Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

northwest, coho

Northwest Coho Salmon has made a salmon lover out of me and that's saying a lot! I hate to admit that I never really enjoyed the taste of salmon until I tried Coho.  And my lightly blackened salmon recipe with a gorgonzola cream sauce is the first of many salmon recipes to come.  Who knew I would end up loving salmon after all these years of … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Red Snapper & Shrimp in a Lime Margarita Sauce – Inside my Restaurant Kitchen

asparagus and rice

When I look for fish to prepare at home or at work,  the first questions I ask is what waters did it come from.   Sourcing seafood and finding its origin, even down to the  country fishing those waters can help you provide your family with safe, sustainable seafood.   Everyone thinks because they're serving seafood and eating healthier its a good … [Read more...]

Lobster Fra Diavolo Bianco – Inside My Restaurant Kitchen

cold water lobster meat

One of the greats joys of life is eating out, and lobster has always been at the top of most everyones list as that dish they save for those special occasions with family and friends at their favorite restaurants.  But with my Lobster Fra Diavolo recipe you don't have to wait for those special occasions at your favorite restaurant, you can make it … [Read more...]

Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Mushrooms for the Holidays!

crab imperial

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, its time to kick the menu up a few notches to give your holiday guests something to talk about!  And what could be better than Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp or Mushrooms all stuffed with a delicious crabmeat stuffing!   Now thats something to celebrate! The crab imperial I use for those delicious … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce & Cole Slaw

Mashed Apple Butter Sweet Potatoes 2

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.....well except for the ones I've worked.   It's a day to see family and friends, a time to come together and give thanks for all the blessings  you have in your life.   This year we'll be celebrating at home in Florida and it will be the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we didn't have … [Read more...]

Ratatouille Two Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

Mediterranean Ratatouille

One of the great pleasures in life has got to be vegetables cooked and seasoned properly.   There's something so wonderful about the fresh taste that nature has given to us in so many different flavors, shapes and colors.   And cooking them properly is really easier than you think! Many years ago I learned how to prepare a classical version … [Read more...]

Fettuccine Alfredo – An Italian Classic

Fettuccine Alfredo

When you mention Fettuccine Alfredo you get a variety of responses.  You can immediately see some people diving face first into the memory, savoring the moment they last tasted the delightful flavors of that classic Italian dish.....sigh Then again you get the others that think of all the ways to make the dish less fattening by sucking all the … [Read more...]

Steak Diane Recipe – An American Classic Revisted Around the Kitchen Table

Steak Diane

While I admit that I no longer eat beef and haven't for quite a long time now, I do still enjoy preparing it and serving it to Lisa and my guests.   I've spent many an hour working on whole strips , whole filets, steamship rounds, prime ribs and just about any cut of beef you can imagine, so even though I don't consume it personally I have no … [Read more...]

Soup Tips and Tricks – Corn Chowder Recipe

corn chowder 3

With Fall just a few short weeks away and school back in session, its time to start thinking about adding soups to our home menu's.  Whether you serve them up as a main course or a starter, making delicious soups for your family and friends is easier than you think with soup tips and tricks that I've learned through out my culinary … [Read more...]

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...]