Grilled Paella with Shrimp, Mussels & Clams By Andrew Zimmern Paella is traditionally cooked over an open fire. The crust develops superbly, while the aroma and flavor of the fire convect into the open pan. Grilled paella may seem intimidating, but it’s easy to accomplish if you follow a few simple rules. Make sure you have all… Read More →
Tips & Recipes for the Best Grilled Seafood Grilling seafood is the one of the most delicious ways to eat what comes out of the water, but it’s like kissing a porcupine, it has to be done very, very carefully. Technique is everything. Here are a few tips for success: • Use grill baskets and nonstick perforated… Read More →
Grilled Pineapple Salsa By Andrew Zimmern This chipotle-infused pineapple salsa pairs beautifully with grilled or fried fish. Grilling the pineapple brings out its natural sweetness while adding a rich, smoky flavor and caramelized texture. Watch Andrew make this recipe:
Grilled Octopus with Frisee, Mustard Vinaigrette & Tomato-Pepper Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Octopus is delicious and easy to cook at home, trust me. It may seem intimidating, but I’m hoping this tutorial will encourage you to try it out. This is a set it and forget it type of meal. Once you’ve cooked the octopus,… Read More →
Grilled “Chicken of the Sea” with Dried Shrimp Salsa By Andrew Zimmern In Cuba for the last 50 years, serving lobster was illegal in restaurants or home kitchens taking in guests. Locals found a way around the law by calling them chicken of the sea on menus.
Homage to Gulf Seafood Located in the Warehouse District, just down the street from the famed pork-centric Cochon and the adjacent sandwich shop and salumeria Butcher, Pêche Seafood Grill is the newest addition to chef/restaurateur Donald Link’s growing list of praise worthy restaurants in New Orleans. The show piece of this rustic-meets-modern seafood restaurant is the… Read More →
My Best Seafood Recipes Because I’m on the road two-thirds of the year, I love any excuse to plan a romantic evening at home with my wife. The formula for my ideal date night? It’s simple… gorgeous flowers, a homemade meal and a good food movie. So to give you a little inspiration, I’ve compiled my best,… Read More →
Moroccan Seafood Grill By Andrew Zimmern I love grilled scallops. The delicate, mild meat goes well with a hint of smoky flavor, plus it makes for a quick meal. Paired with a Moroccan tomato and red pepper chutney, these grilled scallops are delicious served with a basmati rice pilaf and roasted vegetables.
A Sweet & Savory Dish That’s Perfect for Summer This hot-and-sweet, Asian-inspired recipe pairs an easy, ginger-infused marinade for grilled striped bass with an intense, savory caramel sauce. The caramel is fragrant, flavorful, and has a nice salty punch from the fish sauce. Use it on seafood, chicken or pork.
Don’t be shy. Ask your butcher for venison hearts. Out of venison? Substitute lamb, calf or ox heart if you like. Most meat markets can easily accommodate these special orders. Cooking wild food is not about trying to cover up the unique flavor of game meats and birds, it’s about accentuating them, pairing them, curating them. It’s… Read More →
By Andrew Zimmern A huge welcome to our newest sponsor Flor de Caña Rum and a huge thank you to Kauai Shrimp for the amazing shrimp. Pil Pil Shrimp is one of the most delicious and simplest of seafood dishes!
