TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Marinades For Fish

Top and Center: Fish, especially fillets, is delicate and thus easier to break and fall through the grates, unlike meats. The solution: a grill basket or grill pan, like these from Williams-Sonoma. Bottom: A different type of grilling basket from Sur La Table.   Summer begins today, officially at 6:34 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Guasacaca Sauce

Top: The ingredients for guasacaca. Center: Simply add them to a blender or food processor. Bottom: The finished sauce in its original consistency. Photos courtesy Cory of TheAmuseBouche.com. Here’s her recipe.   A few nights ago we had a revelation. A great chef did an irresistible spin on guasacaca, the popular Venezuelan green sauce for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: French Toast Sandwiches

With Father’s Say tomorrow, we couldn’t wait to test these French Toast recipes. First up: French Toast sandwiches. Use French Toast slices as bread to make a sandwich. We made a wonderbar French Toast sandwich with smoked salmon, soft goat cheese (substitute cream cheese), onion and tomato. Then we tried other favorite fillings: Brandied Peaches…
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FOOD FUN: Whimsical Mac & Cheese Recipe

Take your choice: innovative Mac & Cheese (photo courtesy Chef Eric LeVine) or a conventional preparation (photo courtesy Dietz and Watson).   What’s on this plate? A base of macaroni and cheese. Surrounded with a ring of duck and mushrooms in hoisin sauce. Topped with 5 jumbo grilled, bacon-wrapped shrimp. Garnished with fresh rosemary (substitute…
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