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    3 lbs. white fleshed fish fillet (grouper, red snapper, monkfish, John Dory, etc.), cut into large pieces 1 lb. strongly flavored fish (mackerel, rouget, etc.), cut into large pieces 1 Dungenous crab or 5 live blue crab, split in half, cleaned of stomach and gills olive oil 1 large onion, cut...
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    Thai Poached Striped Bass

    4 each 6 oz. pieces of bass fillet 3 c. chicken stock 2 15 oz. cans coconut milk (be sure it is unsweetened) zest of 3/4 lime 1/2 clove garlic, minced 8 stalks lemongrass, washed and cut into very thin slices (on the bias) 6T. finely chopped fresh, peeled ginger 16 shiitake mushrooms, stems...
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    Clam Caraway Chowder

    16 cherrystone clams, soaked in water for 30 min. and well scrubbed 1 t. caraway seed 1 c. chicken stock or low sodium broth 1 1/2 c. water 4 strips bacon, chopped finely 1/2 c. each of finely chopped onion and celery 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 c. flour 1 c. cream 2 c. milk 1 bay leaf...
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    Cranberry Sauce

    2 lb. fresh cranberries 1/2 c. raisins 1/2 c. walnut pieces 1 c. orange juice 1 c. sugar 1 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. honey &nbsp &nbsp Combine all ingredients and cook over low heat until cranberries are just soft. Serve cool.
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    Crepes Suzettes

    Crepe Suzette Butter: 4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 c. sugar juice of 6 oranges (about 1 1/2 c. with light pulp) juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 T.) 2-4 T. Grande marnier Crepe Batter: 3 eggs 3/4 c. flour 1 c. milk 2 T. sugar 1/4 t. salt 1/2 stick melted butter &nbsp &nbsp Crepe...
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    Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breast En Croute

    Chickens: 2 5-6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and white pepper 2 1/2 oz. boursin herb and garlic cheese (1/2 wheel) 2 small cooked, sliced artichoke hearts, or 4 well drained and rinsed canned artichoke hearts 1 roasted, peeled, and seeded red pepper, or rinsed...
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    Wild Rice and Scallop Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

    Basil Vinaigrette: juice of 1/8 lemon 1 t. sherry vinegar 4 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 T. finely chopped fresh basil 1/8-1/4 t. salt pepper pinch of sugar Wild Rice Salad: 3/4 c. cooked wild rice * 2 T. diced fresh tomatoes 1 t. finely chopped chives or green onions basil vinaigrette to...
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    Red Snapper Cooked in Banana Leaves with Asian Vinaigrette

    Red Snapper 4 each 6 oz. red snapper fillets, pin boned with skin on 4 T. chopped green onion 1/2 red pepper, cut into fine julienne 12 3" pieces lemongrass, washed 2 t. finely chopped fresh ginger 2 T. butter, room temp. 4 large banana leaves Asian vinaigrette 1/4 c. peanut oil 1/4 c...
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    Sweet Potato Pancakes

    2 1/2 c. un-sweetened cooked (preferably baked until very soft) sweet potato, mashed 4 egg yolks 3/4 c. heavy cream 1 c. and 2 T. flour 1 1/2 t. baking powder 1 t. salt pinch freshly ground white pepper 2 oz. melted butter 3 pinches nutmeg 1 t. cinnamon 3 T. honey 4 egg whites &nbsp &nbsp...
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    Smoked Salmon and Oyster Soup

    3 T. butter 1 c. leek, well washed, diced (do not use any dark green leaves) 1 c. diced onion 1/3 c. diced celery 2 c. diced peeled potatoes 6 c. chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth 1 c. cream salt and white pepper 12 oz. diced smoked salmon 12-18 shucked oysters with juice 2 T...
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    Trout Amandine

    4 each 8-10 oz. whole trout, gutted, head-on 6 oz unsalted butter 1/2 lemon 3 oz. sliced blanched almonds 2 t. chopped parsley &nbsp &nbsp Remove fins from trout. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge the skin side of the trout in flour. Tap excess flour from fillets. In a hot sauté pan...
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    Roast Monkfish Wrapped in Bacon

    1 1/2 lbs. trimmed, boneless monkfish tails 2 T. chopped parsley 2 T. chives Dijon mustard bacon 2 T. sherry vinegar 1 1/2 T. whole grain mustard 4 T. salad oil 2 T. extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper mesclun greens sautéed mushrooms lima beans &nbsp &nbsp Season monkfish tails with...
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    Sauteed Salmon on a Bed of Mini Ratatouille, Garlic Olive Oil

    4 each 6 oz. pieces of salmon Ratatouille 1 c. red pepper, cut into small dice 2 c. eggplant, cut into small dice complete with skin (Japanese eggplant are preferable) 1 c. zucchini, cut into small dice (for best results, do not use much of the center of the squash 1 c. summer (yellow)...
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    Moules A La Marninere

    4 lbs. mussels, cleaned and de-bearded 2 small shallots, minced 1 c. dry white wine (maybe a touch more) 2 T. chopped parsley 2 oz. unsalted butter salt and pepper to taste &nbsp &nbsp Many chefs make this classic recipe without ever really following a recipe. They just simply clean the...
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    Roast Garlic Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Tomato Caper Sauce

    20 garlic cloves 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c. finely chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped 1 T. herbes de provence 2 t. salt 1 t. pepper 1/4 c. white wine 1/2 c. chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth 3 T. capers 4 boneless...
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