Oct 152012

Okay, this is one of the dishes that I am almost embarrassed to share. It is so ridiculously easy and simple that it may insult you…but I could not leave behind because it is delicious and can be made in a few minutes. It is great with a side green salad. Please feel free to add more or less of the ginger, green onion and paprika according to your taste. The combination of caramelized green onion and ginger with the seafood is just perfect!


½ lb of large shrimp
½ lb of white fish cut into approximately 1 to 1 ½ in
Green onion finely chopped
Ginger finely chopped
Paprika to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking wine
Olive oil


Mix all the ingredients above, except for the olive oil. Let it set for 5 minutes.

In a wok or fry pan heat the olive oil in medium to high temperature.

Carefully layer the shrimps and the fish so they do not overlap.

Cook until one side is golden brown then turn one piece at the time and cook the other side. Do not overcook. Serve hot.

If you enjoy this simple recipe you might want to check on Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon.

Yes, we just came back from a long vacation…still adjusting to the time and thought that it would be nice to share with you a glance of what we experienced 🙂

And yes, I will post more pictures as soon as I have all the thousands of pictures sorted…yes, thousands…but do not worry, I will not make you see them all 🙂

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that shrimp is low in fat and calorie but contains high amount of cholesterol?

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

Aug 012011

Butter Lemon Trout

Today I want to share a very simple recipe for fish, I used steelhead trout for this recipe. This fish can make a wonderful weekday dinner, while the fish is in the oven just prepare a simple green salad to go with it. It is healthy and so tasty.


2 trout filet
1 to 2 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon red pepper
2 tablespoon butter
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon, peel grated.


Melt the butter in the microwave and add the olive oil, garlic and parsley.
Please the fish in a slightly oiled baking dish, sprinkle with paprika and red pepper and baste the trout with the butter mix.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375F for approximately 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Place on a serving plate and squeeze the lemon juice over the trout and garnish with the lemon peel. Serve hot.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that steelhead trout is very similar to salmon? Steelhead trout and rainbow trout are the same species, salmonid and is often called salmon trout.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes!


Dec 032010

I hope you all had a great week as the weekend approaches 🙂
Fish filet coated with jalapeno jelly

This is a simple recipe for fish…I like to use white fish, so in this recipe I used basa fish which belongs to the catfish family. The fish is coated with a layer of cornmeal and pan fried, so the crust is crunchy and together with slightly spicy japaleno jelly with the moist fish it is so yummie!


1 filet of any white fish
1~ 2 tablespoon jalapeno jelly of any jelly of your preference
1/3 cup cornmeal
½ tablespoon dry parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon butter


Dry pat the fish and coat with the jelly.

In a dish mix the cornmeal with the dry parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

Coat the fish both side and set aside.

In a fry pan, heat the olive oil with the butter.

Pan fry the fish until both side are slightly brown.

Serve warm.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

Jul 122010

This is a very easy and simple recipe for tilapia. It is tasty and the fish comes out very tender and juicy…not to mention that it is very healthy.


2 filets of Tilapia
1 tablespoon ginger (finely stripes)
1 ½ tablespoon cooking wine
¾ cup of fresh shiitake mushroom sliced
½ cup green onion finely chopped
½ cup cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper to taste


Lay the filets on a steam safedish, sprinkle the filet with the 1 tablespoon of cooking wine, top it with the ginger, salt and pepper, mushrooms and the green onion.

Steam the fish for approximately 10 minutes. In the mean time mix the soy sauce, honey, remaining cooking wine and sesame oil.

Remove the liquid that is formed during the cooking. Gently add the cilantro and the soy sauce mix. Steam for another 2 minutes.

Serve it hot.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that tilapia is the third most important fish in the aquafarming? Aquafarming is a name given to a process of fish culture under control conditions. Interestingly tilapias have low levels of mercury due to its quick growth, short life, and a vegetarian diet.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

Apr 052010

After a whole week of big dining and wining…it is time to take it easy, eat less and healthier. It was really hard to resist all the food that was offered all the time.
We all had a great time and more importantly, it was really good to be around family…in a way I feel very blessed given that my family has been always very close and this trip just emphasized the love and affection that we have for each other.

And, I am so excited…my recipe “BANANA SPRING ROLLS” was selected the recipe of the month for MOM OFFERS MORE!. Although the site contain mainly informations for NY residents, there are many tips that can be valuable for moms everywhere.

Anyway, I will share today a really simple, easy and very healthy meal. The halibut I got at Costco, it come individually packed and ready to be cooked.


2 filet of halibut
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ bunch parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


Coat the halibut filet with the olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let the fish filet sit for approximately 10~15 minutes. Arrange the fish filet in a oven safe dish and bake at 425F for approximately 20~25 minute. Serve hot with a side salad. Enjoy!

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that halibut meat is very low in fat? Moreover, halibut are among the largest fish in the sea and is the largest of all the flatfish. Halibut both eyes are on the upper side.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

Mar 152010

This is a very simple and fast (therefore speedy) way to make miso salmon when you are in hurry since there is no need to marinate and you still get the miso flavor in the salmon. The more elaborate method require an overnight (at least) marinate, which you can find here. You can use this method with to cook other fish.
By the way, excuse me the pictures…did not elaborate, but trust me the salmon taste better than in look 🙂


2 salmon filet, cut in half.
1 tablespoon miso paste
½ tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoon water
½ tablespoon cooking wine
1 tablespoon olive oil


In a bowl add the miso paste, sugar, water and the cooking wine, mix well. Cover the salmon filet with the miso paste, in the meantime heat the olive oil in a skillet, place the salmon and add approximately ¼ to 1/3 cup of water and cover (to cook the salmon). Once the water evaporates let the salmon brown both side.
Serve warm with rice.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that miso is a product produced by the fermentation of soybeans? It can be made of rice or barley as well, but typically of soybean. Miso is a traditional Japanese food which has gained world-wide interest. It is usually very salty, therefore it is used for sauces, pickling vegetables or meats, or to make miso soup by mixing dashi (mixture of edible kelps and shaved dry tuna fish – we can elaborate more next time).

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

Jan 042010

Happy New Year! Hope you had a great Holiday…after a big celebration to welcome 2010, we decided to eat lighter to compensate all what we ate for this Christmas and New Years celebration…
Orange Roughy? There are a couple of reasons:

1. My husband likes better white fish, according to him they are less “fishy”. I am not sure about his hypothesis, because I had white fishes that were very “fishy”, anyway, no need for further discussion…

2. I usually buy the fish frozen, individually packed at Costco, they defrost very fast so I can come up with something fast when I run out of idea, this is one of the recipe that I often use, again, it is simple, fast and very healthy. I like the idea of topping the fish with fresh crushed garlic, once baked, the garlic turns kind of crispy, adding a great flavor to the fish.


3 small filets Orange Roughy
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil


Cover the filets with olive oil and sprinkle with crushed garlic, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 375F.

Serve hot.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that orange roughy is found in cold deep water? It has been speculated that orange roughy can live a long lifespan… up to 149 years.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!