seafood

Spaghetti with Sardines, Asparagus and Capers

Ingredients: 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 onion, sliced into half moons 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 2-3 tablespoons nonpareil capers 2 4.4-oz canned sardines in oil, drained juice and zest of one lemon 3/4 lb spaghetti 2/3 (loose) cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Parmesan for […]

Ultimate Hot Baltimore Crab Dip with Soft Pretzel Sticks

  for the dip: Ingredients: 1 cup blue crab claw meat 1 cup lump blue crab meat 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature 3⁄4 cup sour cream 1⁄4 cup Frank’s® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 2 1⁄2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Chesapeake Bay seasoning (Old Bay) 1⁄2 tablespoon […]

Steak and Smoked Oyster Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup caramelized onions* 1 celery stalk, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 parsnips, diced 8 oz crimini mushrooms 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tins (3.75 oz, each) smoked oysters, drained 2 1/2 lb stew meat superfine flour (like Wondra) 2 cups beef stock 1 sheet frozen puff […]

How-to: Sweet & Savory Blue Cheese Boards

You can’t beat a cheese board for holiday entertaining! Litehouse approached me to create a cheese board using their center cut cheese, which is cut from the center of a cheese wheel that has been aged 100 days,  and I jumped at the chance. I love having snacks for dinner and assembling […]

Cornmeal Battered Soft Crabs with Old Bay Corn Grits

Ingredients: for the crabs: 4 soft crabs, cleaned 2 cups milk 1 egg 1 1/2 cup flour 1 cup self-rising cornmeal mix 2-3 tablespoons Old Bay, divided use freshly ground black pepper for the grits: 1 cup yellow stone-ground grits 3 cup water or chicken stock 1/3 cup grated Gouda […]

BLT Tuna Salad, Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained 2-3 tablespoons dill pickle relish 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/2 tablespoon tahini paste* 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise to serve: 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced into wedges 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, thinly […]

Garlic Chive & Dill Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1  lb freshly steamed, peeled large shrimp, cut in half 2/3 cup chopped garlic chives 1/4 cup diced green onion 8 oz cooked, small pasta (I used regular old macaroni) for the dressing: 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise 2-3 teaspoons minced dill 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar salt pepper Directions: Place […]

Spinach Asparagus Smoked Salmon Quiche with a Crumb Crust

Ingredients: for the crust: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cup fresh breadcrumbs* filling: 8 oz baby spinach (chop up any large bits) 1/2 cup chopped green onion 5 eggs 1 1/4 cups milk 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 3/4 cup shredded Gouda 2 oz smoked salmon, chopped salt […]

“Everything Bagel” Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthwise for the filling: 12 yolks 3 tablespoons-1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard sea salt freshly ground black pepper “everything” seasoning mix: 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic 1 teaspoon  mixed […]