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Appetizers

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Sardines on Toast

Ingredients
  • 6 1/2-inch-thick slices country-style bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 scallions, white parts only, trimmed and cut into 1-inch-long pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, ribs and seeds removed, and julienned
  • 1 bunch red radishes, washed, dried, trimmed, and julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 (3-ounce) cans oil-packed sardines
  • 6 oil-packed sundried tomatoes, julienned
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill fronds
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Mother's Crab Cakes

Ingredients
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat, picked through
  • 2 heaping tablespoons prepared mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 17 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
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Basil Flatbread Crackers

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Basil
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus 40 whole basil leaves
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten for egg wash
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Parsley Toasts

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Cheese Toast

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Open-Faced Salmon Sandwiches with Avocado-Wasabi Spread

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Sea salt or coarse salt
  • 1 wild salmon fillet (about 1 pound and 1 inch thick), skin on
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi powder, mixed with 1 tablespoon lukewarm water
  • 1 whole-wheat baguette (about 21 inches long)
  • Radish or sunflower sprouts
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Smoked Salmon Platter with Fennel Salad

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Fennel, Smoked salmon
Ingredients
  • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed, plus 1 tablespoon chopped fronds, remaining fronds reserved for platter
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 side of smoked salmon (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Capers and cornichons, for serving
  • Pumpernickel bread, thinly sliced and cut into triangles, for serving
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Bluefin Tuna Wrapped in Anchovies

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Anchovies, Bluefin
Ingredients
  • 1 center-cut piece bluefin tuna, about 2 by 2 by 1 1/2 inches (4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced finely minced shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon best-quality sherry-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 white anchovy fillets, (from a jar), patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar, (preferably 25 years old)
  • 1/2 teaspoon gray sea salt
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Baked Clams with Italian-Style Breadcrumbs and Horseradish

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Gougeres with Parmesan and Black Pepper

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