How to Make Quick and Easy Stir Fry Dishes

Shrimp Stir Fry

What could be better than an quick and easy stir fry dish for dinner tonight?  Creating a healthy and delicious dinner in just minutes using a variety of fresh vegetables and proteins changing with the seasons or your cravings. Especially when its a one pan meal!  You can use a wok if  you have one, a large saute pan, or a sauteuse like I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

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It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker.    I know, crazy isn't it!   Well one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert! If they were any easier to make they'd make themselves, and as for flavor......they were fall off the bone … [Read more...]

Chicken Picante – The Art of Saute

Chicken Picatta

Cooking at home is easier than you think and good portion of my dishes are done in a saute pan just the same as I would in a restaurant kitchen.   It's a quick and easy way to prepare dinner allowing versatility in the ingredients and rewarding your efforts with delicious results! On todays Around the Kitchen Table I started a new series called … [Read more...]

How to Poach Mahi-Mahi

how to poach fish

Poaching Mahi-Mahi is a delicious and easy way to serve this fish, and the technique also works well with other varieties of fish.  Its a great way to prepare Tuna, Swordfish, Salmon and many other types of fish. Poaching fish is easier than you think and a wonderful way to not only cook fish quickly, but also helping to keep it moist and … [Read more...]

Three Bean Bourbon Chicken Chili

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  One of the dishes I remember most as a child was Chili con Carne.  Not true Texas Chili mind you, but a more Tex-Mex version including beans and served with homemade flour tortillas fresh off the griddle.   I tend to make a mess when I eat chili without silverware, scooping up that rich spicy chili with a half of a tortilla.......sigh   I … [Read more...]

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...]

Lobster Chowder Recipe

soup, bisque

It doesn't have to be winter to be soup season, especially when the soup you're making (or eating) is Lobster Chowder.  When Lisa and I go out to eat we're always on the lookout for delicious starters and good homemade soups always fall into that category. When I first met Lisa many years ago she didn't like lobster, she was a blue claw crab … [Read more...]

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe for Mardi Gras

Around the Kitchen Table

With Mardi Gras quickly approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite dishes from N'awlins, Shrimp Étouffée.   If you look up Étouffée in the dictionary you'll find the literal translation to be smothered.  Étouffée uses a technique known as smothering, which is a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana … [Read more...]