Seafood Rice

If I had used more tomato, achiote and cilantro, this would have beenĀ arroz marinero.Ā If I had used bacon or tasso instead of olive oil, it would have been Creole rice. If I had added saffron and chicken or sausage, the dish would have veered closer to paella. As it was, I had some very good […]

Korean Scallion Pancakes

A delicious companion to seafood, these dippable pancakes bring Asian flare into your farmhouse.

Smoked Fish Spread

Ā  Photo by Judith Hausman This seafood spread is a snap. My food souvenir from a week on a New England island was a couple of filets of smoked, local mackerel, purchased as we waited for the ferry to return us to reality. I usually bring home a precious piece of the iconic bluefish, with […]

Scallop Skewers

Ā  Photo by Judith Hausman Kabobs are simple and fun to make. Grilled seafood is light and easy in the summer. Iā€™m lucky enough to have reliable access to relatively local fish where I live, from Long Island, N.Y., and the nearby Connecticut shore, as well as greater New England. Skewering with seasonal vegetables is […]

Food Festivals in the Keys (and Seafood Paella!)

Our culinary travel, or food tourism, brings us face-to-face with chefs, farmers, brewers and fishmongers, offering a unique opportunity to taste a new dish, learn a new technique from a chef or cultivate a more discerning palate.