Category Archives: Shellfish

Shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, oyster etc

Garnalenkroketten (Dutch Shrimp Croquettes)

The croquette is a very typical dutch snack, we eat about 18 croquettes per person per year. Although those are mainly beef croquettes, this version with shrimps is more popular in Belgium. The principle is very simple: you make a … Continue reading

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Steamed Oysters with black beans

I used to think you should only eat oysters plain and raw. Maybe with a pinch of chopped shallot and a few drops of red rice vinegar, but nothing more. This however, was before I knew about the Chinese way … Continue reading

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Kimchi Consommé

If you’re an oyster purist and only ever want to eat them naked, then please go away. If you’re less rigid and also enjoy them with a splash of red wine vinegar and some chopped shallots, this might be something … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

I agree with Paul Bocuse that many heirloom vegetables should stay forgotten. But only the ones that ran out of fashion because of their taste, like turnips. Yuk! On the other hand, there are also vegetables that just became unpopular … Continue reading

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Steamed Scallops with Light Soy-dressing

Simple yet perfect way to prepare scallops. I love the way the salty, sweet, sour soy-dressing cuts through the fatty scallops. Match made in heaven. The first time I made this it was because  I was scared the fish I … Continue reading

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Oyster Omelette

And again something from my memories of Beijing. When my parents visited me there and my Hong Kong Chinese boss treated us for a nice meal in some posh restaurant, one of the dishes was oyster omelette. My mother and … Continue reading

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Steamed Egg Custard with Clams

I just love the soft, pudding-like structure and the delicate taste of this savoury egg custard. I have some nice memories of this dish, made with some kind of chinese clams. Nothing fancy, nothing pretentious, just being eggs and clams. But I do … Continue reading

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