Scallop Ceviche

This recipe is as fresh as it gets. Lime, ginger, and crisp bell peppers are tossed with scallops over a bed of avocado in a refreshing, no-bake dish.

Scallop Ceviche

Scallop Ceviche

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Clam Risotto with Spicy Italian Sausage

Because combining shellfish with sausage elevates any comfort food.



It was finally warm enough to clam this weekend, but it was still harsh out. Afterwards I needed to cozy up with some rich food...and some wine (you haven’t drank an entire bottle if you used some of it for cooking).



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Escargot Inspired Clams with Herbed Butter

This casually decadent horderve is buttery, garlicky, earthy and slightly sweet. Eat these little treats on their own or spread over French bread.

Escargot Inspired Clams with Herbed Butter

Escargot Inspired Clams with Herbed Butter

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Baked Salmon with Rosemary, Lemon Pepper, and Honey

This salmon is super easy to make, but always comes out looking like you're a boss. I've been making variations of this recipe for friends for years, but have finally decided baking the salmon and using just a few simple ingredients is the best way to go.





Although I wouldn't say this is a Thai recipe, it fulfills the four main tastes of Thai cooking: sweet (the honey), sour (the tangy flavor of the lemon pepper), spice (the pepper part of the lemon pepper), and salt (salmon is naturally salty).



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Puerto Rican Mofongo with Shrimp and Smoked Pork

Garlic and Plantain Goodness.



Happy New Year! I don't usually do resolutions (successfully) but this year I'm planning on doing at least one blog post to Me and the Clams per week. Since I'm currently celebrating the holidays in Puerto Rico, I thought I would kick off the resolution with an island dish.



When you come into contact with Mofongo for the first time, it's hard to decipher just what you're looking at. Usually served in a mound, it looks like a little yellow potato cake. In actuality, that little mound is made of fried plantains mashed to submission with some oily sauce, usually consisting of garlic and tomato. When mofongo is served as a dish, there's usually a protein added to the sauce. Last night I wanted to make shrimp mofongo (to go with my fish theme) but added some smoked pork to add some salt and smoke flavor.

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Lobster & Ricotta Souffle

Lately I've been busy in the test kitchen trying to catch up with the lobster that keep coming into my trap! I like this one because you get the decadence of the lobster in a souffle, but keep it casual with just a few easy to find ingredients.







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Clams Casino

A single bite of bacon, sea, and spice on every half shell. This is the first way that I’ve ever made clams, and it’s still a go-to appetizer years later. After a day clamming with friends, it’s an easy recipe to involve the whole group in the prep-work to make this easily sharable finger food.

Clam Casino

Clam Casino

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Baked Cod with Bacon & Pea Cream Sauce

This recipe is not for the faint of calories, but it sure hit the spot on one of the first cool days of Fall.

Baked Cod with Bacon & Pea Cream Sauce

Baked Cod with Bacon & Pea Cream Sauce

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Grilled Swordfish with Cilantro & Lime Butter

This citrusy butter boldens the mildly sweet swordfish and softens the meaty texture. Pair the meal with some fresh, grilled tomatoes.

Grilled Swordfish and Tomatoes with Cilantro Butter

It's time to get the grill going! Summertime is meant to be spent outdoors with fresh food. This is a great recipe to use if you want to focus on spending your time with company, because you can make the butter ahead of time (it keeps for a week in the fridge), and just throw the swordfish and tomatoes on the grill for a wow meal in 10 minutes.

Grilled Swordfish and Tomatoes with Cilantro Butter

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Zabb-E-Lee Cooking School’s Pad Thai Noodles

My mom and I had so many belly laughs at this school that we got a workout! If you’re traveling to Chiang Mai and are looking for a light hearted cooking lesson, I definitely recommend going to Zabb-E-Lee. It’s built into the chef’s home and you instantly feel like you’re a part of the family.



First the chef’s sister picked us up from the hotel and took us to the market for a lesson in Thai grocery shopping.



Here is our fantastic chef:



In each of our cooking lessons we were told how important it is to vigorously pound the mortar when creating a paste. The story goes that men will walk down the street and listen to the pounding. A faster and harder pounder makes a better wife.



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