Zuppa di Mare (Seafood Soup)

I make this soup all the time.  It has all of my husband’s favorite things in it and, as an added extra bonus, it is not very “fishy” tasting.

Grilled Mussels and Clams

I think mussels and clams must be my husband’s favorite food.  I swear he requests them all the time.  I like them also, but only in an appetizer portion.  I’d also need a nice large tossed salad or something to go with.  For my better half, I just need to make a nice sauce and…

Oyster, Fennel, and Bacon Chowder

This recipe is by Chef Cory Schreiber, Wildwood Restaurant and Bar, Portland, Oregon.  It is very similar to a clam chowder, except, duh, it has oysters.

Light Clam Chowder

This recipe comes from Executive Chef/Vice President of Food Operations Rick Vellante, Legal Sea Foods, Boston, Massachusetts.  This version is lighter because is is made with fish stock rather than cream.  

Manhattan Clam Chowder

My husband has always preferred New England-style Clam Chowder (traitor).  But he tried the Manhattan type once when we went to Red Lobster, and loved it!  We had such a good meal that night, everything was delicious!  I told my friend at work how much we enjoyed it and she said that that particular Red…


For some reason many people seem to be afraid to try mussels, but yet want to try mussels.  If you can get them fresh you are in business.  Fresh mussels offer many of the benefits of eating fresh seafood without tasting at all fishy.  Like they say, “Tastes like chicken!”  They are also very easy…