Tag Archives: Seafood

Salmon Pasta with Tangy Dill Cream Sauce

23 Jul

Good morning everybody!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday so far.

My week has been pretty slow so far but my weekend was really fun! Friday night I went out with my girlfriends for dinner and drinks, it was a late celebration of my Birthday since I was away camping at the time. It’s always so nice to get out with just the girls and have a good time! I didn’t get too crazy because I have a pilates class super early on Saturday morning.

Yes, I am the girl that takes a fitness class super early on a Saturday. Trust me, I seriously question my sanity every Saturday morning when my alarm is buzzing. Having to wake up to an alarm on the weekend is just not natural.

However, after the class I feel energized and relaxed and ready to start the day. Oh and hungry, I’m usually ravenous when I get home.

Then Saturday night we went for dinner and a bonfire out at a friends house. They live on this neat lake and the view from their place is awesome!

Then lastly Sunday was a family day, we went down to Canada Place with the whole fam and tried out Flyover Canada. It was SO much fun.

If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, in the California Adventure Park, there is a ride called Soaring Over California. Basically it’s a 4D movie and you are suspended up in mid air so it feels like you’re actually flying. Very trippy.

I was so excited when I heard they were opening Flyover Canada in downtown Vancouver and I got us tickets right away. The movie has scenes from all over Canada, from cityscape to countryside and everywhere in between.

We all loved it and I kind of want to go back again, hopefully soon!

We ate lunch at the new Cactus Club in Coal Harbour, which is AMAZING. Biggest restaurant I’ve ever seen and it has a ridiculous view of the Harbour and city surrounding it.

Later on I made up this pasta recipe I am going to share with you today!

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Barbequed Steelhead Trout Two Ways

26 Jun

Good afternoon to all you lovely people!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I am counting down the days to the long weekend! Only two more days of work till 3 days off, then 4 work days after that and I am going to Vancouver island for 9 days!

Woop woop.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I’m going to tell you a little about this fish:

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Crispy Fried Snapper with Spicy Chipotle Tartar Sauce

4 Apr

Meow everyone!

I hope you are all having a FAB Thursday so far!

This week has been insanity for me. All the BC’ers know that Monday was when the HST went out and PST & GST came back which paired with the long weekend and end of the month, caused me lots of headaches at work. Thankfully it is over and we can move on!

On the bright side (literally) us BC’ers also got some amazing weather over the Easter weekend. It was soo needed after the rainy & dreary weather we’ve had for the past 7 or 8 months. People can say what they want about us being lucky it doesn’t snow here, but over half a year of darkness can be difficult to deal with too.

Since the weather was so great, we got our patio and outdoor furniture cleaned up, and spent the whole day outside. I did a little of this…

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And a little of that…

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Notice I still have the beer. I wish I could say it was the same one, but it really, really wasn’t.

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Romantic Valentines Dinner {Cielo’s} White Rock

20 Feb

Good morning lovelies! I hope you all are having an amazing week so far.

Me? Meh. Things are kinda boring so far, definitely looking forward to the weekend. I know, I know it’s only Wednesday.

I’m doomed.

My last weekend was so busy that I actually needed to come back to work to get a bit of a break!

Friday night Mr. Delish and I went to dinner for Valentines day (which I will tell you about in a minute.)

Then Saturday, I went shopping with Tascha at Metrotown, which was kind of a nightmare. We were there for upwards of 4 hours and barely bought anything. In the end our feet were so sore from walking around all day, we barely made it to the car.

Later that night we went out with some friends for Tascha’s birthday.

Then finally, Sunday I woke up early to make Chocolate Pots for a family dinner and then we finished off the weekend with the Canucks/Blues game.

Phew.

Anyways back to Friday night. As I mentioned, we had reservations at Cielo’s for Valentines day. I was super stoked because I love that place and it’s just one of those restaurants I always forget about when planning dinner out.

I did however, plan out my outfit, as I always do! I wore a gold sequined high waisted skirt, with a white tee and black blazer. I paired that with some black suede wedges. It was a super cute outfit, unfortunately, the skirt and shoe combo made it impossible for me to walk properly. The skirt cut my typical leg range of motion in half. So I kind of had to shuffle, then the shoes are really high and tippy, so they made things even more interesting. The walk from our car took double the time. Mr. Delish kept looking over and saying “are you okay?”

Like “ya, I’m fine just traipsing around on these cobblestones, TOTALLY fine”

THEN when we finally got into the restaurant, I realized that the tables are all bar height, and so were the chairs!

Dun, dun, dunnnnnn….

I tried to be as graceful as possible when I got up on the seat but I’m sure I looked like a hot mess.

