Oswald Rivera

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Category: shellfish (page 1 of 3)

SCALLOPS IN CREAM AND MUSTARD SAUCE

In our family, we love shellfish. And one of our greatest treats is scallops.  In French, scallops translate as coquille St Jacques, which means the “Shell of Saint James.” Back in the Middle Ages a shrine was built to Saint James the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela in Spain.… Read more...

ROASTED SCALLOPS WITH LEEKS, PEPPERS AND OLIVES

Scallops are a favorite in our clan. Normally, we just pan-sear them in a little olive oil, adding salt, pepper and oregano. Back on the block we usually served it over steamed rice. Recently I decided to try baking the suckers.… Read more...

SHRIMP MARINARA

Sometimes the best meals are those done at the spur of the moment. You’ve been there: “What’s for dinner, honey?” Reply: “I don’t know, what we got?” You look around, and inspiration strikes. Or doesn’t. In which case, you order pizza.… Read more...

SHRIMP WITH LEMON ALFREDO SAUCE

If you like a rich meal, this is it. Awesome! It’s something for a special occasion or, guys, when you want or impress her. And ladies, when you want to impress him.  Or our LBGTQ brothers and sisters, you want to impress him or her.… Read more...

ASIAN SHRIMP

This is a Thai dish that I’ve had for years. How I acquired it, I can’t remember; but it’s become one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp. This dish can be served with rice,  pasta, soya noodles or other grain.… Read more...

SCALLOPS WITH PARSLEY

I grew some parsley on a planter over the summer along with some other herbs. I figured that, by now, the herbs, and mainly the parsley, would be gone since we’re heading into Fall. To my surprise, the parsley is still going strong.… Read more...

AVOCADO CRAB LOUIS

It’s still a scorcher out there, and the summer ain’t over yet.  So how about preparing the “King of Salads,” Crab Louis (also known as Crab Louie). It features crabmeat and the recipe itself, culinary historians state, dates back to the early 1900s.… Read more...

CAMARONES CON AJO (Shrimps with Garlic)

Back on 110th Street and Lexington Avenue, this was a most popular dish. If you like shrimps and garlic (which Nuyoricans love), this was a favorite. Imagine my amazement, years later, when I discovered that the self-same dish was a traditional tapas plate popular in Spain.… Read more...

ESCALOPES CON AJO (Scallops with Garlic)

 

This is one of those recipes where the wording and translation is a bummer. In our family, we loved scallops, and our favored way of cooking them was simply sautéed with garlic. We called it Escalopes con Ajo. It makes sense, “scallops,” escalopes.Read more...

SHRIMP AND GRITS

Two edibles I love are shrimp and grits. Normally we have them as separate dishes: shrimp for lunch or dinner, and grits for breakfast. What if we combined the too? In that vein, I’m told shrimp and grits is a popular dish down south.… Read more...

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