Ginger-Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish – Around the Kitchen Table

Swordfish 2

I always have friends ask me, what's the best way to cook fish?  While my favorite way is the simplicity of Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper, there are times that I add additional flavors to spice things up a bit!  After all Variety is the Spice of Life. One of my latest requests was what to do with swordfish?  Swordfish can be a disaster if … [Read more...]

How to Make Pan Seared Scallops with a Summer Corn Medley – Around the Kitchen Table

Corn and Peach medley

It's officially summertime and that means eating lighter.  But that doesn't have to mean eating less delicious meals, on the contrary with all the fresh produce in the markets there's an abundance of flavors availble for you to share with your family and friends. So' don't be afraid to experiment and blend ingredients together. It's no … [Read more...]

How to Make Caponata – Around the Kitchen Table

with caponata

One of the best things about summer are all the fresh local vegetables available in the markets, and finding delicious ways to use them is always high on my list.  And one of my favorite summertime or for that matter anytime dish is a very simple Italian Classic, Caponata. You can find as many different Caponata recipes as you can find Italian … [Read more...]

Skewer Recipes for Your Summertime Grilling – Around the Kitchen Table

Moroccan Vegetable Skewers, Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Summertime and the livin' is easy.... To me it wouldn't be summertime without cooking up some deliciousness on the grill and in this post I'm going to show you how to have some fun with Skewers as I share three of my favorite skewer recipes. But don't worry if you don't have a grill, a grill pan will work or even your broiler will do, but if you … [Read more...]

Sirloin of Pork stuffed with Mixed Greens, Arugula Pesto,Gorgonzola Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers

Stuffed Pork Sirloin 5

I have to thank Lisa for getting me to come up with this dish.   While out shopping for ingredients for my show Around the Kitchen Table,  she saw a stuffed pork loin prepped in containers to be cooked at home.   It was made to look very inviting,  stuffed pinwheel style with fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese with a light coating of … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto Three Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

spaghetti alla Pesto Genovese

To me fresh basil and classical Pesto Genovese will always mean summer, the aroma of fresh basil always transports me to a warm and sunnier climate no matter what time of year it is.   For me basil is a state of mind, a calming herb.  But it's also has been touted as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and helpful in improving your cardiovascular … [Read more...]