Seafood

Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

May 26, 2010
Scallops with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Orzotto

My very, very favorite way to prepare scallops is to wrap them in bacon and serve with a blackberry-port sauce, a la Peabody. As a matter of fact, it’s the only way I’ve made scallops in the last two years. We make our own port so it’s always fun to work a bottle of our [...]

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Grouper with Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce

March 21, 2010
Grouper with Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce

I love daylight savings – it’s still daylight at supper time! With a 7 week old, I don’t even miss that hour of sleep. With a 7 week old, I also don’t have loads of free time to hang out and play in the kitchen. Or do laundry. Or wear matching socks, apparently. If it’s [...]

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Panko Crusted Sushi: The Alaska Roll

January 4, 2010
Panko-Crusted Alaska Roll

One of our favorite splurge meals is sushi. I like to make it at home but I love going out for sushi. And while I love the variety of the restaurant-specific interpretation of sushi rolls, I’m completely content with an ice cold platter of mini-slabs of fresh fish in front of me. The Foodie Groom? [...]

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Salmon with Basil-Lemon-Garlic Butter

April 29, 2009
Basil-Lemon-Garlic Compound Butter

Salmon is one of those fish that I struggle with when menu planning time comes around. My husband loves salmon. Loves it. But he likes it prepared very specifically – grilled or broiled with olive oil and rosemary. It’s good, sort of. I mean it was good the first 10 times. But I like variety.

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Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Shrimp

April 19, 2009
Whole Wheat Pasta with Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Shrimp

I rarely walk into the kitchen without a plan. I’m just not a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-britches kinda girl. No shame in my game – I leave that stuff to the pros. Or to the far more creative and patient. Sometimes the best meals are born out of hard work, research, and trial-and-error. The bookshelves full of cookbooks [...]

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Chipotle Mayo and Margarita Slaw

April 15, 2009
Shrimp Tacos with Margarita Slaw and Chipotle Mayo

I plan our menu for the week on Sundays. For 5 months out of the year, this is usually an annoying task that I rush to complete in the few minutes between finalizing my fantasy football line-up and kickoff of the Texans game. Tacos three times in 9 days? Sure! And God Bless that gallon [...]

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King Crab Eggs Benedict

April 12, 2009
King Crab Benedict

And lunch. And dinner. We are Discovery Channel junkies. More specifically, we are Deadliest Catch junkies. And when I say we are, I clearly mean I am. Me. The hates-to-get-her-hands-dirty, favorite-color-is-pink, chronic-over-hyphenator girly-girl. I don’t watch reality TV but this is really the Coolest. Show. Ever. Pure entertainment. It might not be any that different [...]

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Filet Oscar

March 29, 2009
Filet Oscar

I am convinced that my husband loves me, not because of my sharp wit or the fact that I know more about football than most men. It’s not because we both have the sense of humor of 13 year-old boys, that I whip up a killer dessert on a whim, or that I wield a [...]

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