Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seafood, seafood, and more seafood!

I love seafood.  That would probably be an understatement, actually.  I crave seafood at all times... cold and raw slices as served by the sushi chef, warm and lightly pan seared on the pan, soft and baked to perfection in the oven; it's just so utterly delightful and scrumptious.

Today was a seafood day and now my tummy is extremely happy :-)

First meal: Lunch at Taste of Asia in New Canaan, CT.  They also offer dimsum on the weekends for about $3-$4 a plate.  Same taste as a restaurant in Chinatown minus the headache of getting out to Manhattan!

Not seafood, but started off with a refreshing plate of seaweed salad.

Then onto a nice hot plate of shrimp pad thai.  The noodles were of the perfect consistency and the dish had a little kick of spice to it.

And of course, no meal at an Asian restaurant is complete without some delicious sushi.  Four big and thick pieces of yellowtail sashimi accompanied by the "Katie" roll which consists of spicy tuna, crabmeat, avocado, and eel on the inside, topped with crabmeat, tobiko, and scallions.  Talk about a party in your mouth.

Chloe (my adorable niece) loves sushi too... and recently learned to wink ;-)

Second meal of the day: Experimenting in the kitchen and preparing a nice and hearty fish cioppino, perfect for a rainy and breezy night. (Will definitely make this again on a cold and snowy winter night...)  Seafood can definitely get expensive, but stock up on certain frozen goods when on sale and you're good to go.  Frozen seafood still adds valuable flavor to any dish.

A plethora of clams, mussels, shrimp, and swai in a tomato based stock to satisfy the stomach... (courtesy of Bobby Flay)

PS - Happy birthday to my big sis, Annie!!!! A trusting sister, a wonderful mother, and a true inspiration in the kitchen!


  1. And we're coming for a visit soon to see Chloe, and some pad thai! Oh yeah and her parents too. :)