Spicy Shrimp, New Orleans Style

spicy New Orleans shrimp

Spend time in New Orleans and you are bound to hear about a spicy shrimp dish of large, head-on shrimp served in a garlicky, peppery butter sauce referred to as barbecue shrimp. Pascal’s Manale, one of the oldest restaurants in the city originally created this delicious but messy dish. Pascal’s Manale, founded in 1913, is […]

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Buttery Lobster Risotto

Lobster Risotto

Creamy risotto with chunks of buttery lobster is a restaurant quality meal that you can prepare at home. Whether making the risotto for a romantic dinner with your significant other or serving it as a starter at a dinner party, it’s a delicious recipe everyone will love. In Italy, risotto is a first course dish […]

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican shrimp cocktail

Sometimes less is more, especially in the case of simple Mexican shrimp cocktail. The light and refreshing summer appetizer consists of poached shrimp marinated in a lime and spicy tomato juice base along with tomatoes, onions, celery, cilantro and creamy cubes of avocado that create fresh flavors similar to ceviche. I would call this appetizer a […]

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Flounder Oreganata

flounder Oreganata

If you have been hesitant about cooking fish, you can’t go wrong preparing crunchy breadcrumb and herb topped Flounder Oreganata. This Italian American favorite is quick and easy to prepare. Mix up the breadcrumb topping, place on the fish and bake until golden brown…as simple as that. The Oreganata crumb topping is also delicious on other […]

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Deviled Crab, A Favorite Seafood Recipe

deviled crab

This easy to make deviled crab recipe needs to be part of your summer casual dining. Deviled crab, similar to crab cakes, is very popular in beachside towns along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. Recipes are often passed down for generations and while the ingredients may vary from cook to cook, each version is delicious. Meat from […]

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Salmon With Sorrel Sauce

Salmon With Sorrel Sauce is a legendary French dish that pairs a citrusy, creamy sauce with salmon. Sorrel, a tender acidic green herb, has a bright and slightly tart flavor, similar to a lemon or a sour green apple. It cuts both the richness of the sauce and the salmon just the way a white wine like […]

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Vietnamese Style Shrimp Salad

This Vietnamese Style Shrimp Salad takes its inspiration from a Bahn Mi sandwich. While it has all the flavor of this famous street food, what is lacking is the bread or “bahn”.  This colorful, crisp salad topped with spicy shrimp and crunchy peanuts is the perfect remedy for those of us who feel like we […]

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Sea Scallops With Bacon Lardons On Creamy Corn Polenta

A very popular appetizer at parties and restaurants in New England is bacon wrapped sea scallops. While this is a delicious starter, I wanted the same flavors for an evening meal and created Pan Seared Sea Scallops With Bacon Lardons On Creamy Corn Polenta. Each bite of crisp, salty smoked bacon, tender sea scallops, and […]

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Crab And Avocado Salad With Citrus

Crab and Avocado Salad With Citrus is a wonderful dish to serve as a light summer evening meal while sitting outside on your patio with a glass of chilled white wine. If you are entertaining, it makes an impressive first course served any time of the year. The sweet, delicate flavor of lump crab meat pairs […]

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Salmon With Crunchy Peanut Ginger Sauce

This Asian inspired dish of Salmon With Crunchy Peanut Ginger Sauce will delight your taste buds. The salmon is first pan seared to develop a crispy crust. It is then drizzled with a savory, sweet and slightly spicy sauce, topped with crunchy chopped peanuts and finished in the oven. The result is a salmon dish that is […]

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