Posts in seafood
Spaghetti with Clams

There's something about seafood that just screams Summer for me. And since we're winding down these last lazy, hazy days, I couldn't think of a better dish to serve up than spaghetti with clams! It's quick and easy, packed with fresh Summer flavors, and great for entertaining!

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Protein Packed Tuna Salad

I may have cheated a little on the title here. This isn't tuna salad slathered in mayo. This tuna salad will actually benefit your body and keep you feeling full for HOURS! And the story of where I found it is the best part of all! (hint, got the idea in an airport!) Check out the video to see how I make tuna salad, Cucina style!

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Tequila Shrimp - Food & Wine, Dinner Special

Check out this great dinner recipe from Food & Wine Magazine’s newest book, “Dinner Special.” Watch the video and get the recipe, then head over to Youtube.com/carascucina and SUBSCRIBE to WIN a free copy of the new book!

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Lobster Rolls from Langosta Lounge

This New England classic goes ALL Jersey as Chef Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park puts her special twist on lobster rolls! Check out her recipe & step by step video! 

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Ceviche

Who doesn't love a summer dish that requires NO heat!? Ceviche is a great way to get in fresh veggies and delicious seafood without ever turning on a grill or burner. This dish is truly the magic of the kitchen as the acid in fresh citrus juices cures the fish to perfection! Try my recipe for dinner tonight!

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Salmon Sliders

These fun and easy salmon sliders make a great appetizer or small plate for a party! Even a great little bite for a picky eater to try some fish! I'll show you how to perfectly broil the salmon and make a delicious aoili to top the sliders with!

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Pasta con Sarde

This traditional St. Joseph's Day dish is full of flavor! A beautiful oil and garlic based sauce gets a kick from sardines. Topped with toasted breadcrumbs to represent the carpenter's "sawdust" and finished with toasted pine nuts! This dish is a must for everyone celebrating the "Joseph's" in their lives!

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Mediterranean Fish in Parchment Paper

I'll show you how to use this simple method to steam fish using beautiful Mediterranean flavors. Tomatoes, capers and olives mix with white wine to create a flavorful broth for the fish. This healthy meal is perfect for the start of Lent - or anytime you want to skip the meat. 

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Frutti di Mare

The Feast of Seven Fishes is almost here! aka Christmas Eve! And for many Italian Americans this is an easy way to get 4-5 fish into dinner! Plus it's a super easy, and healthy holiday feast for anyone! Learn how Cara prepares her tomato sauce, then cook your favorite shellfish in it and serve it over cappellini! Buon Appetito! Buona Natale!

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Restaurant Latour

Learn how to make this seasonal octopus dish from Restaurant Latour in Hamburg NJ. Chef Martyn Krowicka gives step by step instructions for this easy, elegant plate; as well as tips and substitutes so anyone can impress friends and family! Buon Appetito!

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