Photo of Day: September 5, 2018

Justin’s mother’s masterful rendition of pernil (pork shoulder). It is cooked covered for three hours and 15 minutes, then the top is removed for the remaining 45 minutes in order to achieve a crispy skin. The meat was tender, juicy, and bursting with an unmatched flavor. As for the skin, when chopped into pieces, it…

Photo of the Day: September 4, 2018

A few days ago, I got Puerto Rican cooking lessons from Justin’s grandmother. These are homemade tostones. Nothing low-fat here. Slices of plantain are fried, left to cool, smashed in a wooden press, and then fried again. Dust with salt and garlic powder for a delicious snack or crispy side dish. I was even given…

Photo of the Day: August 26, 2018

This Chicken French Onion took a long time to make. Spent 40 minutes caramelizing the onions. Added a splash of balsamic vinegar (they key to the entire meal as far as I’m concerned) right as they finished. Cooked it down some more. Removed the onions, added the chicken to cook, removed the breasts, added beef…

Stir Fry on Sandy Hook

Last week, my chef friend Walter (featured on this blog here and here and maybe a few other places) went all out to whip up the following meal on Sandy Hook. He had said a week earlier that he wanted to have my mom, Justin, and I for stir-fry on the beach. However, he ended…

Photo of the Day: August 25, 2018

This is an incredibly easy dish with no name. Do black pepper and olive oil count as ingredients? If not, then this is a two ingredient dish courtesy of Jacques Pepin and Fast Food, My Way. Take clumps of chorizo and add them to a hot skillet with just a splash of olive oil. You…

Photo of the Day: August 24, 2018

Not a bad looking lobster bisque using the scraps featured in yesterday’s Photo of the Day. I used milk instead of heavy cream to save some fat and calories. It’s very easy to make and costs almost nothing.

Photo of the Day: August 23, 2018

What to do with all those leftover lobster shells? Make a stock or a bisque! Check tomorrow’s Photo of the Day for the finished result!

Photo of the Day: August 13, 2018

Turned that beautiful lobster into stuffing for Lobster Rolls. Gave the meat a quick toss in melted butter, salt, pepper, paprika, parsley, and a dab of mayo.

Photo of the Day: August 10, 2018

A killer pasta dish my friend Walter cooked for Justin and I. Angel hair with Alfredo sauce with broiled bay scallops mixed in after the scallops had been covered in garlic-herb butter and Gruyere cheese.