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…

Bolinhos de Batata (Brazilian Potato Balls)

Yield: Approximately 24 bolinhos (Brazilian potato balls) A first! For the first time, last night I made Bolinhos de Batata (Brazilian Potato Balls) to accompany Brazilian-style, wood-grilled sirloin tri-tip. They were delicious, even better than what Brazilian steakhouses serve! Also, Merchant Spice Co.‘s Brazilian Seasoning makes a great rub on the steaks prior to grilling….

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:…

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…