Steamed clams with garlic and basil

Steamed clams: this shell game’s a snap

Originally appeared in the September 29, 2011 edition of The Southside Times.

Recalling his days as an English teacher, and the workload that went along with the job, Stephen King wrote that by the end of the work week, his brain felt like it’d been hooked up to jumper cables.  No matter your personal vocation, I bet you can relate.  So here’s a recipe that’s just atypical enough to give a little variety to a hum-drum meal; and its labor-light execution invites you to sit down, relax, and do as little work as possible.  More after the jump: (more…)

Grilled scallops with mango and arugula salad

Scallops:  a sea-change of pace

Originally appeared in the June 09, 2011 edition of The Southside Times.

Next time you’re at the market scanning the seafood selection, bypass the usual suspects—the salmon, the tilapia, the shrimp—and try your culinary luck with scallops, what I consider to be an underused and undersung ocean edible.  Check out more here: (more…)

Blackened citrus salmon

Back in black

Originally appeared in the March 03, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

Two words:  no sweat.

The backbone of this homemade blackened rub is a mix of paprika and cayenne.  Of course, the latter has a reputation for its palate-scorching heat, but what about good old paprika?  More after the jump: (more…)

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