Fish / Shellfish

Mardi Gras Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

Today is Fat Tuesday, but I prefer to call it by its more elegant French name, Mardi Gras! This is a day of feasting and celebration before the privations of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday. Creole jambalaya is a favorite Mardi Gras dish and while traditional recipes can be loaded with fatty sausage and rich meat, I found a lighter version in Weight Watchers’ One […]

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Salmon with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Here’s an easy way to prepare salmon that doesn’t taste like it was an afterthought.  The tomatoes “roast” alongside the salmon in a nonstick skillet and the capers add a tangy brininess. The wine? What’s not to love about a splash of dry wine? Since there are just two of us, I bought two salmon filets […]

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Cajun Shrimp Sauté

There is no sauce, per say, in this shrimp dish. Rather, it’s a quick and spicy sauté of colorful bell peppers and shrimp to which you can add a jalapeño if you like it hot. Don’t expect your standard shrimp; this is a lively, spicy, fireworks-in-your-mouth shrimp-and-pepper party! Delicious, filling and…Wait, there’s more! — only 2 WW SmartPoints per serving! […]

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Salmon with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette

This salmon dish appeared in last week’s Weekly handout at Weight Watcher meetings.  It’s a good choice for summer, as wild salmon is available right now and fresh blueberries are plentiful. While the recipe sounds like it might be sweet, it really isn’t overly so. Sautéed shallots, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and salt balance the sweetness of […]

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Shrimp and Ginger Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

I’m a food-trendy kind of gal.  I’ve “spiralized” zucchini into noodles (aka “zoodles”) and used them in place of regular pasta. I’ve also joined the farro fan club. (Don’t know what farro is? Click on the link.) Last night I added cauliflower rice to my cooking resume. Trader Joe’s sells pre-made bagged cauliflower rice, but it has […]

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