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Shellfish

Feast of the Seven Fishes (Year 2)

This year’s Feast of the Seven Fishes is probably going to be reduced by a couple courses to maybe 5 or even just 3. The important part of the Feast is that it’s an odd number of courses. The most traditional of my courses is the baccala alla vicentina, which is one of my favorites. … Continue reading »

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Bay Scallop Crudo with Tangerine

These tiny, sweet bay scallops are perfect as a quick bite to start a special meal. I paired them with a small glass of my shrimp bisque in this duo of seafood appetizers, and they were both among my favorites. The scallops have a tangerine juice reduction drizzled over the top, along with some wonderful extra … Continue reading »

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Watermelon Gazpacho and Grilled Shrimp

In the summer, we all switch over to cold soups, which I don’t really enjoy all that much. I’m not a big fan of raw onion or raw garlic, so gazpacho has never been a favorite…until now. A little bit of heat with the juicy tomatoes and the refreshing watermelon makes a delicious summer soup … Continue reading »

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Kaffir Lime Scallops with Browned Butter

This recipe was based on one I found by Jean-George Vongerichten from Food and Wine magazine. I’ve had a container of kaffir lime leaves in the fridge, and there’s only so much Thai curry I can make. Then I found this recipe where he slits the leaf and slides a scallop in the slit. I’m … Continue reading »

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Crab Imperial Dip

After the crab cakes and spicy crab pasta, I wanted to make a version of crab imperial I saw on Saveur. I changed it quite a bit, and it really became more dip than main course. I will definitely be trying something like this again because it’s one of the few dips that doesn’t use … Continue reading »

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Spicy Pasta with Crab

After the crab cakes a couple days ago, I moved on to a pasta recipe with the crab meat in the fridge. I saw Mario Batali make a version of this on The Chew and everyone was raving about it, so naturally I had to try it. His version included a habanero chili as well, … Continue reading »

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Baked Mini Crab Cakes

I’m a huge fan of crab in any form, but crab cakes are always classic. I came across this method for making mini ones and I wanted to try it out. I have to say, it’s cute for a party and a much easier way to do bite-size crab cakes but I think next time … Continue reading »

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Avocado Pesto

I won a box of avocados from Serious Eats a couple weeks ago, and I’ve been working on some recipes with them. This avocado pesto worked well with this whole wheat fresh pasta, and also as a topping for some deliciously sweet scallops from the farmers market. The avocado gives it a creaminess and richness … Continue reading »

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2011 was a great year in the kitchen

It was a great first year for my latest project, Meatballs and Milkshakes. I had a chance to make both namesakes for my blog, spaghetti and meatballs and affogato milkshakes. My recipe for shaved asparagus salad won on Food52 and I got all sorts of prizes. (And my recipe will be in print in October 2012!) I … Continue reading »

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes was definitely a feast. And a delicious one at that. Some of it was traditional, some was a little less so. Judging by the very few leftovers, everyone liked it all. We started with some marinated sardines on crostini, which was a nicely tart way to get our palates … Continue reading »

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