ErinGoScratch Recipe- Northern Southern Asian Fusion Oven Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is loved and well respected across the USA and around the world. Korean’s have a double fry method that makes for great crunch and wild flavor. Japanese Tokyo fried chicken uses smaller pieces and their brining method adds a sweet soy flavor to the lightly coated, nearly translucent skin. My travels bring me…

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

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…

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,…

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….

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…

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…

Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze

Ribs are a summer favorite and over the years I have developed a method of delivering consistently moist, tasty ribs. Whether beef or pork, the way to good ribs is to brine. Brining begins the process of breaking down the tough connective tissue in the ribs. Cooking them low and slow, in the oven or…

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Texas Style Beef and Pork Chili

The chili I grew up loving had lots of beans, a mild savory flavor, came in a red a yellow can and was delicious on chili dogs. It was fine and in a pinch, I still use it when I crave a chili dog or burrito filling. As I grew older and my wandering taste…

Five recipes for the seafood lovers- Clams, Crabs and lobster!

If you love seafood the way I do, you are constantly seeking out recipes for spectacular regional clam, crab and lobster dishes. Here are a few gems I have picked up along the way.     NJ Style Garlic Crabs “So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs – one for…