Cooking, Recipe Jar, recipes, tacos, Uncategorized

Taco Tuesday Upgrade – Beef Shortrib Tacos

Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth tender beef shortrib tacos that will give your Taco Tuesday an tasty lift. Ingredients 4 beef shortrib steaks (boned, about 5-6 oz each) 3 limes 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp seasoning (I use Tajin Classico Seasoning) 2 tsp baking soda for velveting* 2 tsp Peanut oil 1 medium onion 1 bell pepper… Continue reading Taco Tuesday Upgrade – Beef Shortrib Tacos

Cooking, Discovery, food, food, Italian, Little Italy, NYC, Queens, Recipe Jar, recipes, Soho, Uncategorized

Truffle Mushroom Gnocchi with Boursin Pistachio Herb Slap-Your-Mama Cream Sauce

  I do love summer. There is no denying it. Less clothes, tasty seafood and fishing for fluke or crabbing at the Jersey Shore or out east suits me just fine. As the long summer days dwindle, the city takes on a whole new feel. But, before football madness takes over, there is a tender… Continue reading Truffle Mushroom Gnocchi with Boursin Pistachio Herb Slap-Your-Mama Cream Sauce

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Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Thanks to the Staten Island Advance for featuring “Hook It & Cook It” for the past three Sundays. First class treatment. Thank you @siadvance and @silive To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Jim Shaffer ErinGoScratch.com Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big City. To purchase book on Amazon, Click here Excerpt 3 on SILive.com- CLICK HERE… Continue reading Thank You to the Staten Island Advance

Cooking, food, Recipe Jar, recipes, Top Ten, Uncategorized

Top Ten ErinGoScratch Recipes

One of the best parts of the seafaring life around New York City is how it opens access to fresh, local seafood markets and restaurants. As you might expect, most of the recipes I've collected in my travels involve seafood, but not all of them. Another benefit of being a foodie travelling around the five… Continue reading Top Ten ErinGoScratch Recipes

ferry, NYC, Staten Island, Uncategorized

Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse

Headed to Staten Island aboard Spirit of America to pick up my copy of the Sunday Staten Island Advance featuring excerpts from my book "Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler". I bumped into my old buddy Billy Thatcher who gave me the insiders tour.  Thanks to Captain Henry… Continue reading Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse

food, New York, NYC, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch 2017 video recap!

Thanks to you, our valued ErinGoScratch readers, our first six months have been a great journey. Thanks for your continued support, kind words and daily clicks, we will continue to bring you original content focused on sourcing authentic ingredients and making restaurant quality meals at home. We will get back to fishing in the spring.… Continue reading ErinGoScratch 2017 video recap!

Fiction, horror, Uncategorized

Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Six

INT. WOMEN’S BATHROOM Anna and Maya are at the sink and look up at the mirror. Anna turns to Maya. Anna Can we talk? Maya I’ve been standing here waiting. They chuckle. Anna Tell me about Mike. What is he so angry about? I’m working too hard here. Maya Mike was the happiest guy in… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Six

Chinatown, Cooking, Discovery, food, food, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized

Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 4

"Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?" -Confucius Ringing in 2018 on New Years Day with friends and food on a day too cold to do the Coney Island Polar Bear plunge. This year, I brought Chinatown home. We huddled inside and enjoyed good cheer, music and homemade dim sum. A… Continue reading Chinatown Chronicles- Volume 4