Pescatarian

SCALLOPS BUTTERNUT & CORN SALAD

  What could be better for an Autumn picnic than a scallop salad with summer’s harvest of butternut squash, and corn! Throw in a bottle or two of wine, your favorite cheeses, a crusty baguette, and of course autumns apples and grapes, and you have yourself the makings of a […]

BRAZILIAN SEAFOOD STEW

Brazil is as diverse a culinary country as America. From Italian, German, and Portuguese culinary influence, to Spanish and African. A few of the states in Brazil, Bahia and Pernambuco in particular, have the largest African culinary influence in the world, outside of Africa itself. The flavors are rich in […]

SEAFOOD!

There is always something magical about the SEA! Treasures seem to magically lie within. SEAFOOD is my favorite treasure deep within the waters of an ocean, sea, or river. Sometimes they skim the top, while others love to lie deep within the mud. Nonetheless, they are all delicious! I have […]

SHRIMP & GRITS

I am always tickled when I hear a chef state that cheese and seafood don’t go together. Really? Shrimp and Grits has been a delight of the south for many generations. How boring would grits be without lots of rich, creamy cheese? My rendition of grits for this dish, will […]

SEAFOOD STIR FRY

  What’s not to love about a healthy stir fry! With briny seafood, hot chili cashews, crispy vegetables, and juicy fruits, I’d say we have ourselves the perfect Colorful meal! This dish is all about the color, health, and crunch. You can swap out any of the ingredients, because the […]

SALMON IN PAPER

While there are many ways to prepare and cook fish, none delights me more than Fish in Paper. There are so many reasons why I prefer this approach to my fish dinner: –        It can be prepped way ahead of time and cooked just when you are ready –        It […]

OYSTER STEW

The most delicate and delicious seafood to enjoy throughout the winter months are OYSTERS! No matter how you eat them, they are always a crowd pleaser. One evening while heading home too late to have had time to prep dinner, I made one quick stop and bought some Oysters. By […]

CASHEW CHEESE & ANCHOVY TARTS

  Appetizers are often my favorite, though time consuming, aspects of a meal. And truth be known, I would almost prefer a table of interesting appetizers than a full meal.  Pick and choose as you like, or eat lots of one thing and less of something else. A yummy way […]

SQUID INK PASTA & SQUID

Halloween is a fun time to plan a dinner party! The ambiance, the chill in the air, a crackling fire, and the food make for a very “grown-up” evening. Squid ink pasta is a delicious first course. Throw in a few squid tentacles, lightly bathed in hot brew of olive […]

GRILLED STUFFED SQUID

As a first-class cook, I am going to stick my neck out and say something I am sure to get chopped for, “The uneducated palate eats everything fried”! Squid, for example; nine times out of ten, people eat it fried. Why? Because options are rarely available. This recipe is sure […]