Caviar is the salted roe of fish, traditionally sturgeon, which is prized for its briny delicate flavor. Due to overfishing, politics, and pollution, the supplies have dwindled and the price has increased, leading to a flood of alternative varieties from many sources. The delicate berries of true caviar come from […]
It is funny in the food world how trends come and go, yet some dishes fly just under the radar. Ceviche is a dish that continues to be interesting but has yet to reach the cross-cultural influence that, say, sushi has. The origins of both are not as far-flung as […]
Makes 6 appetizer servings Choose thick pieces when buying salted cod, as thinner pieces tend to be very salty and removing the salt from them might be a challenge. Grilled bread or polenta is the perfect accompaniment to this dish. This dish is really not complete until you pair it […]
Makes 5 small-bite servings A cataplana is a hammered copper, hinged pot of Portuguese origin that resembles a clam shell. It is used to steam shellfish and can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. Besides being fun to cook in and a bit unusual, it also looks […]
Makes 6 servings This recipe makes more sauce than you need, but it will keep well, so you can use it again in a few weeks. These noodles are great with shrimp, but you can make it vegetarian with crispy tofu or sautéed mushrooms.
Makes 24 servings Curing salmon at home is an easy project that makes for a big presentation at a special brunch. Serve the cured salmon with toast and your favorite pickled accompaniments, alongside your softly scrambled eggs, or with plenty of cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs.
Makes one 9-inch tart In many regions of the United States, fresh pasteurized lump crabmeat is readily available April through November, but it also can be purchased flash-frozen or canned. Here the delicate, sweet flavor of the crab is complemented by mild chives, sweet red bell peppers, and Old Bay […]
Makes 8 servings Many supermarkets now carry a greater selection of mushroom varieties, such as shiitake, oyster, and cremini mushrooms. You can make this delicious chowder using a single variety or a combination. Avoid white mushrooms, though; they don’t have the flavor and texture needed for this hearty soup. Ingredients […]
Makes 4 to 6 servings Étouffée is the name given to dishes like this one that are gently cooked in a covered pot. Crawfish, or crayfish, are sold live or as cooked meat. If you buy crawfish meat, look for the words fat-on. Crawfish fat is an integral part of […]
Makes 4 servings You can use any fish that you like in this recipe, like cod, salmon, or even shrimp or calamari. The creamy corn is best cooked the day you plan to enjoy it, but to save time, you can grate the corn up to 2 days ahead and […]
Handkerchief Pasta with Beans and Seafood Makes 6 Servings Fazzoletti Pasta Dough Seafood Sauce with Beans and Tomatoes
Makes 6 small-bite servings Any place where squid swim you will find a different version of fried calamari. Be sure to rinse and dry the squid thoroughly before seasoning it. You can use both the tubes and the tentacles, but you may want to fry them separately. Sprinkle with sea […]