Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Tacos have historically been considered a kind of  street food, that came out of the taquerías in working class Mexican neighborhoods.  Having come to the US in early in the 20th century, the taco has recently burst onto the scene in even the poshest of restaurants and have even inspired a whole slew of memes…

Pan Seared Scallops and Shrimp in White Wine Cream Sauce

Today is my husband’s birthday, so he got to plan his own birthday dinner.  He chose staying home and he chose the menu.  Having lived for decades on the Outer Banks, he loves seafood.  I am from California, so I also love seafood.  This is a super simple recipe that gets a sophisticated flare from…

Halibut with Lemon Butter and Crispy Shallots

Halibut is a flatfish, genus Hippoglossus, from the family of the right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae).  The name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days.  Halibut are demersal fish which live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans.  The halibut is the largest flat fish, averaging…