Add flavor to fish with locally grown produce

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From the September 2019 issue


When Clay Nelson was growing up in coastal Sussex County, fresh produce was abundant at this time of year. Just about everyone he knew had a garden. The Cape Henlopen High School graduate summered with his paternal grandparents in Oxford, Md., and he and his brother helped their grandmother in the kitchen, where she made a ratatouille with vegetables from her garden to serve with locally caught fish.

Today, Nelson takes a refined approach to the recipe at Eden, where he is the executive chef. “It’s a nice, light dish,” he says. “It sells well, and we serve it with halibut, a really popular fish — but any fish will work.”