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 ...

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 ...

Creamy Crab with Coconut Soup

Maybe some day I'll tell you the story of my crab hunting adventure with my brother and a bunch of friends when we were kids that went terribly wrong and ended with us being yelled at by my very angry mom, and a chicken having a breakdown over a runaway crab. Or maybe not. In the ...

Asopao de mariscos (Seafood 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. In my case, all the resolutions from back in January, were motivated by economic, health and environmental or ethical concerns, ...