Community Picks -- Shellfish

October 11, 2012

Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester's comments by clicking through to the Community Picks recipes — the comments are at the top. And even if the recipe you tested wasn't chosen as a CP, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Community Picks (Tested and photographed by us!)

Crab Mac

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Mussels in a Yellow Tomato Lemongrass Broth

Fried Scallop Sandwich

White Clam Pizza

Community Picks (Tested by you!)

Kaffir Lime Scallops with Browned Butter
Shrimp Po' Boys with Spicy Homemade Tartar Sauce
Crab Cakes with Fennel, Scallions and Green Apple
Spicy Shrimp in Thai Fusion Broth
Roasted Cantaloupe and Shrimp Bisque
Fideua Visca Barça

Photos by James Ransom

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Vivian Henoch
    Vivian Henoch
  • Kenzi Wilbur
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  • fiveandspice
  • AntoniaJames
  • hardlikearmour
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Vivian H. October 12, 2012
Wow. That crab mac looks fab. With my thanks to tester, MiniPanda, stylist Kristy Mucci and photographer, James Ransom. By far, you've improved my efforts in the kitchen. Congrats to all.
minipanda October 13, 2012
Congrats, Vivian and the other CPs!
Kenzi W. October 12, 2012
Thanks for the kind words! All of that credit is due to our lovely photographer James Ransom, (and his trusty stylist, Kristy Mucci).
fiveandspice October 12, 2012
Congrats to all! I agree with AJ, gorgeous as always.
AntoniaJames October 11, 2012
Great photos, as usual. And your oregano leaves on that pizza are huge! The leaves I picked from my herb garden to make it were so much smaller. And I really like the dark brown parchment under the pizza. So evocative, I can just about smell that pizza. Congrats, all!! ;o)
mrslarkin October 12, 2012
Congrats to all of the CP's! AJ, thank you so much for such a lovely review. I thought the same thing about the pizza photo; my oregano leaves are tiny in comparison! Making it again tonight for pizza night. Yay!
hardlikearmour October 11, 2012
Thanks to LucyS for such a lovely review of my soup. I love the immersion blender idea, and need to get one that can tolerate heat!
LucyS October 11, 2012
It was such a pleasure to make! And delicious - I am so impressed with your sense of flavors. Congrats on your community pick! Well deserved.
Kitchen B. October 11, 2012
Congrats on all the CPs. They look gorgeous, and the photos really 'pop'!