Three recipes for the Fishermen! Striped Bass, Fluke and Bluefish

Fishing season is well underway and by the pics I’ve seen, plenty of folks are going  home with Ziplocks full of fillets. Here are a few seasonal recipes that will add some nice to the spice!   Striped Bass with Summer Salsa Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa Bluefish Ceviche  JKS 5/9/18 Continue reading Three recipes for the Fishermen! Striped Bass, Fluke and Bluefish

Flower Power! Three Great Zucchini Blossom Recipes

Ah, the good old summertime. Fruity-juicy cocktails, farm fresh produce and eating fancy flowers. I’ve gathered together 3 fun recipes for one of the most popular blooms out there: zucchini blossoms. Your local farmers’ market has them in stock for the next few weeks and they are worth the trip. You can just stuff them and fry them and they are just delicious, but here … Continue reading Flower Power! Three Great Zucchini Blossom Recipes

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams

Clams are God’s way of saying- “Here, taste the ocean”. Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat from hungry predators. But I am not deterred.   I have foraged for clams in the muddy bottom of Shinnecock with my feet and collected half a bushel of Littleneck clams in a couple of hours. Some of the best … Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams

Alabama White Sauce BBQ Chicken (or ribs)

My dad was from northern Alabama, so I always keep an eye out for southern recipes that I can use. Northern Alabama has a peculiar regional spin on a barbecue sauce I had to try. It has a sharp tang provides a beautiful finishing crust, but unlike other sauces that are tomato or mustard based, this sauce is white (or beige). Since the 1920’s, the … Continue reading Alabama White Sauce BBQ Chicken (or ribs)

Five Fabulous Cocktails to Kiss Summer Hello

This long Independence Day weekend is the official start of summer for many people. Cocktails, anyone??? COCKTAILS 4 O’clock Fresh Vodka Gimlets- Mystic Island, NJ The day is winding to a close and it is still a couple of hours until dinnertime. Beer isn’t doing the trick. It is time for something smooth, strong and refreshing. Ahhhh….. Ingredients • 1 oz Fresh Lime juice • 1 … Continue reading Five Fabulous Cocktails to Kiss Summer Hello

Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

“I can teach a chimp how to make linguini and clams.  I can’t teach a chimp to dream about it and think about how great it is.” — Mario Batali Clams are God’s way of saying “Here, taste the ocean”. Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat from hungry predators. But I am not deterred.     … Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!

ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers

What says great outdoor summer cooking like gigantic BBQ shrimp on a stick over fire! This recipe is easy to prepare and quick to cook if you prep in advance. Not to mention light, healthy and scrumptious. Ingredients: Marinade- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, two tablespoons of soy sauce, juice of one lime, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning or Adobo, black pepper to taste, … Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers