Category Archives: Seafood

Salmon Cakes

I love a good burger or croquette of almost any kind!  Since I had a piece of wild king salmon leftover from last night’s dinner, I was determined to do it justice.  These cakes were inspired by an earlier post … Continue reading

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Pasta with Lobster, Leek and Tomato

This is a springtime twist on Pasta with Lobster, Chilis and Mint.  In the spring, when leeks have just begun to show up at our local farm stands, it’s nice to add them to whatever I’m cooking, just for that … Continue reading

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Striped Bass with Sorrel Pesto

Today, my friend Kathleen brought me a bunch of beautiful sorrel fresh from the garden, and told me she had made a pesto out of hers, so I decided to try my hand at my own version. In the past, … Continue reading

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Snapper all’Arrabbiata

One of the most delicate local fish in the waters off South Florida is snapper.  Red snapper and yellowtail are the most commonly  found varieties, but the variety I’m using today is known as “hog snapper,” which is delicate, tender, and worth … Continue reading


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Tropical Lobster Salad

As you may have guessed, the ingredients that went into this salad are reflective of my winter habitat–South Florida.  This was the perfect light lunch, inspired by some of the many wonderful ingredients at my local farmers’ market. I’ve opted … Continue reading

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Flounder Stuffed with Kale

We are enjoying fresh, local wild flounder on the East End of Long Island now, so I thought I’d take advantage of it while I can.  Usually, I’d opt for a quick-cooking pan-fry for thin filets like these.  But a … Continue reading

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Dinner for One–Golden Filet of Sole

Something about fresh fish and crispy potatoes always takes me back to Rome, since this is the meal I eat most often when I’m there.  This elegant dinner can be assembled for one (or two) persons in about 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Whole Roasted Striped Bass

Whole roasted fish is always a festive and impressive main course.  It’s success depends entirely on the freshness of the fish and the hand of the cook, in de-boning and seasoning the finished dish properly. It seems that fish mongers … Continue reading

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Cucumber Mango Salsa

These days, my kitchen is overflowing with cucumbers from my neighbor Beppi’s garden.  I use at least one in every meal, slicing them thin to throw into green salads, or dressing them with oil and vinegar on their own for … Continue reading

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Pasta with Seafood, Calabrese Style

The big decision when making pasta with seafood is whether to add tomato (“in rosso“) or to make it “white” (“in bianco“).  Although I love it both ways, there’s something more delicate about the sauce without tomatoes.  My mother always … Continue reading

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