Jonah Crab Claws

Stone Crab

What do you do when the price of Stone Crab Claws gets to high?  You buy Jonah Crab Claws and never miss a beat! Crab claws are great steamed with dipping sauces or simply served cold with cocktail sauce. Either way it's a great way to start a meal or add to your selection of seafood for a night of deliciousness! I steamed these … [Read more...]

Baltimore Clambake

Baltimore Clambake

People always ask me what my favorite dish is and that's a very hard question to answer because it changes every time I make dinner.   And today my favorite dish is an easy to make Baltimore Clambake. Truthfully I eat fairly simply but I also enjoy combining flavors, whether it's in a saute pan or on the plate as I put everything together before … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Around the Kitchen Table

Shrimp Scampi Dip

There's something magical about a hot dip.  It's something we never make at home and save for those special occasions out at our favorite restaurants.  Why is that?  If you think its too hard to make or takes too much time, have I got news for you. My Shrimp Scampi Dip is not only easy to make, but so cheesy and delicious, you're guests will be … [Read more...]

Manhattan Clam Chowder

soup, bisque

Manhattan Clam Chowder is easy to make and a lot less expensive than ordering out at your favorite seafood restaurant.   Once you get the basic soup making skills down, the world is your oyster, or  at least your clam. Finding fresh clams has got increasingly easier these days, just make sure you buy them from a reputable source.  If you get … [Read more...]

Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce

red snapper

When I hear companies coming for dinner it gets my juices flowing. I love to get creative in the kitchen and serving up deliciousness to friends and family is one of my favorite things to do. And my Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce didn't disappoint because it certainly impressed my guests! Its not as hard as you might think to make … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella could be on your dinner table tonight, its easy to make, healthy and delicious! All you need is a few ingredients and you're ready to get cooking.   I did add clams to my version, and forgot to add them into this pic, but they are optional. Of course you can personalize this dish using just chicken and … [Read more...]

Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce

Pineapple Pepper sauce, Blackened Mahi-Mahi

Blending flavors together and finding that balance that sends your taste buds into a tizzy is one my great joys in life and my Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce made me a very happy man! I've talked many times about changing my eating habits and moving towards fish more than meat.  For me that meant adding layers of flavor … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Style Salmon

olive feta topping

Since finding out that I like salmon (specifically Northwest Salmon) I've been enjoying experimenting with different ways to prepare and serve this delightful fish!   One of my new favorites is making Mediterranean Style Salmon. This is one of my Restaurant Style Dishes that you can make easily in your own home in less time than it takes to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]