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3 Seafood Dishes for Your Valentine


This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday, the Christian holiday marking the beginning of Lent. Couples who typically opt for filet mignon might be seeking some lighter fare this Valentine’s Day and for many, this means seafood. Joe Gurrera, owner and original fishmonger at Citarella, says many people tell him they are afraid to shop for and cook seafood but he assures us it’s easier than it looks. He shares a few of his favorite and most romantic seafood meals from his book Joe Knows Fish. His debut cookbook shares lots of tips and tricks for not only preparing seafood dishes but also how to buy and prepare your selection. With simple preparation and gorgeous presentation, these select dishes will have seafood loving Valentines swooning.

  • Spaghetti Vongole 

    Spaghetti Vongole 

    This dish is “a real crowd pleaser and a favorite” when Joe Gurrera, owner and original fishmonger for Citarella is at home with his family. If you are double dating this Valentine’s Day or dining with the family, this could be the ideal choice, but it easily converts to dinner for two for a romantic…

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  • Salmon Crudo

    Salmon Crudo

    Sometimes, just the presence of an appetizer makes a meal feel special. “Cucumber and salmon are a natural pairing because the crisp texture of the cuke complements the rich, fatty fish,” says Joe Gurrera, owner and original fishmonger at Citarella, with locations in NYC and Greenwich, CT. This recipe comes from his book, Joe Knows…

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  • Gambero Rosso Carpaccio

    Gambero Rosso Carpaccio

    This simple and elegant dish comes together in just a few easy steps, says Joe Gurrera, owner and original fishmonger at Citarella Gourmet of this red prawn dish from his book Joe Knows Fish. Set in a bed of microgreens it packs a health punch with pre-vitamin A and antioxidants, but health benefits aside, it…

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