Category Seafood

Mussels in Ginger Coconut Milk Broth

(serves 2 people) 1 lb mussels 1 small onion, thinly sliced then roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 1 thumb-sized knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 TSP tomato paste 1 can of coconut milk 1 fresh hot pepper (or dried hot chili pepper flakes) 1/2 cup of dry vermouth or white… Continue reading

A Lemon Spin on Mignonette

Last night, we had our annual family lobster feast. While much of my family still goes for the butter-lemon sauce, I have taken to the sharper taste of mignonette. This year, we played around with the ingredients a bit and I really liked the outcome. Lemon Mignonette 1 large shallot (or 2 small ones), finely… Continue reading

Tilda’s Curry Bluefish Stew

There is nothing like eating fish you catch yourself. We are up in Nantucket taking a short vacation with the family. The day after our arrival, my father and I caught a few bluefish and cooked them that evening with my dad’s classic “slather in mustard-and-mayo, then saute” method. This trip, our St. Lucian nanny,… Continue reading

Lulu’s Baked Halibut with Mushrooms and Cream

Some days you see a recipe and weather be damned.  That’s what happened to me when I was flipping through Richard Olney’s homage to Lulu Peyraud, Lulu’s Provencal Table and saw: “Baked Halibut with Mushrooms and Cream” Yes, I’m a sucker for breadcrumbs. I cooked the dish that very night to bid adieu to L’s… Continue reading

Provencal Fish Stew

I only like to blog the successes unless there is humor or an interesting lesson in the duds. “Giff is an idiot” doesn’t qualify as a lesson. Too obvious. I am pleased to say that last night’s meal was an unqualified success. Even I, who tends to be hypercritical of my own dishes (to Lisl’s… Continue reading

Baked Halibut

I was mentally preparing to braise a pork shoulder today when I happened upon Kalofagas this morning. One look at Peter’s grouper baked in parchment paper, and my brain said, “now this is what you want!” Lisl and I are both suffering from colds, and the light taste of Mediterranean summer just seemed perfect. Indeed,… Continue reading

Chorizo & Mussels

Lisl had a work dinner tonight so, eating solo, I wanted something fast and simple. We had a few leftover mussels from the weekend, and of course mussels fit that bill. I have been wanting to cook mussels with chorizo for some time, so checked out foodblogsearch and decided to play with MattBites’ Clams &… Continue reading

Shrimp and Bacon Tortilla Rolls

Tonight I decided to try an experiment of stuffed shrimp, bacon and cheese tortilla rolls. The following amounts made about 12 rolls. 40 medium-sized shrimp (cleaned and de-veined)6 strips of thickly cut bacon2 shallotstwo handfuls of fresh cilantro1/3 pound of monterey jack or cheddar cheese2 limesBlack pepper12 flour tortillas (6″ in diameter)Canola OilWooden toothpicks 1…. Continue reading

Bluefish Marinade

I write in a state the Aussies would describe as “shattered”. Combine drive + ferry + shopping + fractious and bored 3 yr old. Imagine how pleased I was, however, to arrive on island and find out that my father had just caught two bluefish, and could spare the filets from one. Bingo! This dish… Continue reading