New Grains & Greens Menu
Coronado, California (Sept. 18, 2017)
Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill has commissioned celebrity chef, television personality and cookbook author Melissa d’Arabian to create a new healthy menu that blends her specialty for easy, healthy gourmet meals with Bluewater’s just-off-the-boat sustainable seafood – much of it caught locally by the restaurant’s own fishing boat, Pilikia, in waters off San Diego and the Southern California coast.
The winner of “The Next Food Network Star” in 2009, d’Arabian was the star of “Ten Dollar Dinners” on the Food Network before publishing the New York Times bestseller Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week, in 2012 and a follow-up cookbook in 2014.
D’Arabian, who lives in Coronado, also hosted FoodNetwork.com’s “The Picky Eaters Project” and “Smart Carts,” and Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping,” writes a healthy-living column for The Associated Press and contributes to EverydayHealth.com and the FN Dish blog.
Known as “Melissa d’Arabian’s Grains & Greens Menu,” the new all-day menu features a series of moderately priced heart-healthy dishes made with Bluewater’s fire-grilled shrimp and salmon mixed with fresh lettuces, brown rice, black beans, roasted and julienned vegetables, spices and original cilantro lime and Thai sauces and dressings. There is also a vegan option featuring quinoa, lentils, kale, avocado and kimchee topped with a miso lemon garlic dressing.
D’Arabian says the menu was created in partnership with Bluewater Boathouse Executive Chef Albert Serrano and reflects her passion for easy meals that are healthy, flavorful, elegant and affordable, appealing to both foodies and families who don’t want to sacrifice taste for healthy, clean and easy nutrition. “We’re combining the freshest ingredients, spices and dressings to create an exciting new way to enjoy Bluewater’s legendary, just-off-the-boat seafood – at lunch, dinner and throughout the day. And because they follow my 10-minute formula, these dishes are perfect for quick business lunches and takeout orders.”
As a post-entrée option, Melissa teamed with her 10-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to add a healthy dessert to the menu: “Charlotte Cupcakes,” served only at Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill. Charlotte, a sixth grader at Coronado’s Village Elementary, created the dessert after her appearance on the third season of Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship earlier this year.
The Melissa d’Arabian Greens & Grains Menu at Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill features three dishes priced between $12 and $14.
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp Grains & Greens – Fire grilled shrimp atop spring mix and lacinato kale, mixed with brown rice, roasted corn, black beans, grape tomato, corn tortilla strips, pepitas, green onion, avocado, lime, cilantro, jack cheese, and cilantro lime dressing.
- Magic Thai Salmon Grains & Greens – Magic Thai sauce marinated and fire grilled salmon atop baby spinach with brown rice, julienned zucchini and carrot,
red cabbage, red pepper, lime, sesame seeds and gluten-free peanut dressing.
- Miso Lemon Superfood Grains & Greens – Organic quinoa atop shredded raw brussel sprouts and lacinato kale with fresh avocado, hemp hearts, sweet potato,
cauliflower, lentils, grape tomato, English cucumber, green onion, blanched almonds, and miso lemon cashew dressing with nutritional yeast.
- Charlotte's Cupcakes – Dessert by Charlotte d’Arabian, Food Network’s Kid’s Baking Championship competitor. Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Date Frosting prepared free of processed sugars.
About Melissa d’Arabian
Celebrity chef, television host, best-selling author, speaker, writer and mom of four Melissa d’Arabian is an expert on affordable and healthy family home cooking. After winning season five of “The Next Food Network Star” in August 2009, Melissa premiered her inaugural cooking show “Ten Dollar Dinners” proving a delicious budget-friendly meal can be made without compromise and always delivering on her $10 promise – four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities. A natural extension of the relatable television series, Melissa’s first cookbook “Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week” debuted in August 2012 as an instant New York Times best seller. Her highly anticipated second cookbook – “Supermarket Healthy: Recipes and Know-How for Eating Well Without Spending a Lot” – debuted on December 30, 2014.
Melissa developed a strategic step-by-step program to combat the all-too-common picky eating issue, which she shares in the acclaimed FoodNetwork.com series “The Picky Eaters Project.” In her newest FoodNetwork.com web series, “Smart Carts,” she shares smart strategies to navigating and saving in the grocery store. Melissa also serves as a reoccurring judge on Food Network’s primetime competition series, “Guy’s Grocery Games.” She has also hosted Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping,” a healthy lifestyle series based on the magazine’s popular monthly column, in addition to a variety of appearances on Food Network primetime series including “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and “Food Network Challenge.”
Melissa writes “The Healthy Plate,” a nationally syndicated column for The Associated Press. She’s also a featured expert on EverydayHealth.com as well as a contributing writer for Food Network’s FN Dish blog.