How to use grape leaves to wrap tamales. So far as I know this is not done in Mexico, but it could be in Baja, Mexico’s wine country.
Hamachi kama, sold in most Japanese restaurants in America, are grilled yellowtail collars. Here’s how to make them at home.
Salt cod fritters, Spanish style. Called bunelos de bacalao in Spanish, you can make these with any salted fish.
Stuffed grape leaves are a fantastic vehicle for all sorts of tasty fillings. These are vegetarian stuffed grape leaves.
I finally managed to catch myself some shrimp, and, since it was down in Mobile, I decided to make a Southern classic, pickled shrimp.
This is actually a salmon mousse, but that sounds a too frou-frou. Really it’s an easy, smooth salmon dip that uses fresh and smoked salmon. Great on crackers for parties.
Delicately smoked oysters are a fantastic appetizer or snack, and are great on pasta.
I haven’t bought meat or fish more than a handful of times in more than a decade. Octopus is my exception. I love grilled octopus, especially Greek style. Baby octos served as a meze, a Greek appetizer, is one of my favorite things to eat in summertime.