I’m never wearing that skirt/shoe combo again.

I didn’t take any pictures because it was VERY dark in the restaurant and they would have turned out horribly. However, I did want to do a restaurant review, so I will just quickly reiterate what we had.

So basically it is a tapas bar, so they have lots of small plates. Now, one thing you have to know about Cielo’s is the plates are not typical tapas size, most of them are ginormous. We ordered 4 dishes to share but we definitely could have gotten away with 3.

We started out with the bruschetta:

“gorgonzola basted, pesto rub, house dried roma tomato drizzle, balsamic reduction”

In a word, amazing! This is definitely the must order dish on their menu. They do a blend of cream cheese, goat cheese and gorgonzola and they definitely don’t skimp on the cheese! Then it has the pesto, tomato and balsamic all over it. And like everything else, the portion is big, you get like half a baguette! Yum.

Then we had the Marinated Tiger Prawns:

“fragrant mix of lemon, fresh herbs and spices.”

These were really good. They are served cold and marinated in lemon, oil and herbs and spices like the description says. To be honest, I am not sure if I would order them again just because there are better things on the menu.

Next we had the Haida Indian Candy Salmon:

“brown sugar cured and pepper bathed, served atop frizzled onions, red pepper jelly dipping sauce.”

Mr. Delish LOVES smoked salmon, and if you haven’t had candied salmon, it is amazing. If you like the whole sweet and salty combo, it’s definitely something you would enjoy. They also stack them up like lincoln logs, just what I like in my meal :)

Lastly, we had a pot of their famous mussels, we ordered the curry style ones:

“sweet curry, garam masala, white wine sauce.”

They also have a white wine and herb style as well as Cajun chorizo style. We loved the ones we got. The curry really stood up to the bold taste of the mussels. I would say this was my favorite dish of the night. I liked it even more than the bruschetta!

We finished our dinner with their delicious Creme Brulee Boat. Yum!

All in all, it was a fabulous dinner as usual, Cielo’s has a wonderful atmosphere, it’s so nice and cozy! The service was excellent and we will be back again!

If you live in the lower mainland or are planning to travel here soon, you should really check this place out. The menu can be found here.

Thanks for reading guys, talk to you soon!

Shrimp Panang Curry

13 Feb

Hey Ya’ll!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday morning so far.

I hope you got a chance to check out my interview with Kevan Hafichuk, who is one of the contestants in the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition. As I mentioned, I got a chance to go to the practice event yesterday in Vancouver. I have a great time and I have some pictures to share with you tomorrow.

For now, I have a wonderful curry recipe for you!

I saw this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks back, and I thought it looked so darn good. I wanted to make it but I wanted to sub in something different than the crab (since crab is kind of pricey and sometimes hard to find fresh in certain areas.) So I decided to go with prawns! Much easier to find and quite a bit less expensive.

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I also decided to use a store bought Thai yellow curry paste, as opposed to making one from scratch. I am sure Elra’s curry paste is amazing but when you are short on time, and don’t want to go out and buy 12 extra ingredients, 8 of which you probably wouldn’t have on hand, curry paste is a lifesaver.

I made things easier for you! Now you can’t say I never did anything for you.

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Curry is one of my favorites, but for Mr. Delish, curry is on a whole other level. He is seriously obsessed. Remember when I said he was obsessed with Quinoa? That was nothing.

This is obsessed times infinity.

His obsession started with Green Curry. I have a bunch of green curry recipes, and he always asks me to make them. As a blogger I can’t re-make the same recipes over and over or I will bore you guys to death and/or just have no new content, ever.

So when I told him I was going to be making this curry, he was less than pleased:

“Not green curry?”

“Are you sure you don’t want to just make regular green curry?”

“I’m not sure about this Panang curry?”

“What is Panang curry, anyway?”

Then when we had to go to two different Asian markets to find the right curry paste:

“Maybe we should just make green curry.”

His enthusiasm for my new recipe left a lot to be desired.

Anyways, we finally figured out that the curry paste wasn’t actually called Panang Curry Paste on the label (or not that we found, anyways.) It was labelled as Thai yellow curry paste and I checked the ingredients and they were the same as what Elra used in her homemade paste. So we went with that.

And if it’s wrong, well its my website and I make the rules, so you’ll have to deal with it. Ha!

Finally once we had the curry made and Mr. Delish took his first taste, he was sold. Loved it! I was able to open his mind to a different type of curry.

That’s a win in my books, everybody.

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Next up….red curry….

Miss Delish asks:

Is your ‘significant other’ stuck on one version of something?

How do you get them to try something new?

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