Crayfish Creamed Corn Soup

18. January 2007 Shellfish, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
I had enough crayfish meat and crayfish broth leftover from the crayfish rice that I decided to make soup. At first, I was just going to use the broth and add some vegetables, but after tasting it, I knew something was short. My mother said she imagined the soup to be thicker because the crayfish ...

Crayfish Rice with Bacon

18. January 2007 Shellfish 0
Tomatoe, tomatoh. Potatoe, potatoh. Crayfish, crawfish. No matter what you call these small lobster lookalikes, they’re good to go in a big soup pot. And you know what? They’re even better with bacon. They were selling them alive in Chinatown but they were left out in the cold–that made it easy enough to pull their ...

Shiso-Wrapped Tempura Prawns

12. January 2007 Shellfish 0
For this recipe, I made my own shiso oil to drizzle the prawns with after flash-frying them, but I also used the leaves to wrap them. A toothpick can hold the leaf in place but I ended up using one of the prawn’s harder feelers as a replacement. Ingredients: 5 prawns, peeled but with heads ...

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

27. December 2006 Pork, Shellfish 0
I’m not sick of bacon just yet. The third yield from my first shipment of bacon became dinner. This would be awesome with some mashed potatoes on the side. Ingredients: 6 pieces of large scallops 6 slices of bacon 1. Season scallops with salt, pepper and paprika. Wrap each scallop with a piece of bacon. ...

Steamer Clams in Wine-Basil Broth

30. November 2006 Shellfish 0
I cooked these steamer clams the way I cook mussels, but I added some fresh basil to give the dish a different taste. It was a nice appetizer with crusty ciabatta bread. Ingredients: half a dozen steamer clams, rinsed 2 tbsps butter 1 cup of dry white wine a small bunch of basil leaves 1 ...