NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th

Raritan Bay and the New York Bight have come to life with keeper striped bass, blitzing bluefish and even some decent sized black drum. Manasquan/Point Pleasant inlet has seen some mighty bluefish pushes with fish up to 17 pounds wrassled in. Crabbers have reported early action in South Jersey hotspots.  Schoolie stripers, with a fewContinue reading “NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th”

Crab and Shrimp Bisque

Seafood soup helps cure cabin fever on long winter nights, warming both the belly and the soul. Whether a cioppino, a boulibaise or a chowder, a bit of the brine in the mix adds to the meal. Bisque is perhaps the highest evolution of the seafood soup. If you’re a purist, you know that aContinue reading “Crab and Shrimp Bisque”

I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

  An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I’m Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know myContinue reading “I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn”

UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island

“Truth is stranger than fishin’ ” Jimmy Buffett PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING eringoscratch@gmail.com   New York City Party Boats Long Island PartyContinue reading “UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island”

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 clamsContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams”

Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

The sun, surf and sand are very enticing down the Jersey Shore almost any day or season of the year.  During the summer, people flock to party towns like Belmar, Manasquan and Point Pleasant. Waterfront bars and restaurants are jammed each weekend with young people from New York and North Jersey partying like there isContinue reading “Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter”

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 meatContinue 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), 3/4Continue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers”

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 forContinue reading “Five recipes for the seafood lovers- Clams, Crabs and lobster!”