Jan has requested corn chowder with crayfish for her birthday, but crayfish were out of season. I made the soup with langoustine. She also really likes mussels, so I decided to steam some as a side dish.
Karl’s Marsala Steamed Mussels
Miriam has requested a Spanish style seafood stew for this Sunday’s dinner. What she meant was something like a cioppino with Spanish chorizo. A problem here is that she and her husband, Chris, are on the low-carb Adkin’s Diet.
Karl’s Zarzuela Mixta
Jan has requested steamed mussels for Mothers day. I wanted to turn it into a soup or mussels and cannellini beans, but she wants only steamed mussels. I decided to do a slimmed down variation of the French Saffron Mussel Soup. To go with the mussels, in addition to toasted rustic bread, I plan to make a wild rice salad.
Karl’s Saffron Steamed Mussels
Chris threw down a Basque seafood stew challenge for the new year. In researching the possibilities I found two stews: Marmitako and Ttoro. Marmitako is a tuna and potato dish and Chris is back on his low-carb diet after the holidays. I think Ttoro is more of what he had in mind.
Karl’s Ttoro, Basque Fish Stew