My wife and I are spending a week in Tierra Verde, Florida. We already have a couple of places planned, but are looking for additional ideas. We would like local, non-tourist kinds of places around St Pete Beach/Tierra Verde and around the Florida Aquarium/Steinbrenner Field areas. My cousin has given us a list of his favorites (T C Choy's for dim sum as an example) but would like more ideas along the lines of seafood (sushi included), Cuban or Latin, or anything from a dive to casual dining that is local. Other than a planned Crabby Bill's trip, we are planning to avoid chain restaurants. We really apprciate the help!
We are having a family reunion at my cousin's place this summer. He apparently has some pheasant in the freezer from a hunting trip and we are looking for ways to cook it. I have thought about grilling them or smoking them. He has a couple of Chinese recipes, but are looking to expand our options. Anyone have a favorite recipe to share?
Pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage is an Italian classic. Our version gets all the flavor and texture of the real deal, all in a single skillet and under half an hour.
Not all tofu is created equal. Some tofu has a mild, sweet beany flavor and a smooth consistency, while other brands have flavor defects and strange textures. Our Seriously Meatless columnist Michael Natkin took one for the team and tried six brands of firm or extra firm tofu to help you out on your next grocery trip.
Simply cook cod on one side until it's crisp and golden and serve it on a bed of delicate creamed leeks for an easy, not too heavy dish.
Haven't you ever wished that your juicy pork chops were perfectly seasoned all the way to the center? Or that your tender pork tenderloin were just a bit juicier and fattier? Or maybe that your flavorful, smoky ribs had a decisive snap to their bite? Sausages combine the best characteristics of all the other popular cuts of pork into one perfectly juicy, always tender, well-seasoned through-and-through package. They really are one of the ideal foods for the backyard grill. That is, provided two simple things: you start with great sausages, and you don't mess'em up. That's easier said than done.
I was in the gas station today and saw a jar of bright red pickled "Hot Mama" sausages on the counter. I can't BELIEVE I used to eat those... What did you eat in your younger/dumber days that absolutely appalls...