Category Archives: Seafood

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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Tuna and Potato Croquettes

This is my take on a recipe of Mario’s that makes ingenious use of canned tuna and mashed potatoes.  I love croquettes of any kind, although, they’re a bit of work. For these croquettes, potatoes need to be boiled with … Continue reading

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Frutti di Mare with Couscous

This is a light and delicate main-course that features fish, scallops, aromatics  with a touch of orange for sweetness and brightness.  A variety of fish and shellfish can be used to make this dish.  I used three locally-caught varieties that … Continue reading

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Swordfish Milanese

Although I’m not a big consumer of takeout, last week at my local gourmet market, I noticed ‘Swordfish Milanese,’ which peeked my interest–they were broad, breaded pounded paillards of swordfish that looked crispy and golden.   They turned out to be not only crispy … Continue reading

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Spicy Squid Ink Linguini with Lobster and Jalapeno Pesto

I’ve had a request for a dish using squid ink linguini, so this morning I was on a mission as I browsed my local farmers’ market.  This one’s for you, Todd.  Jalapeno pesto was one of Mario’s innovations when I worked at Po … Continue reading

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