seafood Tag

11 Nov

Curried Sweet Potato Crab Soup

Here is a first course to serve at Thanksgiving that makes a great opening act for any meal to follow. Maple roasted sweet potatoes are combined with a home made shellfish stock and a touch of curry to yield a creamy, familiar fall taste with an exotic twist. A topping...

25 Jun

Summertime Treats

A great weekend working and laying down some new video (details are coming; patience!). What to do with some leftover grilled shrimp and scallops? So fresh, tender and scrumptious; hhhmm-how about a seafood salad? Combine the leftovers with a homemade roasted garlic and herbed mayo,...

14 Jun

Foods for Lower Blood Pressure

For years I have written on the dietary salt myth*. In a nutshell, it seems taken as conventional wisdom and irrefutable scientific fact that reductions in dietary sodium lead to significant reductions in blood pressure and improvement in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity from things like...

14 Mar

More than Corned Beef and Cabbage

  [caption id="attachment_6734" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Whiskey cured salmon[/caption] Contrary to popular belief, Irish cuisine is so much more than potatoes  (not even native to Ireland) and corned beef and cabbage. The cuisine of the Emerald isle is a cornucopia of delectable offerings from both land and sea....

22 Feb

Whisky Cured Salmon

It's a pirate's life for me. Surf, sun,  sea and salt; especially when my salt tablet is topped with whisky cured salmon. We may not live by bread alone, but bread and this salmon mixed with shallot, parsley, lemon juice, tomatoes and capers-along with a...

14 Feb

Spicy and Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat

[caption id="attachment_6685" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Garlic Ginger Grilled Shrimp with Spicy Banana Catsup[/caption] When asked what to prepare for a festive occasion like Valentine's Day, I feel the menu should always reflect the theme. So for today look succulent, plump and juicy-but firm; look for spicy with...