Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Hubby’s recent fishing expedition of the coast of Wilmington, NC netted 2 large Mackerel.  Now before you turn up your nose, just want to tell you what great success I’ve had with a couple of very simple recipes for preparing this much maligned fish.  While most of Europe is on board with Mackerel, the US hasn’t quite come around.  For the llife of me I don’t know why!  It is firm fleshed, full of good-for-you Omega oils, and takes on the flavor of many preparations easily. Day after catching the beauties, I stumbled on a fantastic recipe by Jamie Oliver … Continue reading Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Mother’s Day with Jose!

  Whenever I return to the D.C. area, chances are that I will be visiting a restaurant of Jose Andres.  They are dear to my heart and always spectacular.  Today’s Mother’s Day dinner was no different.  A wonderful cheese plate to begin….    Aceitunas de Ferran Adria….a tribute to the original molecular gastronomist/best chef in the world……liquid olives…    Tortilla de patatas…. the classic Spanish tortilla…    Flamenquines….a pork roll stuffed with cheese and deep fried…..wonderful!    Finally, my favorite of the evening…Puntillitas de Cadiz…. Baby squid and beans in a green sauce topped with a fried egg…estupendos!!    Although I neglected … Continue reading Mother’s Day with Jose!