Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Multi-purpose muhammara I made muhammara for the first time (I think) last week. It’s a combo of roasted red bell peppers (open a jar, easy, or roast them yourself—more on that later), walnuts, whole wheat bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses (a magic ingredient that deserves a spot in your cupboard), cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and …

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Menu ideas and recipes for Brussels sprouts, oysters, linguiça, bluefish, tilefish and dogfish… Oyster and linguiça bake The kitchen highlight of the week was Louisiana oyster and linguiça bake, an Emeril Lagasse recipe. The recipe doesn’t call for linguiça—a garlic paprika Portuguese sausage—but that’s what I always use. I know Emeril would approve because he’s …

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These days, I’m thankful for our chest freezer and my seafood store. Locals Seafood is still open for business at the Raleigh State Farmers Market. I’d think the market and nearby shops would be considered essential since they’re sources of produce and protein—and protein is rather scarce in the supermarkets. The shelves in my local …

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