Oswald Rivera

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POACHED FISH – NUYORICAN VERSION

One of the easiest methods of preparing fish is by poaching. This is a technique whereby food is cooked by submerging in a liquid such as milk, stock, water or wine. It is perfect for cooking fish since it is a “moist heat” cooking method.… Read more...

PESCADO EN ESCABECHE – REDUX

On a prior post (04/15/14) I gave a recipe on Pescado en Escabeche (Nuyorican pickled fish).  I’m always on the lookout for escabeche recipes, and this one has a slightly different twist. It’s a pickled fish recipe that uses fish fillets instead of fish steaks, which was the traditional way we did back on the block.… Read more...

ROSEMARY-CITRUS SALMON AND ASPARAGUS

I belong to a wine club, Laithwaite’s Wines. The recipe given came about because of them. In my last order, I received a Pinot Noir (Purple Owl Pinot Noir 2017). This pinot has everything I like about this grape. It has a ripe berry aroma, and a taste of fresh raspberry, with a hint of cinnamon that lingers in a long, silky finish.… Read more...

FISH AND SPINACH ROLLS-UPS

This is a relatively quick seafood dish that will wow your family or guests. Simple: fish fillets rolled up with spinach as a stuffing. The fish can be any firm-fleshed fish fillets, cod, haddock, perch, whiting, or whatever is available in the fish aisle.… Read more...

POACHED SALMON WITH GINGER-MUSTARD SAUCE

We had promised a close friend a salmon dinner. So, I thought, we could just bake or broil the salmon, in this case, fillets, in butter. But, why not give it that extra oomph with a ginger-mustard sauce? This is a recipe that I came across years ago, and I can’t remember where.… Read more...

LEMON-GARLIC GRILLED FISH FILLETS

With this spell of hot weather, grilling  has come to the fore. Here’s a recipe that is not your usual grilling scene. No steak, no burgers, no hotdogs. Instead we have fish fillets.  For the recipe given we used perch fillets.… Read more...

FISH FILLETS WITH SOUR CREAM AND HERBS

There are those occasions where you have to do with what’s in the fridge. So it happened that I had some leftover sour cream, and needed to utilize it before the thing expired. Same  for some fish fillets that we had purchased.… Read more...

POACHED FISH FILLETS WITH LEMON-BUTTER SAUCE

Of all the seafood dishes out there, the easiest to prepare, to my mind, is poached fish fillets, be it cod, perch, turbot, or any firm fleshed fish. It even works with blue fish fillets. It is the easiest of all creations.… Read more...

FISH FILLETS WITH CILANTRO

Back on the block, when I was growing up, cilantro was a sometimes exotic ingredient. None of our Anglo friends knew about it. The was the 60’s and 70’s, of course, before the American palette took off when James beard and Julia Child came on the scene.… Read more...

Camarones con Ajo

In our family, back on the block, we called this recipe Camarones con Ajo, or Shrimp with Garlic. It was one of our beloved Uncle Phillip’s favorite dishes. Years later I discovered that this is also a popular Spanish tapas dish, which they call Gambas al Ajillo. … Read more...

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