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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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How to Make a Maine Lobster Stew

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In my new seafood cookbook, New England Soups from the Sea, I include 3 lobster soup recipes – lobster bisque, lobster corn chowder, and a Maine lobster stew. These are the 3 main types of lobster soups in New England. Without question, the Maine lobster stew recipe is the least known of the three. But […]

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A Crab Stew Recipe from New England

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Truth be told, you’ll find very few recipes, be it online or in cookbooks, for a New England-style crab stew. Same for crab soups. New England 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-style crab […]

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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 20th […]

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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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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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Portuguese Seafood Stew with Clams

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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

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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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