A classic Southern dish that you can enjoy for brunch or dinner, Shrimp and Grits is super simple to make and packs a lot of delicious flavors. As the saying goes, "Bacon makes everything better"—and in this recipe, you use bacon drippings to cook the shrimp! Parsley, garlic, jalapeño, and lemon brighten up the entire dish.
It's summertime which means it's also lobster season! For me, this dish is the ultimate feast! If you love lobster as much as I do, then this will definitely be a treat. Grilled lobster is the perfect meal to impress at your next dinner party, but this dish is also simple enough to serve any night of the week. For this recipe I par boiled the lobster and finished it on the grill along with the shrimp and corn to create a delicious salad that compliments the meal.
There is something spectacular about picking up your fork to dive into that perfectly cooked piece of fish and discovering it also has an amazing crispy skin. I am often asked how to master this seemingly advanced culinary task - I have to be honest, it is not as difficult it looks! Here is my guide for a truly crispy fish skin.
Salt and pepper shrimp (or) calamari is a dish I frequently order when at Chinese restaurants, but have never thought to make it at home. It is the perfect appetizer or can be served as a main course. I love that the shrimp has a crispy texture even without being heavily battered. The garlic and scallions add a lot of flavor without being overpowering. I typically like things spicy, but with this dish the jalapeno is just the right amount of heat. You can make this recipe with the mixed seafood or just choose your favorite, the preparation is simple and easy.
I am a salad fanatic, not because they are healthy, but because they can pack a lot of flavor and texture into one bite. This cannot be more true than with my Chicken Cobb Salad and Green Goddess Dressing. I have combined the smooth avocado texture with crispy pancetta and even took it one step further by crisping my chicken skin to add even more flavor. This recipe includes a herb packed homemade Green Goddess dressing with a tangy finish to add that extra kick this salad needs.
I will be honest, we eat a lot of chicken in our house. It is a healthy alternative to the red meat binge we were on a few years ago. I love cooking chicken in a variety of ways, as seen in the many Chicken Recipes I have featured. There is nothing like a piece of juicy perfectly flavored chicken with crispy skin. The problem is this can be difficult to accomplish without frying your chicken in a pot of oil. I want to share with you my technique for achieving crispy skin nirvana with only 1 tablespoon of oil.
There is nothing like an elegant homemade dish that is quick to prepare for yourself or the whole family. Lemon Shrimp Scampi Pasta is a twist on a classic seafood dish that will leave you wanting more. The most important element to this pasta is the tender and juicy shrimp. The lemon juice adds a brightness to the…
Banh Mi Vietnamese Pork Sandwiches are a delicious way to mix up you ordinary sandwich routine. These flavorful sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner. They combine juicy meatballs with a spicy mayo, plus fresh herbs and tangy pickled carrots. These flavor combinations will excite all of your taste buds. This recipe does have quite a few ingredients, but is very easy to make. You may have to pick up some items from your local Asian grocer /Asian isle at your grocery store. If you need a reference, check out my Asian Ingredients post for an some helpful tips.
Chicken Piccata is a delicious and elegant dish. It is simple enough to make for just yourself, yet impressive enough to serve at a dinner party. Chicken Piccata is a light meal with a mouthwatering sauce comprised of lemon juice, chicken broth, capers, parsley and butter. I simply season my chicken and dredge it in flour, pan fry and then set aside. After making the sauce, I return my chicken to the pan to simmer. My husband, who is not the biggest fan of Mediterranean style dishes, couldn't resit having a second helping of this flavorful chicken.