Pear Tatin

Looking for an elegant dessert look no further this is sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party!!
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Pear Tatin

3 medium firm-ripe pears
½ cup dry cranberries soaked in warm water and drained
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon fresh lemon
2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. table salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Preheat oven at 350. Grease a 9 x 2 baking pan and set aside.
Soak in warm water the dry cranberries while you peel, core and quarter the pears. In a microwave safe bowl melt 4 tablespoon butter stir in the lemon juice and brown sugar and pour in the bottom of greased pan. Arrange the pear at the bottom of the pan. Next drain the cranberries and sprinkle evenly in the pan.
Make the batter by mixing together the butter, eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients with the wet ingredient until it forms a smooth batter pour on top of pears and bake for 35 to 45 minutes insert toothpick in center of cake to test if cake is done if toothpick is clean it’s done. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Turn a cake plate upside down on top of the cake pan and, using pot holders; carefully invert the cake pan onto the plate. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and garnish with sliced almonds.

Another great brunch recipe anytime or for a Sunday breakfast!

My Cinnamon Rum Peach Stuffed Crepes !

Cinnamon Rum Peach Stuffed Crepes with Orange Cinnamon Rum Whipped Cream & Basil
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup milk
1 egg
½ teaspoon rum extract
1 tablespoon melted butter
21 oz. can Peach pie filling or topping
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup rum
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whipped topping
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 orange zest & sliced
¼ cup pecans chopped
1 tablespoon basil chopped fine
In a mixing bowl add first 7 ingredients with a hand help mixer mix until smooth batter.
In a frying pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, ladle 1/3 cup of batter over medium high heat cook crepe until crepe loosen from pan flip and cook second side 1 minute or so. Repeat
Take a sharp knife and run knife up and down in pie filling can to cut up the peaches pour filling in a pan add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon mix well. Spread 1/3 cup of warm pie filling on each crepes fold crepes over filling.
To remaining filling add rum and butter and bring to a simmer. Pour on top of crepes.
Mix whipped topping, rum extract, and cinnamon and orange zest, Top crepes sprinkle with pecans and basil.

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad
6 oz. fresh salmon filet cooked & flaked
1 celery stalk chopped fine
1 egg hardboiled peeled & chopped fine
½ cup apple with peel on & chopped small
½ cup California walnuts roughly chopped
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Pesto-
1 ½ cup fresh basil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon zest & juiced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
¼ cup parmesan grated
¼ cup California walnuts
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup pepper
In a large mixing bowl add first 6 ingredients and set aside.
In a food processer add all pesto ingredients grind until smooth pour pesto over salad ingredients gently toss until salad is evenly coated with pesto sauce. You may garnish with fresh lemon wedges. Serve immediately. Makes 4 individual small salads.

Crab Quiche

My crab quiche is perfect for a Sunday brunch accompanied with fresh fruits and a good cup of coffee you will enjoy it so much you will want to make this quiche a Sunday tradition! Enjoy..
crab quiche
Prep: 15 min cook: 35 min Serves: 8
1 ready pie crust
10 oz cooked crab (claws) meat chopped small
8 eggs
¾ cup heavy cream or half and half
1 ½ cup of shredded Swiss cheese
½ cup red bell pepper dice small
¼ green onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven at 400 degrees. In a frying pan add oil, red bell peppers and onions and cook for about 3 minutes until tender.
In a deep 9 inch pie plate line your pie crust set aside. In a bowl whisk, eggs, cream well. Next add peppers, onion, crab meat and Swiss cheese season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste mix well pour in pie shell and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until eggs are set and quiche is golden!

Bon appétit!

Asian Inspired Red Chili Apricot Pork Spareribs

Asian Infused Pork Spare Ribs

3 pounds pork spareribs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large onion chopped
12 ounce domestic beer
Sauce-
2 clove garlic minced
1 red chili pepper deseeded chopped fine
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup apricot preserve
1/3 cup red wine
1 tablespoon ginger minced
2 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon cilantro chopped fine
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Garnish-
2 green onions chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Mix salt, pepper and garlic powder together. Sprinkle ribs on both side with the seasoning salt. Place the onions in a 9 x 13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray place the rib rack on top of onions pour beer around the rib rack. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour 30 minutes.
While ribs are cooking add sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes whisking the sauce a few times.
Preheat grill to medium low heat. Remove ribs from oven and let them cool slightly or just until you can handle them. Cut ribs into individual ribs brush both side of ribs with sauce place on grill and cook 10 minutes turn ribs and brush again with sauce and cook an additional 10 minutes repeat these steps one more time. Brush ribs with remaining sauce before plating top ribs with sesame seeds and chopped green onion. Serve immediately.

