Tag: Seafood

  • Sugar-and-Spice-Baked Shrimp

    These are wonderfully delicious — the perfect thing with cocktails. Spicy-salty-sweet shrimp. Just make sure you check the temperature before serving them as they are deadly when they first emerge from the oven.

  • Squid Stuffed with Scallops and Shrimp in a Saffron Sauce

    A bit of trouble but so yummy. You can probably cut down on the cream but using fish stock to make the filling, but why would you?

  • Arroz con Calamares (a.k.a. Squid Rice)

    Made with canned cuttlefish, this is a real favorite of ours. When we are feeling lazy, it’s an easy meal. And faster than calling Jiffy Squid for a delivery! We’d never serve this to friends, who generally don’t like fishy flavors or things with tentacles, but for us it’s perfect comfort food.

  • Mischievous Squid Rice (arroz de lulas malandrinho)

    Mischievous Squid Rice (arroz de lulas malandrinho)

    A Portuguese rice dish that’s tasty and simple. I can’t explain why it’s considered mischievous though — it’s just delicious!

  • Shellfish Paella

    Shellfish Paella

    This recipe is a bit involved, but truly worth the trouble. The traditional shellfish paella is a little soupy and is typically served with a dab of Garlic Allioli on the side. Feel free to vary the seafood according to your taste and its availability.

  • Black Risotto with Braised Squid

    Black Risotto with Braised Squid

    Heat 1 TBL butter 3 TBL olive oil medium onion, diced fine 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 TBL chopped parsley Stir until onion is translucent. Meanwhile, clean 1¼ pounds squid and cut into pieces. I prefer bite-size pieces to rings. When onion is translucent add squid and stir. After a minute add ½ cup dry […]

  • Grilled Octopus

    Grilled Octopus

    Purchase 1 octopus (1½ to 2 pounds), cleaned Note: A larger octopus will work, just make sure it fits in your pressure cooker and adjust the cooking time. I’ve also cooked 2 1½ pound octopuses at once in my 6-quart pressure cooker. When you (or the fishmonger) clean the octopus, be sure to remove the […]

  • Italian Clam Soup

    Scrub 3 dozen littleneck clams At some point, make the croutons, at bottom of this recipe. Heat in 2-3 quart soup pot ¼ cup olive oil Add, keeping heat low enough it does not brown: 2 TBL finely minced garlic Cook briefly and add 6 anchovy fillets Cook until the anchovies break down into a […]

  • Pasta with Squid Ink Sauce

    Inky black and tasting very fishy this isn’t for everyone, but we love it! Serves 3, perhaps 4. Boil some water to cook the pasta. A big pot full of salted water is best. Wait until the water is almost at a boil before starting because it will take a lot longer than preparing the […]

  • Lobster à l’américaine

    This dish used to strike me as a lot of work. Now it seems relatively straight-forward: familiarity, I imagine, explains this. As a bonus, the leftover shells can be used to make a delicious lobster stock. This stock is the basis of the next recipe, Lobster Risotto. Makes 6 servings One 2- to 2½-pound lobster […]

  • Brandade de Morue

    This combines two of Evan’s favorite flavors, garlic and butterfat, with the delightful texture and flavor of salt cod. Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 pound boneless, skinless salt cod 2 to 3 boiling potatoes ¾ cup heavy cream ½ cup olive oil 6 to 7 large garlic cloves 1 baguette One to two days […]

  • Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

    Evan threw this dish together, revising it over the years. Eventually we discovered it’s a real Greek dish, but it was many years after he started fixing it that we ever found it on a menu. If you’re in a hurry you can skip peeling the tomatoes and trim a few minutes off the preparation […]

  • Crabby Crab Cakes

    Makes 4 servings 1 pound fresh lump crab meat 1 egg 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 6 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Gently combine 1 pound fresh lump crab meat 1 egg 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons flour Cover mixture and put in freezer for […]

  • Seppie In Zimino

    Seppie In Zimino

    Clean and cut into bite-size pieces or strips (not rings) 1½ to 2 pounds fresh or thawed cuttlefish Even if you have purchased cleaned cuttlefish, check that it is completely cleaned. In a pot (large enough to hold all the ingredients) on medium heat, place ¼ cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced Cook until […]

  • Fideua

    Fideua

    Clean really well: 1 pound mussels 18 little neck clams Clean but leave in their shells 8 or 12 shrimp, depending on size Clean ½ pound sea scallops, cut in half horizontally (producing shorter cylinders) Cook the clams with ⅓ cup water, covered in a 2 quart sauce pan, until the clams open. Remove from […]

  • Grilled, Stuffed Squid

    Buy 1 pound of uncleaned squid. The ones I bought had bodies about 5-6 inches long and there were 8 of them in a pound. Clean the squid (directions below) reserving the ink, which is the whole reason to buy uncleaned squid and cleaning them yourself. Chop 4 scallions, napa cabbage (about 1¼ cups) and […]

  • Fiery Shrimp

    Combine 1 tsp tamarind concentrate, 2 tsp cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp groun cumin, 1 tsp salt. Add 1 pound of deveined shrimps with the tail left attached. Mix until spicesd are distributed evenly over the shrimps. In a glass or Corning ware dish with a glass lid, combine […]

  • Grilled Swordfish

    Easy as can be. Get a 1-inch thick swordfish steak. Let it come to room temperature and season lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper. Get the grill hot (400º F), and grill for about 5 to 6 minutes per side. I prefer charcoal but it works just fine on a gas grill.

  • Corn-Crusted Soft-Shell Crabs

    In a pie plate, beat together 1 egg, ½ cup milk and some salt. Put some very fine (Indian Head brand) corn meal in another pie plate and mix with some ground pepper. Dip each cleaned soft-shell crab in the egg mixture, let drain a bit and dredge in the corn meal (on both sides). […]