Category Archives: seafood

POACHED COD IN COCONUT MILK

Poached Cod in Coconut Milk

It’s funny how sometimes the memory of a dish will follow you around for months, even years. It was sometime last spring that I had a dish like that, at Range here in San Francisco. The memorable dish was remarkably simple, though I didn’t know that at the time: Cod a la Nage. A la […]

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ROASTED SARDINES WITH GREEN GARLIC GREMOLATA

Roasted Sardines with Green Garlic Gremolata

Last week I went on a little getaway to Death Valley. We were trying to catch that rare window where the weather is just right: somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-something degrees. The heat was already there, though, regularly climbing to 99 degrees in the afternoons, in the shade. Locals will scoff at this and […]

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Mussels and Fennel in Ale

Mussels and Fennel in Ale

This is one of those devilishly simple recipes that is something of a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (Unless your crowd aren’t fans of mussels, in which case, perhaps you should reconsider your allegiances.) The single most labor-intensive element of this recipe is the scrubbing of the mussels. It’s briny, salty, tangy, simple goodness. The beer adds a […]

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Simple Fish Stew

Simple Fish Stew

That delicate little spoon above is from my grandmother’s collection of silver, the kind of stuff that’s brought out only once a year. And that’s my step-mom’s beautifully patinaed All-Clad pot. And the stew that we supped on the night of Christmas Eve, whose simplicity and ease is remarkable. It’s just fish, fish stock, tomatoes, […]

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Seared Salmon with Shallot and Green Onion Relish

Seared Salmon with Shallot + Green Onion Relish

It’s a great feeling when you’re messing around with a handful of pantry staples and happen upon an impromptu dressing that is so good you want to spoon it into your mouth, by itself, sans the salmon fillet for which it was intended. The mellow, faintly caramelized sweetness of the shallots and green onions, sauteed […]

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