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The Lady and Sons’ Shrimp and Grits, at Home (Naturally Gluten-Free)

shrimp and grits

This Yankee-turned-Deep-South resident doesn’t need any convincing to eat grits in any form — classic cheese, light-and-crispy waffles, salumi-stuffed arancini? I’m there. But shrimp, well, that’s another story. That is, until I met this version of shrimp and grits inspired by a friend’s visit to The Lady and Sons. Swimming in a creamy pool of highly-seasoned sauce studded with a generous amount of spicy, smokey tasso ham, all served over intensely cheesy grits, it’s nothing short of indulgent. Be prepared to fall in love at first bite.

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Trader Joe’s Fish-n-Chips (Gluten-free!)

Trader Joe's Fish-n-Chips (Gluten-free)

March is Frozen Food Month, so what better way to kick things off than with a meal straight from the freezer section? For years, battered and fried was the only way I enjoyed fish — whether from a favorite restaurant by the Connecticut shore or our favorite yellow raincoat-clad fisherman.

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Grown Up and Gluten-free “Tuna Snacks”

Grown up, gluten-free tuna snack

As a kid, one of the go-to lunches for this [former] sandwich hater was a pre-packaged tuna and crackers kit. Avoiding gluten meant bidding farewell to the grab-and-go “tuna snacks” — as my family often called them — but it opened up a world of better-tasting and more sustainably caught canned tuna and an ever-expanding cracker variety (what’s up with the measly six crackers or so in the kits anyway?).

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Barramundi Spring Rolls with Homemade Ginger Ponzu

barramundi spring rolls with homemade ginger ponzu

Did you think I was going to leave you with a half head of two cabbage varieties after last week’s fish tacos? Not to worry, that’s not how we do things around here. While our focus is still the sweet, mild-flavored, sustainable barramundi from Australis, sesame-dressed cabbage plays a supporting role in these spring rolls along with ripe mango, crunchy jicama and some savory punch from chives and serranos. I’m big on textures — and finger food — and these rolls cover all the bases.

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Citrus-Glazed Barramundi Fish Tacos with Avocado-Serrano Crema, Toasted Cumin Pepitas and Bicolor Slaw

Citrus-Glazed Barramundi Fish Tacos with Avocado-Serrano Crema, Toasted Cumin Pepitas and Bicolor Slaw

Are you in full on summer mode with the holiday weekend ahead? I sure am, and whenever this time of year rolls around all I want to eat is very fresh, flavorful food — cue fish tacos. These aren’t your run-of-the mill fried fish tacos. No, no. Instead, they feature Australis’ sustainably-raised Barramundi — a sweet, mild-flavored (read: kid-friendly!) fish reminiscent of Sea Bass — that’s been lightly coated in oil and brushed with fresh citrus juices then simply broiled.

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