Seared Tuna wrapped in Boston Lettuce

Feast of the Seven Fishes 2013

Previous Steps: Prep, The Plan The Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve 2013 Menu Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces adapted from Poached Shrimp by Tyler Florence and featuring my own Spicy Cocktail Sauce Baccala Mantecato on Crostini adapted from Lidia Bastianich’s Baccala Mantecato Sardine Bruschetta adapted from Sardines on Toast (MarthaStewart.com) Seared Tuna & Avacado in Boston Lettuce Cups Baked Bay Scallops…

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Grilled Whole Snapper

Summer Grilling Party

For this great late summer grilling menu, we travelled to Maple Acres Farm and the Lancaster County Farmers Market for all the veggies. We got this gorgeous whole snapper Bywood Seafood Market in Garrett Hill, PA. It’s a treat to have such a great little seafood shop within walking distance. We’ve had nothing but excellent experiences with their…

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Toasts

Pasta Puttanesca with Garlic Toasts

The goal when making pasta puttanesca is to have the sauce and pasta finish at the same time. It’s good practice for a fun game that I like to play called Get Everything on the Table at Once. The sauce should cook fast and hot, and the pasta will finish cooking in the sauce. This will…

Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Thai Hot and Sour Soup

Last night, we made a hot and sour Thai soup based on a recipe from The Culinary Institute’s The New Book of Soups. It was delicious, and even came out basically looking like the photograph in the book (and on the CIA website). The broth of this soup is light but complex, melding the flavors of lemongrass,…