ooking for a new Christmas Eve tradition? Trying to avoid the same turkey and ham Christmas dinner you always make? This year, while wondering how to make the meal enjoyable and grand, I decided to try a collection of recipes that would add up to a Feast of the Seven Fishes. It was messy, challenging, and a lot of fun; I’d encourage anyone to try it one year as a part of their own celebrations!
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ometimes, a light dinner is in order. You need something crunchy, savory, but bright, that requires as little “cooking” as possible. This recipe for lemon-herb sardine salad fits the bill; an excellent combination of flavors, with capers, lemon zest, and dijon mustard gives this salad a very French flair.
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hey say you should eat oysters only in months that contain the letter “r”, for your pick of the freshest, most flavorful of the bunch. Since April is the last month before the long drought til September, this seems like the perfect time to appreciate oysters. And also eat as many as possible.
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Deviled eggs are a popular dish to serve around Easter festivities. Anyone can tweak the classic mayonnaise-based recipe to spice it up a little. But if you’re looking for a whole new flavor, I’ve got just the recipe for you. With tuna, olives, tomato, and mustard mixed with the hard boiled yolks, not only will the taste of these “Confit Tuna and Olive Deviled Eggs” impress, but the colorful presentation will be a welcome sight this spring!
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oday is the first day of spring! If it’s still cold and snowy where you live, surely you’ve noticed the daylight lasting longer, and that alone is a cause for celebration. The recipe below, called salmagundi, is the perfect recipe to ring in spring on a full belly.
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bout five years ago, I stumbled upon what would become one of my favorite recipes ever: Squid and Farro with White & Green Beans.
You might quake at the idea of cooking with squid, but the flavors in this dish are so appealing that you may just change your mind. Continue reading “Squid and Farro with White & Green Beans”
Shrimps, prawns, wriggly meats of the sea. Some people hate ’em, but most of us love ’em. Today we are going to talk about how to purchase and prepare shrimp in a variety of ways, so you can integrate this healthy protein, full of good cholesterol, into your diet.
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So, kid, you wanna know about roasting? This isn’t just some arbitrary step in a recipe. This is the real deal, a technique you can master to make infinite meals out of any meat or veggie. Roasting may look easy as pie, but just like pie, it’s not all that easy. What a misleading idiom.
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