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Littleneck clams

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Fruits de Mer Platter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 bottle (375 mL) dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt or sea salt
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 live lobsters (each 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 6 king crab legs (1 3/4 pounds total)
  • 2 pounds large shrimp in shells
  • 24 oysters
  • 12 littleneck clams
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 to 4 ounces caviar, such as North American osetra
  • Toast points
  • Classic Cocktail Sauce
  • Saffron Mayonnaise
  • Mignonette Sauce
  • Lemon wedges
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Quick Cioppino

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 14 mussels, debearded and scrubbed well
  • 14 littleneck clams, scrubbed well
  • 1 pound firm, white fish fillets, such as halibut or cod, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, for garnish
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Steamed Clams and Corn

Other Ideas:
Corn on the cob
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Latina-Style Bouillabaisse

Ingredients
  • 3 strips bacon, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon seeded minced habanero chile
  • Generous pinch of saffron threads
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup cilantro with stems, coarsely chopped, plus more sprigs, for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 to 14 cups Seafood Stock
  • 18 little neck clams, scrubbed
  • 12 diver scallops or 36 bay scallops
  • 6 jumbo head-on shrimp or prawns, peeled, deveined, and split
  • 12 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 pounds red snapper, cut into 4- to 6-inch pieces
  • 18 mussels, debearded
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime
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Clam Pizza

Other Ideas:
Main course, Pizza, Pizza dough
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Steamed Seafood Medley

Ingredients
  • 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 thin slice orange, halved
  • Two 4-ounce boneless, skinless tilapia fillets
  • 3 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 thin slice grapefruit, halved
  • 4 scallions, cut into 5-inch pieces
  • 4 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 thin slices lemon
  • 4 littleneck clams
  • 3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 thin slices lime
  • 7 mussels, debearded
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Ponzu Sauce
  • Citrus Dipping Sauce
  • Vietnamese Dipping Sauce Recipe
  • Creamy Curry Dipping Sauce
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Saffron and Shellfish Risotto

Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 cups Homemade Vegetable Stock Mrs. Kostyra's Vegetable Stock, or canned low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 12 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, cut into thirds, shells reserved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cups finely chopped shallots
  • Pinch saffron threads
  • 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for shaving (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes with juice, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup bottled clam juice
  • 2 pounds shell-on king crab legs (or Dungeness crab legs), cut into 2-inch pieces (optional)
  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed well
  • 1 pound firm, skinless white fish fillets (such as red snapper, sea bass, or halibut), cut into bite-size pieces
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp (about 30), peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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Paella

Ingredients
  • 25 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large tomatoes
  • 3 red bell peppers, cut into quarters, stemmed, seeded, and ribs removed
  • 3 green bell peppers, cut into quarters, stemmed, seeded, and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons saffron
  • 8 cups homemade or store-bought chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup cognac
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 pounds haricots verts, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic
  • 2 1/2 pounds calamari, cleaned and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch rings
  • 25 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 1/2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 3 dozen mussels, scrubbed
  • 3 pounds white rice
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen lima beans
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
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