Seafood Stew with Parsley Aïoli

An elegant Ragoût de Fruits de Mer using different cuts of fish and shellfish. It is served with parsley Aioli, a nice variation of the traditional Sauce Rouille normally used for fish stews in the Provence.

Squids (Calamares) with Chorizos

Squid is a favorite of the Mediterranean cuisine. Sautéed very quickly, it is tender and delicate. The addition of spicy Spanish Chorizos transforms a simple dish into a mouthful of flavors.

Sardine Fillets in Lemon Sauce

It’s no surprise that the Aegean Islands have the most fish recipes in the Greeks cuisine. Sardela me Saltsa Lemoniou is a dish of the Cyclades and is often served as part of a Mezze.

Squids Provençal

Encornets à la Provençale, a very popular dish of the South of France. It is quite easy to prepare. Small squids, readily available frozen, are more tender. Serve the dish with a crusty white bread or rice pilaf.

Marinated Sardines

Sardinas en Escabeche, a very popular recipe from Spain, which is often used for tapas or as an appetizer.

Sanibel Fish Soup

An easy to prepare, light and tasty fish soup from Sanibel Island. Firm-fleshed fish, like Grouper or Mahi Mahi are optimal, but Pollock or Cod are also suitable.

Green Bean and Shrimp Salad

Mediterranean flavors come to life in this colorful salad. A great dish for entertaining. It can be made in advance and is even more delicious the next day.

Squid and Arugula Risotto

One of my favorite risotto dishes is Risotto ai Calamari e Rucola from the Liguria region in Italy. Easy to make, downright delicious. Cooking the squid separately will avoid it to become tough and chewy.