Tag Archives | Seafood

Seasoning Suggestions

Seasoning Suggestions

To flavor your food reach for herbs and spices rather than high-sodium table salt. Make sure to read the labels of seasoning mixes because many of them contain salt. Seasoning Suggestions Pasta: Basil, Fennel, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Sage Potatoes: Chives, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Rosemary Rice: Cumin, Marjoram, Parsley, Saffron, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric Seafood: Chervil, Dill, […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

Holiday Menu Ideas

Holiday Menu Ideas

Everyone who’s cooking for the holidays wonders what he or she should make for the holidays. I like to keep it simple and typically follow the “don’t experiment on your guests” rule. Hors D’oeuvres Mini Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce Cold Seafood Platter (Lobster Tails, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat) Stuffed Mushrooms (Crab, Sausage, […]

Black Garlic

Black Garlic

Black Garlic Black Garlic has been around for quite awhile and is an ingredient that chefs have been using across the country. Think of it as “sweet meets savory.” Black garlic is made when heads of garlic are aged under very specialized conditions until the cloves turn black and have a sticky date-like texture. The […]

Seafood

Seafood

Seafood Keep your seafood fresh with safe handling and cooking tips. Selecting Seafood The first step in putting the best seafood on your plate is making sure that you put the best seafood in your shopping cart. Make the best choices at the store and you’ll enjoy great taste at the table every time. When […]

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today to mimic these foods in […]

Cooking Fish

Cooking Fish

Cooking Fish Here is the simple secret to cooking fish successfully: Just don’t overcook it. Cook it until the flesh is just opaque throughout, as it will continue to cook after it has been removed from the heat. Before cooking fillets, especially thick ones, run your fingers over the flesh to feel for any stray […]

Basic Seafood Cooking Rules

Basic Seafood Cooking Rules

Basic Seafood Cooking Rules Keep your fish or shellfish in the refrigerator until right before you cook it to keep it as fresh as possible. Don’t leave it siting on the counter while you prepare the rest of the meal. Don’t work in the same area with raw seafood and cooked seafood. There is too […]

Caviar Know-How

Caviar Know-How

New Year’s Eve is about celebration, which most definitely calls for caviar and champagne. If you’re having a party or small get-together here are a few important tips about caviar.  Keep it simple! When serving caviar, keep it simple. You certainly don’t want to spring for something so speak jut to cover up the flavor […]

Basics of Meat & Poultry

Basics of Meat & Poultry

  Basics of Meat & Poultry Many people ask me how long they can keep fresh meat and poultry. You can refrigerate whole meat cuts for 2 to 3 days and raw ground meats for 1 to 2 days.  Raw poultry for 1 to 2 days.  If you’re not cooking your meat or poultry within […]