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Spicy Sword with Garlic Lime Butter

By on July 31, 2011

When I was little, once in a while dad would splurge on the swordfish.  Out on the back patio.  Grilled up over charcoal with a slice of lemon.   Whenever I get sword now, it still feels like a special occasion.   One of my favorites is Cajun style…


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Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad

By on July 24, 2011

Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad!  Hmm.  Too much with the alliteration?  In any event, off we go.
The Prep:
The salad:

Wash/dry arugula.
Whack up all sorts of veg.  

The dressing:

Most to least:  Olive oil, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, dijon, honey, pepper, salt.  Emulsify.  Taste.  Adjust.

The steak:

Thick prime strips.  Or maybe…


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Workin’ the Weeknight Dinner – Broiled Old Bay Salmon

By on July 15, 2011

No post last week, people.  I was with my best man (btw- another jarhead) at Cathedral Ledge dealing with unfinished business – a climb called “Recompense” that we backed off of some 8 years ago.  Notwithstanding the disturbing belay stance atop the 3rd pitch – blood-soaked from a climber…


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One more 80’s food post? Cue the Man Quiche.

By on June 10, 2011

Did you think I might have one more 80’s food post?  Well, can I totally kill Home Sweet Home at the 2:00 a.m. after-party karaoke?   That’s what I thought.   So pop the Mötley Crüe cassette tape into the yellow plastic Walkman and head bang your way into the…


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Steaks Diane – 80’s Night Baby!

By on May 27, 2011

So cue up the Night Ranger.  Feather up the hair.  Peg-leg the jeans, and break out the Adidas Sambas.  Let’s take it on back, people.   Back when Atari was big, and so were Steaks Diane.  Let’s get it on, 80’s style!
The Prep:

Prime ribeyes, trimmed and halved.  Pounded out…


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Easter Dinner – Popover and Soup Course

By on May 5, 2011

So for this one, we are going on the road.  I’ve packed my stick blender and my popover pan.  Ready to rock-n-roll this Easter dinner.  Let’s take this a course at a time, the next post will start the main meal.  I’ll exclude the appies/finger foods here, but we…


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Pork Tenderloins on the Grill – Allegedly. March 2011

By on April 12, 2011

Ready to start the summer a bit early.   So let’s hit the shared grills on the roof deck.  The hitch – turns out the building doesn’t turn the gas on for the grills until April.  Would have been nice to have known that before I got up there ready…


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Saturday Greenmarket Brunch – Early March 2011

By on April 12, 2011

Struggled with the 9:30 Soul Survivor class up in Union Square, but got through it and back out into our chilly city.   Hungry and ready for a stroll through the greenmarket.  No real plan, we’ll see what looks good.   Half a skim latte later, here’s the haul:

Fresh Eggs

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