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 pepperContinue reading “Taco Tuesday Upgrade – Beef Shortrib Tacos”

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 tenderContinue reading “Truffle Mushroom Gnocchi with Boursin Pistachio Herb Slap-Your-Mama Cream Sauce”

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 fiveContinue reading “Top Ten ErinGoScratch Recipes”

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 HenryContinue reading “Staten Island Ferry from the Wheelhouse”

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!”

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 inContinue reading “Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Six”