How to grow and cook with chaya, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, also called tree spinach. Chaya is a nutritious, hot-weather green used a lot in tamales.
A savory cherry tomato tart with ricotta cheese and a homemade pie crust. This recipe can be modified in lots of ways to get different flavors.
A recipe for salmon stock, which also works with trout or char. Salmon stock is rich and flavorful, but doesn’t keep well. Great for soups or rice.
Smoked trout dip is a classic appetizer in and around the Great Lakes. Here’s how to make it at home. I use lake trout, but any trout works, as will other oily fish like mackerel or mullet.
Scampi sauce, really butter, garlic and a little wine, is an Italian-American thing often served with shrimp. This is scallop scampi.
How to make Mexican fish balls, albondigas de pescado, either fried or served in a light tomato broth. These can be made with any type of fish.
Mexican pork with purslane, carne de puerco con verdolagas, is a common dish all over northern Mexico, and is a great way to eat this edible weed.
Simple pan seared grouper or other white fish, served with a hearts of palm salad and key lime browned butter sauce. It’s an ode to Florida.