Bean & Swiss Chard Soup

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bean-and-Swiss-Chard-Soup-15608

Ingredients
    1/2 pound (225 g) Swiss chard or kale, trimmed
    1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus additional to taste
    2 flat anchovy fillets
    1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves or dried
    1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil
    2 medium garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
    1 cup (225 g) cooked small white beans or drained and rinsed canned beans
    4 cups (1 liter) chicken stock [or Garlic Broth for a meatless soup]
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup (60 g) small shell macaroni
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

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Sardine Puffs

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sardine-Puffs-106257

Makes 120 hors d’oeuvres

Ingredients
    15 slices firm white sandwich bread, lightly toasted
    1 (3 3/4- to 4 3/8-ounce) can sardines in oil, drained
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    3 tablespoons minced onion
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Canned Sardine Fritters – Fritelle Sarde

Since my seafood allergy disappeared, I’ve been stocking up on canned fish again.  I never really thought of cooking with any of it.  lol

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/canned-sardine-fritters-fritelle-sarde-recipe.html

Ingredients

2 cans good-quality oil-packed sardines, chopped
2 large eggs
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 bunch parsley leaves, finely chopped plus extra, for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pepperonchini
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated caciocavallo cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil, to fill a deep pot no more than halfway
Freshly ground black pepper
Lemon halves

Salt Cod with Tomatoes and Capers – Baccalà alla Vesuviana

I’ve never even seen salt cod (probably because I’m in central California) but I’m sure it’s out there and here’s a tasty looking dish that just happens to be low carb, too!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Salt-Cod-with-Tomatoes-and-Capers-em-Baccala-alla-Vesuviana-em-350700

Ingredients
    2 pounds center-cut skinless boneless salt cod (baccalà), rinsed well
    2 tablespoons salt-packed capers*
    7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
    4 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
    1 (28-ounce) can whole San Marzano tomatoes in juice
    1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh mint, coarsely chopped

Haringsalade (Herring Salad)

If I would have seen this before I went low carb, I would have eaten tons!

http://www.thedutchtable.com/2011/03/haringsalade.html

1 small jar of herring in sour cream, 12oz
2 beets, boiled and peeled
1 large potato, boiled and peeled
1 large apple, crisp
6 tiny dill pickles
1 tablespoon of capers
1 small shallot or onion
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

Four slices of white bread
Butter

Beer-Battered Smelts

I grew up eating smelts.  They USED TO BE the cheap fish.  The last time I saw a package of them, my jaw hit the floor.  And how did we eat them?  We just dredged them in seasoned flour and fried them until crispy (then dipped them in Ranch).  Well, here’s a different method for ya’!

http://www.jsonline.com/features/recipes/250224531.html

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons Lawry’s seasoned salt
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
12 ounces beer, Pilsener style or one lighter in flavor
1 pound smelt (24 to 32 fish), cleaned if available
½ cup flour, for dusting fish
Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving