RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

May 10th is National Shrimp Day. We could easily be happy with plate of boiled jumbo shrimp, a lemon wedge and a bit of seafood sauce. But this recipe for bacon-wrapped shrimp, sent to us by Zatarain’s, wins the nostalgia vote. It took us back decades to our parent’ cocktail parties, when bacon-wrapped shrimp and…
Continue reading “RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp”

TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse

One of our favorite I-deserve-a-treat meals is a big plateau de fruits de mer (PLAH-toe-duh MARE, platter of fruits of the sea—photo #1): a large pile, nicely arranged, of raw shellfish (clams and oysters in multiple varieties, scallops) and lightly cooked shellfish (crab legs, langoustine, lobster, lump crab meat, mussels, prawns, shrimp). Sometimes, in coastal…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Plateau De Fruits De Mer For Vegetarians & The Seafood Averse”

TIP OF THE DAY: Mostarda, A Sweet-Hot Italian Condiment

[1] The classic: mostarda di cremona. Here’s a recipe to make your own from The Spruce). [2] A cremona close-up (photo courtesy Cucina Corriere. [3] Mostarda vicentina has a jam-like consistency, losing the physical beauty of other mostardas (photo courtesy Buonissimo). [4] Mostarda di mantova, made from apples, pears and quince (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese).…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Mostarda, A Sweet-Hot Italian Condiment”

TIP OF THE DAY: Special Waffles For Mother’s Day (Cheesecake, Key Lime & Much More)

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were waffle days in our home, along with birthdays and other special occasions. That’s when Mom would pull out the waffle iron and whisk together the flour, baking powder, butter, eggs and milk butter. We ate them with a pat of butter and maple syrup brought back from Nana’s visits…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Special Waffles For Mother’s Day (Cheesecake, Key Lime & Much More)”