Red Chili Shrimp With Pineapple Salsa

Ok, I have a confession to make. One of the first cookbooks I even owned and brought was Bobby’s Flay Mesa Grill. I remember watching Bobby on the Food Network with Boy Meets Grill and loved the flavor profiles he cooked with. All the chile’s, tomatillos, spices–very bold in-your-face type seasonings. I loved it! This … Read more

New Orleans Style Chicken, Beans & Rice

This here my friends is my version of arroz con pollo, arroz con grandules, chicken and rice, chicken and beans. All of the above. It is straight delicious. Spiced creole seasoned chicken with smokey creamy red beans all cooked together. Oh, and we cannot forget the andouille crust to add on to the flavor! I … Read more

Roasted Crispy Chicken Under A Brick

There is nothing like crispy chicken skin and achieving it can be a hit or miss. This chicken under a brick recipe is adapted from Marc Forgione’s debut book, and creates that crispy chicken skin we all love. I love it because the skin is crispy but the chicken is not dry. For his brick … Read more

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Recipe

It is the start of the week and I hope everyone is having a good day. I have some good news! Earlier in January, I submitted my recipe, Pickled Beets & Goat Cheese Salad With Pistachios to The Taste of SF and they picked mine as the winner! Check out the link! This journey of … Read more

Salt Baked Fish With Escovitch Veggies

Salt-baked fish. The first thing that comes to mind is, “Will it be salty?” The answer is, NO. You have a perfectly seasoned, flavored, juicy fish that is just waiting to be devoured. I love pickling and wanted an “island” vibe with this dish so decided to do escovitch veggies. The veggies were perfectly crisp, … Read more