Category Archives: seafood

Baked Tilapia with Fennel-Scented Tomato Sauce

Sam and I love cioppino, the tomato-based stew filled with chunks of white fish, shrimp, clams, mussels and whatever other seafood scraps the fishmonger has on hand. Cioppino was invented in San Francisco, and I can see why: the Bay and ocean provided plentiful seafood and the foggy weather begged a hot, filling stew to [...]

baked tilapia with fennel-scented tomato sauce
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Alton Brown’s Sardine Avocado Sandwich

In the spirit of Michael Pollan’s Food Rule #32, “Don’t overlook the oily little fishes,” I went to the grocery store on Wednesday and bought 2 tins of sardines, 1 tin of kippered herring and 4 fresh sardines. I have eaten very few oily little fishes in my lifetime, so I was slightly skeptical that [...]

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Bulgur Risotto with Corn and Shrimp

For a fresh, simple summertime meal, try Bulgur Risotto with Corn and Shrimp. Using bulgur wheat instead of the traditional Arborio rice boosts this risotto on the healthfulness scale. And because bulgur is a whole grain, it is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and protein. Unlike other whole grains such as wild rice or wheat [...]

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Linguine with Clams

A couple months ago Sam and I were given the Williams-Sonoma Bride & Groom Cookbook by our friend Sara. We were delighted to discover that the writers of the cookbook are the married chefs of Foreign Cinema restaurant, our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. We were even happier when we tried this recipe and it [...]

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What I Ate For Dinner

This harrowing photo discloses what I ate for dinner on Monday night: trout. When Sam pulled the trout out from the broiler and called me to look at it, I couldn’t help but smile and reach for my phone to take a photo (hence the photo quality). The trout was staring right at us with [...]

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