Come Early, Stay Late/Mike Pawlenty
Brian Malarkey, Searsucker
"I grew up in Oregon on a ranch, but would often visit my grandmother who lived on the coast. That’s where my earliest memories and love of seafood come from. Living in San Diego, I’ve been able to pass that on to my three kids. Our favorite day of the week is Sunday -- we call them Seafood Sundays. I get up early, grab the kiddos, and we take our family golf cart (I mean, why wouldn’t we own a golf cart for getting around our neighborhood?) to the local seafood market to pick out whatever looks good. Then we head over to the farmer’s market for produce and set off for home, where we cook together. My little botanist Hunter grabs the fresh herbs from our backyard garden. The trick is to keep Sundays simple, cooking as much as we can in one pan. It’s usually butter, garlic, and whatever shellfish we’ve picked out. On days when we want a little more, we add in pasta which is always comforting. Nothing more comforting than freshly-made, Seafood Sunday clam pasta."
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