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Alex’s Dogfish Sandwich

"I'm going to be needing more dogfish around here," says Alex. "It's amazing in fish sandwiches." 

I've learned to believe my brother when he starts talking about a fish he likes. But it hasn't been easy to get my hands on much dogfish. Until now.

Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) is a species that annoys local fishermen because it's aggressively predatory––it is, after all, a member of the shark

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Salmon for Between the Seasons

April is a between-the-seasons time of year on Cape Cod––the perfect time to eat salmon, if you ask me.

For one thing, local winter treats like local bay scallops and Maine's tiny-but-flavorful shrimp are no longer around. Meantime, a lot of the fish that migrate through our waters in the warmer months haven't arrived yet.

Another good reason to eat salmon right now is that Alex has found a new source of

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Won’t You Be Mine?

So, you find yourself wondering what would make the perfect gift for your Valentine. Have you tried fish? I have, and not to brag, but things have worked out well.

Oysters are nice. I'm all for them as an appetizer. Chocolates are good, too, for dessert. And there's my point: neither one is the main course. There comes a time in every relationship when you need to prove you can handle that.

Traci and I met

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My Holiday Hangover Cure: Flounder

Let Alex call me girly, but with the holidays behind us, what I'm liking for dinner is this: a piece of very gently pan-fried flounder, lean and simple, plain––not breaded, not sauced. Flounder as hangover cure.

It's not so much about booze, my holiday hangover. It's about all that heavy winter food: roast beast and gravies and purees. My favorite flounder dinner is the opposite of all that.

I sprinkle the fillets very lightly

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Skewering Season

Most days when I walk into the kitchen at the Shack Jenn is already in there, cooking for our summer party customers.

Out here on Cape Cod June and September are big months for weddings, but midsummer is really the sweetest part of the party season. Now's when people call on Jenn and her catering crew for more easygoing get-togethers: backyard barbecues, sunset cocktail parties on the deck, family reunion clambakes, and fundraisers for favorite

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