Thursday, July 25, 2013
For a quick healthy meal within an hour, I had a salmon trout and zucchini squash with cheese.
Instead of slicing and arranging my zucchini squash, I just chopped the zucchini, and Vidalia onion.
3 small to medium size zucchini squash
1/2 large Vidalia onion
1/3-1/2 c imported Parmesan cheese (preferably freshly grated)
Salt and pepper to season
1/3 c olive oil
2 TB butter
Melt butter with the olive oil in a fireproof baking dish.
Put the chopped vegetables in the dish, season with salt and pepper and mix well with the butter/olive-oil. Grate your Parmesan cheese over the dish and bake at 350 degrees F oven for 40-44 minutes. Serve!
I used 1lb of Ocean Trout Salmon (I wanted to try this). Or you can use any salmon. Season with salt and pepper and broil for 6 minutes.
Serve with lemon.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
This sugar is mixed with lime flavor and mint. Great for mojitos, mint juleps, grasshoppers and even iced tea!
Pour the blend into a container. Dip the glass in and rotate gently
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Dorade is a small while fish of Mediterranean origin. It's one of my favorite fish.
One of the ways I enjoy preparing it is simple.
1 whole DORADE fish
1 Tb minced peeled fresh ginger
2 Tb minced fresh onion
3 TB chopped tomato ( preferably Romano)
Cut slits on each side of the whole cleaned fish. Season with salt and pepper.
Combine the ginger, onion and tomato with salt and pepper to season. Stuff the belly and head of the fish with mixture. Skewer the fish to close. Pour olive oil and coat both sides of fish.
Serve with a nice healthy salad and sliced lemon.
I like eating it with a fish sauce-lemon mixture with sliced Thai mini hot peppers.
You can also use branzino, pompano, or milk fish.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
An off spring restaurant from Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Lobster Place is a fishmonger so you can be sure you get the best seafood to order from here.
After eating at this place you can shop next door to buy seafood to cook at your place or take out sushi at Lobster Place. By the way, Lobster Place now, has a small area where you can order sushi and sit down to eat it inside their store.
At Lobster Place, you can also buy a whole lobster already cooked and can be warmed up to eat in the market if you can find some place to sit down. Or take it home and eat it at your place comfortably.
At Cull & Pistol, you can also order lobsters and eat it in the restaurant. Whichever way you do it, this is the place for fresh seafood.
This is inside Chelsea Market located on 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th streets and between 9th and 10th Avenues - in Manhattan, of course.
After we went to the fusion taco place in Chelsea Pier 57, I had to try this place on the way back home.
DORADOE 12th St.
Friday, July 12, 2013
I can't believe I have not written anything about Alain Ducasse's bistro or brasserie in NYC that I love.
Yes, Benoit is located in Midtown Manhattan just west if Fifth Avenue.
The restaurant is so authentic old French and well done of course coming from the Michelin-starred chef!
The prix-fixed menu at lunch is the best deal. They serve you warm gougere and a little bag of sliced bread or baguette.
Monday, July 8, 2013
When we lived in the North-shore of Chicago, we frequented a great pancake house that served different kinds of pancakes.
My first choice is the German Pancake below:
My second best favorite is the Apple Dutch Baby.
Walker Bros Original Pancake House
153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL
IBrooklyn Flea - Williamsburg
90 Kent Ave, New York, NY
From Manhattan, one can take the L train to Brooklyn. It is the first stop after the L train crosses the East River.
They are here and many others on weekends. So it's another place for me and you to go out to try something new!
Before 8:30 PM, one could also commute to this place via a ferry boat to cross between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The dock is pleasantly located with a beautiful view if the Manhattan skyline by the modern condos on the water. If you want to watch the sunset, it's a wonderful place to watch it.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
For five 1-1/2lb lobsters, I simply boiled about 3/4 inch of water in a large pot to fit the lobsters.
Soon as the water boiled, I dropped the lobsters and covered the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes then turn off heat and uncover the pot.
Cut the shells to remove the meat easily from the tail and claws.
I have decided to make lobster rolls so I packed them up in a plastic container after taking the meat out if the shells.