Bowl of saffron mussel stew with a yellow broth, a plate with shells to the left

Saffron Mussel Stew

An utterly simple, Indian-inspired recipe in which mussels are bathed in a savory saffron broth spiked with ginger, garlic, peppers, and curry.

Clay pot with a split lobster Thermidor with toasted bread crumbs on top, on a set table

Lobster Thermidor

For lobster thermidor, lobster is cooked and then coated in a rich thermidor sauce, seasoned with mustard and tarragon, and scooped back in the shell.

Jacques Pepin Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

There are few chefs we trust to reinvent classics like oysters Rockefeller. Jacques Pépin is one of those chefs.

A copper pot of bacalhau a Bras--or Portuguese scrambled eggs, salt cod, potatoes, onions, olives, and parsley

Bacalhau à Brás

A classic recipe in Portugal, this dish features softly scrambled eggs filled with fried potatoes and shards of salt cod. On top: olives and parsley.

Red plate of six stuffed quahogs clams stuffed with breadcrumbs, chopped clams, parsley, Old Bay Seasoning

Stuffed Quahogs

For a taste of Martha’s Vineyard away from the coast make Jessica B. Harris’s stuffed quahogs – hard shell clams – to enjoy with an evening drink before dinner.

Escargot

Escargots ~ Snails with Herb Butter

Escargot with garlic butter and herbs is a classic French preparation. The snails can be served in their shells or in snail dishes, topped with puff pastry.