Black Mushrooms, Seafood Mushrooms, & Bok Choy In Oyster Sauce

> > > When I was a child, (many decades ago  🙂 , I, like most kids, hated nearly all vegetables with a passion. Later, grown up and being a professional cook, I realized early on that this was no fault of the poor veggies, but entirely the fault of our mothers, who usually cooked […]

Seafood Fried Rice

> > > > > > Excerpt from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Fried rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, seafood, or meat. It is often eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to another dish. Fried rice is a popular component of East, Southeast and certain South Asian […]

Seafood Indulgence

> > > In that perfect world we’re all longing for, we would all have neverending access to fresh-caught, properly handled and expertly prepared seafood, plentiful and for a reasonable price……….. 🙂 Yet, for most of us, this is but a dream. However, thanks for modern technology improvements in transport, handling and distribution, there is […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Fiery Midnight Snack – Chilli-Noodles With Seafood And Egg

> > Here  is the thing – if yo are able to use anything fresh in preparing food – not frozen, not canned, not otherwise preserved – that’s usually the best way to go (although not always). But, as I have mentioned before, we are not always so lucky as to have access to fresh, unprocessed […]

Ahlbecker Meeresfrüchte Suppe (Ahlbeck-Style Seafood Soup)

> > Back  when my wife Maria and I were owners of Restaurant Gildenkeller in Neubrandenburg, (in the former East Germany), one of our short weekend trips took us to the island of Usedom, which is about an  hours drive by car from Neubrandenburg, where our restaurant was located. I remember the quaint little Inn’s […]

Seafood Snack

> > > Your choice: > $ 3.95 – 1 pack of crappy “Nachos” $ 4.50 – 1 small tub of crappy “Salsa” $ 3.50 – 1 small can of crappy “Cheese Dip” Total: $ 11.95 for a crappy snack 😦 > OR !!! > $ 11.00 – 1,5 lbs snow crab legs $ 6.00 […]

Seafood Salad

> > This  afternoon I went to my fishmonger with the intention to get a fresh trout or a small snapper for a light dinner of fish and salad. What I came away with instead were the following: Caviar, snow crab legs, king crab legs, clams, mussels, shrimp and crayfish. A short trip to the grocer […]

Finkenwerder Meeresfrüchte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

“ “ Finkenwerder is part of Hamburg/Germany, famous (culinary wise) for its seafood restaurants. When I was a young cook back in the seventies, I worked part time in one of them (the name escapes me now) The restaurant was very elegant, expensive and beautiful. I remember many of the specialties we cooked there but the […]

Fried Seafood, Creamed Spinach & Tonkatsu Sauce

> > The  secret for the success of this dish is in the seasoned flour/bread crumbs in which to dredge the seafood, as well as frying it in small batches in very hot peanut oil. Mix 1/3 of panko bread crumbs, 1/3 of regular bread crumbs and 1/3 of corn starch. Season with plenty of smoked […]