• Food and Drink
  • Plated or Poured: The Valentine’s Day Edition

    In a perfect world, I’d be celebrating Valentines Day by watching All-Star Weekend and going to the movies to watch the premier of Marvels, Dead Pool. But lets be real, my lady and your lady ain’t going for that. Like millions of other women across America, they are expecting some romance on the one day […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Game-Day Sloppy Joe Sliders

      Super Bowl 50 is upon us and we need some kick-ass game day food to go along with a cold beer before and during kick off. Chef Ming Tsai’s Asian Sloppy Joe Slider, featured at his Boston gastropub Blue Dragon, is a touchdown plus the two point conversion. I substituted shredded lettuce for green […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Braised Lamb Shank

    Winter for braising so we decided to apply the cold weather cooking technique to one of our favorite proteins – Lamb Shank. Served over a bed of sweet potato puree and green beans, it’s the sort of dish that just calls for a night in. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 lamb shanks 1 large brown onion, sliced […]

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  • Plated or Poured: BBQ Shrimp Etoufée

    Ultimately, you’re making two dishes. The first item is the most important – the BBQ Tomato Sauce. It’s basically a rich shrimp stock with creole seasonings reduced into a very rich savory sauce. This is where the dish get it’s beautiful color. The second item is cooking the sauce’s body which includes the shrimp, crab […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Roasted Branzini

    What’s not to love about cooking a whole fish! I wish more guys took advantage of the technique because it never disappoints and always impresses. The recipe below is very straight forward to ensure maximum success. Being only days away from Christmas, don’t be afraid to introduce this dish to your dinner spread because it’s […]

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  • Plated or Poured: Fish N’ Chips 

    This week, we’re paying homage to the UK’s national dish: Fish n’ Chips. The key to making this dish pop is using the freshest ingredients. Purchase some fresh cod from your fishmonger. Make your own tartar sauce. And for God’s sake man, make your own hand-cut fries!