DAD'S SPAGHETTI WITH CRAB SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 06/01/2020

DAD'S SPAGHETTI WITH CRAB SAUCE

This is another of Dad’s favorite dishes, using the crabs caught right outside of the house. It’s hard to get fresher ingredients! Make this with any pasta, although we traditionally use spaghetti or linguini.

SEAFOOD SALAD (INSALATA DI MARE)
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

SEAFOOD SALAD (INSALATA DI MARE)

This is a perfect dish to serve on Christmas Eve…..it contains 3 of the 7 fishes required in one dish! This recipe was inspired by a Soprano’s family cookbook recipe.

BROILED FISH SKEWERS WITH PROSCIUTTO
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

BROILED FISH SKEWERS WITH PROSCIUTTO

This is an interesting preparation for baccala (cod fillets). The salty prosciutto and fresh herbs really add big flavor to this fish. Broiling the fish helps to make this a quick and easy dish to make for a weeknight meal.

BAKED SALMON WITH MASCARPONE & SPINACH
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

BAKED SALMON WITH MASCARPONE & SPINACH

This salmon dish is my go-to recipe for special occasions. The creaminess of the filling ingredients, combined with the breadcrumbs really matches well with the meatiness of the salmon fillets. This recipe is adapted from a recipe I originally read in a Bon Appetit magazine years ago. If you cannot find mascarpone cheese (Italian cream cheese), just replace with cream cheese.

BAKED SCALLOPS
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

BAKED SCALLOPS

This recipe is also perfect for a Christmas Eve buffet. The topping for the scallops is the same as the ingredients used in the baked shrimp recipe. This makes preparing both dishes at the same time a bit easier. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!

CRABMEAT STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

CRABMEAT STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Crabmeat stuffed mushrooms are a staple on my holiday buffet. The mushrooms can be prepared ahead of time (up to 1 day in advance), and baked the day of the event.

 DAD'S LINGUINI WITH  RED CLAM SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2019

DAD'S LINGUINI WITH RED CLAM SAUCE

We have enjoyed this dish for years, especially since the clams are readily accessible in my parent's backyard....in the bay of North Wildwood. We have all taken our turn "clamming" and have fond memories of returning to the house so Dad can prepare this delicious meal.

LINGUINI WITH WHITE CLAM SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 09/01/2019

LINGUINI WITH WHITE CLAM SAUCE

This is one of my favorite linguini recipes. The flavors of the white wine with the garlic and butter sauce are delicious with the fresh clams.

GRILLED PESTO SHRIMP SKEWERS W/LEMON VINAIGRETTE
Jennifer Nevins on 09/01/2019

GRILLED PESTO SHRIMP SKEWERS W/LEMON VINAIGRETTE

I always think of May as the beginning of the "grilling season". This is a really simple dish to prepare. The pesto coating really kicks up the flavor, and the olive oil and grilled lemon finish this dish beautifully. You will be sure to enjoy.

STUFFED CALAMARI
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2018

STUFFED CALAMARI

I’ve made this dish many times. It’s important to cook the stuffed calamari until tender. This recipe calls for a cheese stuffing, although there are many different stuffing options. Feel free to experiment based upon your preference.

COLD BACCALA SALAD
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2018

COLD BACCALA SALAD

This is the traditional cod salad we enjoyed every Christmas Eve. The baccala is sold dehydrated, and must be soaked for 2-3 days to reconstitute. Mom and Dad would always setup some type of bath in the garage for the baccala. The garage was a cold location in the winter to keep the cod while it soaked, and it was a perfect place to absorb the “scent” of the wet cod. The water must be changed several times a day while it is soaking. I found that some of the stores now sell the baccala reconstituted.. definitely a time-saver!

MUSSELS IN WINE SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2018

MUSSELS IN WINE SAUCE

Jessica and Nicholas love this dish. I always double the recipe, and make sure that I serve plenty of bread for dipping into the lemon, butter sauce. Make sure you provide another bowl for the shells.

SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2018

SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH SAUCE

Shrimp cocktail is on my menu whenever I entertain. I like to serve this in a large decorative glass. I place ice cubes under the shrimp to keep the shrimp chilled.

LEMON HERB SHRIMP PACKET
Jennifer Nevins on 09/04/2018

LEMON HERB SHRIMP PACKET

This is another easy preparation….the shrimp cooks quickly and is flavored by the lemon and fresh herbs.

GRILLED SWORDFISH ROLLS
Jennifer Nevins on 06/05/2018

GRILLED SWORDFISH ROLLS

These grilled swordfish rolls are filled with a buttery cracker and breadcrumb filling, which complements the flavor of the swordfish beautifully.

CRABMEAT STUFFED FLOUNDER
Jennifer Nevins on 05/01/2018

CRABMEAT STUFFED FLOUNDER

I actually made this recipe with the leftover crabmeat stuffing I used with my stuffed mushrooms. You can really stick with ingredients that you enjoy, and cross them over from recipe to recipe. Feel free to omit the bacon, or change ingredients based upon your preference. This is definitely a dish that is served on my Christmas Eve holiday buffet.

FLOUNDER MARECHIARA
Jennifer Nevins on 04/01/2018

FLOUNDER MARECHIARA

This is a very flavorful preparation for flounder. The dish looks beautiful and tastes even better.

SICILIAN SWORDFISH
Jennifer Nevins on 12/01/2017

SICILIAN SWORDFISH

The combined flavors of lemon juice, capers and kalamata olives are traditional Sicilian ingredients, and really accentuate the meaty texture of the swordfish steaks. You will love this recipe!

CLAMS WITH WHITE WINE SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 08/04/2017

CLAMS WITH WHITE WINE SAUCE

This is a delicious and quick summer appetizer, using fresh clams from your market. Pair with bread to mop up the wonderful flavors!

BAKED SEA SCALLOPS WITH BUTTER BASIL SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 07/05/2017

BAKED SEA SCALLOPS WITH BUTTER BASIL SAUCE

If you like scallops, you will love this dish. The fresh herbs really complement the flavor of the sea scallops…and this is incredibly quick and easy to make.

PAN SEARED SALMON
Jennifer Nevins on 07/05/2017

PAN SEARED SALMON

This was a recipe that was prepared at the Washington Inn in Cape May, NJ. The combination of black pepper, capers and crushed tomatoes really highlights the meatiness of the salmon fillets.

PAN SEARED SHRIMP WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE
Jennifer Nevins on 07/01/2017

PAN SEARED SHRIMP WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

This is another recipe for a quick, delicious weeknight meal. The lemon butter sauce really enhances the flavor of the shrimp. I like to serve this with slices of thick, crusty bread for dipping in the lemon butter sauce.