Mediterranean Fish in Parchment recipe

mediterranean fish in parchment

You see that beautiful piece of fish down there?  That is my idea of a perfect dinner — simple, healthy, light, delicious, seasonal, easy-to-make.  If my family didn’t thrive on an ever-changing dinner menu, I would love to eat this twice a week with a fresh salad and a glass of rosé.  Perfect. Fish in…

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wild salmon patties recipe (gluten-free and paleo)

wild salmon patties | pamela salzman

Happy new year!  I’m just curious, are you on a cleanse?  Which one?  There are soooo many, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed.  I have noticed, because I live in LA and I teach cooking classes all the time and once I resume teaching tomorrow, I’m going to hear all about what cleanses my students…

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Slow Roasted Wild Salmon with Mango-Cucumber Salsa Recipe

slow roasted salmon with mango-cucumber salsa

When I was about 10 years old, I decided I disliked beef and poultry enough that I would give them up for good.  I was a pre-teen pescatarian, limiting my “animal” consumption to fish alone which created a bit of anxiety for my parents.  The concern was that I wouldn’t get enough protein since I…

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Miso-Glazed Black Cod Recipe

miso-glazed black cod

Am I the only one who reads cookbooks like novels?  Sometimes it’s embarrassing when I am asked “what are you reading?” because my nightstand is stacked with cookbooks, nutrition books and cooking magazines.  Of course it’s inspiring to look at new recipes and techniques, but more than that I find it relaxing.  A cooking nerd…

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Mediterranean Fish Stew Recipe

Mediterranean Fish Stew

I had some friends over for dinner recently on a Friday and remembered that it is Lent.  Lent starts about 40 days before Easter on Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter.  It is a very holy time for many Christians and I remembered observing as a child.  Traditionally no meat is eaten on…

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How to Cook and Debone a Whole Fish

whole roasted branzino

You can totally do this.  The idea of roasting and deboning a whole fish sounded incredibly intimidating to me when one of my students asked me to prepare it in a class for her husband’s birthday.  She said, “the only dish I must request is whole roasted branzino — it’s my husband’s absolute favorite and…

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shrimp salsa recipe

shrimp salsa

We had such a fantastic visit with my family on Long Island last week.  I know I’ve said this before, but I really adore East Coast summers.  The energy is just so amazing.  But I also love living in Southern California, close to the beach, with a farmers market close by every day of the…

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tuna patties recipe

Tuna Patties by Pamela Salzman

Everyone this week was asking about my Mother’s Day and I realized I completely forgot to recount the day for my dear readers!  After all, it has been tradition the last couple of years that my husband and bother-in-law and sometimes my father-in-law too, plan and execute Mother’s Day lunch for the ladies.  They even…

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