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...]

Chocolate Ganache Truffles and Treats for Valentines Day

chocolate ganache truffles 2

With Valentines Day quickly approaching my thoughts turn to chocolate!  Well that's not really a surprise, my thoughts turn to chocolate quite often, and not just because I like chocolate. I haven't gotten to be this old to know that there's a special relationship between women and chocolate.  I've also learned that "Chocolate has charms that … [Read more...]

Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

I love buffalo wings and my recipe is the standard I judge all others by.  But man (and woman) cannot live by Buffalo Wings alone so I'm always thinking of new and delicious ways to serve them. My Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings are not only incredibly delicious, they're quick and easy to make.   So if you're looking for a delicious snack for … [Read more...]

New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

Pesto, Garlic, Buffalo, Italiano, Diablo

When I have friends come over to watch a big game or just to socialize, I always try to find something fun to serve them.  With the big game this weekend I think I came up with just the right dish, New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways! My guests will be enjoying Buffalo Mussels, Garlic Mussels, Pesto Mussels, Mussels Italiano, and Mussels … [Read more...]