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Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder is a thick and flavorful tomato-based chowder loaded with chopped clams, potatoes, green bell peppers and other vegetables. Where we live in the Boston area, if you order a cup of chowder (aka ‘chowdah’) off a menu, it will always be the classic, creamy New England-style clam chowder.  It’s actually not very […]

Chamorro Shrimp Patties

These delicious Chamorro Shrimp Patties are soft, fried fritters loaded with shrimp and vegetables, and served with a fantastic peppery vinegar sauce. You’re going to love this dish! Inspiration for today’s Chamorro Shrimp Patties came to us by watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network. Guy Fieri was visiting a […]

Easy Glazed Salmon

Just five ingredients and a few minutes to make this super flavorful Easy Glazed Salmon! A terrific dinner doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen, or a long list of ingredients to buy at the grocery store…and our delicious and Easy Glazed Salmon is a perfect example! Watch how easy this meal is to […]

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Linguine with White Clam Sauce is simple, fresh and delicious! Linguine with White Clam Sauce is a quintessential Southern Italian dish that is absolutely delicious! Your dinner guests will think that they are eating at a restaurant in Naples or Rome – but it will be our little secret that this classic recipe is super […]

New England Fish Fry

This New England Fish Fry is so good, it rivals some of the best seafood restaurants on Cape Cod! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Jack and I live just north of Cape Cod, Massachusetts – and over the years, we’ve eaten at many of the local seafood restaurants and clam shacks in the area. Most of […]

Scallops Alla Veneziana with Parmesan Toasts

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Living in coastal New England, Jack and I know that we are so fortunate to have easy access to fresh, local seafood with a great fish market not too far from our home. After seeing some sea scallops on sale recently, we decided to make today’s Scallops alla Veneziana with Parmesan […]

Spicy Grilled Peel and Eat Shrimp

Go ahead – grab a bunch of napkins – you’re going to want to dig right into this fantastic grilled shrimp recipe! These Spicy Grilled Peel and Eat Shrimp will have your taste buds singing! These Spicy Grilled Peel and Eat Shrimp have a distinctive Portuguese flavor thanks to crushed Pimenta Moida – a spicy, […]

Margarita Shrimp with Rice

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, I’m guessing you might be planning to have some delicious margaritas on the menu too? So – while you’ve got a pitcher of margaritas already mixed up and ready to drink – why not also make our Margarita Shrimp with Rice as part of your party […]

Polish-Style Steamed PEI Mussels

This Polish-Style Steamed PEI Mussels recipe post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of the Mussels Industry Council of Prince Edward Island. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Be sure to VOTE for YOUR favorite PEI mussels recipe – when […]

Blackened Tilapia Soft Tacos

These Blackened Tilapia Soft Tacos are a simple, delicious, and affordable weeknight meal – as well as a great addition to any taco night buffet. Last month, we hosted a potluck taco night at our house where we prepared a variety of taco fillings including our pulled chicken, pork carnitas, and more.  But the star […]


This Cioppino recipe is sponsored by Hunt’s tomatoes. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the unexpected side benefits of writing a food blog is that I’ve become a bit of a food history buff! In addition to the enjoyment that Jack and I get sharing delicious recipes with all of you wonderful readers (like […]

Sautéed Salmon with Rice and Tomatoes

My husband Jack first made this recipe for Sautéed Salmon with Rice and Tomatoes over the summer when we had so many (too many!!) ripe tomatoes from our backyard garden.  But this easy and delicious meal is great any time of the year made with fresh, supermarket tomatoes. Generous chunks of sautéed salmon are mixed […]

Baked Haddock with Cashew Cracker Crust

If you saw this recipe earlier in the week, then you might have noticed our delicious Baked Haddock with Cashew Cracker Crust served alongside it! My husband Jack came up with this wonderful recipe for Baked Haddock with Cashew Cracker Crust last week. I was traveling for a few days, so Jack was looking for […]

