Fish & Shellfish

Cook Your Salmon in Foil for Tender, Flaky Results — Delicious Links

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Sometimes cooking a big piece of fish can be intimidating. Is it undercooked? Overcooked? Just right? Luckily there's an almost foolproof method for cooking fish that takes the stress out of the whole endeavor: foil packets!

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Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If you're looking for something other than chicken and burgers to grill, shrimp is the answer. When grilled with an herby, garlicky chimichurri sauce that doubles as both a marinade and a dipping sauce, shrimp skewers have enough bold flavor to make you feel like a kitchen rockstar, even though they only take five measly minutes on the grill to cook. Serve them for dinner on a busy weeknight or as a fast and fancy appetizer at your next grilling party. Don't be surprised if you come back to this recipe over and over again.

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Recipe: Skillet Braised Cod with Asparagus and Potatoes — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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"Wow, what's the special occasion?" my husband asked when I set this dinner on the table. It was just an average Wednesday night, but judging by the looks of the shallow bowls filled with tender cod fillets, vibrant veggies, fresh herbs, and a fragrant lemon and white wine broth, I can see how he thought I'd planned a fancy dinner. And that is the beauty of this weeknight recipe — it is so beautiful and nourishing, yet so surprisingly easy to pull together. This dish doesn't just get dinner on the table — it makes you feel like a total rockstar.

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The Most Cliché Fancy Foods, and Why We Still Love Them — Everyday Fancy

I am someone who stands among the canned beans at the grocery store, searching for the cheapest can. I mean, they are canned beans — they are all cheap! And yet, if I can get one that's a few cents less than the others, I feel like I've won. It definitely drives my fiancé (and probably anyone else around me at the store) nuts.

Being as frugal as I am, you wouldn't think I splurge on high-end food items — but I actually do. You see, there are a few things that, to me, are absolutely worth the extra cost because they make the average meal feel fancy. And eating should feel fancy sometimes.

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Recipe: Smoky Trout Macaroni Salad — Salad Recipes

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If you're looking to take your macaroni salad game up just a notch, look no further than one of my favorite ready-to-eat ingredients: smoked trout. When smoke is added to this mild-mannered fish, exciting things happen to everything it's served with, including good ol' fashioned creamy macaroni salad. Throw in a few handfuls of crunchy celery, tart apple, and some chives for good measure, and you've got the next backyard potluck, barbecue, or picnic covered.

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Your Guide to Never Overcooking Fish Again — Cooking Tips from The Kitchn

Cooking fish at home can be tricky. Because it's lean and relatively quick-cooking, the line between just-right and dry, overcooked fish is really quite thin — especially with baking and grilling.

But what if I told you there's a nearly foolproof solution that will help you avoid overcooking and the super-dry, flaky result that comes with it? If you're thinking it sounds too good to be true, it's not. Here's the secret.

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