Pan Fried Codfish

One of my favorite childhood memories is getting up at dawn and going to the renowned Fulton Fish Market with my mother to buy fish, fresh off the boats. We lived nearby so we would walk down the quiet, empty cobblestone streets near the market until we reached the bustle of fishmongers and shoppers.  Mom… Continue reading Pan Fried Codfish

Tuna Salad Sandwiches

This is the unsung hero of my cookbook. Since the recipe consists entirely of pantry staples, it’s one I never really have to shop for and therefore often overlook. But I’m always delighted when I come across a long-forgotten can of tuna in the back of my cupboard because I know immediately that I can… Continue reading Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Pan-Seared Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

My mother and grandmother taught me and my siblings how to cast a fishing rod when we were very young. While some family members still enjoy the pastime, I haven’t fished in decades. But I still enjoy slouching in a beach chair with a big straw hat on a lazy summer afternoon, drinking in the… Continue reading Pan-Seared Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Steamed Crab Legs

 I usually buy snow crab legs frozen in 2- or 3-lbs bags to split into two meals… but I confess, I can put away 2 lbs of crab legs without batting an eye.  Commonly served at all-you-can-eat buffets, they’re usually boiled before being tossed onto the steam tables. Do yourself a favor: don’t boil these… Continue reading Steamed Crab Legs