Recipe Roundup: Simple Summer Seafood


Summertime is all about the water—whether you're swimming in it or eating from it. We crave seafood this time of year, but we like to keep it simple with ceviches, seafood salads, and sandwiches that come together quickly so we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the beach.


Lobster Rolls

Is there anything better than sweet chunks of fresh, chilled lobster tossed with mayonnaise (Hellman's, of course) and served in a warm, buttered bun? With cooked lobster meat made ahead of time (or better yet, left over from a lobster boil the night before) this New England classic couldn't be easier to make.


Summer Crab and Tomato Salad

JBF Award winner Donald Link serves this light, flavorful salad with simply dressed watercress... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Holiday Dinner Menu

Chilled Oysters with Cucumber Water

This Christmas, forget the goose and sticky pudding and serve this decadent, nontraditional menu instead. This meal would also be perfect for an intimate New Year's Eve dinner party. Chilled Oysters with Cucumber Water Sweet and briny oysters on the half shell are paired with a spicy cucumber–ginger mignonette. Fennel and Arugula Salad This light, lemony salad can be taken to the next level with a pinch of fennel pollen and a little smoked sea salt. Lobster Stew An indulgent, yet homey, main course from Canal House's Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer.

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Recipe: Lobster Tortellini with Spicy Lobster–Vodka Sauce

Lobster Tortellini with Spicy Lobster–Vodka Sauce JBF Award winner Luciano Pellegrini stuffs these decadent tortellini with lobster and tops them with a piquant, jalapeño-infused vodka sauce.

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Recipe: Lobster Tabbouleh

Chefs Jim Foss and Abdul Hash Housh's give this refreshing, classic Middle Eastern salad the gourmet treatment by adding luscious lobster and a finish of meyer lemon vinaigrette. Served in individual endive leaves, this dish is ideal for a cocktail party.

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Recipe: Hen of the Woods and Maine Lobster with Parsnips and Cider Brown Butter

For the second part of this week's lobster double header (click here for yesterday's lobster alhinho recipe), we bring you a dish from chef Eric Warnstedt: Maine lobster matched with hen of the woods mushrooms and cider brown butter. Make it this Sunday and put a little luxury in your weekend.

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