Spring Dinner Snapshots

Roasted Shrimp and Radicchio Salad

Winter is the red-headed stepchild of the seasons. It’s also my least favorite. You’d think that after living in New York City for over 25 years, I’d be used to it more. Sadly, that is not the case. I have as much use for cold weather as I do for a splinter underneath my fingernail. …

Shrimp and Sprouts

I am really picky when it comes to cookbooks. Before I buy one, I have to ask myself if I could see me using it realistically. By that, I mean that I rarely cook directly from cookbooks unless it’s something that I’ve never made before, or requires special expertise I don’t currently have. For example, …

Baked Shrimp, with Garlic and Parsley

There are probably a few different ways to make this dish, which is sometimes known as Scampi al forno. You can cook it on a stove top in either a skillet or a large pot, or bake the shrimp as detailed below. Whichever route you elect to go, be sure to have plenty of bread …

Saturday Snapshot

Spiced rock shrimp with heirloom tomatoes This was just something I whipped up on the spur of the moment for tonight’s dinner. There isn’t a recipe for this, since I vary the ingredients almost always … based on mood and what’s in the pantry. Fry a bunch of spices and aromatics in ghee. These can …

Saturday Snapshot

Shrimp, asparagus, orange zest — Adapted from this recipe at Mythineats. Sauce consists of 2 tablespoon pan drippings, the juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons Cara Cara orange juice, and 1 teaspoon julienned orange zest. Apart from marinating the shrimp with garlic, parsley and a small pinch of salt, and the sauce, it’s the …

Fennel and Shrimp for Dinner

If you’re just joining us, the premise behind The Spamwise Chronicles is an appreciation for the beauty in food and in the world around us, for cooking seasonally and eating well. Seasonality has its challenges, none more readily apparent than during winter, when the abundance that marks the rest of the year vanishes for three …

Sunday Snapshot

Baked shrimp, with garlic, parsley and potatoes Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. Posting may be sporadic during the winter, however I haven’t forgotten my readers. Just letting folks know I’m still alive. 🙂