Oysters and Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Boy we love oysters. So when we stopped by Catalina Offshore for some fresh fish this past weekend, I had Tommy throw in a couple of dozen of oysters. The oysters are actually Blondes from Carlsbad Aquafarm. I’ve seen them at farmer’s markets before but I think you have to buy in large quantities if …

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Hey you. Yeah you. I want to tell you about our new favorite pasta dish, Shrimp Fra Diavolo. (cheers, clapping, standing ovation!) Yes, my cyber friends, this dish deserves a standing ovation in my book. But when it’s the Rao-Pellegrino family’s recipe (of the famous Rao’s Restaurant), how could it be anything else but, right? So …

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Ribs with You Lika Da Sauce (YLDS)

This is the follow-up to the ”You Lika Da Sauce” (YLDS) post (found here). What can I say, the sauce is good. We lika da sauce, at least on baby back ribs. By itself, I thought it was maybe missing something. But it was another thing mopped on the ribs grilled over the flames. The grilling seemed to mellowed out the …

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You Lika Da Sauce, Eh?

Since this weekend is the official “unofficial” start of Summer, I thought it would be a good intro to my current experiment, BBQ sauce. I’m approaching it much like the Brownie Experiment, start off with a base recipe and then tweak it until I get to a version that’s a keeper. Vinegary type BBQ sauces is …

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