Broiled Chesapeake Bay Clams, Lemon, EVOO, Oregano, Prosciutto

Broiled Chesapeake Bay Clams, Lemon, EVOO,  Oregano, Prosciutto
Traveling down to the local market and finding fresh littleneck clams is kind of unusual where I live. Large food  markets are a good distance away so I decided to try a local market nearby. As I walked in the scent of fresh vegetables, herbs, seafood and tomatoes opened my eyes, hopefully I would I be in luck? Chesapeake Bay Clams As I walk though the isles I noticed tons of fresh poultry, pork roasts and  freshly baked breads and pastry items. I kept my fingers crossed as I approached the seafood aisle. I did not notice a unfriendly smell of old seafood but just the opposite, rows and rows...
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Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels
There is nothing like sitting on your deck by the beach with your family and enjoying freshly caught steamed mussels with melted butter from a local seafood store located on Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore where I spent many of summers enjoying the beauty of the relaxing ocean air and cool summer nights. We would swim and ride the ocean waves all day long while looking forward to sitting down to quarts and quarts of fresh steamed mussels with parsley and drawn butter. I don’t think I would eat any thing else, just filled up on heaps of fresh locally harvested...
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Barbecue Lobster

Barbecue Lobster
I wanted to do some barbecue this weekend and was thing about trying something different. I needed something light for dinner and decided on cold water lobster tails. These tails are the best money can buy. They are South African cold water lobster tails that are sweet, tender and delicious barbecued and dipped in drawn butter with the addition of cilantro. South African lobsters are different than Florida lobsters or even Maine lobsters because of the frigid waters they are raised in. Florida lobster tails have no claws and because of the warm water they tend to be a...
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Juniper, Lemon and Sea Salt Cured Salmon

Juniper, Lemon and Sea Salt Cured Salmon
Juniper, Lemon and Sea Salt Cured Salmon I have been doing a lot of research on food photography and I thought I would try to use some of my new found knowledge with a post on gravlox. I picked gravlox for two reasons, one because I used a Tasmanian Salmon that  I purchased from Honolulu Seafood company which turns out  a bright red color for my photos and the other  reason is that my wife and I like to sit around Sunday mornings eating gravlox with mustard sauce while watching the early news or a movie. Tasmanian salmon swim in very deep and cold water off the coast of Australia ....
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Florida Stone Crab Claws, Incredible

Florida Stone Crab Claws, Incredible
Mckendrick’s steak house loves celebrating the return of fresh Florida stone crab claws. As this years season arrives with good news that the Deep-water Horizon oil spill will not effect the catch. Stone crab claws are truly one of my favorite seafood dishes. I love shrimp, lobster, blue crabs and king crab but there is something about stone crabs.  Maybe it is because these tasty crustaceans are only available from October to May, making you wait all summer long for them. What is unique about stone crab claws is the way the are harvested. The fisherman set out traps, haul...
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