Double Garlic Fideo w/ Grilled Eggplant

Fideo pasta is something really neat. At first glance it seems to be spaghetti just cut into eighth but, unlike most pasta this one is toasted in olive oil prior to drying. What’s also unique about it is it can be simmered in a sauce to cook since it is such a smaller, thinner noodle….

Creamy Bacon & Leek Orecchiette Pasta

I love playing around with pasta shapes. On the rare occasion I go to the store without a list I always go to the pasta aisle pick out some funky shapes and hope inspiration will hit somewhere. At worst I don’t find inspiration and I just keep the box in the pantry. At best I…

Crab and Crawfish Stuffed Mushroom Alfredo

There are often times where I think of a recipe and I’m beyond excited to try it out. Those are usually the types where they could go 50/50. I’m not exactly sure how they’ll turn out. Those are usually the funnest ones. This recipe was inspired off the fact I had a ton of seafood….

Pistachio Pesto Fettuccini with Shrimp.

I’m feeling a little bit under the weather and as much as that sucks I try and look for some silver lining. The only thing that makes being sick not a total bust is naps, tea and spicy food. Now I have to be really sick for a couple of bad things to get in…

Soba Noodle Salad w/ Ginger Chili Sauce

So I had a hankering for a soba salad. For the unfamiliar soba is a thin noodle made with buckwheat not to be confused for this thicker cousin udon. I realized I was out of noodles. I tend to go through a lot of them. So I thought no worries ill hit the grocery store…

Trottole Alfredo

Sometimes things just have to be kept simple. Sometimes on a cool evening and for a little pick me up, I just need some classic alfredo. No frills and fuss. Just straight to the point with a nice crusty bread is just to die for. This recipe Is super easy it goes as a simple…

Garlic Pesto Spaghetti w/ Grilled Chicken

When it comes to pesto the more garlic the better. My usual rule of thumb is if Im cooking with the pesto ill use it same day if the pesto is going to come in direct contact with heat. If it isn’t and is only going as a dip or spread then I let it…

Crab and Shrimp linguine w/ Red Chili Garlic Butter

Red chili crisps in oil is my latest obsession. I love the heat it gives off. Toss a little bit in your regular dishes adds such great amount of flavor. It can easily make a boring dish interesting. Red chili crisp in oil are simmered Schezuan peppers so they get super crispy then added into…

Crawfish and Shrimp Penne in Cream Sauce

The combination of crawfish, creamy Alfredo sauce and noodles is always a winner in my book. Its comforting and warm and hearty. I started this recipe with the anticipation of it being strictly crawfish penne but I got some awesome shrimp at the meat market I just couldn’t resist. I often times make this crawfish…