Of course I could have said, “Ahhh, winter, spring, summer, fall, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The time when a young man’s fancy turns to fish”.
At least this young man. While it’s true that I am not technically a young man. But that would be rude to bring up. So we won’t go there alright?
Because I want to talk Cioppino.
You probably know that Cioppino is a San Francisco tradition. It’s a flavorful fish stew in a slightly spicy tomato broth. It (supposedly) originated in the city’s Italian North Beach neighborhood a hundred or more years ago. This seafood-based soup can be made with any combination of seafood and fish you like. But I personally believe it must contain at least one variety of shellfish and I usually choose clams. Read More
Surprise! There are vegan substitutes for some of the seafood dishes you might be craving. Read More
This week at KeyIngredient we are focusing on seafood! This recipe is always a huge hit with my friends because of all the wonderful flavors…not to mention the large amount of shrimp! I have made this recipe three times now and every time I make it, I like to change it up a little bit. This recipe is great because the filling isn’t an exact science – it’s up to your interpretation!
“In the beginning, there was grilled cheese, and it was good. How could it not be — creamy melted cheese, bread crisped in butter? And then, of course, came the panini, once a simple Italian snack bar staple, turned seemingly ubiquitous. Now it looks like it may be the quesadilla’s turn. And, really, the only thing to be said is: It’s about time.”
These are the wry words of Russ Parsons. I came across them when I decided I wanted to do quesadillas this week on The Back Burner. CLICK here to read his entire article.
I hadn’t really considered that a quasi queso revolution was coming. I should have seen the signs though. Because quesadillas have been in my radar and my repertoire for years. I am glad to hear that they are throwing off the cheddar ties that bind them and finally coming out of the shadows of shame. Read More