Food and Eating

Adobe StockMussels are easily farmed and are readily available in supermarket seafood cases. They can also be harvested in the wild.

Mussels bound

April 18, 2022 at 12:00 am

Easily farmed, readily available in New England and very versatile. Mussels are a winner all around.

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This drink really packs a punch

March 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

March/April 2022 By Jean Kerr Fish House Punch for a crowd Not all recipes call for the addition of black tea, but I like the flavor balance it provides, and a bit of caffeine in the mix is welcome. You can freeze a bowl smaller than your punch bowl withRead More

Fresh raw sea small fish smelt before cooking. Top view. On a dark background

Small fries

January 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

Deep-fried smelt are the “ocean’s french fries.”

Frutti di mare on on plate selective focus

Feast of love

November 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

December 2021 By Jean Kerr For Points East Frutti di Mare 1/3 cup of olive oil 1 large, chopped onion 6 cloves of garlic, smashed Red pepper flakes (optional or to taste) 1/2 cup fish or seafood stock 1@ cup dry white wine 1 28 ounce can crushed San MarzanoRead More

The sacred cod: A taste of history

The sacred cod: A taste of history

September 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

These can be made with salt cod. Just be sure to follow the rinsing instructions on the box and taste before salting.Ingredients 1 pound of fresh cod, cut into several large chunks 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 cup diced bell peppers 1/2 cupRead More

Raw and fresh Tuna tartare in white plate - Color Filter Processing

One fish, two fish, yellowfin, bluefin

August 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

September 2021 By Jean Kerr At the public wharf in the little coastal town where I live, there is great excitement when one of our fishermen lands a bluefin (or any large) tuna. Not only is there great pride in catching such a beast – they are tremendously strong gameRead More

Photo by Christopher BirchLooking for a good pairing? Try Nutter Butter cookies and rum.

Chicken catch-a-tory

July 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

August 2021 By Christoper Birch A recipe for when your crew and dog departed by car, and you’re left to advance the boat toward home waters by yourself. (The name conjures up an image of Ye Olde New England flair.) Recipe preface: Food is an essential component of all cookingRead More

Fresh halibut filet, pan seared with lemon butter and artichoke on top, asparagus on the side.

Halibut, the fish of legends

July 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

Grilled halibut steaks with nectarine and poblano salsa2 ripe but firm nectarines, pitted and chopped 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped 1 medium shallot, minced 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 poblano pepper, minced Juice of one lime 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil,Read More

Photo by David Buckman Dinner is served aboard the Leight: Steak, home-fries, pickled beets, and a cheap Chilean red wine will certainly delight the crew.

Take a gander at a Leight repast

May 18, 2021 at 3:02 pm

April 2020 By David Buckman I’m responding to Capt. Mike Martel, who ran on about his famous chowder and clam-cake recipes in the Midwinter issue. I mean, it’s bloody boiled fish. Aboard the sloop Leight, we aspire to greater culinary heights, amply demonstrated by this photo of my home-fries, steak,Read More

Photo courtesy Judy Benson/Conn. Sea GrantA worker readies planked shad for the fire at a Rotary Club Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut.

The other omega-3-laden fish

May 17, 2021 at 12:00 am

June 2021 By Jean Kerr Massachusetts may have its sacred cod, but Connecticut has its shad. Although only adopted as the official Connecticut “State Fish” (who knew?) in 2003, shad was being happily consumed long before white settlers landed on New England shores. While shad consumption has declined substantially overRead More