Sardine dreams go up in smoke

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Share Tweet With only three recipes left to make in Good Fish, I was expecting smooth sailing through the Labor Day weekend as I wrapped up my Sustainable Seafood in Summer voyage. But then came Smoked Sardines with Piquillo Pepper Sauce (pg 203), a #5 difficulty recipe.  And you better believe that ranking, because I [...]

These mussels are heaven on a half shell

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Share Tweet Just when I thought mussels really weren’t my thing, I discovered Mussels with Pancetta and Vermouth (pg 25).  This is heaven on a little half shell and a must-try the next time you need a snappy little hors d’oeuvre. After steaming the mussels open, you snap off one side of the shell and [...]

Clams and croutons – who knew?

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Share Tweet I have to hand it to Becky – in the 40+ years I’ve been eating clams, it has never occurred to me to add bread to the equation as brilliantly as she does in Tomato-Bacon Clams with Croutons (pg 11). Wow, of course – croutons! Any good seafood eater knows you simply MUST [...]

Feeling crabby? Punch up your panzanella!

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Share Tweet You haven’t lived until you’ve trudged to the beach on the typical gray, damp, overcast Pacific Northwest morning in search of live dungeness crabs. It will be cold, it will be wet, it will be sandy and it will appear to be pointless at times – but in the end, it will result [...]

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