Seafood

Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Honey Mustard Bacon - The Duo Dishes

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Bacon, like kale, isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The cured, smoked pork strips make people’s eyes light up, whether they’re served on their on or paired with other meats and vegetables. In my opinion, bacon’s at its best when matched with a complementary ingredient. Tender, sweet shrimp are always welcome to the bacon party. These little bacon-wrapped shrimp are great appetizers for your next party. Or, you can just make them for your next Netflix & chill night. They’re definitely the finger food you’d want to keep to yourself.

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Olive Oil Poached Tuna Fall Panzanella

Raw Albacore and Preserved Tangerines - The Duo Dishes

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Nearly seven months ago, a couple of friends and I preserved batches and batches of lemons and tangerines fallen from backyard trees and in jeopardy of rotting if not put to good use. Most of them were meant to be gifts for others, but we all walked away with a few jars in hand. Slices of sweet tangerines tightly packed and layered with salt sat in the fridge for seven months, and all the while, I lazily pondered ways to use them. Nothing clicked. Until a few days ago. I went back to an old idea for a poached tuna and grilled bread salad typed into my iPhone’s notepad. Of course, this was when a panzanella with summer’s bounty would have been fantastic, but it’s October, so a fall panzanella would be in order. Finally, finally, finally, it seemed like a few of those preserved tangerines would have their chance to shine.

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Must Try Seafood Recipes for the Summer

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Are there any seafood lovers out there? Fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, octopus, squid…it’s all good stuff around here. There are so many ways to highlight the natural flavor and texture of each one, while also giving you the chance to play with new ingredients. Foodie asked for a new collection of blog recipes for the month of August, so this month kicks off with a batch of seafood recipes from this site. Take a look at the slideshow for all thirteen dishes, then introduce a few of these to your under-the-sea-loving friends and family. With summer in full swing, many of these would be nice for a quick, light midweek meal or scaled up for a weekend party.

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Leaning into Summer

Malibu Wines - The Duo Dishes

Last weekend, I celebrated a friend’s birthday at Malibu Wines Tasting Room. A dozen friends and I ventured to the Santa Monica Mountains, where we sipped vino under the bright sun and toasted to the coming summer. Of course, as well, we ate! Each person brought an array light nipplets to share with the group. We passed around thin slices of mortadella, stuffed gourmet olives, and strawberries dipped in goat cheese among other things. Of course, I had to bring something too. My contribution to our afternoon, birthday picnic would be an oversized crostini featuring smoked salmon and avocado. Continue reading “Leaning into Summer”

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A Case of Que Sera

Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles 1 - The Duo Dishes

“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week. As I walked through the grocery store aisles, my stride was lazy and slow. My eyes scanned the bright, round produce, sterile metal cans and study cardboard boxed meals as I retraced my steps through the store, hoping something, anything, would literally hit me upside the head with inspiration. Instead, I just looked like that girl who was mumbling to herself as she retraced her steps through the store. Over and over again. Amir and I have both been running around with our respective day jobs lately, as well as planning a beer-paired menu for an upcoming birthday and a group trip to Portland. Some of the meals in our kitchens have been the kind of dishes you make for yourself when you don’t want to make anything at all. Others have been takeout. But today, oh today, we have a recipe hot and fresh just for you. Continue reading “A Case of Que Sera”

Seafood

A Case of Que Sera

Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles 1 - The Duo Dishes“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week. As I walked through the grocery store aisles, my stride was lazy and slow. My eyes scanned the bright, round produce, sterile metal cans and study cardboard boxed meals as I retraced my steps through the store, hoping something, anything, would literally hit me upside the head with inspiration. Instead, I just looked like that girl who was mumbling to herself as she retraced her steps through the store. Over and over again. Amir and I have both been running around with our respective day jobs lately, as well as planning a beer-paired menu for an upcoming birthday and a group trip to Portland. Some of the meals in our kitchens have been the kind of dishes you make for yourself when you don’t want to make anything at all. Others have been takeout. But today, oh today, we have a recipe hot and fresh just for you.

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Out With The Old, In With The Stew

Chiapas MX Seasoning Paste - The Duo Dishes

Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year? Hopefully not. As we move tip toe towards the midpoint of January, it’s still crazy to think that the year 2013 is actually here. You’ve probably made some resolutions, changes, promises, goals, whatever you choose to call them. The title is inconsequential, but the meaning is the same. It’s the time of year when you may be feeling antsy for what lies ahead, and that internal energy can be quite the ember to start a fire! Much success with your plans. Feel free to share them with us. We hope you enjoyed the holidays with your friends and family, and thanks for stopping in as we finally start off this New Year with a new recipe. If you’re thinking it’s about time, well, you don’t have to wait any longer.

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