Summer time is over. Time to hit the beach for the last time When you do, don't forget to take advantage of the fantastic array of stunningly fresh seafood at the coastal towns. Once summer is over, it's back to the grocery freezer or sly fisgmonger for your seafood fix. The perfect recipe and cooking technique to bring out the best of the ocean harvest courtesy of your friendly fisherman. The perfect way to cook seafood is by simmering, one of the gentler cooking methods. It's perfect for slowly cooking your protein while melding the flavors of the ocean and the aromatics. Simmering can be anywhere between 180F to 200F. Those temperature are just below the boiling point of 212F. The food items suitable for this method range from tough cuts, such as brisket, to delicate items such as seafood. Whatever you plan to simmer, make sure that it is fully submerged in the liquid to ensure even cooking. Your simmering liquid can be water, stock, wine or any liquid. Simmering can either be a long, low and slow method or short and low heat method depending on what you are cooking. The Ocean Fiesta, is a burst of vibrant flavors and textures all harmoniously melded into one simple satisfying soup. Enjoy!