Avocado Shrimp Ceviche-Estillo Sarita

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Avocado”. Avocados are one of my favourite fruits and I have made many dishes with it so I had to dig deep into my brain parts to think of something to make. Then I saw this recipe and I was glad I did because of how easy and delicious it was. Ceviche is one of those dishes that I love, not really difficult to make, and yet I very rarely have it. To be the fact that food can be cooked in citric acid is so interesting. That and yeast, I cannot wrap my mind around yeast. Confession time, I might have bought martini glasses just for this dish. I have been making more drinks lately so they will go to good use though. Just more excuses for martinis.

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Cedar-Planked Salmon

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Fad Food”. Cedar-planked salmon has been around forever so it is not necessarily a fad food so I was going to go for a low carb dish. I have had cedar-planked salmon before but never made it myself and after making it, I cannot imagine why. It is so easy to do and it makes it absolutely delicious. It does take some time but the majority of the time is just waiting for the salmon to cure and marinate.

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Blackened Catfish

This dish was part of a meal that was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Southern”. I have a few friends from the South and I have been there a couple times so I had a few different options for dishes. The hard part was trying to make something that I have never had before. Then I realised that I have never had blackened catfish even though I have seen it on a bunch of menus. How could I not like this? Catfish and Cajun spices? Sign me up!

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Paella

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “One Pot”. I have never cooked with mussels before but have always really liked theme so I thought this would be a perfect time. Also, my friend made paella recently and it looked really good and I wanted to try my hand at it.

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “chowder”. The first thing I thought of was clam chowder because I love it but then I realised that I have never even eaten Manhattan Clam Chowder. After looking online, I found that most people either love or hate it and there was very little in between. I decided to give it a shot since looking at the ingredients, it seemed like it would taste really good.

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Meyer Lemon Garlic Salmon

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “local ingredients” and my second theme was “citrus”. You know what the pacific northwest does not grow a lot of? Damn citrus. Then while researching this, I found a couple meyer lemon farms. Mix that with the fact that salmon is everywhere, I got myself a dish. Normally I do not like seasoning my salmon with too much stuff because I just like the taste of salmon but this came out incredibly good. Full of flavour, the skin cooked perfectly, and it flaked off just looking at it.

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Cajun Shrimp Salad Jar

This dish was created for the subreddt, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “brown bag lunch” and my second theme was “salad”. Yes, I know this is not a brown bag but I did not have any so my Doctor Who lunch box will have to do! This meal was so easy to create and it goes well, warm or cold. This morning, it was a nice change to just grab one of these jars and when I ate lunch, just give it a good shake and pop the top and dig in. If you do not want to eat out of the jar, you could easily just dump it out into a bowl or plate.

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