Lobster Stock Rice Pilaf
A few weeks ago, we took a trip with our friends Grace and Sean to Maine. We brought back a couple of lobsters from Three Sons that Rob chopped up and sautéed, Chinese-style. He’ll have pictures of that soon. My crowing achievement was making lobster stock. Now, Rob and I are veterans of stock. We typically make chicken stock from leftover chicken parts and bones after we’ve...
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
In Brooklyn, Model T is a classic butcher shop. It has the best meat and best prices. Lou, the butcher, is pretty much a one man show. He takes care of getting the meat, cutting, grounding, and anything else that you can imagine. Because of that, there’s usually a pretty long wait, filled with locals from the neighborhood. This weekend, I waited about 30 minutes to get meat for our bbqs....
Chili-Lime Chicken Skewers
I love cooking with skewers, especially for chicken. Instead of grilling a big piece of chicken breast, cutting them up into smaller chunks gives it more flavor (if you’re using a marinade). It also grills faster and gives you more char per square inch, which mean even more delicious food. For the chicken skewers, I wanted to give it a flavor profile that was refreshing with a kick since...
Cedar Planked Salmon w/ Soy-Ginger Marinade
A few years ago, this farm-to-table restaurant called Founding Farmers opened next to the IMF (not badass Ethan Hunt, but maid-chaser Dominique Strauss-Kahn). I went there countless times because the menu was so delicious and the drinks were to die for. In fact, I probably brought every out-of-towner to Founding Farmers. One of my favorite items was the Cedar Planked Salmon. Growing up, I was...
Skewered Spicy Shrimp
The deliciousness of our previous Grilled Truffle Shrimp Skewers inspired us to look for similar recipes. Rob loves spicy food and Jess loves Mark Bittman’s recipes — they are simple yet oh-so-tasty. Tip: Our wood skewers from last week started molding! Be sure they are dry before you store them. Try to get bamboo ones too. We found one from him called Skewered Spicy Shrimp and...
Jess loves this blog called The Pioneer Woman. It’s the blog of a lady that came from a small town, then went to a big city in Cali, then fell in love with the a cowboy and now resides in the middle of nowhere. She keeps a blog of her life. In fact, her life is so interesting that a gazillion people go to it every day. The Pioneer lady has some pretty good stuff, one of them being this...
Sliders with Chipotle Mayo
I am a Food Network junkie. Some days, I wish I was Bobby Flay, the ultimate celebrity chef and my personal food hero. If you watch Food Network, you’ve also heard of Paula Deen, the infamous cook that defines “a little bit of butter” as a whole stick of it. Anyways, Paula Deen is to butter as Bobby Flay is to ancho chili pepper. I swear, he uses that stuff in every dish, but...
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Grilled corned is a quintessential dish from summer bbqs. Grilling corn au-natural pairs its juicy sweetness with a crunchy char texture unfound in any other veggie. A few years back, we went to the Minnesoda State Fair and gobbled up several husks of grilled corn topped with butter and Old Bday — so delicious. Back in NYC, there’s this one restaurant, Cafe Habana, that is known for...
Grilled Truffled Shrimp Skewers
Several months ago, Jess visited the Filling Station at Chelsea Market and picked up a jar of Black Truffle Salt. Truffle as in the mushroom rather than the chocolate round stuff, although those a delicious too. Truffle seasoning is awesome on almost anything. We took our first trip to Fairway Brooklyn in Red Hook — right where the Ikea is. They have a huge selection of items and a fresh...