Seared Bay Scallops

Bay scallops are the large scallops that usually very pricey in the seafood case of the grocery or fish market. Normally scallops are cooked for special occasions or just ordered in a upscale restaurant. They are cooked with a lovely brown crust on the top and bottom of the scallop which looks difficult to do….

Tuna Patty Melt

When you have to rethink your menu and in order to cook something quick, canned tuna in the cabinet can come to your rescue. This is a semi home made recipe from items that is usually on hand. It takes a box of stuffing mix, 2 small cans of tuna, a carrot, sweet relish, mayonnaise,…

Pink Salmon Loaf

The basic baked salmon loaf is made from a 15 ounce can of pink salmon, a less expensive option then red salmon,  bread crumbs, eggs and spices. Salmon loaf is delicious with tartar sauce or white sauce served with it. This is an old recipe for salmon loaf from my childhood.  It was a Lent…

Tuna Hand Pies (Turnovers)

Growing up I would make the evening meal because my mother got home late from her job.  In those days Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays and this was something I liked making.  I am not sure where this recipe came from but it probably was from a ladies’ magazine. In the late 1950’s and…

Salmon Patty Cakes with Tarragon Sauce

At the food bank, we are given a can a pink salmon a couple of times a year.  Pink salmon is not as expensive as red salmon in a can.  One 15 ounce can will make 6 or 7 hamburger size patties or cakes. This can make a really nice meal and the left overs…

Singing Shrimp with Pineapple

This is a wonderful dish that is easy to make and quick.  It is made with fresh pineapple, shrimp, spices, red crushed pepper, bell pepper and onions and served with rice.  It has just a hint of heat in it to make the shrimp sing. I live in an area where shrimp comes off the…

Orange Flounder and Dill Mayonnaise

Everyone knows that lemon goes well on fish but did you know that orange and fish are a tasty combination? Navel oranges will soon show up in the produce section of the grocery store here in North America. I like to use a navel orange for this simple easy and low calorie fish dish. The…