Reeling in the Years

smoked clams

Smoked Hard Shell Clams

My preference is to shuck the clams before smoking so they absorb more of the smoke flavor, but whole clams can be smoked until the shells open, about ten minutes.

shrimp and scallop recipe

Sichuan Citrus Shrimp and Scallops

The first food I prepared with a salt block was a Sichuan citrus scallop and shrimp appetizer (this could also be an entrée if you increase the number of shrimp and scallops per serving). Following the manufacturer’s recommendations I placed the dry, room temperature salt block on an unheated grill […]

hot and sour flounder recipe

Hot and Sour Flounder (Acar Ikan)

Jeff Corydon collected this spicy flounder recipe in Indonesia. He found the area endowed with coastal waters, lakes and rivers. “Acar” refers to the pungent sweet and sour vegetables or relish typical of the region. 1 (2-pound) whole flounder 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cayenne 4 dried […]

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Tuna Carpaccio with Wild Blueberry Wasabi Sauce

Thanks to the North America Blueberry Association for this tuna carpaccio recipe and photo. Ingredients 1 pound sushi-grade tuna steak 2 teaspoons oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon honey 2-3 teaspoons wasabi 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 cup fresh or frozen Wild Blueberries handful of […]

crab-stuffed-chile-relleno

Crab-Stuffed Chiles Rellenos

The use of chipotle chiles in this recipe from Sinaloa adds a smoky depth of taste to the crab. We recommend the meat from freshly cooked crab legs, but if they are unavailable, good quality canned crab meat can be substituted. But, nothing beats the fresh crab! For other wonderful […]

chile lime shrimp recipe

Chile Lime Garlic Shrimp

Serve this chile lime shrimp with Baja Gazpacho for an unforgettable shrimp cocktail or just enjoy them straight off the grill. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds (21-25) shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tails attached For the marinade: 1/2 cup lime juice (juice of four limes) 2 tablespoons minced Thai chilies 2 tablespoons […]

sichuan asparagus recipe

Sichuan Asparagus

While not a seafood dish itself, this Sichuan asparagus recipe makes an excellent accompaniment to shrimp, fish, and other entrees of the ocean. Ingredients 12 spears asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into thirds 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon […]