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Polenta with Lobster & Mushroom Medley

This is just a spectacular dish and for a summer evening it is fairly light.  I just threw this together based on what I had in the kitchen and what I could get from local sources.  This can be divided into ‘small plates’ or as a main course.  It may look like a lot or work but it is quick and simple- maybe 30-45 minutes! What you need and what to do to make the Polenta: I love the basic…

Seared Smooth Dogfish with Cauliflower “Rice” Vegetable Medley

Ever heard of Dogfish, and not the beer from Delaware (although yummy in its own rite)?  Me either, so I turned to my friends at Hooked Seafood in Latham, NY for help. Luke seared up a sample for me to taste and I loved it so I thought I would give it a go. Luke explained that Dogfish is in the shark family and mostly exported to the United Kingdom for use in their famous Fish ‘n Chips. I Googled…

Duck and Truffle Risotto

I have been dying to make this yummy risotto for years.  I struggled with finding fresh duck until one Sunday at a local farmer's market, I came upon a vendor selling freshly butchered duck.  This is my version of Duck and Truffle Risotto. The Good Stuff 1-2 Tablespoons of oil olive, Truffle oil preferred if you have it 1 nice and firm shallot- minced 1 leek, white part and a thumb of the green part- finely diced 1 cup of Arborio Rice 3…

Ravioli with Asparagus, Truffle Oil and Egg

This is a combination of many recipes and meals Chip and I have eaten over the years.  Try it and feel free to add/edit with the things you enjoy. Ingredients Fresh Ravioli.  I purchased Lemon Asparagus ravioli from my local Coop.  This particular yummy-ness came from Vermont Fresh Pasta in Proctorsville, VT Asparagus- a healthy amount, maybe a pound Truffle Oil to drizzle and coat Pat of butter, or more if you can afford to consume it! 1-2 Large Eggs…