Scallops in brown butter sauce

Do you say sCAL-lop or sCALL-op? Turns out there is no debate. Years ago, when I was the best man at a wedding in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a life-long scallop fisherman – and the father of the bride – set the record straight for me and threatened bodily harm if I ever said scallop wrong […]


Boil fish

“No, no, no” the waitress said forcibly removing the fork from L’s tightening grip. “We don’t do it like that.” We are sitting at Sip Sip, the dune-top lunch spot on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, and, up till now, everything has been perfect. The view from the terrace is right off a postcard, the […]

Fish stock

When I’m making fish stock my kitchen looks  a little bit like a mashup of The Little Mermaid and The Sopranos. Having to deal with fish heads aside (they’re great to have on the counter if you want to be alone in the kitchen), this is one of the simplest stocks to make because it […]