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Mexican Baked Cod

Another “from the pantry or freezer” meal that comes together quickly, is low in fat and calories and loaded with flavor. I use the sustainably-harvested frozen Alaska cod fillets from Costco. The fish is nice served with rice. olive or vegetable oil 2 cod fillets (about 6 ounce each) 1 cup of your favorite salsa – […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies & Breadcrumbs

This one-pot RV-easy recipe uses mostly ingredients from the pantry and can be put together in the amount of time it takes to boil the pasta. It is filling, salty, spicy – with a wonderful anchovy flavor. Yes, there is a little bit of chopping/grating, but the dish comes together very quickly and is so […]

Pasta Puttanesca

There are many stories about how this dish was named, and they all seem to be about the “Ladies of the Evening” in Naples, Italy making this sauce. Some say they made it to tempt customers into their beds. Others suggest it was often cooked by the puttana’s (whore in Italian) because they could not afford meat. […]

Spaghetti con il Tonno (Spaghetti with Tuna)

Because most of the ingredients travel well, Spaghetti con il Tonno is a perfect RV recipe or quick week night supper. The olives and capers are pretty salty, so you probably will not need additional salt. Whole wheat spaghetti is especially good with the tuna sauce – a great way to add healthy fiber! I serve this […]

Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

This salmon is simply delicious and very healthy. The cumin makes a nice crust. Serve with Coconut Jasmine rice for a wonderful dinner. 1 fresh mango – flesh diced, (about one cup) 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 2 or 3 stems fresh cilantro leaves, or to taste 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded (if desired), finely chopped […]

Tuna Tacos

Chipotle Chile Peppers are red jalapeno peppers – smoked during the drying process. The dried peppers are available crushed (or ground) in the spice aisle of most supermarkets. This recipe is suited for any meaty fish, such as tuna, halibut or cod. Marinade: 1 teaspoon crushed chipotle chile pepper 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon […]

RV-Easy Baja Fish Tacos

I adore fish tacos, and found an easy way to prepare them in my RV kitchen. There is an interesting taco history/lore in an article in Sunset Magazine, and the magazine also provided a recipe, but I am not going for pure authenticity here. I am going for flavor and ease. The chances of me deep-frying breaded […]

Smoked Salmon & Corn Chowder

2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, sliced 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock (I use chicken) 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into dice-sized cubes 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika freshly ground black pepper, to taste (½ teaspoon is good) 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced (plus additional for garnish, if […]

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise is a healthy main dish salad I make several times a year – usually when the temperatures climb. Salad Nicoise is a classic dish from the French Mediterranean, and typically consists of tuna, sliced potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs – plus other veggies – with a classic vinaigrette dressing. Don’t feel […]

RV Caesar Salad

I developed this one-dish no-egg recipe so I could make a decent Caesar Salad while we were on the road, but it is so easy – and DT just loves Caesar Salad – I use it at home as well. Anyway, if you read the ingredients on the bottle of your usual Caesar dressing, you […]

Caesar Salad (without egg)

This recipe is cheating. Traditionally, Caesar Salad is supposed to be made with a raw egg, but we aren’t supposed to eat raw eggs anymore. Many people do not enjoy anchovies either, but if you leave out the egg and the anchovy, it is just a salad. Use any extra anchovies from the tin as […]

Roasted Garlic & Anchovy Pesto

In the September 2011 Bon Appetit – I found a very interesting-sounding recipe for Anchovy & Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, in a small notation from Alex Harrell of Sylvain in New Orleans. The vinaigrette sounded good, but I didn’t think a few of the ingredients (Dijon mustard, sugar, canola oil) sounded quite right… so I improvised and made my own […]