friends Wayne and Sondra love to play bridge, and we have had some great times at the cabin with them.  Wayne likes to hunt and fish.  One time when he was at the cabin for the opening weekend … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Salmon Sauce

My best friend and his wife at the University of Virginia had a baby daughter who has grown up to be a talented writer and the patient wife of a diplomat who travels the world, as well as a devoted … Continue reading

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Fried Brook Trout

Recently I found a photo of Gus Gauch, the old Swiss farmer who taught me, among other things, how to fish trout, tie flies and make really good macaroni and cheese.    The odd thing about the photo is that … Continue reading

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Carole’s Tuna Casserole

When days were cool, Mom baked more than usual. Baking helped warm the house, and if it got too hot inside, she could open a window or door to take advantage of the free air conditioning supplied by God.  Like … Continue reading

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Fish Pepperard

Christians are now in the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial. As a child I learned that during Lent we should give up something that we really liked.  At one time or another I … Continue reading

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