Broiled Chesapeake Bay Clams, Lemon, EVOO, Oregano, Prosciutto

Broiled Chesapeake Bay Clams, Lemon, EVOO,  Oregano, Prosciutto
Traveling down to the local market and finding fresh littleneck clams is kind of unusual where I live. Large food  markets are a good distance away so I decided to try a local market nearby. As I walked in the scent of fresh vegetables, herbs, seafood and tomatoes opened my eyes, hopefully I would I be in luck? Chesapeake Bay Clams As I walk though the isles I noticed tons of fresh poultry, pork roasts and  freshly baked breads and pastry items. I kept my fingers crossed as I approached the seafood aisle. I did not notice a unfriendly smell of old seafood but just the opposite, rows and rows...
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Brown Butter Basted Pork Chops, Steakhouse Mushrooms

Brown Butter Basted  Pork Chops, Steakhouse Mushrooms
I would like to wish my family, friends, staff and guests a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! *** Brown Butter Basted Pork Chops serves two preparation time: forty five minutes cooking time: twenty five minutes two each ten-twelve ounce pork chops four tablespoons olive oil, divided three tablespoons butter twelve sprigs of oregano kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Pull some leaves off half of the oregano sprigs. Drizzle the pork chops with two tablespoons of the olive oil. Season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle the oregano over each...
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Simple Rosemary Roasted Garlic

Simple Rosemary Roasted Garlic
After growing garlic for the first time and breaking open the freshly dried bulbs to smell the heavenly aroma of fresh garlic I knew I had to roast a couple for my wife  and I to enjoy with some Pinot Noir, toasted baguete and cheese. Roasted garlic is so simple and so satisfying to make. When roasting garlic I try to stay away from using tin foil or aluminum foil for my roasting, they are just not necessary. I simply took a couple of garlic bulbs and sliced off the top to open the cloves and allow the olive oil to seep in. I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over the cloves, a little...
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Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels
There is nothing like sitting on your deck by the beach with your family and enjoying freshly caught steamed mussels with melted butter from a local seafood store located on Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore where I spent many of summers enjoying the beauty of the relaxing ocean air and cool summer nights. We would swim and ride the ocean waves all day long while looking forward to sitting down to quarts and quarts of fresh steamed mussels with parsley and drawn butter. I don’t think I would eat any thing else, just filled up on heaps of fresh locally harvested...
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Asian Pears, Bibb, Gorgonzola, Toasted Cashews and Cracked Mustard Vinaigrette

Asian Pears, Bibb, Gorgonzola, Toasted Cashews and Cracked Mustard Vinaigrette
Cracked Mustard Vinaigrette 1/3 cup white vinegar 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cracked mustard 1 large shallot, diced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and incorporate all ingredients using a whip, set aside. Salad Serves Four 1 Asian pear 1/2 cup Gorgonzola, broken into small  pieces 1/2 cup toasted chopped Cashews 2 heads red organic bibb lettuce Remove core and outer leaves of the lettuce and discard. Wash the remaining lettuce in cold water and drain, then pull part the leaves with your hands, set aside. Slice the...
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