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Salmon for Lent

23 Feb

Salmon Caviar

The Lenten season has officially begun, and in observance of Lent, many Catholics and Christians abstain from eating meat.  “Lent is the Christian observance of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.  The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self- denial.  Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ and Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”  [Wikipedia]

In last year’s article “Ensuring Freshness”, I gave you a list of ways to ensure that the seafood that you are purchasing is at its freshest.

Very often I have conversations with people about seafood.  Salmon seems to be the fish favorite of most. There are so many ways that one can cook salmon.  Here are a few ideas to get you through this season.


Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese & Capers

Wild Alaskan Salmon Benedict with Citrus Cheese Sauce


Asian Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber & Pumpernickel

Salmon Loaf



Summer Salmon Salad


Salmon Chowder


Grilled Salmon with Hazelnut-Lime Butter

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Here are some other great fish ideas & a bonus video about Lent…

Oh Gosh! Curried Crab Anyone? (in a Trini accent)

Tilapia, the not so fishy fish.

I’ve Got Clams On My Mind


For any of the above recipes feel free to leave a comment here or shoot me an email at simplyhershey@gmail.com.

Tilapia, the not so fishy fish.

21 Jul

I think that I have mentioned before that I am not much of a seafood person.  For me land animals and vegetation is the name of the game.  But every so often I can take to the seas and catch a good one.  So today’s catch will be tilapia.  I guess that my main thing is that I do not like anything that is too fishy.  I believe that tilapia has a good balance.  You can make it however you will like.

One of my favorite ways to cook tilapia, is to fillet it (or just buy it already done ;-)), then add some seasonings and bake it in the oven for a little bit. Let me tell you how.

Baked Tilapia


  • 1 small lemon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped recao/ chadon beni (may substitute with cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped pimiento pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, with tops
  • 1 small diced plum tomato
  • 4 tilapia fillets, about 6 ounces each, about 1 1/2 pounds total


Preheat oven to 400°. Zest lemon and squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice. In a small bowl, combine the peel and juice with the softened butter, parsley, recao, pimiento pepper, salt, pepper, green onions, and plum tomato.

Place each tilapia fillet in a foil casing, Top fillets with the butter mixture, and close so that it keeps the seasonings and sauce and does not dry out.  Place in a baking dish.  Bake fillets for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serves 4

Mmm take a bite out of that!


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