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How to Make a Wild Salmon Chowder

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Red, yellow and green. It’s not too often you get such unique colors in a chowder! In this wild salmon chowder recipe, yellow corn, green peas and the deep rich red flesh of a wild-caught salmon (as opposed to the pale pink of farm-raised salmon) make for a striking presentation. Most importantly, it’s delicious! I […]

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How to Make a Simple Portuguese Clam Stew

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It’s hard to beat a good Portuguese seafood stew. Caldeirada (a fish stew), mariscada (a shellfish stew), shrimp mozambique (a shrimp stew), Portuguese-style paellas or any of the variety of spicy stews are almost indescribably delicious. But they can be intimidating to make at home. This simple Portuguese clam stew recipe is a much simpler […]

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Simple Shrimp Mozambique Recipe

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Shrimp Mozambique is a Portuguese dish whose defining characteristic is a buttery, spicy, red colored broth made from onions, garlic, zesty spices, a little beer or wine, and hot sauce. The dish gets its name from Mozambique, Portugal’s former African colony. Though the name may sound exotic, the dish is actually quite simple to make. […]

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Classic New England Fish Chowder

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Did you know that New England fish chowder was the original chowder? It actually pre-dates clam chowders by at least a hundred years. If you’re a food nerd like myself check out A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal. This great little book traces its development from its origins in the […]

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The 9 Best New England Cookbooks

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Now that I’ve lived in New England for well over a decade, I’ve acquired quite a collection of New England cookbooks. I can’t wait to contribute my own New England cookbook to this post someday! I’ve been working on such a project for over two years now. It’s still not close to being finished but […]

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17 Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

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Looking for recipe ideas for soups for Thanksgiving? I got you covered with 7 classic Fearless Eating recipes and 10 recipes from a wide variety of great food blogs. Soups are great to make ahead and save yourself some time in the kitchen on the day of the big feast. They also make a great […]

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Roasted Carrot Apple Soup Recipe

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Rich (but not too rich) and sweet (but not too sweet), this roasted carrot apple soup works any time of the year but is especially suited for autumn when apples are in season. It’s especially well-suited for kids as most will find the sweetness in this recipe very palatable. This recipe could also teach kids […]

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Simple Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese

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Who doesn’t love a simple butternut squash soup in the cold weather months? Its dense flesh and nutty flavor is a bit like sweet potatoes but with more of a butterscotch-like flavor. Warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make it all the more nourishing and delicious. It’s a close call with my Roasted Carrot Apple […]

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How to Make a Maine Lobster Stew

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Similar to other New England-style shellfish stews (oyster stew, scallop stew, etc.) a Maine lobster stew is really more of a brothy, creamy soup than a thick stew. In this case, that means a base of lobster stock, cream (or half and half) and sherry. But there’s two secrets that can take it from a […]

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Oyster Chowder with Spinach

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An oyster chowder is not exactly a common chowder. It’s like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You love this dear friend but you know you’re going to have to shell out some cash every time you hang out. However, on occasion, it’s totally worth. Unlike the bold flavors of a clam chowder, an […]

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Smoked Haddock Chowder with a Poached Egg

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A poached egg in a chowder? Oh yes indeed! Better yet, not just any chowder but a smoked haddock chowder. It just so happens that the flavors of smoked fish and an egg yolk complement each other really well. Who knew? Well, I guess you could say millions of Asian people certainly know, perhaps not […]

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How to Make a New England Crab Stew

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Truth be told, you’ll find very few recipes, be it online or in cookbooks, for a New England crab stew. Same for crab soups. Local quahogs, lobsters and mussels are much more popular in New England soups and stews than local crabs. So when I decided I wanted to make a New England crab stew, […]

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