Monkfish fillets are wrapped in escarole leaves, which keeps the fillets moist. The monkfish packets are served up in bowls with a tomato-olive sauce on top. A simple weekday meal.
Sweet and salty, this black bean and pepper shrimp stir fry is a hit on the flavor parade. Dry the pineapple in the oven to intensify the sweetness.
Utterly fresh, these oysters–drizzled with a sauce filled with ginger, soy sauce, and lemon juice–are best when just shucked. Do try for Pacific oysters.
Finger food at its best: tender shrimp dipped in garlic butter. Cooking the shrimp in their shells intensifies the flavor and keeps them moist.
Baked seafood imperial, a riff on crab imperial, is shellfish tossed with cream and seasonings, breaded, and baked. Seafood imperial can be small or big.
As fresh tasting as it is colorful, this Japanese inspired tuna tartare appetizer is best with cucumber, red onions, and chiles from the farmer’s market.
Sea bream fillet bundles alternate with lemon slices on skewers and are then grilled until the sea bream is cooked and the lemon slices are caramelized. A summer spectacular.
Steamed mussels go from standard to superlative when doused in a delicate curry-white wine broth spiked with shallots, garlic, lime, and cream.
This dish, called Trutas a Moda de Braganca, consists of trout wrapped in a deep red jacket of smoked Portuguese ham and fried in bacon drippings.
Couscous cooks quickly and is easy to mix with a variety of flavors. Shrimp, oranges, tomatoes, raisins, and almonds make this a delicious picnic salad.
Grilled tuna steaks are cooked medium-rare and served with watercress and parsely. The vinaigrette dressing packs flavor and punches up the grilled tuna.
Big chunks of dungeness crab, celery, and jalapeno peppers stud these crab cakes. A homemade tartar sauce and asparagus and lemon dressings add color and zing.
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