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Traditional Clam Bisque and Tomato Clam Bisque

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People who like clams generally speaking you’ll fall into one of two categories: clam lovers and clam likers. Clam lovers can be summarized in four words: the brinier the better. They love raw clams on the half shell, steamers dipped in clam broth and the clammiest clam dishes you can possibly make. If that describes […]

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How to Make a Mussel Bisque with Fennel

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The first time I made this recipe I made it the way everyone makes a mussel bisque. That is, you steam the mussels, strain the broth, remove the mussel meats from the shells and set them aside. Then you make the bisque. The reserved mussel meats are added whole at the end. Well, I didn’t […]

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How to Make a Scallop Bisque with Sage

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A scallop bisque is a rarity in the bisque world. You don’t see it much, if ever, on restaurant menus, do you? Let’s face it, 99% of all bisques made in restaurants are lobster bisque. I’ll take an educated guess and say you’ve never tried a scallop bisque before. Me either until I made this […]

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How to Make Salmon Bisque with Dill

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Ever have a salmon bisque? Of course not! Neither did I until I made it myself. A true bisque is typically made with shellfish because the shells make a deeply flavored stock. It’s the shellfish stock, not the meat, that’s truly the key to making a great tasting bisque. Fish stock, wonderful as it is […]

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Bluefish Chowder Recipe

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I grew up fishing for bluefish every summer on the Long Island Sound and it’s among my fondest childhood memories. Man do they put up a fight! But it’s only recently that I’ve learned to appreciate them for their culinary potential. Bluefish have a high oil content which means they’re fantastic eating when prepared fresh but […]

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Maine Clam Chowder with Steamers

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The defining characteristic of Maine-style clam chowders is that traditionally they’re made with milk and never thickened with flour. In comparison to other types of New England chowders, the northernmost New England versions are on the thinner and brothier side of the chowder spectrum. This doesn’t mean a milky Maine clam chowder isn’t hearty and delicious! […]

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Scallop Chowder with Wild Mushrooms and Chives

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Scallop chowder makes a nice alternative to the ubiquitous clam chowder. In fact, you could use almost any type of seafood in a chowder. My favorite soup book of all time, aptly called The Soup Book by Louis P. DeGouy, was originally published in 1939 and has an awesome chowder chapter with recipes that include blackfish, […]

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