CADDY GANTY

One of my favorite fish dishes! Simple and easy to make, low in carbs, gluten and grain free. CADDY GANTY The wife of a fish packer in Pelican Alaska is credited with creating this dish in the 1920s. Her name was Caddy Ganty. This version is based on one from the Gustavus Inn where we stopped over on our way to Glacier Bay National Park a few years ago. Ingredients: 2 lbs fresh, skinless halibut fillets or other firm, white fish, at least 1-inch thick,…

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD

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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD I absolutely love this recipe. Sometimes I make a double batch of just the hot salad to serve as a side dish.  INGREDIENTS For Dressing: 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp water 2 tsp sesame oil Sugar substitute to equal 1 tsp sugar Salt and pepper to taste For Salad: 1 cup finely sliced fennel (save fronds for garnish) 1/2 cup finely sliced white onion 1/2 cup finely sliced celery root, also called celeriac Additional salt and pepper…

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WHAT WOULD YOU GET IF YOU COMBINED THE WORLD’S TASTIEST FOOD WITH THE MOST HEALTHFUL?

I’m taking about bacon and fish, in case you didn’t guess. If you have family members who don’t like fish, this might just convert them. (Squeeze the lemon over it before serving and tell them it’s sea bacon.) Kippered Herring Imagine bacon made of fish; that’s kippered herring. The whole fish are split from head to tail, soaked in brine then smoked. Scrambled eggs and broiled tomatoes are traditional accompaniments. If kippered herring is purchased frozen, follow thawing and cooking directions on package. Recipe can be…

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RED CURRY FISH STEW

Thai Foods sells red, green, and yellow curry pastes in glass jars. They also sell Thai fish sauce, but it contains sugar, so it would be better to use an anchovy filet. This recipe was inspired by a one in Sunset Magazine, May, 2012.  Ingredients: 2 cups Bone Broth or fish or chicken stock (500 mL) 2 cups coconut milk (500 mL) 2 tsp red curry paste or to taste (10 mL) 2 quarter-sized slices fresh ginger 1 anchovy filet, mashed to a paste, OR 1 tsp sugar-free Thai fish…

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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Our First Close Encounter with a Bear and Very Expensive Pizza

After returning to the airport in Gustavus, we flew to King Salmon, the last stop before Brooks Camp. It was another beautiful flight, executed flawlessly by Ron, our pilot. There was one complication after we landed, however. We were greeted by a bear on the runway. We quickly retreated back to the plane and closed the door to wait for our transportation to the hotel. Ron radioed in a report about the bear while it roamed around, in and out of the brush-filled ditch by…

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MORE N’AWLINS FOOD: CREOLE GUMBO

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GUMBO, (c) 2008, JUDY BARNES BAKER Gumbo is the perfect metaphor for New Orleans: a rich, steamy, spicy, mélange of diverse ingredients that combine into an experience that is unique to this place. A place that feels distinctly foreign, while at the same time epitomizing the melting pot that is America. French, Italian, Native American, Creole, Cajun, and African—all share a part in the history of the Louisiana bayou region, intersecting, interacting, and blending into a one-of-a-kind, savory stew. Gumbo may contain a variety of…

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