My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my favorite recipes, from all-American cookout classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect salads and a… Read More →
My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my top July 4th recipes, from all-American cook out classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect… Read More →
The Best Recipes for a Memorial Day Barbecue From lobster rolls and baby back ribs to homemade baked beans and an easy mixed berry crumble, here are a few delicious ways to help you welcome summer this weekend. Lobster Rolls, Two Ways Here are two easy recipes for everyone’s favorite summer sandwich, the lobster… Read More →
How to Shell a Lobster Buying a live lobster, dispatching it, cooking it properly and then extracting all of the meat can be an intimidating process. I totally get it. However, if you love lobster—or are trying to impress someone with a luxurious meal—cooking it at home is easier than you think and far more… Read More →
Martina Located in Linden Hills in the old Upton 43 space—which got stripped of its sterile Scandinavian decor for a more inviting dining room modeled after traditional estancias, or Argentinian ranches—Martina may be new, but its seafood-centric menu has earned its place among the city’s great restaurants. It’s the first solo endeavor of chef Daniel… Read More →
Four Chile Salsa By Andrew Zimmern Using four different types of dried chiles adds a deep complexity to this thick salsa that’s hard to beat. It’s also incredibly versatile—use this chile salsa to braise pork, seafood or chicken, to accompany grilled beef, as a sauce for tamales or enchiladas, or simply as a dip for… Read More →
Pho 79 As the cold weather settles in, all I’m craving is a steaming bowl of pho with rich, flavorful beef broth. Lucky for me, the Twin Cities are a pho-lover’s paradise. And in a town chock-full of great Vietnamese restaurants, it’s difficult to name the best, so I won’t go there. What I can… Read More →
Fried Whole Yellowtail Snapper By Andrew Zimmern In this country, we tend to eat the same fish over and over again, overfishing some species almost to the point of extinction. The easiest way to become a more sustainable seafood eater is to expand your repertoire and consume smaller whole fish. Plus, cooking head on, bone-in… Read More →
Mexican-Inspired Recipes The breadth and depth of Mexico’s culinary traditions are unrivaled. If you are looking for some Mexican-inspired recipes check out this guide with some of my favorite ones! Frozen Margaritas You can easily make these party drinks non-alcoholic, just omit the tequila and Grand Marnier and add a little extra sugar. Get… Read More →
11 Ways to Cook Everyone’s Favorite Crustacean Shrimp are easy to prepare, cook quickly and pair well with many different flavors. From Vietnamese spring rolls and Japanese tempura, to spicy barbecue shrimp and spring paella, the possibilities are endless. Grilled, fried, sautéed, baked and poached, here are my favorite ways to cook the beloved seafood. Shrimp… Read More →
Festive Finger Foods Start the party off right this holiday season with one of these delicious appetizers, from simple and elegant seafood dishes like spicy mussels fra diavolo to throwback recipes from my childhood—salmon aspic is making a comeback, you heard it here first. Whether you’re headed to an office potluck or inviting friends over for a festive… Read More →
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 →
We tasted new food at the Minnesota State Fair – here’s our take. By AndrewZimmern.com Staff Tasked with sampling a slew of new foods at the State Fair, we skipped breakfast and headed out early Thursday morning with empty stomachs and open minds. There were pleasant surprises (maple bacon shaved ice!), a few safe bets (anything with… Read More →
My Top Restaurant Recommendations for Rio Rio de Janeiro has a beat all its own; it’s a city that moves you. From Sugarloaf Mountain to Copacabana Beach, it’s easy to see why Rio is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Cantinho das Concertinas The large CADEG market is filled with hundreds… Read More →
Don’t settle for the jarred stuff. From a smoky pineapple salsa to an all-purpose thick chile sauce, here are five fresh and flavorful salsas to add to your Cinco de Mayo spread. Fresh Tomatillo Salsa This fresh tomatillo salsa has a tangy, herby, citrusy flavor with an extra kick from the jalapenos and poblanos… Read More →
The Twin Cities’ Best Vietnamese Restaurants Home to a vibrant Vietnamese community, the Twin Cities are a pho-lover’s paradise. And in a town chock-full of great Vietnamese restaurants, it’s difficult to name the best. From fantastic noodle soups to Banh mi sandwiches, bao to broken rice platters here are our favorite Vietnamese spots. Quang If… Read More →
Eating at California’s Five Michelin 3 Stars By Bob & Sue With the elevation of Manresa to three stars for 2016, Northern California now has five of the 13 Michelin 3-star restaurants in the United States. We ate at all five in nine days during our recent anniversary celebration in January. These five great chefs… Read More →
Four Chile Salsa By Andrew Zimmern You could use this chile salsa on the table at any meal, to braise pork, seafood or chicken, to accompany grilled beef, as a sauce for tamales, enchiladas… you name it. Using four different types of chiles adds a deep complexity to this thick salsa that’s hard to beat.
The Ultimate Banh Mi By Andrew Zimmern If you made this porchetta last night, then this banh mi sandwich is just one amazing way to use up any leftovers. I love the contrast of textures and flavors here, tangy crisp vegetables and rich pork topped with a nice salty punch from the fish sauce caramel. And if you… Read More →