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 teaspoons2 limes, halved, for serving (for bonus points, grill them on the hot grill along with … 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

Authentic Pesto Genovese

This is it. The real thing. Made according to the very specific instructions of the Genoese Pesto Societies. Introduction Note: I normally try to avoid lengthy introductions on recipe blogs so I always try to keep my comments short and to the point; however, this one is worth the read. Still, you can skip ahead … Continue reading Authentic Pesto Genovese

Rustic White Bread

Unlike the Basic Artisan Bread which is a no-knead version that takes 24 hours to rise, this version takes about 4 hours start to finish. Ingredients: 1. 16oz All-Purpose flour (about 3 cups), plus perhaps another 1/2 cup for work surface kneading 2. 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 3. 3/4 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast … Continue reading Rustic White Bread

Bruschetta

This makes for a great appetizer or even a light dinner. Follow these tips to elevate your brushetta game from great to magnificent. Note: The instructions below recommend that you toast the bread while finishing the bruschetta - this is mostly for efficiency. If you don't feel like you can keep an eye on the … Continue reading Bruschetta

Pasta with Parmesan, Sage and Brown Butter

Pasta. Sage. Brown Butter. Parmesan. That's it. This four ingredient pasta comes together in just a few minutes and is far greater than the sum of its parts. Ingredients: 1. 1 lb tubular pasta (such as penne), cooked just shy of al dente (about one minute less than package directions) 2. Large handful (approximately 1.5 … Continue reading Pasta with Parmesan, Sage and Brown Butter

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus; Charred Lemon Butter Sauce

This one-sheet wonder will have dinner on the table in no time. The key is to cook the salmon low and slow in a steamy oven so that it retains maximum flavor and silkiness. Ingredients: 1 2lbs(ish) salmon filet, skin on, cut into portion size pieces (use scissors or a very sharp knife).2lbs Asparagus1 stick … Continue reading Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus; Charred Lemon Butter Sauce

Classic Chicken Marsala

This classic American-Italian Dish is comfort food at it's best. Crank up the Pavarotti, uncork a bottle of wine, and prepare yourself for a meal that will challenge the best New York Italian hole-in-the-wall joint any day. Best part? Easy: 30 minutes start to finish. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, butterflied in half lengthwise, pounded to … Continue reading Classic Chicken Marsala