Party Food All-Star: The Ultimate Gulf Blue Crab Gratin

Hosting a crowd? Grab some crab and get cracking.
May 22, 2015 12:00 pm
gulf blue crab gratin recipe

The best blue crab you’ve ever eaten isn’t frozen or imported. It’s right here in the good old US of A — just ask any aficionado. Specifically, it can be found along the nutrient-rich Gulf Coast, which is home to plump, meaty shellfish in extraordinary abundance. This gratin showcases blue crab at its best (or, you might say, one of its many bests). 

Lemon-Herb Gulf Shrimp With Dilled Orzo Recipe

Bright citrusy orzo, plump Gulf shrimp: perfection
May 7, 2015 3:00 pm
shrimp with dill orzo

The best shrimp you’ve ever eaten isn’t frozen or imported — it’s right here in the States. Specifically along the nutrient-rich Gulf Coast, which is home to so much meaty shellfish. Perfect example: this picnic-friendly shrimp and orzo salad. Spoiler alert: There's no way to make this dish once. Second spoiler alert: It’s even better the next day. 

Learn This Now: How to Cook Soft-Shell Crabs

A husband and wife tackle seasonal cooking lessons
Apr 21, 2015 3:00 pm

The following is an account of a woman teaching her man to cook soft-shell crabs. A bold move. Below that, the steps to give it a try yourself. But wait, there’s more! There’s also a recipe for crispy Maryland soft-shell crabs, courtesy of Food Republic and the most awesome chef Laurent Tourondel.

Here's A Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe Two Ways

Neat and tidy? Or down ’n’ dirty? Your choice.
Mar 13, 2015 1:00 pm

You wont find lobster fra diavolo on any menus in Italy, but thats what Italian-American Week is all about. Were celebrating the dishes created here in the States, delicious sacrilege in the form of chicken parm with spaghetti, rigatoni with meatballs and devil-may-care lobster in spicy tomato sauce.

Valentine's Day Practice Round: 10 Sexy Shellfish Recipes To Love

Sensual shellfish dishes to spark that fire
Feb 10, 2015 4:00 pm

You've heard it before, and not just from us: Shellfish is sexy. Not a little sexy. Flat-out, drop-dead, deliciously sexy. Treat this delicate protein nicely and there's a big reward in it for you. We've got pretty little shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and more over pasta, in a pot for two or simply spread sensuously on toast. Spread? You'll see. It's a surprise. 

10 Seafood Recipes in 30 Minutes Or Less

Get that fresh catch on the dinner table, fast
Feb 5, 2015 1:00 pm

Tonight, the name of the game is fish on the dinner table in 30 minutes or less. All rright, a couple of recipes go over by a few minutes, but that accounts for variables like quick marinating, side preparation and those who chop slowly. Hey, take your time, just don't hold us to the 30-minute thing. Some aren't even cooked at all, which helps. Pasta craving? Ceviche fiend? We've got a recipe for that. 

Pasta Sushi Is A Thing? Yes! Here's The Recipe.

Season those shells and fill them with fish
Jan 5, 2015 4:30 pm
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

Italian food authority Francine Segan's cookbooks are must-reads for any fan of pasta, particularly her newest: Pasta Modern: New and Inspired Recipes From Italy. Abandon your red sauce craving and dive into the best, newest and certainly most inspired recipes from Italy we've seen in recent memory. Pasta sushi, for example. 


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