Category Archives: Italian

Halibut and Clam Sauce

    The clam sauce really complements the meaty halibut flavor etc etc. This is just really good. Halibut and Clam Sauce 2 doz clams live 1 doz mussels live 1 1/2 lbs halibut fillet 1 large shallot chopped 1 … Continue reading

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Crab Risotto

Crab season begins in December in Oregon so Christmas eve was a little different this year. The main difference between dungeness and blue crab is the size. Aside from the much better, sweeter flavor of blue crab of course. But … Continue reading

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Contessa

This is a fun twist on a negroni. Contessa 1 oz dry vermouth 1/2 oz gin 1 1/2 oz aperol Shake everything over ice and pour. Garnish with an orange peel.

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Pumpkin “Carbonara”

This pasta sauce is really creamy and thick and although it has no eggs it does taste like carbonara. Pumpkin Carbonara 2 1/2 lbs fresh pumpkin diced into 1/2″ cubes 1/2 cup red onion diced fine 3 tbsp garlic minced … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Farro Risotto

There are a number of smaller pumpkin varieties in the pacific northwest, the type pictured is roughly 3-5 lbs and about the size of a cannon ball. Any type of pumpkin will work for this, just harvest enough flesh for … Continue reading

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Fennel Roasted Rock Fish

This is a fun way to cook a whole fish. Red snapper or trout would work equally well. Have the fishmonger scale and gut the fish for you to save cleanup. Whole Fish and Fennel 1 1/2-2 lbs whole rock … Continue reading

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Sea Bass cooked in Parchment

This can be done as a single or split up into individual pouches. The roasted eggplant and tomatoes are perfect with the fish and are also perfect with polenta on the side. Sea Bass Pouches with Tomatoes and Eggplant 1 … Continue reading

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