Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Thai Chili Glaze

Gulf shrimp, bacon and a grill-  what could be better?  Glaze said shrimp with a sprightly Thai chili sauce, that’s what! If you are going to cook shrimp, be picky.  There are a lot of shrimp on the market that I won’t buy- mainly raised in Vietnam.  Regardless of what the FDA says, I don’t […]

Thai Chili Sauce

Make this pleasing sweet and hot sauce at home.  I love to make this instead of buying it as I can control the heat and consistency of the sauce.  I also don’t like the artificial flavors of the bottled sauces, so I much prefer to make it myself. Thai chilis are sometimes found fresh in […]

Poblano Creamed Corn

This is, without a doubt, one of my very favorite side items.  In the South, we’re raised to cook corn more ways than Bubba knows how to cook shrimp.  Corn has been and will remain a staple at most summer meals.  Unlike most creamed corn, this version keeps a crispness to it. The poblanos add […]

Shishitos and Shiitakes

In my travels out west, I see shishito peppers on menus.  They are a small green, crisp pepper with a very mild heat level.  I mainly cook them very simply- blistered over high heat with a little salt and pepper.  They are a good counterpoint flavor and texture to a steak or a thick chop. While […]

Grilled Caprese Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloins are so versatile, you can make them a common dinner item and still have uncommonly good meals. This dish makes it easy to give it a bit more “wow.”  I  butterflied the tenderloin, and stuffed it with mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil to give it a “Caprese” effect. I ran my Big […]