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

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…

Park the Hate, Pass the Plates

On a day when we’ve lost a true culinary icon and pirate kitchen ninja, Anthony Bourdain, let’s remember how he showed us the humanity and the love that is expressed through food. I hope where you are is better. RIP We don’t do politics on ErinGoScatch. There are plenty of places you can get coverage…

Antipasto, Staten Island Style

  My name is Jim and I am a confessed snacker I always enjoy the appetizer round of any meal.   I am usually charged with the appetizers for big gatherings. I make a cheese/antipasta platter that mixes fun with flavor and really gets the tastebuds going. You want a cheese platter with a nice…

Low and Slow Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a method that sticks to a closely held philosophy of mine that applies to all kinds of cooking- low and slow. The concept is to cook the food in a plastic bag immersed in hot water, bringing the temperature of whatever you are cooking to gradual perfection, while locking in…

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna

Of all the hearty “crowd pleaser” dishes I make,  my Mexican lasagna is the most requested. The aromatic blend of meats, vegetables, spices and creamy cheesiness calls out two flights down to our arriving guests, some with their own Lock and Lock QVC containers for leftovers. I make a full tray for a party and…

“What’s Cooking in the Tiny Kitchen” of ErinGoScratch 2018

Our goal in ErinGoScratch’s Tiny Kitchen is to show home cooks how to take advantage of locally sourced ingredients and use them to create restaurant quality meals. If you have a passion for food, check out some of our tips and recipes CLICK HERE Enjoy this short video (1:58 min) of some of the dishes…