Oswald Rivera

Author, Warrior, and Teacher

Category: shellfish (page 1 of 3)

CRABMEAT POMODORO

This is one of those recipes that’s created at the spur of the moment. You look and see what you have in the fridge and cupboard, and create something—and give it a fancy name. Like “pomodoro.” Which, in Italian, simply means “tomato.” Nevertheless, some of the best meals are created this way.… Read more...

CALAMARES FRITO (Fried Squid)

In the southern part of Puerto Rico lies the fabled town of Ponce, which a has a coastal area known as “Los Meros.” This area, at one time, was home to a number of makeshift restaurants, some no more than tarp structures that sold beer, snacks and sandwiches.… Read more...

SCALLOPS ON A BED OF SPINACH

This recipe, I’m told, is Italian in origin. It’s simple enough,  sautéed scallops served over spinach. Nothing could be easier. And if you don’t like spinach, substitute another green. You’re only limited by your imagination. Enjoy.

The recipe calls for steaming the spinach (or whatever greens you use).… Read more...

SQUID WITH SOY SAUCE AND OIL

 

Mention squid and almost everyone goes “Yuck! Aaaag!” You get the message. Still, as mentioned in prior posts, squid (or calamari) is a dish favored throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. It is also popular in Asian cuisine as well, as noted in the recipe given below.… Read more...

CAMARONES CON CEBOLLA (Shrimp with Onion)

 

This is one of the easiest shrimp dishes you can prepare. It’s from my first cookbook, Puerto Rican Cuisine  in America (Running Press). A quickie fix-up—with a little bit of rum added to it. Camarones con Cebolla was a family favorite back in Spanish Harlem, and it still holds up to this day.… Read more...

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...

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