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BAKED FISH IN BANANA LEAF

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1 whole fish, about 2 pounds, scaled and cleaned½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon white pepper SPICE PASTE1 stalk lemongrass trimmed to one 6-inch piece of center core and chopped (see note) 6 large shallots 3 cloves garlic 6 small red fresh chiles …

CHINESE-STYLE STEAMED TILAPIA

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 5 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 1/4 pounds tilapia fillets, cut into 4 portions2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, …

COCONUT SHRIMP

MAKES 4 SERVINGS Cooking spray1 1/4 pounds raw extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave the tails on) 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut 1/3 cup crushed whole-wheat saltine crackers (7 crackers) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Preheat oven …

Sturgeon with White Beans, Mushroom and Olive Clam Broth

MAKES 6 SERVINGS ¼ cup diced bacon2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 8 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and chopped (see Note) 1 shallot, very thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons dry white wine 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or Great …

PAN-FRIED SKATE WING WITH BEETS, MINT AND BLOOD ORANGE BALSAMICO

Makes 4 servings 6 medium beets 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided BALSAMICO ½ cup good quality balsamic vinegar3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, divided ½ teaspoon sugar Pinch of salt FISH 4 (four-ounce) pieces of skate wing (see Note)½ cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour …

BASS AND POMELO CEVICHE WITH SPANISH OLIVES AND FRIED CAPERS

Makes 2 servings VINAIGRETTE ½ cup fresh-squeezed pomelo juice½ cup light olive oil 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped Kosher salt Fresh-cracked pepper CEVICHE 1 pomelo ½ teaspoon vegetable oil 2 ta blespoons small capers, rinsed ½ pound sashimi-grade bass, fluke or salmon, thinly sliced (see Note)3 …

RECIPE: Smoked Trout with Fried Green Tomato and Pickled Pearl Onions

The layering of flavors and textures makes this a memorable dish — the smokiness of the trout, the slightly bitter edge of the tomatoes and the briny onions. MAKES 4 SERVINGS 2 large green tomatoes1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon Tabasco ¼ cup all-purpose flour Salt …

RECIPE: Shellfish Stew, Sardinian-Style

If you’ve convinced yourself that seafood is tricky to cook, this will change your mind. Use the freshest seafood you can get, and you’ll be rewarded with a fragrant stew that comes together quickly. MAKES 8 to 10 SERVINGS 1 pound fregola or Israeli couscous …

RECIPE: Caribbean Shrimp Skewers

MAKES 24 SKEWERS 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt10 ounces peeled and   deveined cooked   medium shrimp 6 …