Smallest Boxing Day Ham

When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste.  So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”

Have You Tried Sea Beans?

They are not really a bean, but a small succulent plant that grows near salt water.  This particular species, Salicornia virginica used raw, made a tasty briny garnish for pan roasted cod.  Funny enough because of it’s crunch and pickly flavor, we also found it a nice complement to a creamy funky cheese like Taleggio.

Secret Special: Baked Chowder Clam

We’ve finally had some Spring weather here in Brooklyn, which has me craving seaside eats. So I ordered a bag of chowder clams (aka quahogs if you’ve spent any amount of time in Rhode Island, or watching Family Guy) thinking I was going to make clam chowder. That’s 100 large clams.  I washed them andContinue reading “Secret Special: Baked Chowder Clam”