Welcome to The Perfect Tide!
Where you'll find a blend of Mediterranean recipes and seafood recipes! It's the perfect combination of marrying my Mediterranean roots with my growing coastal lifestyle. I love sharing every bit of our bounty with you!
I'm Suzy, the gal behind the blog.
Aside from my blog, I'm a wife, and a mom to three kiddos (soon to be four) - one with various disabilities. We are loving our life on the Pacific Coast, where we landed after leaving our big city house behind. We thought we were moving here on a temporary basis. Little did we know, we were going to absolutely fall in love with everything about living near the ocean.
We enjoy everything from fishing, clamming, crabbing, ocean-front picnics, daily drives on the beach, and cooking the best seafood dishes following our catch of the day!
I was born and raised in Lebanon and have a strong Lebanese / Mediterranean upbringing. This means you will expect many traditional and modernized Mediterranean recipes that my family loves. A Mediterranean diet is a staple in my home, and though I rarely cook the same meal multiple times, my family's Lebanese dishes are the exception.
What better way to tie my culture to our current life on the coast than by enjoying the best and most fresh ocean-to-table meals for my entire family to enjoy and bringing you along on our journey?!
A LOVE FOR SEAFOOD
My husband and I have always shared our love for fresh seafood! When we were dating, our special date nights would typically consist of sushi. Our kids developed our taste pallet by nature, and we couldn't be more thankful!
Nowadays, our oldest (daughter) can have us all beat. She typically consumes more protein than the average kid due to her doctor-prescribed keto diet to manage her epilepsy. She has made it very clear that a seafood meal will never disappoint her. That has greatly motivated us to live life more fully on the coast by enjoying all the wonderful seafood gathering that the great PNW offers, as a family.
Naturally, starting a blog and becoming a seafood blogger to document and share my special recipes with you was in the cards!
SUZY'S FAVORITE RECIPES
Shh, don't tell anyone that I have favorites.... but I do!
Every recipe I make has been tried and tested multiple times. My family can attest to that! I typically have my family and friends try variations of the same dish to make sure it comes out perfect enough to share. I stand by making delicious, fresh, easy to replicate recipes!
Sometimes, one hits the spot. You know, the one you want to eat daily. That's this Mediterranean-Baked Black Cod. Black cod is at the very top of my favorite fish to eat. You'll have to read that recipe to learn why. If you're looking for another variation try This Baked Fish with Olives and Artichokes, you can use rock fish, halibut or cod for it. They're both a perfect blend of my Mediterranean and Coastal cuisine.
My favorite one-pot wonder that always please the crowd and create lasting memories, are Seafood Boil and Cajun Crab Boil.
There are drinks that I like, and some that I can't get enough of. In the summer, I have to alternate between our Pacific coast grown Fresh Elderberry Margarita, and this Spicy Mango Marg. In the colder months, or when I want a dessert drink I run for this Creamy Espresso Martini - yum!
I'd love to have you follow along!