Recipe Roundup: Mediterranean Seafood Supper

Recipe for Braised Octopus Salad with Capers and Preserved Lemon, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Perfect for a weeknight dinner party, this four-course, fish-focused dinner is impressive and surprisingly easy to pull off. 

 

Basque-Style Steamed Clams with Chorizo 

Serve this fragrant bowl of brothy clams with a hunk of crusty bread for dipping. 

 

Braised Octopus Salad with Capers and Preserved Lemon 

The secret to preparing perfectly tender octopus? Many cooks believe adding a wine cork (or four) to the braising liquid does the trick. 

 

Slow-Baked Halibut with Cauliflower and Sicilian Pistachios 

Crunchy pistachios and a sherry vinaigrette turn this deliciously tender halibut into a standout dish. 

 

Walnut-Black Pepper Cookies 

Adapted from Cooking with Italian Grandmothers by Jessica Theroux, these buttery cookies combine the earthy taste of walnuts with spicy black peppercorns.

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