Arugula & Crab Salad In Yogurt Dressing

> > > Lately, I eat a lot of salad as a main course, any time of the day, even for breakfast if I have leftovers from the previous day. The key to a great leftover salad to enjoy the following day is to look at the total quantity of all ingredients BEFORE you add the green […]

Snow Crab And Fusilli Lunghi In Anchovy Butter

> Ok now, don’t get any ideas about eating these vampire crabs pictured above ! The only reason I feature their pics here is that they are so pretty 🙂 They are actually small pets, just to love, look at and to take good care of, until their natural life cycle comes to an end. […]

Poor Man’s Crab Meat Risotto – Kani Kama Risotto

> > Residing  close to Hialeah means one can buy a lot of goodies by the roadside from “flying vendors”, who sell anything from the trunk of their cars, – electronics, Christmas decorations, clothes, steaks, flowers, fruit, churros, plants, mani, limes, and of course, “fresh seafood”. I suspect that most of this stuff comes from […]

Chinese Style Ginger & Garlic Crabs

> > Last  night’s dinner was truly special. Special food, special digestive (very old cognac) and most of all, special friends. This is the first Chinese recipe I ever learned, way back in 1974 while working on Royal Viking Sky. My assistant was a Chinese fellow named Chang. Whenever we were in Vancouver, instead of […]

Crab-Stuffed Twice Baked Potato

> > This  is my answer to a few request’s I received for unusual potato dishes. If you use extra large potatoes as I have, I suggest that you bake them for two hours at 410 F. They will have browned slightly inside the skin and have a very different taste and texture than if […]

Grilled Calamari Salad With Frisee And Israeli Couscous

> > > While the old standby of fried calamari can be a wonderful dish, what one usually gets in a run of the mill restaurant are rubbery, underseasoned, overbreaded,  tasteless poor cousins of the real deal. On the other hand, grilling them is much easier, less labor intensive, less costly (all the frying fat) […]

Seafood Salad….(Worthy Of The Holidays)

> > > Before I went to get some last-minute shopping done this morning, I contemplated my probable food-intake for the next two days. It downed on me that if I don’t want to gain at least 10 lbs over the holidays, I must offset the gluttony with sensible breakfasts and luncheons, so I started […]

Seafood Indulgence

> > > In that perfect world we’re all longing for, we would all have neverending access to fresh-caught, properly handled and expertly prepared seafood, plentiful and for a reasonable price……….. 🙂 Yet, for most of us, this is but a dream. However, thanks for modern technology improvements in transport, handling and distribution, there is […]

Escargots A La Bourguignonne (Snails In Garlic-Herb Butter In The Style Of The Bourguignon)

Remembering  the “Good Old Times”, when I went to Germany I was looking forward to enjoy escargot as often as possible, since in the not so distant past, escargot was one of the dishes which one could find on the dinner menu of most restaurants, usually prepared “A La Bourguignonne” and served in their own […]