Shrimp are tossed in a peppery mix then seared in a reach-for-the-fire-extinguisher-hot sauce of chiles, ginger, garlic, and shallots.
Trennette, a long, narrow, flat pasta noodle similar to pappardelle, is tossed in a simple sauce of spicy, garlicky oil. On top is a scattering of parsley.
Gravadlax, also known as gravlax, is thinly sliced salmon infused with dill. And there’s no better way to ensure it’s just how you like it than curing your own.
Shrimp paste is a classic southern treat. Small shrimp is blended with butter, shallots, and spices. Smear the shrimp paste on biscuits or toast points.
Maple glazed tuna is just that: tuna steak brushed with a maple syrup-mustard glaze. Along side is a salad of Yukon Gold potatoes, pears, nuts and greens.
This oyster stew is spilling over with fresh, plump oysters. The rich broth is made with both milk and cream. This is a great Thanksgiving and Christmas starter.
Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.
Clams casino, the classic American dish, get a facelift here. The clams get the casino treatment with big shards of bacon, parsley, and garlic.
Clams and rice, a Croatian specialty, is simple to make. Clams and rice are tossed with olives and spooned into empty clam shells.
Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, langoustines, and shrimp are tossed in a light tomato-garlic sauce spiked with pepper flakes. A simple quick dinner.
For this New England clam chowder, steamer clams, rather than chowder clams, are used. The broth is creamy and rich. Make the chowder a day ahead. Easy.
Baked mussels topped with bread crumbs are a Sicilian favorite. The mussels are cooked in a skillet until opened then baked until golden brown.
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