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...]

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...]

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...]