Poke Nachos

A fusion of the fresh, bright and zesty flavors of Japanese and Mexican cuisine This is SUPER easy, and SUPER good. Wash it down with a couple of Mexican or Japanese light, crisp, dry lagers spiked with a little lime juice, and you've got dinner. The only thing a little tricky about this recipe is … Continue reading Poke Nachos

Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Infused with the sweet, smoky aura of cedarwood, this salmon and asparagus preparation makes for a killer presentation, and is easy to put together! Ingredients 4 fresh salmon portions, approximately 4-6 ounces each 1 lb asparagus, divided into 4 portions (see note*) 1 lemon sliced into 8 thin rounds 1/4 cup mayo 1 teaspoon Aleppo … Continue reading Cedar Wrapped Salmon & Asparagus

Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

This dish is a celebration of the very best flavors of deep summer. Make it soon - grilling season is almost at an end, and the ingredients which imbue a bright, earthy flavor to each bite are in prime season Ingredients (Recipe Serves 4): For the Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing 4 Anchovy Fillets, packed in … Continue reading Grilled Chicken Thighs; Summer Salad; Jalapeño Green Goddess Dressing

Flatbread Pizza

Depending on how many different types of pizza you want to make, this can either be a relatively quick endeavor or part of an afternoon. I like to make several types of pizza, baking them one or two at a time during a football game or Sunday afternoon get together. Make a pizza, eat a … Continue reading Flatbread Pizza

Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

These wings are a riff on classic buffalo wings - perfect for game day, or any day for that matter! Ingredients For the Wings 2 lbs fresh chicken wings2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt For the Sauce 4 tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane or pressed1 cup Sriracha hot sauce2 tablespoons honey1 … Continue reading Grilled Sriracha Hot Wings with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

This grilled shrimp is summer on a plate. Ingredients For the Shrimp 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp (21/25 CT), deveined but with the shells on (shells on is important) Old Bay Seasoning (or any Cajun seasoning of choice), approximately 2 teaspoons 2 limes, halved, for serving (for bonus points, grill them on the hot grill … Continue reading Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Saffron Aoli and Old Bay

Corned Beef and Cabbage

I vaguely remember my mom attempting to make this St. Patrick's Day classic one time during my childhood.  As I remember, it involved braising the corned beef by itself in beef broth in the slow cooker, all while every burner on the stove was taken up cooking each ingredient - carrots, potatoes, cabbage, onions - … Continue reading Corned Beef and Cabbage

Your 2020 Fall Cooking Bucket List Has Arrived: Recipes to Warm Your Heart and Soul

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here's to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food. Herb Crusted Roast Pork Loin with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy This method for roasting a pork loin is the best I’ve found so far. It yields a juicy, tender roast accented by savory garlic and herbs. Served with … Continue reading Your 2020 Fall Cooking Bucket List Has Arrived: Recipes to Warm Your Heart and Soul

Medianoche Sandwiches

The perfect "midnight" snack, it's easy to see how this sandwich became a staple of the Havana late night scene - after an evening of drinking, dancing and music, this is guaranteed to hit the spot. Also, they're pretty darn good just for dinner. Note: This is more or less the recipe from the movie … Continue reading Medianoche Sandwiches