The following recipe from Ali Slagle, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is superb. But first I ask are Crispy Shallots the new food trend? Lately, I can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading about crispy shallots. I remember years ago Bran was the new food trend. And if my memoryContinue reading “Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans”
I made this salad years ago but without the shrimp. We are experiencing a heat wave here and a special salad, and this salad is very special, seemed like a great dinner choice on a hot day–and the serve to our special guests; Julia and Daryl before they return to Colorado. FYI: Daryl is myContinue reading “Chicken and Shrimp Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, and Wonton Strips”
Last weekend, Susan and I watched a few episodes of The Great American Recipe on PBS. One of the contestants, Silvia Martinez, made Abuelas Albondigas, also known as Mexican Meatballs. It looked so delicious. I turned to Susan and said, “I have to make this for our Sunday dinner.” And I did. And it wasContinue reading “Abuelas Albondigas”
This is so delicious! From Lizzy Briskin, Food Editor at Real Simple magazine. Ingredients 3 pounds red baby new potatoes ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 limes) 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from a 2-in. piece) 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon plusContinue reading “Sesame-Ginger Potato Salad”
I threw this together a few nights ago. Approximately 20 small shrimp, peeled, deveined, and diced. One egg, beaten. Two scallions chopped. 1/3 cup Panko. Some lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning. Fried in butter for about 7 minutes per side. Served with a mayo, grain mustard, Frank’s Hot Sauce, lemon juice and Old BayContinue reading “Shrimp Burger”
For years I have wondered why do I only find shrimp from Thailand here in New England–both at the supermarket and a favorite fish store. Why? Why aren’t Gulf Shrimp distributed and sold here in New England? I recently discovered a company called Biloxi Shrimp. And I ordered 10 pounds from them. I couldn’t beContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry with Veggies”
My birthday month.
I never made Irish Soda Bread until this recent St. Patrick’s Day. Susan has been asking me to make it for years. “My mother always made it,” she said. “Would you make it for me?” I did. It was delicious. I used a recipe from Julee Rosso’s cookbook, Great Good Food. Rosso is the co-authorContinue reading “Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread”
Somebody has said that if ever a good Louisianian died, went to heaven and found no gumbo there, he’d come straight back! I’m not from Louisiana. I am still standing. And I made gumbo a few months ago. Fat Tuesday called for Jambalaya. Homemade Hot Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya. I based my recipe on this:Continue reading “Fat Tuesday Jambalaya”
Some images from the past week. Click on image to enlarge. Amaryllis sunrise in our sitting room. Freddy. Cheese Tortellini Soup with Kale and Kielbasa. Mushroom Apple Pizza with Pumpkin Squash Sauce. Me. My desk. Elephants, one a gift from Julia. Moroccan Orange Cake. Pasta with Tuna, Capers, and Green Olives. Sunrise in Living Room.
Every Christmas our son and his girlfriend return to Western Massachusetts from Denver to visit family and to celebrate the holiday. Susan and I always prepare a special dinner for the two. One year we made their favorite; Chicken Piccata. Another year Pasta Putanesca. And once, Piccadillo. Days later Susan and I had the leftoversContinue reading “Chicken Sausage Gumbo”
I believe in using the good china. The good crystal. Drinking the champagne. This appetizer is so delicious, and easy to prepare, it cries out to be served on a holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day. But for me, every day is a holiday. So get out your good china. Your good crystal. AbdContinue reading “Amazing Appetizer”