seared scallops with pan sauce

Lovely and delicate, scallops are a delicious favorite to pair with great conversation and a chilled sauvignon blanc. A light salad, simple greens and crusty bread for the extra pan sauce, are excellent companions for this gorgeous dish. When prepping, note the scallops need to be as dry as possible. Blot delicately between paper towels at least twice. Place on a plate and sprinkle with salt and … Continue reading seared scallops with pan sauce

Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson

Beer for the Halibut, I say! And what a terrific medium it is – fresh fish – to showcase beer as complement and ingredient. Since Halibut is a rather hearty white fish it’ll absorb flavors nicely. I’d encourage you to cook down some cherries with a moderate and well balanced brown style beer like Everybody’s Brewing Hoedown Brown. The caramelization as the beer cooks will … Continue reading Halibut, Cherries and Beer; An Excellent Combination by Ginger Johnson

Sizzling Summer Seafoods

An excellent source of lean protein, food from the sea is a delicious option for eating well.  Each spring and summer I yearn for the delicious flavors that only seafood can offer.  It’s time to heat up the grill and start the seafood sizzling. Summer Paella by Eating Well.  Paella, a rice dish that originated on the east coast of Spain is known to be … Continue reading Sizzling Summer Seafoods

An Impromptu Gathering; Grilled Salmon and Pinot Noir

Grilling outdoors is a delicious way to assemble friends, enjoy fellowship and engage in great conversation.  Add a cooler of brews, cocktails you have pre-mixed and a few bottles of wine to your backyard deck right next to your barbecue and ask everyone to bring their favorite dish.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate and sometimes the best get-togethers are spur of the moment. Each … Continue reading An Impromptu Gathering; Grilled Salmon and Pinot Noir

Smoked Salmon

by Celebrating Home with Karie Engels on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:29am My Honey has the perpetual itch to fish and hunt ~ so when the news came “pinks are in!”, this guy was on it.  This awesome man prepares himself well, heads out there and catches food, brings it home, cleans it, packages it all up and bonus ~ he cleans the mess … Continue reading Smoked Salmon