shellfish

Sancocho de mariscos (seafood stew)

Did you know that some of the recipes I post have been weeks or even months in the making? This is one of them. Sometimes I go through periods where I would cook up a storm, and create and test several recipes at the same time. They sit there until I have the time to post ...

Cangrejo con coco (Crab with coconut)

This is a simple and exotic recipe, perfect for a summer lunch. This recipe was submitted by Sade, one of our regulars. Like all other savory recipes in our site that contain coconut, this too comes from beautiful Samana. Time: 25 mins. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs of crab meat 2 cups of coconut milk 1 ...

Camarones al ajillo (Garlic shrimps)

This is a dish that reminds me of trips to faraway coastal towns, restaurants overlooking the beach and lazy afternoons. It reminds me of inexpensive but surprisingly satisfying meals. Of cold beers and cool breezes blowing across my sand-covered bare feet. Some of the good things in life need not be complicated. This is one of those things. Few ingredients ...

Camarones guisados (Stewed shrimp)

Visitors who come to the Dominican Republic, especially those who come for a 'holiday in the sun' often arrive equipped with little background information about the country, its history and its culture. North Americans and Europeans, who make up the majority of these tourists, will have had exposure to Mexican cooking as their only example of ...

Locrio de camarones (Rice and shrimps)

This weekend a friend and I visited Santo Domingo's Chinatown, an uptown section of Santo Domingo that Chinese immigrants (recent and old) have made their home. Some of the ones we met didn't yet speak any Spanish, some spoke Spanish with a heavy accent. We met two of them that were listening to, and enjoying, merengue ...

Asopao de mariscos (Seafood and rice pottage)

Let's get our rice fix in a much lighter way: with a delicious asopao de camarones (shrimp and rice pottage). We’re not quite half-way through 2004 yet, but now is as good a time as any to sit back and reflect on whether the good intentions expressed at the beginning of the year have turned into reality. ...