Matunuck Oyster Bar Stew

First things first, I must start off today’s post with a huge thank you to Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar, and his talented executive chef, Jeff Cruff, for being kind enough to share the recipe for this amazing Matunuck Oyster Bar Stew so we could share it here on A Family Feast! This […]

Whole30 Salmon Cakes with Tartar Sauce

My husband Jack and I are still following the Whole30 program as much as possible.  Actually – I have to give Jack even more kudos here… He is much more diligent about following the program than I, and he has lost over twenty pounds following the program – and it really shows! (I won’t complain […]

Hash Brown Crusted Salmon

Like this recipe we shared earlier in the week, credit (or blame – depending on how you want to look at it! 😉 ) for today’s Hash Brown Crusted Salmon recipe goes to another cooking show that my husband Jack and I were recently watching. On the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy […]

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

We developed this Baked Stuffed Shrimp recipe as part of an ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine. Rather than taking your special sweetheart to an over-priced and crowded restaurant this Valentine’s Day – how about impressing him or her with a romantic dinner at home?! Our restaurant-quality Baked Stuffed Shrimp is very […]

Coconut Shrimp

Last month, after our daughter’s dance recital, we invited our family out to dinner with us. My father-in-law (a.k.a. Grampa) ordered Coconut Shrimp which surprised my husband Jack – because he didn’t think that his dad liked that sort of dish! When Jack commented on the order – Grampa told him that Coconut Shrimp was […]

Salmon Hash with Poached Eggs

We created this Salmon Hash with Poached Eggs as part of a sponsored post for Morey’s Seafood International. All opinions are 100% mine.  In my opinion, a perfect weekend always includes a delicious brunch! I love a good mix of breakfast and lunch foods served together (with a big pot of coffee of course)! And […]

Mediterranean Haddock

Today’s Mediterranean Haddock is so delicious – I’ve asked my husband Jack to make it for dinner again very soon! It’s a simple fish recipe – with incredible flavor – and ever since Jack made this Mediterranean Haddock to share here on A Family Feast, I’ve been craving it! It starts with filets of haddock […]

Italian Fish Stew

Here in New England, many people think of New England Clam Chowder as the quintessential summertime soup. But just as often – particularly at restaurants located in communities where the fishing industry has been predominant for generations – you’ll also find an Italian Fish Stew on the menu. Our Italian Fish Stew is a classic […]

Pineapple Mango Mahi Mahi and Vegetables Over Rice

We created this Pineapple Mango Mahi Mahi and Vegetables Over Rice as part of a sponsored post for Morey’s Seafood International. All opinions are 100% mine. Living along coastal New England, our family is very lucky to have easy access to fresh, local fish and seafood from our local markets. But sometimes, we like to […]

Creamed Salmon and Peas Over Linguini

My husband Jack first made this Creamed Salmon and Peas Over Linguini for me many years back when we first started dating. It was one of many delicious dishes that Jack cooked for me back then in his attempt to impress me and let’s just say – it totally worked! 😉 Jack gives all the […]

Bacon-Wrapped Gulf Shrimp with Blue Cheese Butter and Port Reduction

Today we’re sharing an incredible recipe with you – Bacon-Wrapped Gulf Shrimp with Blue Cheese Butter and Port Reduction. This recipe is an explosion of flavors in your mouth – tender shrimp wrapped in salty bacon, topped with a tangy blue cheese butter and finished with a sweet, rich port reduction.  And, it’s a recipe […]

Tuna Meatball Sub

Baked Cod with Boursin

There’s the saying that “…we eat first with our eyes…” so as food bloggers, my husband Jack and I work very hard on the food photography here on A Family Feast. We like to show our recipes in the most appetizing, but realistic ‘in-the-moment’ and ‘about-to-be-served-to-your-family’ way as possible, so that you – our wonderful […]

Smoked Fish Chowder

This Smoked Fish Chowder was created as part of a sponsored post for Morey’s Fine Fish and Seafood. All opinions are 100% mine. After a very mild Fall here in New England – with above-average temps well into December – I think the cold weather is finally here to stay! But we’ve got the perfect […]

