When chef Jimmy Bradley opened the Red Cat in NYC in 1999, he wanted to combine an Italian-American sensibility with his own New England upbringing. The Red Cat Cookbook highlights the inventive, uncomplicated and always memorable recipes from Bradley's restaurant. These light, crisp fritters include bits of chopped scallops in a batter made with clam broth and pilsner—the perfect expression of Bradley's New England tastes. More Scallop Recipes
Bradley makes these fritters with a pilsner batter, and they taste terrific when paired with a pilsner as well. Two good ones to search out: fresh, lightly bitter Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pilsner and Victory Brewing Company's hoppy Prima Pils.