Friday, October 29, 2010

Spaghetti with King Crab, Jalapeño and Lemon

This one was inspired by another recipe but I opted to change a few things (namely preserved lemon for lemon zest and juice, and chili flakes for jalapeño).  I had King crab legs in the freezer so cooked those and removed the meat by hand ... if you can get good lump crab meat already de-shelled, I highly recommend it.  Otherwise, plan on your hands being shredded some.  But, well worth it.  Oh, and I ate it with Parmesan on top.  People who think you can't have cheese with seafood are the same people who don't think you can wear white after labour day or that your purse must match your shoes or that your carpet has to match the drapes.  Um, OK maybe that was a little off-side.  Never mind.  Get cooking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheese Risotto with Mushroom Ragu

Who doesn't love a little cheesy risotto?  Top it with boozy mushrooms and sausage and helllloooooo!  You've got dinner success!  The cheese in this dish is pretty spendy, but I swear it's worth it.  I could survive on mimolette.  Well, that and meat.  Oh, and I guess some water.  But if we're adding to the list I'd also like some wine, Smirnoff Ice (yes, I like that stuff ... so Ice me, bros), all my tunes,  Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jimmy Fallon.  What?  A girl can dream.