Friday, December 25, 2015

mighty mango shrimp

got a christmas present from taste of home they published
my mighty mango shrimp recipe in their holiday and celebrations cookbook. served hot or cold the shrimp has a nice kick of spice balanced by the sweetness of the mango.. serves 4.
1 1/4 cups mango nectar
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 teaspoons chipolte pepper in adobo sauce minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
16 uncooked jumbo shrimp peeled deviened
1. in a large bowl combine first 5 ingredients until blended, reserve 1/2 cup of marinade, add shrimp to remaining marinade toss gently. let stand 15 minutes,
2. drain shrimp discarding marinade. on 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers thread shrimp . brush grill lightly with oil.
3.grill shrimp covered over medium heat or broil 4 inches fr5om heat 3 - 4 minutes on each side or until they turn pink, brushing with reserved marinade
this would be good for new years appetizer.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

taste of home recipe

this recipe will be published in taste of home Feb/mar/2016
Mediterranean chicken orzo
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces diced tomatoes
  • juice zest 2 lemons
  • 2 cups pitted black green brine-cured olives sliced
  • 1 large carrot peeled diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • place all ingredients in slow cooker cook for 4 to 6 hours   serves 6

Sunday, July 12, 2015

july 2nd lunch frog and peach

anniversary lunch7/2 frog and peach new brunswick nj
tomato salad- pickled Marcona almonds,garrot  Xa,
green garlic pistou,fresno chili puree.
mushroom ricotta gnocchi- goldbar squash, lemon,shaved porcini
arugula butter *** light as a feather wow sauce.
oysters - cold fresh
summer vegetable frittata-Pepperoni, Romano Cheese, Balsamic Reduction,Guafrette Potatoes
house smoked salmon-Truffled Egg Salad, Cornichons, Mustard Oil, Pumpernickel
seared day boat sea scallops - sesame peanut noodle sushi, pickled vegetable salad,miso vinaigrette
la tur- soft 3 milk cheese from piemonte italy
walnuts, mint crostini
great desserts and wines

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of july dinner

4th of July dinner.
home grown tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil
evoo from portugal.
cold lobster lemon dill mayo.
fresh local corn
hot dogs
on the patio enjoying

Saturday, June 27, 2015

32 anniversary dinner

32-anniversary dinner at frog and peach Nnj
5-course tasting menu with wine pairing
1. iced kumomoto
lemon granita, white sturgeon caviar
a briny taste of the sea

ew Brunswick
2.tomato consomme
avocado foam,pasila chili spiced hazelnuts
outstanding clear consomme totally wild flavors
3. mosefund farms pork tenderloin
squash blossoms, fregola, basil yogurt
juicy tasty pork complex flavors
4. la tur
soft triple milk cheese, piedmont Italy
mint walnuts, crostini
mint enhanced the cheese super tasty
5. tasting of sweet corn
caramel corn, pudding, corncake.\, frozen corn mousse
corn in all its sweet beauty
espresso coffee and brandy round out the night
happy anniversary diane

Monday, June 22, 2015

fathers day dinner

great fathers day dinner
 tomatoes, onion,basil,olive oil balsamic vinegar on garlic toast
lobster roll lemon dill mayo
macaroni salad with fresh herbs
tomatoes and herbs from my garden

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

crab topped tomato slices --published in taste of home simple and delicious

8 oz mascarpone cheese
2 tbls finely chopped sweet red bell pepper
2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp seafood seasoning
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cans (6 oz each) lump crabmeat drained
8 slices beefsteak tomato 1/2 inch thick
minced fresh chives for garnish
preheat oven 375 f. combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
gently fold in crabmeat.
place tomato slices on foil lined baking sheet,top with crab mixture.
bake for 12 - 15 minutes. top with chives and serve..
makes 4 servings. note if you don't have mascarpone cheese use regular cream cheese
and stir in half and half to soften.
can be made on grill for a smokier flavor

Sunday, May 24, 2015

herb garden

herb garden for cooking basil, thyme, sage, oregano, rosemary, parsley, lettuce, mint, chives, arugula, watercress,bat leaf.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

grilled stuffed peaches

4 ripe peaches cut in half pit removed
8 ounces herbed goat cheese
4 slices applewood smoked bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
8 tablespoons honey
grill peaches cut side down 5 minutes.
place peaches on serving platter and fill cavity with goat cheese.
top with crumbled bacon and drizzle with honey
makes 8 servings

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

home cooking-- homemade bread in a cloche

bread was baked in a cloche
crusty country loaf
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 3/4 cups warm water 110 degrees
5 cups a;; [urpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
corn meal for baking cloche
proof yeast with sugar and 1/4 cup of water.
combine flour salt in medium bowl add yeast mixtureand remaining water.
turn out onto lightly floured surface and kneed for 10 -- 15 minutes
place in clean bowl cover and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes.
remove from bowl punch down and form into a ball..let rest 5minutes.
sprinkle bottom of cloche dish with cornmeal, place dough ball on cloche bottom.
cover with cloche top and let rise for 1 hour.preheat oven to 450 f,
bake for 15 minutes . reduce heat to 400f. continue baking for 35 --40 minutes until crusty and golden.
remove cloche top for last 10 minutes of cooking. cool on wire rack.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


z New Brunswick NJ valentine dinner.
champagne ,roses,oysters,braised lamb, prawns and veal, crepes, panacotta
great wines service

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Asbury Park NJ Pinball on the boardwalk
play 50''s 60's machines -- lots of nostalgia.

Porta - Asburey Park NJ
Best pizza in NJ -- also great meat,cheese and pasta

Fish  Asbury Park NJ
chilled seafood tower  -delicious

Pascal Sabine Asbury Park NJ
5 stars
New years Eve Dinner
Oysters chilled to perfection
Soup smooth smoky
Tuna Tartare cold mellow
Roast salmon flaky warm
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Happy new year