Conched Out!

Another local favorite that is versatile and delicious.  Usually we are purest when it comes to conch and prefer a good scorch but this evening since it is date night we are going to ramp it up and make an elegant conch pasta dish.  After this big bowl of yummy I will conched out and fast asleep! So much for date night.

 
  • Plenty Conch

    Conch cut into bite size pieces
    Bucatini pasta cooked al dente
    Olive Oil
    White wine
    Fresh parsley
    Red pepper flakes
    Cherry tomatoes
    Olives
    Sautéed shallots (for sweetness)

  • The Steps

    Saute the tomatoes and shallots in olive oil. Add the parsley, olives, pepper flakes and white wine. Simmer for a few minutes then add the conch.

    Toss together with the pasta and serve.

High on the Hog.............. Fish!

My most favorite fish in the sea to eat, hands down would have to be HOG FISH!  This little beauty is native to our waters and on any given day we can go down to the docks and find a nice one to fry up, broil up or bake up.

Today we baked this fellow with lemons, onions and capers and threw him down on a bed of parmesan pasta and green beans. 

Is it wrong to mix cheese with fish?  Some might say yes but if it works don’t fight it!  

  • Ingredients

    Hog Fish
    Lemons
    Capers
    Parsley Butter
    Red Onions
    Green Beans
    Small pasta or orzo
    Parmesan Cheese

  • Hog Heaven

    Drizzle olive oil over the fish, add onions, capers and lots of lemon juice.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins or until fish is cooked depending on thickness and size of fish.

    Cook the pasta until Al dente, add knobs of butter and fresh parsley along with oodles of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Mix together well, top with your cooked beans and some pan roasted walnuts, then top off with your Hog.

Dinner and a Movie!

There once was a time long long ago that I would prefer dressing up and heading out for a night on the town to wine and dine! 

These days I prefer a night in with a bottle of wine, dinner and a movie.

What's on and in my belly?  Surf and Turf with a side of Meryl Streep.

OHHHHH I am a happy girl!

 

  • For the Surf.....

    Half the lobsters and sprinkle with salt, pepper, olive oil and a basil herb mixture.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10 mins.

  • and the Turf.......

    Less in best! Just use a little sea salt and cracked black pepper and sear steaks in an iron skillet for 4 mins each side (depending on thickness).

    Top with a mushroom, onion and red wine sauce.