Shrimp Scampi

Get ready for the BEST Shrimp Scampi you’ve ever tasted my friends! There’s a secret ingredient added to this recipe that adds so such incredible flavor – you’ll want to lick your plate clean! Many years ago, when my husband Jack and I traveled to Tuscany for our honeymoon, we struck up a friendship with […]

Nautical Mary

Over Labor Day weekend – after making our family’s recipe for homemade tomato juice – we got together with some neighborhood friends for a barbecue and kid’s sleepover. Jack decided to make a cocktail – this Nautical Mary – using our fresh homemade tomato juice, clam juice and vodka along with some other ingredients for […]

Littlenecks in Fennel Broth

This is the story about a man and a car. And…it’s a love story. A few weeks ago, my husband Jack and I were invited by Chevy as part of their Drive the District program to participate in a driving and dining tour of Cape Cod. It was a fun day where we, and some […]

Sea Scallops with Cipollini Onions and Pasta

My husband Jack and I have a long-running, good-natured argument about the correct way to say the word scallops! According to Jack, the “a” in scallops should be pronounced like in the word “ball” while I grew up saying the “a” like in the name “Hal.” We’re both correct (at least according to Wikipedia) – […]

Ceviche Salmon and Peas on Triscuit Crackers

We created our Ceviche Salmon and Peas on Triscuit crackers as part of a #TriscuitSnackoff sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are 100% my own. Salmon and peas have been a classic, summertime flavor-pairing in New England for centuries!  Years ago, fresh garden peas were always harvested right around the same time as the annual […]

Perfect Pan-Seared Scallops (with a Simple Pan Sauce)

Today we’re showing you how to prepare Perfect Pan-Seared Scallops – served with a simple, flavorful pan sauce!  Scallops are one of our favorite types of seafood to eat, but they can be a little tricky to cook! You’ll first want to start with the freshest possible sea scallops you can find (sea scallops are […]

Lemon-Glazed Swordfish Skewers Over Rice

Today’s delicious recipe for Lemon-Glazed Swordfish Skewers Over Rice is an adaptation of one of the recipes that we prepared a few weeks ago when we attended a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School! Last week, we shared some details of our food tour of Atlantic City, and as part of that trip, my […]

Cheesy Baked Stuffed Cod

Years ago, my husband Jack worked for a small family-owned grocery chain as one of the chef managers of their in-store cafés.  He was given free rein in the kitchen to create some original dishes and came up with this recipe for Cheesy Baked Stuffed Cod. This meal instantly became one of the café’s top-selling items, selling […]

Salmon and Parsnip Chowder

Mother Nature has been giving us quite the ride this week with weather here in New England!  We had gorgeous springtime weather this past weekend with temps in the 70’s!  (It was so awesome to finally be outside without needing a jacket!) Then we had wind and torrential rain earlier this week – and yesterday […]

Linguini with Clam Sauce – Basque-Style

My husband Jack has been experimenting quite a bit in the kitchen lately! (That is GREAT news for me AND you – our wonderful readers!) Developing new recipes is his favorite creative outlet – and he gets so excited when his culinary experiments turn into a fantastic new dish! Today’s recipe for Linguini with Clam […]

Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Savory Root Vegetable Rice Pilaf

This post is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet as part of their Go 4 Gourmet recipe challenge. We’re back today with another delicious entry in the Go 4 Gourmet recipe challenge – our Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Savory Root Vegetable Rice Pilaf! The Go 4 Gourmet recipe challenge is sponsored by McCormick Gourmet, a delicious line […]

Tartar Sauce

Did you see our fish & chips recipe yesterday?  Well – we couldn’t share that recipe with you unless we also shared our delicious and easy homemade Tartar Sauce recipe to go along with it! A delicious homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make – and the best thing is, you probably have most […]

English-Style Fish and Chips

Living in coastal New England, we are very fortunate to have access to fresh fish such as cod and haddock all year round!  And – one of my all-time favorites is this fantastic recipe for English-Style Fish and Chips! My husband Jack served a LOT of fish to his customers during his food service career, […]

