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Whole Roasted Red Snapper

A very simple Caribbean fish recipe from the Admiral’s Inn in St. John’s Antigua that was featured in the Bon Appétit Dec 1995 issue.  This fish can be prepared 1 day ahead and then refrigerated until ready to bake. I served the Red Snapper with Vegetable Gratin, Vegetable Couscous, and Tzatziki for a kind of Carribean-French-Mediterranean … Continue reading

Sautéed Okra with Garlic

Okra, also know as lady’s fingers, is quite popular in Mediterranean and Asian cuisines.  I have usually eaten them in stews or curries, but I think this vegetable is delicious enough to stand on its own.  I picked up a bunch at my local wet market and decided to do a simple and light saute. … Continue reading

Tomato Sauce

As I’ve often said, I’m more of a carnivore than a carbivore, but I still love a well made pasta. More accurately, I love hearty sauces on a small serving of pasta (somewhere Jen is laughing reading this because it’s true). So needing to use up some pasta and a can of San Marzano tomatoes, … Continue reading

Balsamic Roasted Peppers

I had some colorful peppers that were beginning to wrinkle and look less-than-fresh. So not one to waste anything, I decided to roast them with some added flavors and have on hand as a snack, side dish, or a delicious sandwich addition. I perused some other recipes online and decided on a combination of olive … Continue reading

Cucumber Rolls

Jen and I have recently been getting recipe ideas from Pinterest, which is where this little gem comes from. I made this appetizer for a friend’s dinner party, which almost felt like cheating because of how easy and quick it is to make (especially since our friend Iv had been laboring in the kitchen for … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

I actually have to give credit to a friend for finding this recipe. He made this appetizer for a Mediterranean Feast a few of our friends cooked up a few weeks ago. The eggplant takes very little time to make and tastes so refreshing with the vinaigrette and herbs. I served it as one of … Continue reading

Garlic Butter Noodles

A favorite Vietnamese dish of mine is Garlic Butter Noodles. Not until recently did I try searching for  a recipe to try. I was surprised at how easy it was to make! You only need a few ingredients, all of which I had in my kitchen cabinet already. The key ingredients are the chopped garlic … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

I found this recipe randomly on epicurious.com when I was searching for hearty appetizers for my Christmas Eve Eve dinner. What appealed to me is the combination of all the ingredients I really love: cauliflower, tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. I made a few changes to the original recipe, which I will note below. Cauliflower … Continue reading

Garlic Parsley Potatoes

This dish is also called our “scrap potatoes” because this was thrown together with a bunch of leftover ingredients from our Thanksgiving Eve dinner.  I used the excess herb butter juices from the Whole Roasted Chicken, extra potatoes from the Purée of Garlic Potatoes, and fresh parsley from the Marinated Mushrooms. Every time I make … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic

I love garlic — it just makes every dish so much better!  But garlic can be more of an accent ingredient; it can also be a highlight dish on its own.  I was first introduced to roasted bulbs of garlic with my favorite Whole Roasted Branzini dish at Bohemian.  Roasting garlic is a super easy … Continue reading