It’s that time a year the water has warmed up to 80 degrees plus and we are starting to catch our local Mangrove Snappers. Got to love it here is a fabulous recipe to enjoy your fresh catch of the day!

Tropical Ceviche
This one screams fresh and in season. We are spoiled here in Florida with our fresh seafood and tropical fruit and citrus locally grown and I fully take advantage of it call me spoiled. This recipe is very special to me as I actually caught the snappers and grew the pineapple so I decided to give a good old ceviche some Florida flair.
2 pounds mangrove snappers filets chopped small(any snappers will do)
1/3 cup chopped red onions
½ cup chopped tomatoes
1 Serrano chili pepper deseeded and chopped fine
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch sea salt
4 limes juiced
¼ cup cilantro
½ cup pineapple
¼ cup green bell pepper
In a Pyrex glass dish mix together the first 7 ingredients cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. After an hour mix once to coat all sides of fish cover and leave in refrigerator for 4 hours. Mix in cilantro pineapple and bell pepper before serving. Serves 6 large or 8 small portions.
Tropical Ceviche

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Re purposing food…

One think I hate is seeing food being wasted this doesn’t happen in my house ever! Our wedding anniversary last week was lobster on the menu yummmmmmmmmmm so you know what not only you can same the shells for making homemade seafood broth but you can use it to catch bait to take fishing like I did this time I already have few container of seafood broth in the freezer 😉

I know I know it's not Florida Lobster but Main Lobster is what was available

I know I know it’s not Florida Lobster but Main Lobster is what was available


Cook 15 to 20 minutes for 1 1/2 pound lobster..
Quick chill to stop the cooking process and to handle

Quick chill to stop the cooking process and to handle


Get cracking and removing the meat! Serve with Garlic Herb Butter.. yummmmmmmmmmmm
Take the empty head and body and place in trap I'm going to catch me dinner yummmmmmm

Take the empty head and body and place in trap I’m going to catch me dinner yummmmmmm

Lobster head

Freshly caught Florida blue crab

Freshly caught Florida blue crab


Pick the meat out after the crab for the recipe you can google how to prepare the crab meat for crab cakes.
TADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got to love it …
Roasted Garlic Corn Crab Cakes with Spicy Red Slaw Garlic Ramoulade
Serves : 8
Cakes-
2 ears corn roasted off the cob
4 garlic cloves roasted mashed
1 small red bell pepper roasted skin removed
2 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounce lump crab
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon old bay
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley chopped fine
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
Slaw-
2 ½ cups red cabbage shredded fine
¼ cup cilantro chopped fine
½ jalapeño pepper deseeded & chopped fine
2 green onions chopped fine
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Ramoulade-
½ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
4 garlic cloves roasted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Cut bottom of garlic bulb drizzle ½ tablespoon olive oil on a piece of foil place bulb cut side down on foil wrap bulb with foil place on cooking sheet. Removed husk off the corn and toss corn and red bell pepper in 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.

Roasted Garlic Corn Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Red Cabbage Slaw & A Spicy Garlic Ramoulade

Blackened Redfish with Grilled Corn Salad

There are tons of redfish on the flats these days the weather is perfect cast and retrieved with a gig and you will catch them you will need to scale the fish prior to fileting it they tend to have a thick filet. Enjoy!

Blackened Red Fish with Grilled Corn Salad
Blackened Redfish with Grilled Corn Salad
Grilled Corn salad –
4 ears of corn shucked
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup English cucumber diced
1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
1 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon red onion minced
¼ cup fresh Italian parsley chopped
½ lemons juiced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon of both sea salt & cracked black pepper
Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Brush with olive oil the corn to coat well. Season well with chili powder and grill corn for 30 minutes turning it every 10 minutes to ensure corn is cook evenly all the way around. Let corn cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl using a sharp knife hold the corn straight up and slide knife to removed corn kernels all the way around.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
Blackened Redfish
4 (4oz) pieces redfish filet with skin on
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon blackened seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon wedges
Season fish on both sides with sea salt & blackened seasonings. On side burner of your grill on medium high in a large non stick frying pan add oil and butter when butter is melted and is very hot place fish skin side down and cook 4 minutes without messing with it you want to get a nice crispy skin. Turn and cook additional 3 minutes. Take lemon wedges and squeeze a little lemon on fish.