Salad “Quintana Roo” – Octopus In Salsa Verde, Iceberg, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion & Watermelon

: : : While being Area Executive Chef for Starwood in Quintana Roo Aeons ago, I’d put this salad on the menu at the pool areas of some of our hotels, and it quickly became a great hit. While at first, the combination might seem strange, it actually works great together in the heat, together […]

Butter Lettuce & Marinated Octopus

> > > Butter lettuce has to be my all time favorite lettuce – perfect texture, a color that can only be described as translucent and pearly, and a delicate flavor that is heavenly. While I love all leaf salads, especially frisee and baby arugula, butter lettuce is always at the forefront of my mind […]

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 […]

Baby Octopus In Black Bean/Oyster Sauce On A Crisp Egg Noodle Pillow

> > > Visiting my Asian food store is such a great food shopping experience. I usually go to stock up on sauces, Asian noodles, special veggies and the occasional specialty item I can’t find at my regular hunting grounds. However, as it is usually the case when I go shopping for “just a few […]

Shrimp And Octopus Stewed In Red Wine

> Seafood , wine, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic, beans and potatoes give this dish that familiar taste and appearance you’ll find when ordering seafood stew along the coast of Portugal and it’s islands. Maria and I have had this particular stew (sometimes with, sometimes without the beans) a couple of times in the home of […]

Romaine, Octopus And Bean Salad

> > Trying  to end 2015 on a healthy note :-). Well, BS, I just don’t feel like cooking today 😦 Anyway, I could eat this salad for no reason any day, anytime, anywhere……. > Bon Appetit !   Happy 2016 ! > > > > > > > Preparation : To read instructions, hover […]

Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens

> > Today  was “Fix and clean the computer day” at my house (re-installing all programs, etc), therefore there was no time for elaborate cooking (or anything else, for that matter). So what better way to not cook but still eat a great meal than a large salad with veggies and canned seafood. As I mentioned […]

Open Faced Octopus Salad Sandwich

> > The  question might be, was this a salad or was it a sandwich? I am not so sure, probably it was both, rolled into one blissful lunch. One thing however I am sure of – it was absolutely delicious. While devouring it I was reminded of the old custom of soaking up the salad dressing with […]