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Recipe: Tinned Smoked Salmon and Caper Dip

Recipe: Tinned Smoked Salmon and Caper Dip

Having flavorful tinned seafood in our sea pantry can be the difference between a dull salad (or a basic tuna on toast) and a delicious, crave-worthy meal or snack. I love using tinned smoked salmon to make this incredibly quick and easy dip that truly brings out the citrus and briny notes in the fish. It goes with everything from crackers to toast rounds to veggies!

Recipe: Roasted Vegetable & Seaweed Tacos

Recipe: Roasted Vegetable & Seaweed Tacos

Filled with a wonderful mixture of vegetables, seaweed, and spices, these roasted sea vegetable tacos can be made with fresh roasted vegetables or even leftover ones. You can add traditional cheeses like queso coqueta, anejo or queso blanco to top them off!

Recipe: Fresh Crab & Seaweed Tacos

Recipe: Fresh Crab & Seaweed Tacos

My favorite meals are made with simple, fresh ingredients. When the ingredients are the stars of the recipe, you don’t have to do a lot to make it good. This light citrus salsa with cucumbers and tomatoes really brings out the brightness of the crab for these fab tacos.

Recipe: Crab Fritters with Green “Sea” Goddess Dressing & Chipotle Mayo

Recipe: Crab Fritters with Green “Sea” Goddess Dressing & Chipotle Mayo

For these fantastic fritters, I used pasteurized, frozen Blue Crab caught in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay with trotlines (a domestic crab that is considered a “Best Choice” by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program). I love to pair them with a Chipotle Mayo and a Green Goddess “from the Sea” dressing featuring kelp leaves and sustainable anchovies!

Recipe: Classic Salmon Tacos with Salsa & Kelp Lime Mayonnaise

Recipe: Classic Salmon Tacos with Salsa & Kelp Lime Mayonnaise

Creating a great fish taco has been the envy of many cooks, but it’s actually quite simple! Start out with a beautiful fillet (one of my absolute favorites is Kvaroy Arctic’s sustainably-raised salmon from the Arctic Circle), bread it cold, and fry it just before you’re ready to place it into the taco shell. Serve this with your favorite coleslaw and the kelp lime mayonnaise for a perfect finish.

Recipe: Grilled Cajun Shrimp with Corn & Cumin Butter

Recipe: Grilled Cajun Shrimp with Corn & Cumin Butter

A summer favorite of mine, this Cajun marinade of garlic, lemon, paprika, cayenne, cumin, and thyme PACKS the shrimp with flavor. I love to pair it with grilled corn dusted with cumin and chili powder butter – delicious!

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