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...]

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 Leftover Ideas and Recipes – Around the Kitchen Table

Turkey Croquette

Thanksgiving and any of the winter holiday celebrations that follow always means there's going to be turkey on the table.   And that means leftovers and whats better than Thanksgiving Leftovers! But after a few days of turkey sandwiches and platters, you start thinking of other ways of transforming those leftovers into something not quite as … [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...]