Get Ducked Up this New Year

We all survived the Mayan apocalypse. Now, it is a time for new beginings and celebrations. So start this New Year  by getting good and ducked up. If you have not enjoyed a good duck recently (or ever!) pick some up. Here, we marinated fresh duck breast in Asian inspired spices and pan seared it.;…

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Dragonfruit Duck

Fall brings a variety of familiar flavors. It also brings some regional curiosities. Here in Florida, it brings locally grown dragonfruit to the shelves. Hylocerus undatus, or the white-fleshed pitahaya is a red-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen variety of dragon fruit. It is a mildly sweet, tropically flavored fruit that is…

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Prosciutto wrapped scallop with truffled vinaigrette

Looking for an over the top appetizer for a holiday bash? Here it is. A sweet fresh succulent scallop wrapped in prosciutto and seared a light golden brown. Top it simply with a truffled vinaigrette (2 parts good olive oil, 1 part good truffle oil and 1 part champagne vinegar combined with a little fresh…

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