Lemon Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Shrimp pasta dishes can be impressive & decadent, but also easy to throw together… especially if you use pre-cooked frozen shrimp and pre-made pesto. The lemon adds a special zing to the earthy pesto flavor, and the goat cheese adds another layer of creamy goodness. As for the lemon, yes, it’s safe to eat lemon…

Gingered “Sushi” Salad

If you were to ask my friends where I eat the most during the week, it would be our local sushi restaurant. And if you were to ask our server there what I always order with my sushi, it would be a side of ginger dressing. I’m obsessed with it. No matter what roll we…

Curried Ginger & Lime Mahi Mahi

Put the lime in the coconut… then you feel better…. But first add some curry! Some flavors just have real harmony together. Fresh grated ginger and lime juice are key for the vibrant flavors of this dish. I used Mahi Mahi, but you can use other moderately fatty fish with firm, flavorful flesh that is…

Smoked Salmon Arugula Salad

I used to be intimidated to be in charge of making the salad. Seems silly, but it’s the truth. When I first started cooking, I often found my salads to be bland. Especially compared to my Mom’s salads (people talk about her salads). One night I was helping my Mom put dinner together, and I…

Lemon Dill Grilled Swordfish

Summer is here, and that means grilling season. The grill is often reserved for steaks and burgers, but seafood on the grill is exceptionally tasty. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my brother Jay and my sister-in-law, Kelly, are incredible cooks. So here I am last night at the gym, and I get a text…

Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

For New Year’s Eve, I was having a small cocktail party before heading out for an evening of celebrating. As such, I knew my drink menu of course had to have the bubbly stuff. But what appetizer would have that special sparkle effect as well? Wandering the aisles of Publix with my friend, we had…