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.
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Eilene’s friends are coming over to watch Game of Thrones. I have some fish that I have to use tonight, so I thought I would do a seafood chowder. Some of her friends can be picky eaters, so I am leaving out the onion I would usually add to tonight’s soup
Jan’s friends are coming to town for the Quilt Festival, for me this means several special dinners and this year Jan has ordered a special breakfast. For the first meal on Friday I decided to do a fish stew. Most of the European stews were out, because Barbara doesn’t like tomatoes. Japanese Yosenabe seemed the obvious choice.
Adapted from a Leite’s Culinaria recipe
Happiness for Jan is a pot of steamed clams and/or mussels. Since I am doing a Portuguese feast with a salt cod dish and caldo verde, I thought clams would go very well. The first dish I looked at was roast pork smothered in steamed clams. Jan was quick to reject this. She does not mind a little pork in her clams as a flavoring, but in her mind it is all about the clams.
Last week Jan asked for bouillabaisse for her birthday dinner. As I was looking up recipes, I realized that she was using this term in the sloppy American way we do as a generic word for fish stew. Bouillabaisse is a Provençal fish stew from Marseille that is made with specific fish, cooked in a specific order and served with a rouille, a mayonnaise sauce that Jan would not touch. What Jan was really asking for was cioppino.