Scampi w/ Couscous & Bruschetta

Clean and devein 8 large shrimp per person. Pat dry. Toss with olive oil to coat. Season with garlic powder, chopped garlic, the more the better, oregano and red pepper flakes to taste. Place on a cookie sheet so not touching. When the oven broiler is hot, place on top rack and broil for 6…

Silky Salmon

Fresh slightly rare and smooth as silk. Filets of organic salmon best. Drizzle olive oil on a baking dish or regular oven friendly plate. Place the salmon filets over the oil. Top with a favorite Asian sauce or lemon slices with pepper and garlic powder or dill weed. Drizzle a little more olive oil on…

6-Minute Tandoori Shrimp

Pierre Franey’s time-tested cooking method. 6 minutes under the broiler, no turning. Perfect every time. 16-18 shrimp. Serves 2. Clean and de-vein largest fresh shrimp you can get. Place on paper towels to dry. Mix together in a medium-sized bowl, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 1/4 tsp. each of cayenne, cardamom, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon;…

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Little Necks Nectar Serves 4. Figure 1 dozen little necks per person. In a bowl or glass container, add the following: A generous half cup of olive oil 1 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 6 cloves of garlic (3 chopped, 3 mashed) 1/2 cup chopped parsley 3 tbs. UNsalted butter In…

Cod with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Serves 2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup plain yogurt, 3 tbs. crushed dill weed, juice of 1/2 lemon, ground white pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or more. When ready to cook, bring sauce to room temperature. Sprinkle Spanish paprika on both sides of a 1 lb. cod filet….

Lemon Sole

A flat fish native to Northern Europe. It is neither truly sole, nor lemon-flavored. The name is a French derivative which describes the outer scales of the fish and its shallow waters habitat. Since filets are thin, it cooks very quickly. A cartilage spine splits it and small bones need to be removed. Cut the…

Seared Swordfish Steaks

Serves 2. Pat dry 2 swordfish steaks and place in a hot non-stick fry pan, no oil. Sear 2-3 minutes on each side depending on thickness to achieve a golden color. Remove from pan to a plate. Turn heat to medium. Add 3 tbs. olive oil, 4-6 sliced green onions/scallions, 4 tbs. capers, 4 tbs….

Radicchio Anchovy Braise

Best side dish I’ve made in a while. Serves 2. In a non-stick fry pan, heat oil from jar of Sicilian anchovies. Add wedges of a fresh radicchio and brown. Add 6-7 of the Sicilian anchovy fillets from the jar, minced. Pour in 1/2 cup chicken broth, bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes….

Astice di Natale

CHRISTMAS LOBSTER PASTA Christmas Eve. After decades of Lobster Newburg, no such sauce to be found in Manhattan. So. A new recipe. Lobster in a butter sauce over fresh pasta. 1/4 lb. cooked lobster meat from Citarella per person. More is fine. Serves 8+. In a large stock pot on medium high, heat 2 –…

Holiday Shrimp Fra Diavolo

After you’ve trimmed the tree, it’s time for a hearty reward. Serves 2. Shell, clean 6-8 large shrimp per person. Pat dry and set aside in a bowl. In a large deep fry pan, heat 1 jar Rao’s or Citarella Arrabbiata sauce. Add 1/2 cup dry red wine, 1/4 tsp. cayenne, pepperoncini flakes and dried oregano to…

Scallops w/ Pancetta

In a fry pan, crisp up pancetta cut into small pieces to taste. Remove to a paper towel on a dish. Serves generous 2. In the same pan sear 12-16 sea scallops in the pancetta drippings and if necessary a little olive oil. 3 minutes on each side. Scallops should not be touching and will…

Black Cod~ Nobu Nod

Nobu not Next Door. Downtown. Still worth the trip. But. Found gorgeous filet at Citarella couple blocks away on Broadway. Serves 2. Marinade 2 pieces cut crosswise in your favorite Miso Asian Sauce. Refrigerate at least a few hours. Overnight to 48 hours is great. Remove from fridge and bring to room temperature. Wipe excess marinade from…