Grilled Pork Belly & Green Asparagus

> > > One of the greatest mysteries in our Universe is without doubt the fact that pork belly is not the most popular food there is ! In my opinion, it should be treasured and respected with the likes of caviar, foie gras and lobster. 🙂 It certainly is a delicacy if prepared by […]

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) […]

Butterflied Grilled Chicken Breast With Sautéed Onion

> > > This dish should have earned two “Best of Show Awards” – . *Best Tasting Chicken Breast*  and  *Most Beautiful Chicken Breast*  . Alas, this baby did not participate in any competition, it just made a wonderful dinner in our home, where it  won  the love and admiration of Bella and myself 🙂 […]

Dak Bulgogi (Korean Grilled Chicken)

> > > > A few day’s ago a friend an I went to our favorite korean BBQ restaurant Kabose in Ft Lauderdale. Maria and I used to frequent this place quite often, especially when we had guests from overseas for whom the grilling at the table was usually a new and well-loved experience. This time […]

Grilled Salmon With Artichokes, Red Onions & Tomatoes Marinated In Raspberry Vinaigrette

> > > Usually, if you’d be so inclined and check my fridge, you would find at least one or two pickled/marinaded vegetables in there. Mostly cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, red beets and red or white cabbage, but sometimes artichokes, green or white asparagus, mushrooms, grilled carrots, or whatever else I took my fancy that week. […]

Grilled Shrimp And Peppers-Brochette With Red Wine-Bucatini And Pangrattato

> > > While grilled shrimp is a dish that is well known to most of us, pasta cooked in red wine is probably less known/experienced by most folks, even those who are fans of pasta in all shapes and tastes 🙂 I for one have cooked pasta in red wine a few times, many […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Portobello, Broccoli And Tomato

> > In my opinion, pork tenderloin (fillet) is one of the most underrated cuts of meat. And of course, that is wonderful, because once people catch on, it will be priced out of reach of most folks (Lamb chops, anyone ? 😦 ) But since this has not happened yet, I can enjoy pork tenderloin as […]

Grilled Seafood Salad – Baby Octopus, Squid And Shrimp On Romaine In Honey/Lime Yogurt Dressing

> After a recent bout of gluttony during my month in Europe, I have to lose at least the 15 lbs I gained, and if I continue on my present path of eating and drinking sensibly, maybe even shedding at least 20 lbs in the first month, and another 15 during the second month. So […]

Life is Good ! – Sunday Lunch By The Pool – “Grilled Shrimp Brochettes On Honey/Rum-Macerated Fruits”

> > > > > Summer has hit our little part of paradise, Florida, over the head with a vengeance. While the first three weeks of official summer were pure liquid sunshine, with all the flooding and whatever else goes with torrential rain, now the real sunshine has finally arrived. Alas, as usual, we all […]

Grilled Veal Breast, Sauteed Potatoes, Chimichurri

> Sliced veal breast is a cut I use often at home, mainly for these three reasons: 1.- It’s cheap. 1 lb costs around $2.50. 2.- It tastes great. 3.- I love the texture. Since veal breast is not a very tender part of an animal to begin with, most folks would braise it for a […]