Category Archives: Cooking

Pan Fried Blackfish (Tautog)

I’d heard tell of blackfish being an excellent eating fish, of superb but mild flavor.  So, when I saw it being offered for sale at my favorite roadside fish stand, I had to buy a pound of fillet.  Try (nearly) … Continue reading

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Chicken Hearts and Palm / Chicken Gizzards, Tomato, Mushroom and Okra

We grew up with my parents buying whole chickens from the grocery, and these birds would come with livers, hearts and gizzards.  My favorite little morsel was the heart.  It was a treat to find it in whatever dish Mom … Continue reading

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Adventures in Crustless Quiche

I’ve never made Quiche before these two recent experiments in quiche-dom.  This is definitely a weekend morning endeavor (or, they are pretty quick for an evening after work)!  But, you definitely can make them ahead and refrigerate for later — … Continue reading

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Pork Pad Thai

Pork isn’t the most traditional meat item to put in a pad Thai — that would be chicken or shrimp.  Sometimes it is just left at the tofu, and no chicken nor seafood — but be forewarned that even if … Continue reading

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Young Steamed Octopus

The recipe: Each 0.75 pound octopus serves one person as a main dish.  The frozen packages I find in one of my supermarkets contain two each of these.  I’m writing the recipe up as per one octopus – scale up accordingly. … Continue reading

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Cedar-Wrapped Grilled Fish, with Grilled Scalloped Potatoes

  I just discovered these cedar wraps at my local Whole Wallet, and they sounded like a good idea.  You get eight per pack, and a long length of twine.  They work like cedar planks on your grilled fish, but … Continue reading

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Figs and Omnivorous Dining – A snack (Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto) and a main (Whole Fish Stuffed with Figs)

I just love these figs!  The fresher, the better!  Before fig season leaves us in the dust, I figure I better post these two! For our snack, we have figs wrapped with prosciutto.  For our main, we have striped black … Continue reading

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