For Labor Day Weekend this year, we returned to New Buffalo, MI for Lobster Mania Part 2. Returning home with our two beautiful lobsters my aunt suggested this twist on escargot. The result… a garlicky explosion of seafood & cheese with each and every bite.
We wanted to get some sushi rolling practice in before teaching a Sushi & Sake class at work. Here’s the plate we came up with: Spicy Salmon, Spicy Tuna and our very own Blowout Roll!
This dish was inspired by a recipe we found in Stephanie Izard’s ‘Gather & Graze’ cookbook. Hers calls for squash blossoms for the casings; however, not being able to find any we swapped them out for jalapeños.
Napa is known around the world for its exquisite wine and food. While visiting my mom and sister this week, we dined at three recommended restaurants, enjoying the farm-to-table cuisine, and were inspired to create our own fine dining experience at home, Napa-style.
I had never tried fish pie until making this one after it was recommended by a colleague of mine from the UK. The fluffy potato crust and smoky flavor of the haddock really stood out in this dish. Having eaten it three days in a row now for lunch, you can say I’m a fan of the fish pie.
Birds were circling above as we took the photo for this one. At least this time I knew better than to turn my back on them before snapping the photo (see 5-4 scallops). Rappahannock, Royal Amethyst, Kumamoto Jewel and Blue Point oysters make up this tasty assortment of bivalve mollusks; each having a unique flavor profile that pairs nicely with the spicy aioli.