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Crab Grilled Cheese


Spring has finally sprung, at least as far as the calendar is concerned anyway. Here in the Pacific Northwest, that means we are transitioning from the gray and rain of winter into the gray and heavy rain of spring. Yeah, we’re not seeing shorts & t-shirt weather for some time yet around here. Still, Spring is rolling in, and that…

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Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Grapefruit Beurre Blanc


It’s become a familiar pattern. Let’s say it starts in Spring, since that’s the beginning of fishing season for most of us. That’s when I’m looking for opportunities, nay, excuses to get on the water. Once Summer rolls in, the fishing only gets better, and of course, my interest only heats up with the fishing. Here is the Pacific Northwest,…

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New Year’s on a Half Shell


I know … raw oysters.  Just saying it makes some people shiver with disgust and others swoon in anticipation. There’s not a lot of people on the 50 yard line when it comes to oysters on the half shell.  Those who love them adore the crisp, briny flavor and find the act of slurping them down to be, well, almost…

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Tropical Crab Cocktail


I’m beginning to realize that my assessment of dropping crab pots on the way out and then picking them back up after fishing as being “easy peazy” may not be universally agreed upon. I thinking in particular of those guests on my boat that aren’t crabbing and just came out to fish. It does take a bit of time heading…

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Getting Crabby


Looking back now I realize that my parents, aunts and uncles had quite a little scam going when my cousins and I were kids. It may in fact be a scam that many parents in the Chesapeake Bay region have been pulling on their children for years. On the days when our families would gather at the shore, our folks…

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Not your Madre’s Ceviché


There’s a lot going on right now.  We’re currently fishing for ling cod around here and I have plenty so say about catching and especially cooking those.  They are some delicious fish. Plus the local halibut season just ended and I’ve got a season wrap-up to share along with my recipe for cooking it with a rhubarb ginger glaze. Oh…

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