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The Maryland Natural Resource - Winter 2017

Cover photo of Cover photo by Dr. J. Scott Altenbach

The latest edition of the Maryland Natural Resource features a special then-and-now look at our first issue 20 years ago, photo contest winners, historic sites, state fishing records and more. Click here to read the magazine in its entirety.

Winter 2017 Features


Photo by Tom O’Connor

“Thank goodness for the first snow. It is a reminder—no matter how old you become and how much you see, things can still be new if you are willing to believe they still matter.” – Candace Bushnell

Coconut Curry Soup

Submitted by Tammy Davis

Roasted Rockfish with Bacon-Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce


1 tsp. canola oil
4 stalks lemongrass
2 medium shallots
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. chopped ginger
2 tsp. prepared red curry paste
3 tsp. Asian fish sauce (or soy sauce)
6 limes, reserve zest of 3
4 cups chicken broth
2 13.5 oz cans coconut milk
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 dozen medium oysters
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
12 oz. sliced mushrooms
4 green onions, chopped
Chopped basil
Red chilies


Finley chop lemongrass, using only the tender white inner portion of each stalk. Chop shallots and finely mince garlic and ginger, and sauté in the oil with red curry paste. Add chicken broth, reserved oyster liquor, fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and coconut milk, and bring to a simmer.

While the broth is cooking, marinate drained oysters in soy sauce and sesame oil. Slice mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. After 10 minutes, add mushrooms to broth. Cook 3-5 minutes; they should remain firm. Add oysters and marinade, and cook until oyster edges begin to curl.

Serve immediately with chopped green onion, basil, lime zest and chilies as garnish.

To submit a recipe for consideration, email

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