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LENT: Big Up Your Tuna Salad

26 Feb

We’re approaching the second Friday of Lent (and my second week without cheese, Lord help me). It’ll be tuna salad for lunch tomorrow, but not your run-of-the-mill deli style tuna salad. I like my flavors a little bigger and bolder (except for the tuna, which I confess to liking on the milder side; I prefer albacore and try to purchase ocean friendly brands). Here’s my easy way of making tuna salad special.

I am trying to keep the carb load down, so I'll just have my tuna salad with lettuce.

I am trying to keep the carb load down, so I’ll just have my tuna salad with lettuce.

To one 5 oz. can tuna, drained, I add 1 Tbs prepared mayonnaise and 1-2 tsp each of prepared mustard, drained capers, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped onion, and chopped roasted red pepper. Mix well, season to taste, and serve on bread or salad.

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Fish on Friday: Five More Fab Seafood Solutions

28 Mar
Spanish tapas: Mussels vinaigrette (make 'em the night before)

Spanish tapas: Mussels vinaigrette (make ’em the night before)

The last Friday in Lent is coming up. Why just pan-fry filets (again), when you could try some of these much more entertaining and tasty takes on seafood? This is Part Two of my Lenten seafood series. I know you’ll end up making them all year long. I certainly do!

Shrimp and Avocado Salad, Spiked with Chipotle (charming served in an avocado shell)

Shrimp and Avocado Salad, Spiked with Chipotle (charming served in an avocado shell)

Pasta al Tonno: One of the fastest pasta sauces known to man. (switch out the green olives for black) Deeply flavored

Pasta al Tonno: One of the fastest pasta sauces known to man. (Feel free to switch out the green olives for black and skip the capers) Deeply flavored!

Creamy, sweet, tangy, chunky, light Swedish Skagen Salad (the best shrimp salad EVER)

Creamy, sweet, tangy, chunky, light Swedish Skagen Salad (the best shrimp salad EVER)

Cioppino Latino...sí, sí, sí

Cioppino Latino…A San Fran Seafood Stew Classic with a special Latina twist

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Fish on Fridays: 5 Seafood Solutions for Lent (or any time)!

22 Mar

So you forgot it was Friday and for a Catholic in Lent (lapsed or not, and you are talking to a serious case of the relapsed kind) that can present a last minute scramble. Relax. Here are five quickie solutions that you can do today!

Delicious shrimp scampi - perfect Lenten meal that everyone will love.

Delicious shrimp scampi – perfect Lenten meal that everyone will love.

BRoiled Lemon Flounder (kid-friendly!)

BRoiled Lemon Flounder (kid-friendly!)

Gotta love big flake fish - Cod with Capers and Onions

Gotta love big flake fish – Cod with Capers and Onions

This is a Puerto Rican salt cod classic (you must factor in time for soaking/boiling off salt

This is a Puerto Rican salt cod classic (you must factor in time for soaking/boiling off salt

Fish filets in Creole Tomato sauce (filete de pescado en salsa entomatada)

Fish filets in Creole Tomato sauce (filete de pescado en salsa entomatada)

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