1 lb scallops
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt
3 dashes ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley leaves
Rinse the scallops with cold water and remove the tough ligament from the side of the scallops. Pat dry with paper towels.
Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium to high heat. When it’s fully heated, add the olive oil and butter. Saute the garlic for a little bit and add the scallops, pan-sear until both surfaces turn brown. Add the white wine, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Bring it to a light simmer or until the inside of the scallops are cooked through. Turn off heat and serve immediately.
6 oz spaghetti
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
8 oz tail-on, shelled and deveined shrimp
2 tablespoons white wine, optional
1/3 cup pasta water
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instruction until al dente. Drain and save 1/3 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.
Heat up a skillet with the unsalted butter and olive oil. Saute the garlic and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until the surface turns opaque, add spaghetti, pasta water, white wine, salt, spinach, stir to combine well.
Turn off heat, stir in the parsley and serve the pasta immediately with some lemon wedges.
1 cup milk
6 bread slices
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
4 eggs, beaten
8 to 12 thin bacon slices
1/2 cup ketchup
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Dash or 2 hot sauce, or to taste
Dash or 2 Worcestershire sauce
For the meatloaf: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in for several minutes. Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, salt, some pepper, seasoned salt and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a foil-lined broiler pan, which will allow the fat from the meat to drain.
Lay the bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf to give the meatloaf some support.
Next, make the tomato sauce: Pour the ketchup into a bowl. Add the brown sugar and dry mustard, and splash in the hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Stir the mixture until well combined. Pour one-third of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake for 45 minutes, and then pour over another one-third of the remaining tomato sauce over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes; the meatloaf should be no longer pink in the middle. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with the remaining tomato sauce on the side as a dipping sauce.
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
Stir together butter, lemon zest, chives, oregano, and parsley.