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Portuguese Clam Chowder

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Few New Englanders are aware that there’s another type of clam chowder in New England that is a tomato-based red clam chowder. This may be shocking to most New Englanders who once tried to criminalize adding tomatoes to chowder. But in pockets around New England, there’s exists a little-known Portuguese clam chowder that bears little resemblance […]

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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 clam chowder in New England, 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 […]

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Long Island Clam Chowder: What It Is and How to Make It

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If you have strong opinions about chowder you might freak out when you learn about a Long Island clam chowder. Judging from the cover pic you’re probably already a little alarmed. Yeah, it’s pink. I know, strange, isn’t it? We all know chowder allegiances run deep in the Northeast. Everyone claims the version they grew […]

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Scallop Chowder with Wild Mushrooms and Chives

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Scallop chowder makes a nice alternative to the ubiquitous New England clam chowder. In fact, you could use almost any type of seafood in chowder. The scallop chowder recipe below is featured in my new cookbook, New England Soups from the Sea, and includes 17 other chowder recipes that use different types of clams, fish, […]

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Portuguese Seafood Stew with Clams

| Seafood Soups

Have you ever had a Portuguese seafood stew? If not, you’re in for a treat today because I made a Portuguese seafood stew with clams recently that is absolutely TO. DIE. FOR. I’m talking about a time-stopping sort of deliciousness that will make you weak in the knees. I swear it is that good. Now […]

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Traditional Oyster Stew Recipe

| Seafood Soups

The great thing about making an oyster stew is that it is ridiculously simple. If you’re a total oyster stew-making newbie there are a few basic things to know before you get started. What is an Oyster Stew? First, I’m not sure why it’s called a stew but it’s really more of a brothy soup. […]

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The Best Seafood Books for Seafood Lovers

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So many seafood books and seafood cookbooks, so little time. If you’re a seafood lover like myself, you understand. Now while I’m on the topic of seafood books, let me take this opportunity to announce for the first time that I will be adding my own seafood cookbook to the mix. I’ve just started the […]

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Burmese Tomato Fish Curry

| Asian Soups

Welcome to the final installment of my 6-part fresh tomato soup series, a Burmese tomato fish curry!  It combines my love of Southeast Asian cuisine with another unique way to use fresh in-season tomatoes, the true purpose of this whole series. And so I’m turning to Burma, a country I fell in love with during my […]

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Japanese Tomato Noodle Soup

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I don’t know if was divine intervention or just pure luck but this Japanese tomato noodle soup is one of the best soups I’ve ever created. I say “created” and not “made” because it’s truly an original recipe. You can’t google “Japanese tomato noodle soup” and come up with anything like it. I’m not trying […]

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