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Monkfish Soup with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Lime

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This monkfish soup recipe is inspired by my love of Southeast Asia. The ginger, lemongrass, lime, and cilantro give the broth a southeast Asian-inspired feel without it being a true Southeast Asian soup. Adding fish sauce and chiles (and perhaps galangal instead of ginger) would bring it more into that realm. But I wanted to […]

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Bourride (French Monkfish Stew)

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Bourride (pronounced “boo-reed-a”) is a French monkfish stew whose defining feature is an aioli made with olive oil, garlic, lemon, and mustard, that infuses the broth, slightly thickening it into a velvety texture and turning it a gorgeous golden yellow color. Bourride may not be as famous as Bouillabaisse, its world-renowned French Provencal sibling, but it […]

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100 Seafood Soup Recipes from Around the World

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Take any coastal region of the world. If you dig deep enough, you’ll find dozens if not hundreds of native seafood soup recipes in that region. Most of these you won’t ever find on the internet. In fact, the overwhelming majority of seafood soups remain relatively obscure. Take New England, for example, a region known […]

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A Simple Seafood Soup Recipe

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When most people think of a seafood soup recipe they think of something like New England clam chowder or lobster bisque. But what if you could make your own type of seafood soup recipe? And what if it could be just as delicious as chowder or bisque? And what if you could make it 30 […]

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The 6 Types of Clam Chowder in New England

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Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of clam chowder in New England. If you live far outside New England, you might only know the famous creamy version. But if you live within New England, you may know the other regional styles, which means you may be able to name four kinds of […]

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An Authentic New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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In New England, the debate over what is a truly authentic New England clam chowder recipe can get pretty heated. Arguments typically center around the different types of clam chowder in New England. Some argue for a New England clam chowder without any thickening such as a Milky Maine clam chowder. Others argue for chowder […]

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Is Clam Chowder Healthy? The Answer May Suprise You

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Ask a hundred random people, “Is clam chowder healthy?” and I guarantee that around ninety percent would say “no.” Let’s face it, anything that includes cream and bacon is automatically perceived as unhealthy by the majority of people. Overly rich and sludgy canned clam chowder furthers the perception that all clam chowder is unhealthy. As […]

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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 one of those fascinating recipes that exist only in small regional pockets of the United States and I’m excited to include it in my new cookbook, New England Soups from the Sea. Though the name suggests it’s an African dish, it’s actually Portuguese so you’ll often hear it referred to as Portuguese […]

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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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