HFM Cookbook’s Thai Steamed Mussels

HFM Cookbook’s Thai Steamed Mussels 1/4 cup lime juice6 ounces unsweetened coconut milk3/4 tsp Thai red curry paste3/4 tsp minced garlic1 tbsp Asian fish sauce1/2 tbsp sugar2 lbs mussels, washed and debearded if necessary1 cup chopped cilantro In a large pot,...
Bouillabaisse or Cioppino?

Bouillabaisse or Cioppino?

Cioppino, the Genoese tomato based stew made of a melange of seafood, was brought to the San Francisco area by Italian immigrant fishermen in the late 1800s. The fishermen would use whatever seafood was left over from the day’s catch. Crab, shrimp, clams and fish were...

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse Good olive oil (as needed)4 to 8 thick slices good bread1 onion (chopped)4 cloves garlic (chopped)2 celery stalks (trimmed and chopped)1 carrot (trimmed and chopped)1 medium new potato (peeled and chopped)1 small bulb fennel (trimmed and chopped)¼...

Cioppino with Mussels

Cioppino with Mussels 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 large shallot (minced)6 garlic cloves (halved)1/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves (torn)4 pints cherry tomatoes (about 2 pounds, halved)1 1/2 cups dry white wineThree 14.5-ounce cans whole...

Tagliatelle with Mussels and Tarragon

Tagliatelle with Mussels and Tarragon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 medium onion (cut into 1/4-inch dice)2 garlic cloves (minced)4 thyme sprigs3/4 cup dry white wine1/4 cup Pernod36 mussels (about 2 pounds)3/4 cup heavy creamKosher salt and freshly ground...