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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Make Pesto Three Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

spaghetti alla Pesto Genovese

To me fresh basil and classical Pesto Genovese will always mean summer, the aroma of fresh basil always transports me to a warm and sunnier climate no matter what time of year it is.   For me basil is a state of mind, a calming herb.  But it's also has been touted as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and helpful in improving your cardiovascular … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni – Backstage at Around the Kitchen Table

Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni 2

There's a saying in Florida "If you don't like the weather just wait 5 minutes" Well this week I waited and waited and waited, and finally after 3 days of rain the sun broke through to picture perfect weather....sigh So much for five minutes. But I really complain because compared to the winter we would have had in Philadelphia this year, … [Read more...]

How to Make Tex-Mex Jambalaya

Tex-Mex Jambalaya

Living in Florida has certainly enhanced our menu options with the wide variety of Regional and Southern cooking available.  When I shop I find different cuts of meat, tropical produce and a wealth of Latin ingredients to spice up my dishes! We still enjoy going out to dinner and experimenting with new restaurants and dishes and recently … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Toscano

chicken shrimp toscano 3

During my restaurant days I loved the saute station, blending ingredients together, finding the right balance, getting the sauce just right and providing my guests with a good value and a delicious meal. One of the ways I used to keep costs down was to mix chicken and shrimp together.  My guest still got the splurge of plump juicy gulf shrimp, … [Read more...]