Category Archives: Fish & Seafood

Asparagus and Tomato Gratin

Asparagus – classy, healthy and easy.  Three of my favorite things!  One incredibly simple way I like to do asparagus at home is to roast them in a bag with lemon and thyme.  The tang of the lemon combined with the herbal flavor of the thyme is a perfect combo for a light, healthy side […]

Throwback Thursday – New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder was one of the first things I learned to make when I came to Maine to work on a Maine windjammer more than twenty-five years ago.  This simple recipe is both a signature dish and an iconic meal that embodies the characteristics of New England in general and Maine in specific:  […]

Potato-Crusted Salmon

Salmon happens to be one of my favorite fish.  The coral color alone draws me, but then the melt-in-your mouth texture hooks me completely.  Often I hear from people that they don’t care for salmon because it tastes ‘fishy’ to them. There could be two reasons for this.  The first is, of course, that the […]

Fish Stew with Porcini Mushrooms with a Quick Buttermilk Bread

It’s only a few days until daylight savings time, however, until the snow melts from the ground and the temperature rises above 35 degrees most days, comfort food will remain a staple in our house.  I just can’t bring myself to keep the stove off!  Scarves, many layers, turtlenecks and fingerless mittens are also a […]

Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice

Today, on this snowy day in Maine when the kids are home from school, the column ran with this recipe for Yellow Tomato, Ginger and Lemongrass Shrimp over Coconut Rice.  There’s also a recipe for Butterscotch Mocha Cake with Butterscotch Buttercream that was inspired by Kate Schaffer’s Olive Oil Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream from […]

Grilled Clams and Mussels with Parmesan Aioli

Grilled Clams and Mussels with Parmesan Aioli Making food for our families is one of the most mundane and also sacred things we can do each day to foster healthy bodies and healthy families.  Sitting down to the table for dinner can sometimes be trying when dealing with busy schedules, but it is also a […]

Shrimp, Snap Pea and Couscous Salad

Shrimp, Snap Pea and Couscous Salad 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and grilled 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, or 2 teaspoons, minced 8 oz. snap peas or 2 cups 1 cup fresh tomatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons dill 6 oz. […]

Cook the Book: Curried Mussels/Pommery Mussels

Curried Mussels This one is great.  Mussels aren’t my favorite, but I really like them this way.  You can serve the mussels alone as an appetizer or over pasta as a main course. 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1 1/2 pounds mussels (in the shell) 1 1/2 teaspoons curry 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

Grilled Shrimp, Tomato, Zuchini and Red Onion Kabobs with Mango-Chive Salsa

1 pound large shrimp, peeled 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 zucchini, cut into 1” rounds 1 red onion, cut into 1” wedges 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 6 tablespoons fresh chives, minced 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper 2 teaspoons salt Place the shrimp and the vegetables on skewers and then into […]


My column ran on alewives a few weeks ago and from it my readers gifted me with their memories and even more information about alewives.  One reader wrote: What memories you brought back to me this past Wednesday, June 1, with your article on Smoked Alewives.  I was a child during the depression and I […]


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