Finnan Haddie

Serves 4
Finnan Haddie is smoked haddock where it originated in Findon, Scotland in the early and mid 1600’s.

1 lb finnan haddie
1 quart milk

To flake finnan haddie:

Cover finnan haddie with milk and soak for 1 hour in refrigerator. Bring it to a a boil and reduce to a gentle simmer for 25 minutes. Drain off milk and flake.

Medium bechamel sauce (here’s a link to a recipe on Epicurious)

3 Tbls sherry
1/2 cup light cream
Dash of nutmeg
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 quart milk

Add flaked finnan haddie to bechamel sauce with the nutmeg. Bring to a boil, add sherry, and cream mixed with the beaten egg yolks. Do not cook after adding eggs. Serve on toast points.

Serves 4

Coquille St. Jacques

Serves 4

1 1/2 LBS Sea Scallops sliced in half crosswise
1 cup of white wine or chicken broth
8 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons minced onion or (dried)
1 1/2 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of heavy whipping cream or half & half
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Topping:

3/4 cup Panko crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Paprika

Bring scallops, wine, butter and onion to boil in a small skillet. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until scallops are firm and opaque. Using a slotted spoon, remove the scallops and keep warm.

Bring poaching liquid to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about half. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to boil; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Return scallops to skillet. Pour into 6 oz ramekin or custard cups.

Combine panko crumbs and butter in a small bowl; sprinkle over the top of scallop mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes: Coquille St. Jacques is one of our favorite scallop recipes. Serves 4

Mustard Roasted Fish

4 8 ounce fish fillets

Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
8 ounces crème fraiche
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 Tablespoons minces shallots
2 teaspoons drained capers

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Place fish in an oven proof baking dish, skin side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Combine crème fraiche, both mustards, shallots, capers, a little salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon evenly over fish (completely covering fish)
Bake 10 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish, until it’s barely done.
(The fish will flake easily at the thickest part when it’s done)
Do Not Overcook It!
Serve with the sauce spooned over the top.

Mustard Baked Salmon

1 LB salmon fillet
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
6 Tablespoons panko crumbs

Heat oven to 400. Spread salmon with mustard. Top with panko crumbs. Bake 8 minutes or until done.

Sesame-Ginger Salmon

1 garlic clove, crushed with press
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon OJ or Sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons grated, peeled, fresh ginger
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided

Salmon fillet, with skin

Spray with cook spray a shallow dish large enough to hold salmon, whisk together garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, OJ or sherry, ginger and honey; whisk in 2 Tablespoons of green onions.

Place fish into marinade flesh side down. Marinate for 3 hours or overnight. Remove fish from dish. Discard marinade. Turn fish into dish, skin side down.

Bake @ 350 degrees or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees, about 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of the fillet.

Let rest for 5-10 minutes covered with foil. Temp will climb with carry over cooking. Serve with remaining green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Note: We like to double the marinade, use only half and save the other half separate from what you marinate the fish with and serve on the side when you are ready to enjoy this dish.

Moroccan Salmon

2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon cumin
1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon salt, if desired

Mix everything in a small bowl. Pat onto fish. Bake until internal temp is 145 degrees.

Recipe courtesy of Patty Noyes

Salmon Alfredo

1Lb Fresh Salmon
8 oz dry fettuccine
4 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. minced shallots
4 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3Tbsp. capers
3 Tbsp. fresh chives or green onions
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake salmon skin side down until fully cooked, about 15 minutes. Remove skin and break into chunks.

Cook fettuccine according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add shallots and mushrooms, cook 2 minutes, then add cream and pasta water. Bring sauce to a boil. simmer over medium-high heat until thickened, 3-4 minutes.

Add fettuccine and parmesan to pan and toss to coat. Remove pan from heat. Stir in capers, chives, lemon zest, salmon; season with salt and pepper.

Grilled Salmon with Maple-Ginger Glaze

Recipe compliments of Al Roker

3/4 cup Maple syrup
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp, fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2-3/4 tsp hot red-pepper flakes
salt ( to taste)
3 LB salmon fillet, skin-on, boned
3-4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1. Prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill for direct grilling over a medium flame.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients.

3.Using a pastry brush, coat both sides of the salmon with olive oil.

4. Place the salmon , flesh side down on the grill. Cook until it loosens its grip on the grill, 7-8 minutes. Turn carefully, then spoon the sauce over the cooked side of the fish. Grill until the sauce has formed a glaze and the salmon flakes with a fork but is still a bit opaque in the center, about 4-5 minutes.

5. Remove from the grill and sauce.

Makes 6 servings

520 calories, 30g carbs, 52g protein, 20g fat 145mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 0g fiber

Note: Much to our surprise this recipe turned out to be a keeper in our household. The sweet and savory sauce mixture gave the salmon a totally different dimension to salmon.

Mussels Marinara with Clams

In a large pot, add 1 &1/2 cups of dry white wine, water, or clam juice. Bring to a boil. Add 2 pounds of cleaned mussels. Cover and cook on med- high heat for 4-6 minutes, shaking pot occasionally . When mussels open they are done.

Meanwhile, slowly heat over LOW heat a pint or quart of Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood’s Marinara Clam Sauce that has been thawed in a large saucepan. With a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked mussels to the marinara sauce and stir to combine. Serve over your favorite pasta with a little Parmesan cheese. Enjoy with some crusty bread!! Note: warm sauce up slowly otherwise the clams may become tough.

Quick and Easy Mussels

4 servings

1 large diced tomato
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 diced jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
1 cup dry white wine
2 scallions , sliced
2 lbs mussels
1 tablespoon butter
4 lemon wedges

Put the first 5 ingredients into a large pot with lid. Bring to a boil. Add mussels and steam 4-5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add butter and toss mussels. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon.

Notes: Discard any mussels that do not open.