Roasted Monkfish Wrapped In Speck

When the weather is hot, I want to eat more seafood, especially locally caught fish.  Prices can get high for anything not farmed, and flounder doesn’t lend itself to much variety in preparation.  But don’t forget about monkfish.  Called the “poor-man’s lobster” for its texture, but it tastes more like meat.  Play this up by…

Another Take On Beer Can Chicken

Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, has passed.  Grilling season has begun.  And now it’s time for quick and easy weeknight dinners that don’t heat up the kitchen.  One of my favorites is my version of “beer can” chicken – which happens to be one of the first recipes posted on EDA.  But I…

Pan-Seared John Dory

“Do you want skate again or John Dory?” I asked Kyle.  “John what? Isn’t that a restaurant?” was his response.  My choice was obvious. No, we weren’t eating at April Bloomfield’s oyster bar of the same name at the Ace Hotel.  Instead, I was cooking John Dory since (a) I’ve never made it before, (b)…

Spicy Parsley-Scallion Pesto

In the Phong Nha region of Vietnam, they serve a spicy green sauce with BBQ pork.  Ingredients include Vietnamese coriander, garlic, lemon leaves, lemon zest, hot pepper and sugar.  Its spicy and sweet: a perfect combination. I wanted to recreate the flavors but didn’t have access to lemon leaves.  And since I had a ton…