Category Archives: Seafood

Cod alla Livornese (Summer Version)

This is a recipe of my neighbor Beppi’s.  He made it for us for Christmas Eve dinner, but this time of year it’s a great dish to make, since all of the sauce ingredients are local and in-season,  making the finished … Continue reading

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Fish (Sandwiches) and Chips

After a perfect day at the beach, sometimes all I want is a crispy fried fish sandwich–American style.  Flounder is local in Eastern Long Island and it’s sweet and delicate. Because the filets are generally thin, they’re very prone to … Continue reading

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Grilled Swordfish with Black Olive Tapenade

This is one of those dishes that reminds me of the Mediterranean in summer.  Swordfish is a bit tricky to cook properly–it’s one of those fish that should be cooked through, not medium rare (too rubbery), but not overcooked (too … Continue reading

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Grilled Tuna with Black Olive Salsa

My fish market offers sushi grade tuna and today it was ruby red and irrestistible.  All I wanted to do was sear it on the outside and keep it rare on the inside.  The rare tuna is pretty much a … Continue reading

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Gratinata of Scallops

I was inspired by Beppi’s gratinata of asparagus the other night, and it reminded me how good most things are when smothered in toasted bread crumbs, butter and cheese.  Scallops are particularly good in this preparation because they are light … Continue reading

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Seafood Risotto

I’m in the mood for a one-dish main course tonight but I don’t have a lot of time to prep ahead.  Seafood usually fills that bill nicely–it generally cooks quickly, with little or no time necessary to marinate or brine … Continue reading

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Dinner in the City–Roast Salmon with Fennel and Red Peppers

Once again, I am at my city apartment and I need an easy meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep work, ingredients (I don’t keep a full pantry in my city apartment), pots and pans (no room on the stove), … Continue reading

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Dinner in Key West

Although I’ve done a lot of dining out in Key West, a vacation here wouldn’t be complete without cooking at least one dinner with my mother.   On my last day of vacation, we’ve decided to cook some local seafood and vegetables. At “Fishbusters,” … Continue reading

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Dinner in the City–Broiled Cod

Here’s another basic, simple meal to make in a basic, simple kitchen.  Broiled cod dusted with some herbs de provence, and dressed with lemon and raw olive oil.  This follows the theme of last night’s meal in the city:  broiled … Continue reading

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Dinner in the City–Broiled Scallops

This meal was cooked in stages–none required that much work, but each required forethought, because I’m working in my city kitchen with limited stovetop and oven space.  The meal was broiled scallops, broccoli di rapa, oven-roasted tomatoes and baked potatoes.  There … Continue reading

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