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Cajun Shrimp Boil

In New Orleans, a seafood boil, the Southern tradition of gathering around a newspaper-lined table to eat large amounts of boiled shellfish with your bare hands, is all about salt and spice. In the words...

Author: Samin Nosrat

Sautéed Scallops

Sea scallops and bay scallops differ in size and sweetness. They also cook a little differently. I love a good hard sear on a sea scallop, a little crust, and a splash of wine in the butter at the end...

Author: Sam Sifton

Cold Poached Salmon With Dill Mustard Sauce

The centerpiece of a summer solstice menu created in 2005 for The Times, this dish alludes to gravlax - the Scandinavian dish of cured salmon - with the spices used to poach the salmon and the sweet mustard...

Author: Nigella Lawson

Creamy Pan Roasted Scallops With Fresh Tomatoes

In this homage to a classic dish at Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York, scallops are quickly poached in a creamy, piquant tomato sauce that's spiked with Worcestershire and celery seed. If you want to...

Author: Melissa Clark

Roasted Halibut With Mussel Butter Sauce

This is a stunning seafood main course that needs only a side dish, such as braised fennel or orzo salad, and some crusty bread served alongside for a delicious dinner party. Halibut is a mild yet buttery...

Author: Kay Chun

Lazy Lobster

A lobster for those who prefer eating lobster without the work and without a bib, this recipe is meant for an intimate supper à deux, whether for Valentine's Day or not. Freshly cooked lobster is preferred,...

Author: David Tanis

Spicy Shrimp Boil With Lemon Butter

In this very spicy, very messy shrimp feast, diners peel their own shrimp, then dunk them in hot sauce-spiked shrimp broth, a bowl of melted lemon butter or both. Many shrimp boils call for adding corn,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Lobster Salad With Green Beans, Tomatoes and Basil

This summery salad makes a fine celebratory lunch or cold supper and makes great use of seasonal vegetables. Everything is dressed with a bright basil vinaigrette. A dab of aioli on the side is a welcome...

Author: David Tanis

Shrimp With Creamed Corn and Feta

Fresh summer corn kernels, simmered with feta cheese and a little cream, make a buttery bed for shrimp sautéed in a tomato and bell pepper sauce. Think of it as a lighter, sweeter and wholly inauthentic...

Author: Melissa Clark

Pan Seared Hake and Asparagus With Aioli

In this light, flavorful weeknight meal, mild hake fillets are pan-fried in butter with plenty of sweet scallions, and served with crisp green asparagus cooked in the same pan. Then, everything is drizzled...

Author: Melissa Clark

Wild Salmon With Fennel and Pistachios

Assertively flavorful, lush-textured wild Pacific salmon - notably king, but also sockeye - are seasonal treasures. Unlike farmed Atlantic salmon, which is of a different genus entirely and available year-round,...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Roasted Lemony Fish With Brown Butter, Capers and Nori

Drizzling a mild, white fish with a caper-spiked browned butter is classic for a reason. The butter adds richness to the lean fish, and the tanginess of capers and lemon perks up any mellowness. In this...

Author: Melissa Clark

Grilled Salmon With Kale Chips

Don't mask salmon, or cook it to bits in a hot oven. Let it shine by grilling it on a bed of kale. The technique gives you quick, crisp chips, and a soft, perfectly cooked piece of fish that won't stick...

Author: Sarah Copeland

Swordfish au Poivre

Au poivre, the peppery French finish for a steak, is simpler and more versatile than its fancy-sounding name suggests. A quick pan sauce of cream and Cognac enrobes a seared piece of meat fueled with crushed...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Velvet Fish With Mushrooms

Here's a recipe that takes its flavor inspiration from a dish served at Nancy Xiao's restaurant China Xiang, in the theater district of Manhattan: a sweet-salty rice wine sauce over velveted fish. Its...

Author: Sam Sifton

Persian Cod With Herbs and Tamarind

In this traditional Persian preparation for fish, called ghalieh mahi, a profusion of fresh herbs is slowly simmered with caramelized onions and tangy tamarind until the whole thing cooks down into a silky,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Escovitch Fish

In Jamaica, escovitch is fish rubbed with garlic and allspice, shallow-fried until the skin crisps, then doused with hot vinegar, carrots, onions and wicked Scotch bonnets, all swirled together and bubbling....

Author: Ligaya Mishan

Sheet Pan Fish With Chard and Spicy Red Pepper Relish

A relish of sweet red peppers, tomatoes, onions and habanero chile, serves as both a marinade and a dressing in this recipe. Its distinct taste is reminiscent of an essential Nigerian stew known in Yoruba...

Author: Yewande Komolafe

Roasted Fish With Brown Butter Corn

Corn cooked in browned butter is the backbone of this summer sauce, which is sweet and a little tart, nutty and very creamy.

Author: Melissa Clark

Striped Bass with Fresh Figs

This recipe is inspired by a dish served at a pinot noir dinner at Bar Boulud, one of the chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants. There, a whole wild striped bass was swaddled in fresh fig leaves and stuffed...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Crawfish and Shrimp Pot With Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Plentiful throughout the Gulf Coast, crawfish and shrimp are Choctaw staples and traditional seasonings like filé, the spice ground from dried sassafras bark, and spicy chiles are a perfect accompaniment....

Author: Sean Sherman

Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi

This has all the garlicky, lemony flavors of classic shrimp scampi, but is cooked on a sheet pan instead of a skillet. This allows the lemon to char and caramelize, and gives the shrimp a condensed, deep...

Author: Melissa Clark

Sheet Pan Salmon and Eggplant With XO Sauce

XO sauce, a prized seafood condiment from Hong Kong, involves frying pricey dried shrimp and scallops with Chinese cured ham and aromatics until jammy and full of umami. This pantry-friendly version uses...

Author: Kay Chun

Chepa Vepudu (Fish Fry)

As the Indian cookbook author Archana Pidathala worked to translate and rewrite her grandmother's collection of recipes from Andhra, in southeastern India, one of the first dishes she mastered was chepa...

Author: Tejal Rao

Lazy Lobster

A lobster for those who prefer eating lobster without the work and without a bib, this recipe is meant for an intimate supper à deux, whether for Valentine's Day or not. Freshly cooked lobster is preferred,...

Author: David Tanis

Shrimp With Creamed Corn and Feta

Fresh summer corn kernels, simmered with feta cheese and a little cream, make a buttery bed for shrimp sautéed in a tomato and bell pepper sauce. Think of it as a lighter, sweeter and wholly inauthentic...

Author: Melissa Clark

Pan Seared Hake and Asparagus With Aioli

In this light, flavorful weeknight meal, mild hake fillets are pan-fried in butter with plenty of sweet scallions, and served with crisp green asparagus cooked in the same pan. Then, everything is drizzled...

Author: Melissa Clark