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Category: Fish

Linguine con Vongole (Linguine with Clams)

Ah Italia!  A country of romance and mucho bene cuisine, especially Linguine with Clams! On the menus of almost every restaurant we visited during our recent trip to Italy, pasta with clams was a featured item. We were thrilled, as this is our all-time favorite pasta dish! It’s a simple creation of clams, pasta, olive oil, garlic and lemon, yet the end result is flavorful and perfecto! The key to making this a simple recipe is to…

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

  This crowd pleaser appetizer is one of my favorites from one of my favorite cookbooks, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics  so of course I had to serve it at my Gr8 Dinner themed “Celebrating Ina The Barefoot Contessa“. I love that the shrimp is roasted instead of boiled.  The recipe calls for 2 pounds of shrimp but make as much as you want because you’ll have plenty of cocktail sauce made from the recipe below…

Clamoring for Clambake on the Grill

Have you ever done a clambake? It’s a super easy meal, very casual and at the same time impressive. Easy because everything goes in one pan. Casual, because you’re basically eating with your hands; and impressive because there’s a huge mound of food in the middle of the table! This Clambake on the Grill is the perfect summertime meal for a crowd. I first did a clambake for one of our Gr8 dinners. It…

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…

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