Fish Tacos

For months now, my husband Jack and I have been saying to each other, “We need to share our Fish Taco recipe…” here on A Family Feast! And I’ll share a little secret…I had ulterior motives for wanting to feature this recipe on our blog today. I just really wanted fish tacos for dinner – […]

Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Olive Relish

This Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Olive Relish is one of those recipes that really delivers on so many levels! It’s simple and quick to make – perfect for a busy weeknight family dinner! It’s made with healthy, fresh ingredients – perfect if you are watching what you eat! It’s gorgeous to look at – impressive enough […]

Baked Tilapia with Quinoa and Garlicky Green Beans

I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.  Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are 100% my own. Today we’re sharing a terrific recipe with you for Baked Tilapia with Quinoa and […]

Crab Imperial with Crostini

Holiday gatherings with family and friends call for a special menu and our recipe for Crab Imperial with Crostini is a delicious dish that is sure to impress your guests! Crab Imperial is a classic American recipe first served at a Baltimore-area restaurant called Thompson’s Sea Girt House in the late 19th century, and the […]

Hot Crab Dip with Crostini

Today’s recipe for Hot Crab Drip with Crostini is another really delicious appetizer we made using fresh, locally-caught Atlantic blue crabs we were so fortunate to enjoy last month, after my husband Jack went crabbing with our friend and neighbor, Chris. Once crabs are out of the water, they won’t survive for long, so in […]

Crab Rangoon

Like other parts of the eastern coastal United States, catching and eating Atlantic Blue Crabs is a fun (and delicious!) warm weather tradition.  In Massachusetts, where we live, no special permits are required for recreational crabbing – and if you’re in the right place at the right time, the only equipment you’ll need to catch […]

New England Lobster Roll

Eating lobster is usually a luxury for us – reserved for special occasions or a special and delicious treat!  But thanks to a glut of Maine lobsters this summer – prices at the market for lobster here in New England are at record lows, so we’ve been eating (and thoroughly enjoying) this delicious seafood quite […]

Poached Cod with Tarragon and Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes…and more tomatoes…we’ve still got tons of ripe tomatoes in our garden right now, so we’re eating and cooking with them as fast as we can!  But I’m not complaining at all – garden tomatoes are the best! This recipe for Poached Cod with Tarragon and Cherry Tomatoes is one of our latest, favorite recipes […]

Scallop Ceviche

Today’s recipe for Scallop Ceviche (also spelled Seviche or Cebiche) is one of my husband Jack’s longtime favorite dishes! Jack first had ceviche many years ago while visiting Mexico where he was served from a food cart right on the beach at the resort where he was vacationing. That version was wrapped in a tortilla […]

Seafood Salad

A few weekends ago, one of our neighbors had a barbeque at their house and – never wanting to arrive at a party empty-handed – Jack and I offered to bring a salad for the meal.  We brought this delicious Seafood Salad – and it was one of the first dishes to get eaten! This […]

Italian Fish Chowder

Years ago, my husband Jack lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts – a coastal city located north of Boston and famous for its thriving fishing industry, as well as a popular summer destination for tourists.  During that time, Jack often ate at a restaurant called Halibut Point Restaurant & Bar, named after its proximity to Halibut Point State […]

Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini

With Father’s Day coming up soon, I’ve been planning to treat my husband Jack to a really special meal, and this Lobster Sambuca Over Fettuccini fits the bill! Jack is such a great father and husband. He’s a very hard worker – at his full-time job, around the house, and on this blog – and […]

Smoked Bluefish Pâté

I first had this Smoked Bluefish Pâté at a party I attended during graduate school.  One bite into this amazing appetizer – I immediately asked the host for the recipe! This recipe was tucked away in my recipe box, pretty much forgotten, until a few years ago when I made this smoked bluefish pâté for […]

Cod Fish Cakes

Living along the coast of Massachusetts, we are fortunate that we have access to affordable fresh fish, so we eat seafood often.  In particular, we eat a lot of cod – it’s a versatile fish with a mild flavor and firm but flaky white flesh – and it’s perfect for recipes like our Cod Fish […]