Grilled Halibut With Roasted Red & Yellow Pepper Salad

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, or 1 cup of prepared roasted peppers 2 yellow bell peppers, or 1 cup of prepared roasted peppers 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons capers, chopped 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground […]


Grilled Oysters With Scallion Butter

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup minced scallions 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 clove garlic, finely minced 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 36 oysters, washed and scrubbed Directions Knead the butter by […]

Chef's Blog

Grilling Seafood—Insider’s tips from CIA Chefs

Seafood lovers! You don’t want to miss the joys of grilling this summer! With just a few tips and tricks from our seasoned CIA chefs, your next barbeque is sure to go swimmingly! Chef Sandy Sauter A clean and well-seasoned (with oil) grill is crucial for seafood, since it tends […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Grilling with Cedar Planks

Fish that is grilled on a cedar plank is imparted with the smoke of the grill and the woodsy flavors from the cedar, giving it incredible depth of flavor. For variety, you can use hickory, mesquite, or even a fruit tree wood like apple or cherry. The planks don’t last […]

Main Dishes

Linguine alle Vongole (Linguine With Clams)

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 medium leeks 4 to 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, as needed 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 dozen Manila clams or littlenecks, scrubbed 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 fresh bay leaf, broken Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 […]

One-Dish Meals

Lobster Ravioli with Corn Sauce

Makes 5 or 6 servings Striping the pasta is really fun, but also takes some time. You may want to batch it out and save some of the dough for later. When you make this, you may want to prepare extra ravioli and freeze them. The sauce will also freeze […]

Main Dishes

Maccheroncini with Swordfish, Capers, Olives, and Pine Nuts

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 10 oz swordfish, trimmed and diced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 fresh chile (jalapeño or serrano), minced Kosher salt, as needed 1 lb dried maccheroncini 1/2 cup chopped mint 3 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed with cold water 3 […]

Main Dishes

Malaysian Stir-Fried Rice Noodles

Makes 6 servings Char kwey teow is probably one of the most iconic noodle dishes in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Commonly sold at the hawker centers of the region, the recipes for char kwey teow vary from vendor to vendor. Most feature wide ribbon–style rice noodles, Chinese sausage, eggs, and […]