Baked Oysters on the Half Shell

Oysters are perfect for a special occasion. I personally love them raw, but not everyone is down with that. But that doesn’t mean you can’t serve them at your fete! These baked oysters are tender and succulent, and get some serious wow-factor from a topping of crimini mushrooms, shallots, white wine, and cream. Dramatically … [Read more...]

Coq Au Vin

I love Coq au Vin.  There's something so amazing about chicken simmering slowly in red wine - the acidity and the sweetness working together to make the most delicious stew.  While most versions are served over mashed potatoes, I decided to add diced potatoes to the recipe for a one-pot stew that's both simple and hearty. … [Read more...]

Mussels Mariniere

On a recent episode of Hungry in Brooklyn, we had the pleasure of stopping in at Williamsburg seafood spot, Sel De Mer for a lesson on how to make the perfect Mussels Mariniere.  Despite what you may think, mussels are actually VERY easy to cook and, believe it or not, are some of the most inexpensive shellfish out there. … [Read more...]