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A Casual Reminder That Right Now, Oyster Season Is So On

7 preparations for our favorite seasonal food
Dec 18, 2014 1:00 pm

True, you’ve got holidays on all your minds. You might not even be sitting at a desk right now, and have holiday partying on the mind. (Lucky!) But you might want to forget about the candy canes and latkes for a second and realize that, for many of you, this is the time to be eating oysters. It's no myth: oysters really do taste better in months that end in 'r' (and into January as well). Here are some easy recipes.

Goa Curry Mussels Hot Pot Recipe

Steamy, spicy South Indian mussels with coconut
Dec 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Chefs Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas of the renowned Marine Room in La Jolla, CA have released the follow-up to their popular self-published cookbook, Two Chefs, One World. Their new book, Two Chefs, One Catch, focuses exclusively on the bounty of the sea, and how to prepare it masterfully for every fish lover you know. Pick up a bag of the freshest mussels you can find — it's curry time. 

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oysters

Remember the 3 A's: aphrodisiac, absinthe, America
Nov 26, 2014 10:00 am

Oysters. People either love them or hate them, but rarely do oysters garner a simple "meh." Yet, surprisingly there is a lot we don't know about this tasty, slimy and expensive bivalve, save for the idea that you eat them raw, with champagne and that pregnant ladies aren't allowed to join in. To help shed some light, here are 10 facts about these molluscs. 

Ben Pollinger's Fried Sea Scallops Recipe

A fish master fries up perfect crunchy scallops
Oct 1, 2014 12:00 pm

No food library is complete without a truly great fish cookbook. Thankfully, chef Ben Pollinger's latest masterpiece, School of Fish, teaches the skills you need to from "occasional salmon maker" to confident seafood cook. Think you can't make great scallops at home? Fire up the fryer and think again. 

Clam And Sweet Potato Ceviche Recipe

Fresh seafood exploding with bright flavors
Jul 31, 2014 1:00 pm

We hosted a party in New York City with Music To Your Mouth a few weeks ago and snagged this recipe from Palmetto Bluff executive chef Brandon Carter. His calls for Sapelo Island clams, native to Georgia, but any small sweet clams like littlenecks will be delicious. 

10 Seafood Pasta Recipes For A Delicious, And Light, Summer Dinner

Pasta with crab, lobster, shrimp, clams and more
Jul 23, 2014 1:00 pm

This isn't farewell to meatballs, it's just "see you later." It's hot out there, you know? Lighten up your pasta with some fresh seafood, olive oil, chili peppers, citrus, fresh herbs and lots of veggies. Pick up a bag of mussels, a big hunk of swordfish or a mess of fresh sardines and toss away. Need a compromise? Fine, the mussel pasta has chorizo in it, too. We're nothing if not accommodating to your dinner needs. 

10 Ways To Load Up On Lobster Rolls All Summer Long

Like you even need one reason to love lobster rolls
Jul 15, 2014 11:00 am

Summer is the season of lobster rolls. They do exist outside the warmer months, but think about it: a buttery, squishy roll filled to bursting with hearty tail meat, sweet knuckle meat and succulent claws all held together by a thin veil of mayo, possibly a little chopped celery or chives, and that's it. This sandwich's beauty, like a good BLT or tuna melt, lies in its utter simplicity. Peruse through our selection of lobster roll recipes, stories and field reports, then hit the kitchen (or the Yelp) and make that summer magic happen.

The Meal Plan: Here's The Right Way To Eat Grilled Shrimp

We map it out, you pull it off. Got shrimp?
Jun 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Tonight, fire up a sparkling-clean grill, oil it lightly and grill the hell out of some shrimp. We've got grilled shrimp recipes of all kinds, plus the salads and sides you'll want to serve with them for a light, flavorful hot weather meal. Don't worry, your grill won't be confused when don't slap yet another batch of burgers on it — rather, it will be pleasantly surprised and you'll be handsomely rewarded.

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