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Shrimp Tomatillo Cocktail

It’s hard to pass up a cold shrimp. Or three or four. This “appetizer” is one that can serve you well multiple ways. As suggested, you can make it an elegant cocktail appetizer, nestling the shrimp and sauce in a shot glass to let the red and green colors sparkle for your guests. Or, you…

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Shrimp with Avocado Cream and Chipotle

I was a good father. I don’t care what anybody says. Of course, there were issues. I used to work late on my doctoral dissertation, really late. So I was not up to making breakfast for my son and daughter at 7AM. “Do it yourself,” I would say. And they did. Until the day I…

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Creole Ham, Sausage, and Shrimp Jambalaya

I was enjoying lunch, and then Suzen spoke. “Such a goyisher meal.” “What?” I asked. “You are going straight to hell.” “I’m eating a hot dog, for Christ’s sake.” I said. I lifted up the hot dog. I hoped it was Hebrew National. I didn’t have a clue. “Not the dog, this,” she said, lifting…

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Shrimp Tomatillo Cocktail

m4s0n501 At Cooking by the Book in New York City, we do culinary outward bound events. Firms come to our kitchen and prepare a meal together, often with kitchen challenges. Their night’s menu has been set in advance, from a quarterly menu featuring fresh seasonal ideas. We are always amazed when so many firms pick…

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