Mussels are so tasty that they require very little embellishment. Here they are partnered with garlic potatoes and herbs to give a gutsy low-fat treat. It is important not to boil the mussels too much or they will become tough. Add a splash of cream at the last moment for extra luxury. From "Gourmet Ireland" by Paul and Jeanne Rankin.
These are tastier than anything I've ever eaten in a restaurant, and, better still, can be made a few hours ahead of your guests arriving. The recipe can be easily adjusted to feed less or more as required. The quantities given here are for a main course. I would normally serve this with steamed rice. This recipe is adapted from English food writer, Delia Smith.
Very simple preparation that preserves the delicate, sweet flavor of the scallops. I didn't have Romano on hand, so I used Parmigiano-Reggiano and just grated it directly over the scallops in the skillet.
This delicious Venetian salad is from the May 2005 issue of Bon Appétit. In Venice, it would most likely be made with local crab from the lagoon. Simplicity is the essence of this recipe: make it with only the very best quality ingredients.
Recipe is originally from the Food Network courtesy of Rachael Ray, but I tweaked it to fit our tastes. Very quick & easy shrimp recipe that's done on the stovetop. If your tastes desire spicy & garlic, then this recipe is just for you.
Original recipe was from the Food Network courtesy of Emeril. Changed the recipe a bit to fit our tastebuds and let me just say, this is a terrific way to make shrimp. Presentation is good enough for a dinner party.
Whenever we get back to the Boston area, it's a priority to to have a meal at Legal Seafoods. I recently "re-discovered" this recipe buried in old newspaper clippings. I had tried to recreate it in the past but now know I was missing the most important ingredient - buttermilk. I made it again after posting the recipe so I have edited the original description. It's even better than I remembered, you might want to try just a dash (or more) of cayenne pepper. It's delightful !
My own variation of a popular one-pot meal. The addition of pepper flakes adds a bit of zip to an otherwise fairly bland dish. Serve with chunks of baguette, Italian bread or Pita. Of course, plenty of Chardonnay to wash down the rice.
Quick, easy and tasty. Can be used as an appetizer for 6 to 12 or a starter course for 6 or a meal for 2. Recipe says 4. Try this with a good spicy gewurztiaminer (what a mouthful just to say it) wine. Excellent.