Creamy Lobster Pasta

Yield: 2 generous dinner portions Creamy lobster pasta ~ a delightful meal made even more perfect with a fruity pinot grigio from Venice alongside. Here’s how you do it … Ingredients (if preparing for two people; can easily be doubled): NOTE: T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon 1/2 lb. of pasta, cooked, with a portion…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Yield: 2 generous dinner portions (can be easily increased) A delightful dinner of Cream of Mushroom Soup served with Garlic Toasts. Here’s our recipe, with an innovative technique noted. Ingredients (if preparing for two people): NOTE: T = tablespoon; t = teaspoon 8 oz. whole cremini or baby portabella mushrooms, cleaned & sliced 1/4″ thick…

Wood-Grilled Branzino (European Seabass)

Preparation: Yield: 2 generous dinner portions (can be easily increased) Grilled whole branzino (European seabass) served with a fresh summer salad tossed in a light vinaigrette ~ delightful! It’s easy, too. Here’s how to prepare your whole fish … Ingredients (if preparing for two people): 2 branzino (1 per person), whole, cleaned & scaled 2…

Jumbo Garlic Shrimp with Fennel-Scented Risotto

Yield: 2 dinner portions A wonderful weekend of birthday dinners ~ starting with this lovely dish of Jumbo Garlic Shrimp with Fennel-Scented Risotto. There were fresh, wild-caught Gulf shrimp at the market, 10-15 count, so shrimp for dinner was in the works. Here’s the simple preparation. Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh, wild-caught shrimp, peeled & deveined…

Wood Grilled Tuna Steaks in Citrus~Pepper Marinade

Yield: 2 dinner servings Summer grilling at its best. So simple ~ so delicious. Ingredients: 2 – 8 ounce tuna steaks (We buy wild-caught from Spain.) Marinade: ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1-2 tablespoons Citrus-Pepper Seasoning from the Fanciful Collection by Merchant Spice Co. Sea salt, to taste Accompaniments: Zucchini Noodles:…

Pollo en Adobo (Chicken in Adobo)

Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast 1 tomato, diced 3 large garlic cloves, sliced 1/2 small white onion, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 – 1 cup diced chiles (NOTE: Either Hatch red or green chiles would be an excellent choice.) 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons Merchant Spice…

Souvlaki

Yield: 2 generous dinner portions (can be easily increased) Souvlaki can be made with just about any meat you desire. Pork tenderloin, chicken breast, turkey breast and lamb all work equally well for this tasty skewered dish. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless turkey breast, cut into approximately 2″ cubes (NOTE: Increase portions to 4 dinners by…

Lobster & Jumbo Sea Scallops with Angel-Hair Pasta

Yield: 2 generous portions Ingredients: 1/2 lb. angel-hair pasta, cooked al dente (it only takes a minute or so!) 6 jumbo Atlantic sea scallops, 10-12 count 2 giant Atlantic lobster tails 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1 large celery stalk, diced 1/2 large white onion, diced 1 large handful (a generous cup) sugar snap peas, strings removed,…