Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans

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”

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry with Veggies

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”

Black Pepper Shrimp

Quoting from The New York Times: “This dish, adapted from Lucy Carvalho, the cookbook author Nik Sharma’s grandmother, owes its fragrance and fiery bite to a generous amount of crushed black peppercorns in a velvety gravy. Like many other Indian home cooks, Ms. Carvalho, who lived in the coastal city of Mumbai, took the Indo-ChineseContinue reading “Black Pepper Shrimp”

The Past Few Days In Photos

Click on photos to enlarge. May 4–May 10, 2021. Click on photos to enlarge.

Sesame-Soy Shrimp, Ramen, and Bok Choy

Susan showed me the recipe in the morning. I went grocery shopping. I made this for dinner same day. YUM! Ingredients 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 ounces fresh or frozen (thawed) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used cocktail shrimp whichContinue reading “Sesame-Soy Shrimp, Ramen, and Bok Choy”

Gardening Is About Patience

Yesterday, Susan bought me a basket A box really, a cardboard box basket filled with herbs Four white plastic pots, basil in one Rosemary in another, oregano in one Thyme in another, waiting to be Planted in late May in my garden Walking Freddy down our street I see a man cut down a pineContinue reading “Gardening Is About Patience”

Shrimp in Yellow Curry

Before my son and his girlfriend return to Denver after spending the Christmas Holidays with family here in Western Massachusetts, they always make time to have dinner with Susan and me a few days after Christmas. They also come to our traditional Christmas Eve family get-together but this dinner is just for the four ofContinue reading “Shrimp in Yellow Curry”

Spicy Shrimp with Mint

My wife asked me to make a spicy shrimp salad for dinner a few nights ago. And I did. Delicious! Ingredients 2 pounds shrimp in the 15-to-30-a-pound range, peeled (deveined, if you like) 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or more to taste 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 4 tablespoonsContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp with Mint”