Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper with a Lime Margarita Sauce

Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper with a Lime Margarita Sauce and Jumbo Shrimp  Living in Florida, surrounded by water we have a delicious supply of fresh seafood.  That being said fresh is not always the most economical way to purchase our favorites like Red Snapper, and that's when I turn to sustainable wild caught seafood. Now you may think … [Read more...]

Shrimp Tortilla Española Recipe – A World of Flavor!

Variety is the Spice of Life, especially when it comes to the kitchen!  And if you'd like to spice things up in your kitchen try my latest slice of deliciousness, Shrimp Tortilla Española. Many years ago I discovered the joy of a "Spanish Tortilla".   It's not what most American households think of when they hear tortilla, and growing up … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Gumbo Recipe

I was recently asked by Aidells® to cook up some deliciousness and share my recipe with you.   All opinions, text and images are 100% mine and I hope you enjoy my Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Gumbo! Skillet Chicken Gumbo, those are three words that evoke delicious memories.....sigh.  Louisiana cooking at its best with Mama Jeanette.   Of … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Skillet Paella Recipe

This post is brought to you courtesy of Hillshire Farm®, but all opinions and content are 100% mine. Skillet Paella Recipe- Deliciousness doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. It should just be deliciousness! And while my quick and easy skillet paella recipe requires a little bit of prep, it will still take less time than you think … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Shrimp Fra Diavlo Recipe

Shrimp Fra Diavolo - Making a delicious dinner shouldn't be rocket science and shouldn't take all day to make.   When time permits I cook my own sauce, but when time is short I turn to products I know and trust and Barilla is definitely one of the brands I depend on.     Many thanks to my friends at Barilla for sponsoring this post. Check … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

If you have an adventurous palate, creating dishes with a variety of seasonings can be a great way to satisfy your craving for flavor.  My Lemon Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles is an easy way to achieve delicious results in your kitchen, in less time than it takes to pick up take out. Presentation means a lot and my Lemon Basil Shrimp … [Read more...]

Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp

It's super easy to make your own Asian Style dishes in your own home and these Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp were a breeze to make and amazingly delicious! If you haven't heard of Dan Dan Noodles before you're not alone.  Dan Dan noodles are a spicy, salty powerfully tasting dish from the Szchaun provence that's starting to show up more on menu's … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

How to Make Skillet Jambalaya

If you want to excite your tastebuds and put some life into that tired old weeknight dinner routine everyone seems to fall into, try my Skillet Jambalaya.   A world of flavors awaits you and it's not that hard to make that journey, simply by taking that path a little bit outside of your flavor comfort zone. What awaits you is a whole new world … [Read more...]

Red Snapper en Papillote

I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It's been ages since I've cooked fish using this method and I've never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive this healthy and delicious style of cooking in our home.   Looking at the fish I had on hand I … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping

Halibut has become one of my new favorite seafood options because of its flavor and texture.  Halibut is a lean fish with mild, sweet tasting white flesh, large flakes and a firm but tender texture.  Because of its leanness halibut becomes dried-out if overcooked, so make sure not to let this gorgeous fish dry out. I recently posted an image my … [Read more...]

How to Make Salmon Cakes

To think that six months ago I didn't like salmon and now I'm not only eating it, I'm making Salmon Cakes out of it.  It's not that I didn't try to like salmon, as a chef I kept experimenting with specials stuffing, seasoning, and cooking it as many ways as I could think of.  But it just never tasted good to me...sigh Then I found Pacific … [Read more...]

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