no language necessary at broken english

UPDATE: CLOSED we were in cobble hill so m & i decided to try a nice looking restaurant called Broken English. specializing in seafood, we ordered the day’s specials: rissotto with squid ink with scallops, calamari, cherry tomato and shitaki mushroom and soft shell crab with yellow carrots, sauteed spinach with white wine caper sauce. they were both delicious! there was an abundance of seafood in the rissotto and as long as you don’t mind your mouth turning black, the flavor of the squid ink rissotto was awesome. then the soft shell crab, which is currently in season, with the caper … Continue reading no language necessary at broken english

crispy breaded shrimp with cannellini beans

who said you can’t have crunchy breaded food without deep frying? this crispy breaded shrimp defies it all! with just a little whole wheat breadcrumbs and a quick bake in the oven, the crunch is there – and without all of the grease! top it over a bed of arugula and cannellini beans, you have a yummy and healthy meal. enjoy – i certainly did!


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 6 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (19-ounce) cannellini bans, rinsed
  • 2 bunches arugula, thick stems removed (about 8 cups)

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tangy shrimp salad

the first thing that caught my eye may have been the beautiful photo in the cookbook but this salad was certainly as delicious as it looked.

light and crunchy with a hint of spice – this salad is ridiculously good!

i love love love finding new recipes for salad and this one will be a repeat meal.


  • 1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp, uncooked or precooked
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 persian cucumbers, cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced  – or –
    4 scallions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice

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phenomenal lump crab cakes at faidley seafood

on a quick trip to baltimore to see a show at the hippodrome, i looked for a place nearby for lunch. the perfect place was just a few blocks away: faidley’s seafood in the lexington market. faidley’s seafood is a wondeful market to purchase all kinds of seafood – from crabs, lobster, mussels, etc. but in addition to buying seafood, you can eat there! a raw bar where regulars eat and chat with the two guys who shuck the oysters or serve the clams. but what i went for were the lump crab cakes. they were practically all crab with huge … Continue reading phenomenal lump crab cakes at faidley seafood

most common food allergies

food allergies occur when the immune system mistakes a food protein as a threat and attempts to protect the body by releasing histamines and other chemicals into the blood. food allergy is different from food sensitivity or intolerance, which does not involve an immune system reaction. you can be born with a food allergy, or it can develop over time. these eight foods are the root of 90 percent of all food reaction: Milk Milk allergies are considered the most common food allergy in children. Milk allergy symptoms include wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. milk rarely involves a life-threatening … Continue reading most common food allergies

curried rice with shrimp

i was browsing the Real Simple | Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals cookbook and found the recipes interesting and simple to make. so i picked it up and decided to try one of the recipes tonight. i made the curried rice with shrimp but i bumped it up a few flavors – more curry powder and garlic, added celery, turmeric and some ground flaxseed. i also substituted white rice for brown rice – since the spices were powerful, you can’t miss the white rice. it was really tasty! Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped … Continue reading curried rice with shrimp

paprika shrimp & green bean sauté

when i saw this recipe, i knew it would taste great! shrimp with garlic is always good but with a kick of paprika sounds like a party with fun friends: kidney beans and green beans. it was just as good as it sounded. this recipe is a must repeat! Ingredients 4 cups green beans, trimmed (about 12 ounces) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup minced garlic 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, (21-25), peeled and deveined 2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini white kidney beans, rinsed 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar sea salt, to taste … Continue reading paprika shrimp & green bean sauté

seafood NOT to eat

while seafood may be better for you than red meat, not all seafood is good. here are some at the top of the don’t-eat list. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Atlantic Salmon (both Wild=caught and Farmed) Atlantic Flatfish, including flounder, sole and halibut Imported King Crab Imported Shrimp ________________________________________________________________________________ read article on Yahoo! Health by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding from Men’s Health: 5 Fish You Should Never Eat Continue reading seafood NOT to eat

garlic shrimp and celery

i love cooked celery – there’s something about it that brings out the flavors in the other ingredients, like this simple garlic shrimp dish with celery. enjoy! Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 lb jumbo shrimp, remove shell and deveined 3 stalks of celery, chopped in long thin slices 2-3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon cornstarch ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper Preparation Heat oil with garlic in frying pan for a few minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute on each side so the shrimp has … Continue reading garlic shrimp and celery

foods that boost immunity

below are five foods that can help you if you have a cold or the flu. Kefir/Yogurt Many yogurts and almost all kefir, a fermented milk product, contain probiotics, the so-called “good” bacteria. Probiotics can help with diarrhea and other intestinal disorders. Probiotics may also help reduce the severity of colds and the flu. Opt for the yogurt and kefir that contain live and active probiotics. Black/Green Tea Green and black teas are also a good source of polyphenols, or plant antioxidants, that can help prevent free radical damage in the body. May aid in defending against cold and flu. … Continue reading foods that boost immunity

tw: seafood banquet

the first banquet we went to when arriving taiwan was at a seafood restaurant and it blew away any american asian banquet i’ve ever been to! this 12-course meal started with: – sashimi over crushed ice, – asian cold cuts, – crab legs, – a meat dish, – then fish, – clam in a leaf boat, – a put of goodness, – fried soft shell crab, – boat of sushi roll and eel, – soup, – then finally dessert each dish was amazing – full of unique flavor. it was hard to resist eating a lot of each and it resulted … Continue reading tw: seafood banquet

chow down at ed’s chowder house

i don’t remember when or from where i read about this place but it’s hard to resist a place that has chowder as part of the name. it just screams seafood and is a nice place to share with friends! as it is a chowder place, between the four of us, we tried the summer corn chowder with crispy leeks, manhattan style blue crab chowder and the Ed’s loaded shellfish chowder – which i had. it sure was loaded with lobster, shrimp and clams.the chowders are pretty large portions and quite filling. for the main dish, we tried the striped … Continue reading chow down at ed’s chowder house