Chef Dave Pasternack of ESCA, in the heart of Broadway, is an amazing exception to the vast array of tourist dives and old school haunts in that part of Manhattan. t’s one of the best fish and shellfish restaurants in the United States, and that’s all due to the genius of Chef Dave Pasternack. He gives a great tip on cooking seafood at home.

This excerpt is from a longer interview between Pasternack and journalist Scott Haas.