Category Archives: Seafood

Dining Out: IKEA, New Haven, CT

Yes, I know, Ikea has meatballs and a bunch of other food items in their cafeteria.  I’m very very picky about meatballs, and I’d say none of the other menu reached out and grabbed me, either, but I will say … Continue reading

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King Mackerel with Asparagus, Leeks and Pomegranate Reduction

I don’t see king mackerel often, but it showed up at one of the local groceries a day or so ago, so I sprung for it.  The price was right, and it was wild caught sourced. Mackerel also has a good … Continue reading

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Dashi Recipes (Japanese broth stock)

I’ll post both a traditional bonito-based dashi and a vegetarian (shiitake mushroom-based) dashi recipe here today.  Both are good and serviceable!  Plus, cleaning out some old ingredients, I have a combo dashi at the bottom of this post.  Dashi has … Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes, 2016: Featuring Eel and Smelts

Last year I had a truncated feast – I think it was four fishes. This year I had all seven. And while this is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, one has no need to stay with Italian methods of preparation.  (Or … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Bean Pasta with Mussels and Spinach

If it were a stew or soup, I’ d be inclined to leave the mussels in their shells, but in this case, they’ll be cooked, removed, and returned to the pasta when the pasta is ready for them. Garlic, dried … Continue reading

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Onigirazu – Japanese Rice Sandwiches

I discovered this idea quite by accident while surfing around on You Tube, and decided to create my own Onigirazu — basically sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever inside the rice that stirs … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Spain of Narragansett, Rhode Island

Note:  the top part of these Dining Out in Rhode Island blog posts concern themselves with the restaurant / eatery.  The bottom parts are my travelogue, and are only there for side interest…   Spain of Narragansett:  1144 Ocean Road, … Continue reading

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