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Category: Seafood

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

Rustic Shrimp Toasts

According to Christian David Reynoso, his version of Shrimp Toast started life as a Staff snack at Zuni Café in San Francisco. This great appetizer can also serve as a main dish which is how we served it. A lemony, garlic-y aioli is loaded with…

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Tom Kitchin may be a famous Scottish Chef but this is his wife’s recipe. This is the kind of recipe I call true comfort food. The traditional lasagna element of bechamel is used here. But instead of an Italian-style filling, there’s a nod to this…

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina’s take on this French classic: Scallops in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.  I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina…

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Swordfish is wonderful cooked like this. In no time at all, you have something satisfying and truly special. It’s good enough for company and a terrific treat for everyone. We ate it all summer in Nantucket while I was growing up. It was simply grilled…

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

In no time, a taste sensation from Simply Organic If you’re a regular reader, Chewing The Fat’s “Product News You Can Use” recently introduced Simply Organic’s expanding product line-up.  The all-organic Spice purveyor is now up to 113 offerings. We focused on 7.  When we…

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

We love Chowder and this is a great one. Chowder is very basic and cooked simply. Today’s recipe consists of the basic elements of potatoes and onions, pork, milk, and cream.  It follows the recipe that has made New England famous for its chowders. But…

Martha Stewart’s Smoked-Salmon Flatbread with Pickled Beets

Martha Stewart’s Smoked-Salmon Flatbread with Pickled Beets

I am a sucker for anything that looks remotely like Pizza. This particular recipe ticks a lot of boxes.  It puts together at least three New York favorites. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese and, according to its creator, was inspired by the bagel. The Cream…

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Slaw

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Slaw

A Trip to California and an unforgettable food discovery. The first time I had this soft tortilla shell stuffed with crispy, beer-battered cod topped with avocado salsa, pico de gallo, and slaw, I was hooked.  The crispiness of the fish was irresistible. The soft flour…

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

Cazuelas de Atun y Farfalle from Grace Parisi

How’s your Spanish?  You don’t need to speak a word to enjoy this fantastic casserole. What’s in a name?  Plenty.  Today’s dish is an homage to Spain. But this dish has its roots firmly planted in the US of A.  It was a mainstay in…

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

Fish Chowder from Sam Sifton in The New York Times

A No Recipe Recipe yields a Chowder so good, I had to share the recipe I made with it. Once a week, Sam Sifton of the New York Times publishes what he calls a “No Recipe Recipe”. There is no set of ingredients or steps…