Tomatillo Salsa Clams

Photo by Jessica Leibowitz If you think about it, the liquor in which a clam swims is nature’s own clam sauce, a great source of the clam’s appeal whether you eat it raw or steamed.  When they’re steamed the clam shells open and  the clam liquor flows into the pot. …


Clam Tomato and Bacon Stew with Grilled Garlic Bread

Cooked hard-shell clams are an unbeatable two-for-the price-of-one delight – you get the clams themselves and the clam liquid they give off as they cook, which creates an instant sauce with astonishing depth of flavor.  And it’s simple.  You just combine the clams with some liquid (and aromatics, if you…


Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream and Cole Slaw

From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days.  And why not?  A taco is exactly as handy, versatile, and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot.  Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some pull up short at…