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  • Marcella’s Spaghetti with Clams

    Marcella’s Spaghetti with Clams

    Marcella’s spaghetti with clams is one of my all-time favorites and I’m happy to share it here with you. 

  • How to Make Prawns Pernod

    How to Make Prawns Pernod

    Prawns (or shrimp) Pernod is a rich, creamy dish made slightly spicy with Creole seasoning and with a subtle anise flavor from Pernod. Serve it straight up or with rice…

  • Butter Lettuce Salad with Shrimp

    Butter Lettuce Salad with Shrimp

    When temperatures warm up in spring and summer, I often like to enjoy a hearty salad as a main dinner course. This butter lettuce salad with shrimp makes for a…

  • English Peas with Prosciutto

    English Peas with Prosciutto

    There are few things I like more than sweet and delicious fresh spring peas. Here is an easy recipe for peas with prosciutto or bacon that makes for a great…

  • Cajun Shrimp Poppers

    Cajun Shrimp Poppers

    If you’re looking for something tasty to serve during the Super Bowl on Sunday, these spicy shrimp poppers are perfect.

  • Shrimp Creole

    Shrimp Creole

    I’ve tried dozens of different recipes for shrimp Creole in the past. However, this one – which is based on a NY Times recipe – is my wife’s favorite, so…

  • Rice Noodles with Garlic and Sesame

    Rice Noodles with Garlic and Sesame

    Last week I shared a recipe for seared scallops. I served the scallops with a tasty Thai-style rice noodle side dish that is very easy to make. Here is the…

  • Seared Sea Scallops

    Seared Sea Scallops

    I love the slightly sweet and tart flavor of seared sea scallops – those are the large scallops; the small ones are bay scallops. They are super easy and quick…

  • Korean-Style Grilled Flank Steak

    Korean-Style Grilled Flank Steak

    Here is a really flavorful recipe for flank steak that takes, literally, only minutes to cook. You’ll want to marinate the meat before cooking for at least 4 hours; I…

  • White Beans with Sausage

    White Beans with Sausage

    Whenever I’m in France, I always enjoy visiting cozy little bistros that serve comfort food dishes like sausages with beans. When I’m not in France, here is the recipe I…

  • Beer-Braised Short Ribs

    Beer-Braised Short Ribs

    Braising is a pretty simple way to create a lot of flavor with inexpensive cuts of meat. This beer-braised short rib recipe is a very hearty and satisfying cold weather…

  • Tortellini Alfredo

    Tortellini Alfredo

    I love fettuccine Alfredo. Who doesn’t? But then, you could really use any type of pasta you like and pair it with creamy Alfredo sauce. I especially like to use…

  • Surf & Turf Fried Rice

    Surf & Turf Fried Rice

    Here’s the deal: My wife really likes ham fried rice. I prefer shrimp. The solution: Surf & Turf Fried Rice using both shrimp and ham! It’s surprisingly good – the…

  • Chile Con Carne

    Chile Con Carne

    There are about as many different chili recipes as there are people who make it. This is my favorite. That said, please note that I put beans in my chili.…

  • Grilled Caesar Salad

    Grilled Caesar Salad

    If you’re firing up the grill this Labor Day weekend, here’s a terrific side salad recipe for grilled Caesar salad. The dressing is easy to make ahead of time and…

  • Spicy Grilled Shrimp

    Spicy Grilled Shrimp

    Here is a simple shrimp dish that is super tasty with a bit of heat from spices and fresh chili peppers. It’s also quick and easy – you can make…