Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Entrees, Gluten Free, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | 0 comments

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Scan any Italian restaurant menu and shrimp scampi is bound to be an offering under the seafood options. Luckily, an evening dining out is not necessary to prepare the classic Italian dish. With only a few ingredients and a speedy prep and cooking time, Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Scampi is an easy yet elegant entree to make. I like to keep a bag of frozen wild caught shrimp on hand in the freezer. There are endless ways to prepare them. A quick thaw is all that is needed to get dinner started. If you are lucky enough...

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Late Summer Lobster Rolls

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Late Summer Lobster Rolls

Late Summer Lobster Rolls

On my frequent trips to the grocery store for my personal chef clients, I always take a peek at the lobster tank. Besides the oysters, mussels and clams (which basically just sit on top of crushed ice) lobsters are the only live creature available at the store. It is fascinating to watch them jockey for space in the their watery home. The price of lobsters dictate if I will pick some up for dinner. When at their peak of around $15 a pound, the hard-shelled spiny fellows only get a glance from me. But during the...

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Lime and Cilantro Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Appetizers, Entrees, Gluten Free, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Lime and Cilantro Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

Lime and Cilantro Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

As the winter season drags on and on, I look to prepare dishes with bright and fresh flavors.  Lime and Cilantro Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa reminds me that the warmth of summer is not far away.  With a dish that includes only a handful of ingredients, shop for the highest quality ones you can find. Shrimp is the star of the dish so it should garner the most attention when shopping. I like to use the jumbo size or 16/20 size. The 16/20 refers to the number of shrimp per pound. Therefore, 16/20 shrimp have on...

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Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Entrees, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood, Side dish | Comments Off on Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

A popular New Year’s resolution is to adopt a healthy eating style. But a nutritious diet is many times derailed by complicated and lengthy recipes. Cook a wholesome dinner on a single sheet pan to keep on track for a healthier you in 2016. A large sheet pan is typically 18 inches by 12 inches and is indispensable in the kitchen. I love using them for roasting big batches of butternut squash, carrots, and red onions, baking a whole cut up chicken, and preparing dinner in single pan. The idea of cooking dinner in...

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Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Celebrate mom with an extraordinary salad for Mother’s Day.  Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad is nothing like your run of the mill iceberg lettuce and hothouse tomato salad.  This make ahead entrée salad recipe allows you to focus more on pampering mom and less on the cooking on her special day. Many parts of the recipe can be prepped in advance.  Shake up the dressing in a mason jar up to 3 days in advance.  The extra time in the refrigerator allows the flavors of salty Parmesan cheese, sharp mustard, and tangy...

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Festive Holiday Appetizers – Honey Ham and Fresh Pineapple Pizza Squares and Roasted Lemon Barbecue Shrimp

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Appetizers, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Pork, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Festive Holiday Appetizers – Honey Ham and Fresh Pineapple Pizza Squares and Roasted Lemon Barbecue Shrimp

Festive Holiday Appetizers – Honey Ham and Fresh Pineapple Pizza Squares and Roasted Lemon Barbecue Shrimp

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing.  With only 3 short weeks until Christmas, there will guests to host and parties to attend.  Having a couple fresh, fast and festive appetizers in your cooking repertoire will make entertaining a breeze. Honey Ham and Fresh Pineapple Pizza Squares and Roasted Lemon Barbecue Shrimp are quick to prepare and easy to serve.  Both appetizers are right at home at either an elegant black tie affair or a causal cocktail party.  They have an added advantage...

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