Wine Pairing We shouldn’t have to look far to find a wine to serve with this. Seafood is the protein, so that helps decide the choice of wine. Although buttery Chardonnay’s are a dime a dozen in nearby Sonoma or Napa, I’m leaning towards a Sauvignon Blanc or possibly an […]

Spicy Cioppino

phyllo wrapped shrimp 2
When I made this phyllo wrapped shrimp for Mrs. B, she cleaned her plate and declared it was her new favorite dish. That’s a bold statement considering how much good food we eat. But the red pepper coulis delivers savory, garlicky yumminess—almost like a roasted red pepper soup. Add in […]

Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp with Red Pepper Coulis

herb crusted halibut 3
This herb crusted halibut recipe might look like a lot of work, but it’s really not. And the reward is huge—a very tasty, yet very healthy dish awaits. Just break it down into two parts: make the pea purée, then make the fish. Our family have been Omaha Steaks customers […]

Herb Crusted Halibut with Minted Sweet Pea Purée

photo courtesy of 1
Although this recipe calls for Black Cod, the price per pound for Black Cod can be a bit steep. If you don’t want to pay $25 per pound for that buttery textured fish, you can opt for regular cod or even halibut. A white fish that’s fatty and isn’t too […]

Sake Pairing: Birch Syrup, Scotch & Miso Marinated Black Cod

tilapia 2
WINE PAIRING: 2009 Aresti Sauvignon Blanc – Vincente Aresti and the Aresti family produce a fine line of wines that retail around $10. Their Pinot Noir at $15 is one of my favorite Pinots under $20 and a great QPR. In 1999, the Aresti family began making wine under their own […]

Panko Breaded Tilapia & Chilean Sauvignon Blanc