Snacks Worth Watching Football For. Half-Time Shrimp.

All Recipes | February 24, 2020 | By

I originally posted a version of this recipe a few years ago and received rave reviews about it, so I wanted to post it again.

I  was not the perfectionist with the pictures and stories as I am now, but the recipe is really worth sharing.

I hope you enjoy.

 

Did someone say Football?

That’s right kid’s. The Super Bowl is right around the corner and to me that means food.

“Don’t you mean football?”….

Nope…I’m not a huge football fan ..but I do love food….so on with the show.

 

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4th of July Chicken. The Best BBQ Bird Ever.

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July 4th is Independence Day in the United States.

It celebrates the commemorating of the adoption of Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776, stating that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and that the United States of America was born.

It also gives us the right to shoot off fireworks, attend awesome parades, drink beer and participate in some serious grilling.

Let us not, ever, downplay the freedom aspect of the holiday and the respect portion. 

Don’t ever let my humor, sarcasm, amazing culinary skills, ninja-esque veggie chopping abilities, outrageously handsome and rugged stature make you think that I am diluting the holiday. Not a chance. I’m just enhancing it with the previously mentioned details…because we live in the most amazing country ever and have freedoms that should never be taken for granted.

Now on to the cooking……

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The Only Marinade You Will Ever Need.

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Spring has sprung.

Birds are singing their anthems…

The flowers are sweet and fragrant…

The sun is shining bright early in the morning…

The landscapers are in the backyard at 7 am waving their leaf blowers around like light sabers..

And the pollen count is already high….

But, that also means that farm stand fruits and veggies are on the menu, fresh seafood is at the market and we’re cooking outside more often, so get ready for a marinade that will not only be synonymous with the nice weather but will also be known as your favorite go-to recipe.

 

Enter: The Only Marinade You Will Ever Need.

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It really doesn’t get any easier than this.

Freshly squeezed lemon juice, a high quality olive oil, a fragrant selection of dry and fresh herbs make this marinade the flavor of warm weather.

The zesty lemon, rich oil and delicious herbs compliment almost anything that you marinate, baste and brush this on.

Check out the recipe below in the Recipe Card section!

 

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The Only Marinade You'll Ever Need.
A simple recipe yet complex in flavor ready to be put on your recipe speed dial.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  2. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  3. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  5. 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic-about 2-3 large cloves
  6. 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  7. 2 teaspoons black pepper
  8. 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  9. 1 teaspoon lemon zest, from one lemon
  10. 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk together lemon juice, oregano, parsley, dill, garlic, tablespoon salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon zest in a large bowl and add oil in a slow stream, whisking while you pour.
Notes
  1. Perfect for chicken, seafood, meat or your favorite fresh veggies.
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Quick and Easy Dill Pickle Slices.

All Recipes, Vegan | September 13, 2018 | By

 


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Last week my wife tells me that her friend is out of town on vacation and she needs a big favor?

She has a large garden that needs to be watered and as a “Thank You”, we would be able to take as many cukes as we wanted.

So, I grabbed a basket, a colander and my favorite helper. My little guy.

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How To Make Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Cheese at Home.

All Recipes | May 2, 2018 | By

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 Mozzarella.

I don’t think I know of a single living soul that doesn’t LOVE mozzarella.

Think about it…

Have you ever heard someone say..“Yeah, gimmie a slice and hold the cheese.” ????

NO!  You haven’t! I can almost guarantee it.

In fact, I hit the streets to ask what New Yorkers favorite pizza toppings are and guess what the answers were?

Extra Cheese…..BAAM!

I also asked people what are their favorite cheese’s and the 1st responses were always..yup, you guessed it.

Mozzarella.

And finally, I asked..”What is the best cheese to eat when you have tomatoes and basil or want to cut it into sticks and fry it?

The answer. You know it baby…Mozzarella again.

( Thanks for answering my questions, Mom and Dad)

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Penne ala Vodka. The Comfort Food Superstar.

Dinner | March 21, 2018 | By

 

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Penne ala Vodka.

Delicious. How can you go wrong? 

Booze….. Cheese…Butter…

Come on people…this is comfort food calling you.

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Classic Bruschetta.

All Recipes | February 21, 2018 | By

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Bruschetta.

One of the many simple pleasures coming out of this Irish guy’s kitchen…but in my kitchen we call it…

Bru’sketta, just like Giada.

Ok, I never talk like that, but it sounds more fancy than saying tomatoes and bread, right?

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The Perfect Winter Treat: Baked Brie en Croûte with Sliced Apples and Raspberry Jam.

All Recipes, Baking, Holidays | December 27, 2017 | By

 

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Winter is finally here in New York.

I went outside this morning about 6 am and it was 11 degrees. When it’s 11 degrees it feels like 3 degrees, so I ran back into the house for the warmth of my coffee cup and laptop and to think about hot food and delicious treats.

Right now is prime baking season, so I’m joining the cool kids and turning up the freak switch to high.

Ok, I’m not that outrageous and there is no freak switch…just my oven that ..um..I’m turning up to high.

Enough with my failed attempts of culinary comedy and trying to fit in with the Millennials.

 On with the show.

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Long Island Strawberries. Nothing Better.

All Recipes | June 17, 2017 | By

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Delicious, Red, Ripe Strawberries.

The Summer season for strawberry picking, strawberry eating and strawberry worship has officially begun and you are right in time to share the love.

So, grab a wicker basket, a napkin and take a walk with me as we pick the ripest, juiciest and most delectable berries you will ever taste and learn a thing or two along our walk.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef with Rustic Veggies and Beer.

Dinner, Holidays | March 3, 2017 | By

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Oh yeah, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and that can only mean one thing.
Getting drunk at 9 am??  No…….well, maybe..but it’s a “day for wearing of the green” and other kick-ass Irish traditions, like making Irish soda bread, watching the parade on tv,  listening to Irish music and ..ok, perhaps getting drunk early in the morning.

Many of you don’t know that St. Patrick was not even born in Ireland, in fact..it is said that he may have been,,,ugh..don’t shoot the messenger, Italian. Yup.
Waiter…extra whiskey in my coffee please.

So before you start drinking green beer and dancing with strangers make sure that you gather up all of your ingredients and ready to have the most delicious corned beef and cabbage that you have ever had.

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