Tidepools capture me like nothing else, and I am certain I am not the only one who has carried this fascination well into middle age. Tidepools capture us because they are a microcosm of life: A world in a puddle. And, as it happens, an edible world.
It might sound weird, but the combination of crab and pineapple in this Vietnamese-style fried rice is awesome! Hat tip to my friend Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen for the idea.
I first ate this astonishing spaghetti sauce in Massachusetts; my brother-in-law made it with lobster. This is my West Coast version, done with crab.
We’re in the thick of our Dungeness crab season here in California, and crab risotto is one of my favorite things to do with them.