Thursday, January 29, 2015


I threw some scallops in a pan and added them to some imported Tri color pasta with pancetta and broccoli. It's all in an olive oil seasoned mix. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fettuccine with crab pesto and broiled lobster tails

I made a killer meal tonight. Added some parmegiano oregianno to the fettuccine while it was still hot. My first time doing lobster tails like this. The shrimp and scallops over baby arugala and baby spinach was also a first. The shrimp were stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped with bacon. Awesome. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Clam bake bundle

Made this last summer. I put a bunch of seafood and stuff into some cheesecloth and foil and added butter, white wine, garlic, and old bay seasoning. Onto the grill to steam for like 30 or 40 minutes. Deelish!

Marguerita pie from Umbertos

Need I say more?

Cold seafood appetizer

Was with my cigar buddies at our smoking lounge. The dinner that came after this was amazing but I could jut eat this all night. Going to make something like this come the summer. 


I make a perfect sunny side up. Just sayin'.

Spicy Sicilian skirt steak

Tried something different with skirt steak in the frying pan. It's outrageous!

Pasta with sausage and broccoli

It's amazing what you can make with very simple ingredients

Garlic and herb salmon

The wife made this for me. So good!

Shrimp oreganata with swordfish steaks

Cooked this up for me and the wife the other night. I'll have to post the full step by step recipe for the shrimp someday. The kids loved the swordfish - I seared it in a pan before going in the oven. Maybe 2 minutes a side. In the oven at 425 for maybe 10 minutes. I soaked it in olive oil and fresh parsley a few hours. After searing, I added crushed garlic, sea salt, lemon pepper, and chopped sun dried tomatoes. It was excellent. I'll make it again but maybe in the summer on the grill. 

Taste Of Portugal

So today I went to Taste Of Portugal with my buddy Charlie. This is a great place for rodizio but they also have lots of other great dishes to sample. We had the rack of lamb, goat, and seafood mix of shrimp, clams, and mussels in green sauce. For desert I had the fried Twinkie and Charlie had the pears in red wine reduction. Insane. 

Mara's Too

In wantagh - had lunch here the other day. Blackened oysters, dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped with bacon, and octopus salad. It was a great lunch!

Espresso pot

Got one if these for Xmas. Brewing Cafe Bustello in it. Awesome!