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Andrew Zimmern’s Easiest Indian Recipes to Make at Home

Exploring Indian Cuisine in Your Own Kitchen Insanely complex and varied, Indian food is one of my favorites. And while it can be intimidating for the home cook, these recipes are a cinch once your pantry is stocked with the right spices. From classic saag paneer to a fast weeknight vegetable curry, here are 8 Indian…  Read More

Soft-Shell Crab 3 Ways

How to Celebrate the Short Soft Shell Crab Season Over the years my love for crabs has grown steadily, especially fresh soft shell crabs. This is the time of year to avoid the frozen blue swimmer imports that seem to populate every crab shack and sushi bar during the rest of the year. May is…  Read More


Pan-Crisped Soft Shell Crabs with Lemon & Herbs

Easy Soft Shell Crabs By Andrew Zimmern I set my culinary calendar for May’s soft-shell crabs and eat them as often as I can. Freshness is key to the success of a simple dish like this. When taken straight from the water, the intense saline brightness is oyster-ish in flavor, the textures are singular and the meat…  Read More

4th July Recipes

25 Recipes for a 4th of July Feast

STARTERS • Grilled Pineapple Salsa • Fried Artichokes & Lemon Aioli • Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes • Avocado Salsa • Crab Rolls & Chile Sauce     BARBECUE • Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce • Pineapple-Glazed Spare Ribs • Franklin Barbecue’s Beef Ribs • BBQ Mop Sauce & Texas Dry Rub • 12-Hour Whole Packer Brisket       SEAFOOD…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Soft Shell Crab Toast

Soft-Shell Crab Toasts

Soft-Shell Crab Toasts By Andrew Zimmern Over the years my love for crabs has grown steadily. I set my culinary calendar for the soft-shell crab season and eat them as often as I can. Freshness is paramount. When taken straight from the water, especially in the Mid-Atlantic coastal states, the intense saline brightness is almost…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Shad Roe

Shad Roe with Bacon & Capers

Every spring when the shad run on the East Coast, I start to salivate. By Andrew Zimmern This small bony fish needs to be dealt with very particularly, but the rewards are well worth it. Filets of the fish are so bony that many shad lovers simply eat the plump sets of roe. I don’t…  Read More

Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Bangalore-Style Dipping Sauce

Soft-Shell Crab Gets a Makeover Several years ago, I worked for a soft-shell crab company out of Maryland and spent four years studying, eating and cooking the shellfish. One year, at the Boston Seafood Show, the owner of the company introduced me to a gentleman who owned the largest crab processing facility in India.  He…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Crispy Salt & Pepper Prawns

Wok-Tossed, Twice-Cooked, Fu Xian Style I make this dish all the time with soft shell crabs, but it is equally good with shrimp. For the crab version, I skip the salt rub and simply cut my crabs in half before dipping in the egg white. The sauce recipe came to me from my pal Vikram, who uses it…  Read More