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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. Though the name suggests it’s an African dish, it’s actually Portuguese so you’ll often hear it referred to as Portuguese Shrimp Mozambique. You’ll find it in the Portuguese communities on the southern coast of New England […]

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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 are two secrets that can take it from […]

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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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Traditional New England Scallop Stew

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A New England-style scallop stew is basically in the style of a traditional oyster stew. These old time New England shellfish “stews” are not really stews but rather brothy soups made with a combination of broth and milk or cream. Oyster stew is by far the most famous because in the late 19th and early […]

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New England Cioppino

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With all due respect to gumbo, cioppino is America’s most popular native seafood stew. Cioppino originated in San Francisco in the late 19th century with Italian immigrant fisherman who adapted similar native dishes, such as zuppa di pesce, into a unique tomato-based seafood medley. It has ventured far beyond its humble beginnings to become a […]

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Zarzuela: A Spectacular Spanish Seafood Stew

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You know when you taste something from another country that is so incredible that it makes you contemplate, for a brief second, going straight to the airport and flying to that country just so you can eat it EVERY DAY?  That’s zarzuela. A stupendously delicious Spanish seafood stew that is THAT good. Now this shouldn’t […]

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New England Bouillabaisse Recipe

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There are times when the beauty in this life stops you dead in your tracks. A misty mountain vista with shades of blue and purple, a fiery orange sunset that lights up the sky, an uplifting piece of music. The same could be said of a New England bouillabaisse. When it’s done right, it’s like […]

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Traditional Oyster Stew Recipe

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When my friend, Vanessa, a Rhode Island native, invited me over to try her traditional oyster stew recipe, I jumped at the chance. Vanessa says she’s been perfecting her recipe for years, adapting it from old New England cookbooks and her own experiments. It also doesn’t hurt that she grew up in a state with […]

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