Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Bread

For a few years in my teens I worked at an amazing deli and butcher shop called Mulberry Street. Everything about the place was fantastic, but one of my favorite things that they made was a broccoli rabe and sausage bread with mozzarella, it was so unbelievably good. So a few weeks back I had aContinue reading “Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Bread”

Fried Calamari Salad (w/ wine pairings)

While I feel blessed that after fifteen years I managed to escape the restaurant industry, every now and again I can’t help but miss it… Not the hours, nor the mind numbing insanity of dealing with the general public for a living, but the camaraderie among the staff (people that have worked together at restaurantsContinue reading “Fried Calamari Salad (w/ wine pairings)”

Baked Zucchini Parmesan Rice Balls

I recently made some zucchini & parmesan arancini (rice balls) in the traditional way (i.e. fried), and they were absolutely delicious. I’ve wanted to make them again, but I’m in the process of trying to eat a little healthier to shed some pounds, and fried food just doesn’t fit that bill. So last night I challengedContinue reading “Baked Zucchini Parmesan Rice Balls”

Panko Shrimp Cakes

So the other night I made a little surf ‘n turf with some grilled soy & sriracha marinated strip steak and panko shrimp cakes… Little did I know that the Instagram and Facebook responses on the shrimp cakes would be so strong, with people clamoring for the recipe! Awesome, thank you for your support andContinue reading “Panko Shrimp Cakes”