Tuna with Kale & Quinoa Salad

2 Cups-Crispy Quinoa-{see recipe} 1 Bunch-Kale-about 8 cups, thick stem removed, rough chopped 1 Recipe-Bacon-Ginger Dressing-{see recipe} 2/8 Ounce-Ahi Tuna Steaks To Drizzle-Olive Oil TO Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix 3 Each-Roma Tomatoes-core removed cut into quarters, half each quarter 1 Each-Spring Onion-sliced thin 6 Ounces-Feta Cheese-crumbled Directions Prepare quinoa according to recipe, can be done a couple days ahead. Prepare …

Pimento Cheese Rice Grits with Scallops and Asparagus

3 Cups-Water 1 Cup-Whole Milk 4 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 Cup-Rice Grits-or long grain rice pulsed in food processor to break into grit size pieces 1 Recipe-Chipotle Pimento Cheese-{see recipe} 16 Each-Scallops-wrapped in paper towel and drain overnight in colander ½ Pound-Asparagus Spears To Drizzle-Olive Oil TO Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix Directions Bring water/milk/butter to a strong simmer and add rice …

Crispy Fried Calamari Po’Boy w/ Chipotle Remoulade

Calamari 2 Pounds-Calamari-bodies & tentacles, cleaned & cut into rings, store in cold water 4 Cups-All Purpose Flour 4 Tablespoons-Kosher Salt 2 Tablespoons-Black Pepper 2 Quarts-Corn Oil Po’ Boy 1 Head-Romaine Lettuce-sliced thin 2 Each-Beef Steak Tomato-cored and sliced thin ½ Each-Red Onion-sliced thin 4 Each-Crusty Sandwich Rolls Remoulade 1 Cup-Mayo 2 Tablespoons-Lemon Juice 2 Each-Green Onion-sliced thin 2 Cloves-Garlic-smashed …

Sushi Rice Tuna Poke Dip

1 Batch-Sushi Rice-see recipe below 2 Tablespoons-Ponzo-or soy sauce ½ Teaspoon-Fish Sauce 1 Teaspoon-Sesame Oil To Taste-Sriracha Hot Sauce 1 Tablespoon-Shrimp Sauce 2-6 Ounce-Sashimi Grade Tuna-sliced ½” thick, each strip in half longways, cubed 1 Tablespoon-White Sesame Seeds-{plus extra for garnish} 2 Each-Green Onion-sliced thin-{plus extra for garnish} 1 Tablespoon-Fresh Ginger-grated 1 Clove-Fresh Garlic-grated ¼ Cup-Cilantro-chopped-{plus extra for garnish} 1 …

Snow Crab Cioppino

2 Tablespoons-Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 3 Cloves-Fresh Garlic-chopped ½ Cup-White Onion-medium dice ½ Cup-Fennel Bulb-medium dice-save a few fennel frawns for garnish 3 Tablespoons-Tomato Paste 3 Tablespoons-Sun-Dried Tomatoes-packed in oil, drained and chopped fine 1/4 Cup-White Wine-pinot grigio ½ Cup-Chicken Stock 1-35 Ounce Can-Whole Tomatoes-crushed by hand To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 1 Cluster-Snow Crab-cut into pieces and …

Spicy Lobster & Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

4 Slice-Prosciutto Ham-sliced thin 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 1/2 Cups-Heavy Cream 1/2 Pound-Shell Pasta 2 Each-Lobster Tails-shell removed and diced ½ Cup-Sun-dried Tomatoes-packed in oil, chopped To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 16 ounces-Havarti-shredded 2 Tablespoons-Chili Garlic Sauce To Garnish-Parmesan-grated Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place prosciutto on sheet tray and put in oven. Set timer for 6 minutes, when timer …

Eastern NC Style Catfish Stew

½ Pound- Smoked Bacon-sliced thin ¼ Cup-Tomato Paste 1 Cup-White Wine 2 Pounds-Red Potato-sliced into ½” rounds 1 Large-Sweet Yellow Onion-peeled, halved and thin sliced 4 Each-Garlic Cloves-chopped fine 2 Pounds-Catfish-boneless skinless To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 6 Each-Eggs To Garnish-Parsley-leaves only, chopped To Serve-Crusty Bread Directions Heat a heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook …

Shrimp & Potato Chowder

1/2 Pound-Smoked Bacon-sliced into thin strips 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 Cup-Carrots-peeled and small diced 1 Each-Poblano Pepper-small dice 1/4 Cup-Red Onions-small diced 3 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 2 Tablespoons-All Purpose Flour 2 Pound-Russet Potatoes-peeled and diced small 2 Ears-Corn on the Cob-cut of the cob (or 1 ½ cups frozen corn) To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon-Smoked Paprika 1 Quart-Chicken Stock 1 …

Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Parsley

½ Pound-Dry Spaghetti 1-5 Ounce Can-Tuna Packed in Olive Oil 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine ½ Each-Lemon-zest and juice of 2 Tablespoons-Fresh Parsley Leaves-chopped To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 2 Tablespoons-Parmesan Cheese-Grated 2 Tablespoons-Panko Bread Crumbs-lightly toasted Directions Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a few pinches of salt. Add pasta and cook one minute below packaged …

Apple Andouille Rice Grits with Brown Butter Shrimp

1 Stick-Unsalted Butter 3 Cups-Water 1 Cup-Whole Milk 1 Cup-Rice Grits-or long grain rice pulsed in food processor to break into grit size pieces To Taste-Kosher Salt/ Black Pepper 1 Link-Andouille Sausage-casing removed, chopped fine if smoked, cooked and crumbled if raw 1 Each-Granny Smith Apple-fine dice Optional-Pickled Hot Pepper-extra fine dice 1 Pound-Shrimp-peeled/deveined Directions Melt butter in a small …