So, our RI-style family chowder is made with lots of chopped clams and clam juice, onion, celery, and potatoes, but no dairy. As my weight-conscious mother often asked rhetorically, “Who needs all that cream?”
Making these primitive, rib-sticking, corny cakes will keep you connected to the ancients and our European forebears. Dodgers/hoe cakes don’t need much of a recipe because they’re an instinct, know it or not. Cooking cornmeal is in your DNA.
Homemade Rhode Island Clam Stuffies are loaded with chopped clams and fantastic with a cold glass of white wine.
Pork with potatoes and clams is a classic Portuguese dish that feels right at home in Rhode Island. This Cheater Chef version includes cooking the pork butt in a slow cooker.
Salt Cod Potato Gratin makes a great appetizer with little crisp toasts.
Monkfish Salad Rolls are a delicious alternative to traditional lobster rolls.