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CHOWDER WEEK

CHOWDER WEEK

“You can take the girl out of the East but you can’t take the East out of the girl” For the start of Nova Scotia Chowder Week I’ve put together my six fave chowder recipes for you. All super easy to make. All have been made in our little boat galley. Some made while under sail. Some made during rockin’ storms. All made rich and creamy to warm our bones and belly. To access the recipes just click on the…

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MUSSEL STEW

MUSSEL STEW

When I was a kid my Mom used to, very rarely, buy a pint of fresh oysters in their liquor, to make the most memorable rich oyster stew. I’ve never made it myself but I can close my eyes and still bring back the sensory memories of how it tasted.. all buttery and creamy. From our feast of Steamed Garlic Leek Mussels, I had a cup of mussels and 2 cups of the broth leftover. The broth was already rich…

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STEAMED GARLIC, LEEK MUSSELS

STEAMED GARLIC, LEEK MUSSELS

Last spring I posted #3 of my 44 Classic French Meals You Need to Try Before You Die Moules à la Merinère or French Sailors’ Mussels. We don’t enjoy then often enough but it really is one of the easiest one pot meals ever, not to mention delicious and elegant… What to do with some fresh herbs and a leek?…. STEAMED GARLIC, LEEK MUSSELS 4 lbs of mussels 1 leek, white part sliced 4-6 cloves garlic, slices 1 cup good…

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R.E.D. MOULES À LA MARINÈRE – #3 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

R.E.D. MOULES À LA MARINÈRE – #3 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

My imagination takes me once again to dockside of a seaside village where I pick up some fresh mussels from a local fish market, then trot over to the local ‘boulangerie’ for a fresh baguette. Isn’t imagination fun?…   Super easy boat food…     #3 R.E.D. MOULES À LA MARINÈRE (steamed mussels) 2 servings 2 shallots, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 dry white Vermouth or white wine 1/2 cup chicken broth…

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