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Spicy Classic Pan Fried Catfish

When you think of Soul Food, what food do you think of? Maybe BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken? Or black-eyed peas and collard greens? Certainly you think of cornbread and peach cobbler! Well, did you think about Pan Fried Catfish? Yes, that’s right, that is the dish we were assigned to bring to Debbie and Phil’s Scrumptious Soul Food Gr8 dinner. Although frying fish was a first for me, I was excited to bring this classic southern…

Luscious Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter

Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter, sophisticated and mysterious, is a dish that we think of for special occasions, celebrations, or date nights. Most of us only eat lobster at a restaurant. Vince grew up in the northeast, often eating whole lobster with his family. Now, to me, whole lobster is a whole lotta work; all that cracking and prying and dripping. Lobster tails, however, are easy to eat, tender, sweet and luscious…especially when dipped in clarified butter! (I…

The Best Way to Cook Fresh Fish

Is there really a “BEST way to cook fresh fish”??? When I was growing up the only fish we ate was tuna noodle casserole (remember that?!), salmon croquettes, and fish sticks. The tuna and salmon came from cans and the fish sticks came out of a box from the freezer. I do remember once or twice eating fresh fish that my dad caught. He cleaned it and grilled it and mom served it with tartar sauce. Vince, on…

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

This Spicy Shrimp Scampi was inspired by a dish that was on the menu of the restaurant I worked in while attending college. I would arrive at the restaurant at 4:30 PM for dinner service and work until 11 PM or midnight with just a short break. Before working as a server I had never eaten too much seafood. But since this was a seafood restaurant, the large trays I carried were filled with bowls and plates of steaming…

Great 8 Friends Goes Gourmet … Cookbook that Is

Many people have a hobby or an obsession with something they love to collect such as old LP records, baseball cards or porcelain figurines. They spend a lot of time searching for these items and feel great when they find just the right one to add to their collection. Mine is not a hobby nor an obsession; it’s actually an addiction. I’m addicted to cookbooks! Not only do I have about 100 cookbooks in my collection…

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