Archive | August, 2011

Portuguese-Style Clams and Pork (Cataplana)

Southern Portugal is three quarters surrounded by the sea so it is not surprising that fish and seafood are heavily featured in the Portuguese diet and gave rise to the unique invention of the perfect vessel, the cataplana, for steaming shellfish. Cataplana, much like the word tagine, is the name of both the recipe and […]

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Wood-Grilled Salmon with Dijon Mustard and Dill

Always on the prowl for a great bargain when it comes to salmon I recently stumbled upon a fresh four pound piece of farmed Atlantic salmon marked at eight dollars a pound.  Sold!  When I arrived home Dayton removed the remaining pin bones, which were few, and cut the slab into 6-ounce portions.  All but two […]

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