Main Dishes

Cavatelli with Mussels and Potatoes

Serves 4 If you can’t find nice mussels at your local store, you can easily substitute clams. If neither are available, you can use shrimp. They cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them and remove them from the liquid as soon as they’re opaque all the way through. […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Mussels with Olives

Ingredients 24 mussels, scrubbed, debearded 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 bay leaf 2 small onion (about 3 oz), minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 (12 oz) canned diced tomatoes 1/3 cup black olives, minced 2 salted anchovy fillets 2 tablespoons finely minced chives Salt, […]

Main Dishes, One-Dish Meals

Paella Valenciana

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 10 shrimp (16/20 count), peeled and deveined, shells reserved 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 4 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, plus more as needed 3 chicken legs, separated Salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 cup large-dice onion 1 […]