All posts filed under: Seafood

Morimoto

Morimoto Andaz Maui Wailea, Maui, HI I remember when one of the only reality TV shows on the Food Network was Iron Chef. And I don’t mean Iron Chef America, I am talking about the original Iron Chef from Japan that was aired with unintentionally hilarious voice-over English translations. It was here that Masarhu Morimoto was first introduced to North American audiences. Ever since I heard about his restaurant in Honolulu, I knew I wanted to pay Morimoto a visit. And then when I heard that he had recently opened a new restaurant in Maui, literally next door to our condo, then I knew I had no excuse! We decided to visit Morimoto at the beautiful Andaz hotel for lunch on the day we flew out of Maui. It seemed like it would be a great way to finish off our amazing trip. And it really was. The hotel itself was pretty spectacular. The restaurant was gorgeous, it had a picture perfect beach view and top notch service. The food was was also pretty great. Would it be worth the dinner price tag? …

Paia Fish Market

Paia Fish Market 100 Baldwin Ave Paia, Maui, HI Oahu is a great island. There is a lot to see and do, but as much as I enjoyed my time on Oahu, I was really looking forward to going to Maui. I found Honolulu to be a lot like many other large, American cities… just one that happens to be on a beautiful, tropical island. For me, when I make the trip to Hawaii, I want to get away from the big cities and enjoy a more low-key, relaxing, tropical vibe… which is why I love Maui. I think everyone has a favourite Hawaiian island and maybe it has something to do with whatever island you visited first, but, for me, there is something magical about Maui. After spending 4 days on Oahu, we made the quick flight to Maui and I immediately felt more relaxed. There is a familiarity to Maui that I love, one that immediately puts me at ease and right into vacation mode. We spent 10 glorious days on the beautiful island of Maui …

Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes. Like, I really love crab cakes. I don’t know why, but they are probably one of my favourite things to eat. Some of the best crab cakes I have ever had were at Mama’s Fish House in Maui, but I would love to go somewhere on the East coast of the US (Maryland, maybe?) and have some crab cakes there made with fresh crab. I just know they would be delicious. As I unfortunately don’t see myself visiting Maryland any time soon, I will just have to survive with my own home made crab cakes. Now, I’m not complaining, because truthfully, I make really, really good crab cakes. I have a few different recipes that I make, but the most recent one I tried out is from the Looney Spoon Collection, which means that this crab cake recipe is slightly healthier than some alternatives. And although, as usual, the recipe has a ridiculously silly name, the crab cakes are actually really, quite yummy. Crabsolutely Fabulous Crab Cakes Crab Cakes – 1 pound (454 g) lump crab meat, well drained – 1 1/4 cups whole …

Fish Tacos

Recently my friend Irene made some awesome fish tacos for us for lunch. She found the recipe on a food blog that we both frequent, Foodie Lawyer. The fish tacos were awesome, they tasted very fresh and light. The Foodie Lawyer blog does a great job of going through the recipe step-by-step in their post, here. Fish Tacos MAIN INGREDIENTS: – 2-3 tilapia filets (or similar white fish) – 1 small to medium onion – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 1 teaspoon of cumin – 1 teaspoon of chili powder – salt & pepper GARNISH INGREDIENTS: – cole slaw (or chopped cabbage), seasoned with 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar and salt & pepper – 1 chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce, mixed with 2-3 tablespoons sour cream – pico de gallo METHOD: 1. Chop the onion into 1 inch pieces. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat and add the chopped onions. Saute the onions for 3-5 minutes, until they get lighter in color and begin to soften. 2. Prepare the fish by …

Venetian Shrimp and Scallops

Yesterday I was supposed to take part in a really cool food event, Dishcrawl’s first “Dishwalk” in Edmonton. Dishcrawl is a company that puts on food events, in various different cities across North America, that typically tend to highlight a particular area in the city or type of cuisine. I have wanted to go on one of their events for a long time, however I always seem to miss when tickets go on sale. So, when I saw a tweet a couple of weeks ago that Dishcrawl would be putting on a Dishwalk in downtown Edmonton I was pretty excited. Then, I saw that if I “liked” the event on Facebook I could get my ticket for free and I was super excited. Score! Unfortunately, late Thursday night an e-mail was sent out saying that the event had been postponed. The event is supposed to be rescheduled, so hopefully the date works for me… or Dishcrawl and I will continue to wait for a day when we can be together. Sigh… To get over my …

Shrimp Stir Fry

My mom was out-of-town a little while ago so it was up to me and my dad to feed ourselves. I think overall we did pretty good… we only went to McDonald’s once! Last Wednesday it was my turn to make dinner and I decided I wanted to make something with shrimp in it, as my mom isn’t a big seafood fan, so it was a good time to cook with seafood when she wasn’t around. I also really like noodles, so I did a quick search on google for “shrimp, stir fry, vermicelli, recipe” and found this recipe.  I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but used it for guidance and inspiration when making my own stir fry. On my way home I stopped at our local Sobey’s and picked up a red pepper, green onions, bean sprouts, vermicelli noodles and some prawns. I accidentally bought some pretty huge prawns, I think I would have preferred smaller ones in the stir fry, but these worked just fine too. I used a really simple sauce for …