Indulge in a dish that celebrates the earthy and natural flavor of the mushrooms. Mushroom hunting is a favorite fall activity in many European countries. The best “hunting grounds” are a well kept secret and passed from generation to generation. In the US, a substitute comes to mind: baby Portobello mushrooms, also known as creminis, babybella and chesttnut mushrooms.
An easy to prepare, light and tasty fish soup from Sanibel Island. Firm fleshed fish, like Grouper or Mahi Mahi can be bought at Sanibel’s Farmers Market. Pollock or Cod are equally suitable.
Minestra di Broccoli alla Romana a dish to brighten up the dullest of the winter days. Simple and heartwarming it is prepared in less than 30 minutes. To make it more substantial, place a toast drizzled with olive oil on top of it
The amazing bright color and taste of the carrots sparked up with ginger makes this soup an elegant choice for a dinner party. Serve warm or cold. You decide!
Caldeirada do Mar is a deluxe version of a traditional Portuguese fare for which there is no strict recipe. The addition of Piri-Piri, the hot pepper originally from Mozambique but now widely used in Portugal and Brazil, gives the soup an extra spark. A sprinkle of cilantro on top and you have a winner! A crusty bread is a good accompaniment.