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Seafood

Capellini with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Cream

Capellini with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Cream

I’ve had my share of cooking mishaps over the years, especially when I was first starting out in the kitchen. A certain “tutto mare” made with mostly bottled clam juice comes to mind (it did not taste pleasantly like the sea as I’d intended); as […]

Seared Scallops with Corn Cakes and Bacon Vinaigrette

Seared Scallops with Corn Cakes and Bacon Vinaigrette

  These seasonal transitions can be rough sometimes. The temperatures are all over the map —  do I braise, is it time yet? Should I grill? It can be tough to decide what mood to be in. But in the early fall, two things are […]

Salmon Ravioli with Lemon Herbed Cream

Salmon Ravioli with Lemon Herbed Cream

  I know a lot of people are intimidated by homemade pasta. I was hesitant for a long time before making it. I thought the sacred-sounding techniques of this-region-and-that-region seemed hotly debated; and like most contentious culinary issues, shrouded in mystery. It’s just flour, eggs […]

Grilled Salmon Cobb with “Green Goddess” Buttermilk Dressing

Grilled Salmon Cobb with “Green Goddess” Buttermilk Dressing

  This time of year I feel like a young Julia Roberts — I’m just a girl, standing here, complaining about how hot it is to anyone who will listen. It’s oppressive, and I can’t take it. And I’ll tell you (and everyone else) all […]

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

Okay, I know. If you don’t have any southern roots, the name “pickled shrimp” might not sound that appetizing. It conjures up images of all the notorious pickled fish out there that make noses wrinkle at the very mention of them: pickled herring…lutefisk…I know.   […]