All posts filed under: Seafood

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I have to say that I’m looking forward to my weekends more now that summer is ACTUALLY here.  Perhaps it’s not here to stay just yet but I’m going to enjoy the 80 degree weather this weekend, thank you very much!   I’m also excited to be in DC this weekend since I’ve been traveling literally every weekend- though all of my travels were for fun and I got to see a lot of friends and family I haven’t seen in ages, so I’m very thankful for that Pardon the posting of so many seafood dishes of late!  Traveling on weekends definitely makes it harder for me to meal prep and cook during the week.  I’m usually pretty tired to grocery shop after a trip.  Sometimes even with groceries at home, I’m too tired to make anything because I’m still reeling from the flying and the break from my routine.  So the recipe I’m sharing today is actually quite awesome for those weeks where I want to put the least amount of effort without compromising the quality of and …

Shrimp Fideuà

Shrimp Fideuà | The Full-time Foodie

Hello hello!  I’m happy to report that my batteries are completely recharged and I’m back feeling quite excited to cook again.  Not that I wasn’t cooking before, but I was struggling on the “what do I share on the blog!?!” front!  Sometimes I forget that the blog isn’t meant to be a stressful thing I HAVE to keep up with.  I just love cooking and trying new recipes out. The blog was created as a way for me to chronicle the recipes I enjoy and the photos are just an excuse for me to keep exercising my photography muscle.  Note to self- post only when inspired So I came back this week with renewed interest and new ideas! I also came back with a new resolve- to make practical choices with food.  Not that I was so impractical with food before, but sometimes I found myself wanting to make insanely complicated things that took way too much time and with ingredients I had a hard time finding use for again.  This just meant that I need to plan my meals better, budget better and find recipes that are …

Spiced Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks

Spicy Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Wednesday everyone!  So I have to be honest, I have legitimately struggled with recipes over the past week.  I’m super particular about not sharing recipes that didn’t end in perfection so there might be some longer pauses between my posts until I either perfect them or move on to a different recipe!  There were some fails occurring in the kitchen, but I still have hope that some of them might turn out to be amazing if I keep working on them Today’s recipe was inspired by… I’m not even sure.  I want to say I was craving fish sticks or perhaps saw a picture of fish sticks somewhere and a light bulb went off?  I normally like to steam, bake or broil fish and almost never use breading.  But boy do I love a good fish fry every so often.  The kind of fish fry my mom makes is especially delicious! She makes her own fry masala and the fish turns out to be so amazingly crispy and flavorful.  I definitely plan on sharing her recipe in …

Couscous Paella

Couscous Paella

If you know me, you know I’m not really a reality TV show enthusiast.  Not to say I haven’t watched reality TV, I definitely followed a couple of the MTV ones back in the day *shrug*.  But now, not so much.  The only reality TV I do follow are the cooking shows.  I started out watching Top Chef and then after a few seasons I stopped mainly because I didn’t have cable for 3-4 years.  Then I got cable again and I started to watch Chopped.  That was the show that introduced me to Marcus Samuelsson who was a frequent judge.  He seemed like he was always the level-headed one of all the judges and didn’t blatantly cause a scene for entertainment value.  Then I stumbled on another show called ‘The Taste’, where Marcus is a mentor/judge, which I now religiously follow!  If you love food/cooking- I highly recommend this show!  Contestants have literally one spoonful to prove their culinary prowess- really interesting stuff.  My husband, Suril, and I find ourselves almost always rooting for Marcus’ team …

Shrimp Tikka Masala

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It used to surprise me that the most popular dishes among my Indian and non-Indian friends were always either butter chicken and chicken tikka masala.  To be honest, my internal reaction was- WHY!?! There are soooo many other amazing dishes!  Then of course I realized this was one of many- “My taste buds are not normal” situations.   There are a lot of variations of these two popular dishes and everyone makes the sauces differently, but most restaurants I’ve been to tend to make these sweet.  Again- maybe to most taste buds this is awesome, but not really my thing.    So how did I come upon a tikka masala recipe?  Well, I knew I wanted to make something with the shrimp I had and I wanted it to be Indian  After careful research I found one that didn’t sound like the typical heavy/rich/sweet tikka masala I was used to eating at restaurants. I’m not even sure if the original recipe qualifies as tikka masala, I think it’s missing some key ingredients to support the ‘tikka masala’ aspect.  But I really …