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 my… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn
"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 email@example.com New York City Party Boats Long Island Party… Continue reading UPDATED Party Boat Fishing Report 9/13/18- NYC, NJ, CT & Long Island
WITH Fishing Updates, Weather, Water Temps plus INFO ON SIX ACCESSIBLE FISHING HOTSPOTS IN NYC!!! A relentless east wind and spotty showers put a damper on local fishing over the Labor Day weekend. The coming week will start hot with the only showers likely later in the week. Fluking has slowed a bit, but big… Continue reading NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report 9/3/18 Snotty Weather, East Winds Slow Down Bite
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… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams
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 is… Continue reading Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter
“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… Continue reading Three Clam Recipes Just for the Shuck of It!
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… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers
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… Continue reading Five recipes for the seafood lovers- Clams, Crabs and lobster!
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I love fish tacos. Two of my favorite things, freshly caught fluke and seasonal summer veggies right off the vine, I combine both in this Cadillac of tacos. Summer fluking is usually a guarantee for a nice day on the ocean. If the wind, tide and water temperature are working in your favor almost everyone… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe- Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa