Lemon Pepper Calamari with a Lemon and Thyme Aioli

    I dream of calamari.  Crispy, tender, salty calamari with a dipping sauce I could pour all of my troubles into.  Pair it with a pitcher of quality margaritas and it’s a delicious happy hour fantasy.  I don’t know why I always picture this scenario alone.  Probably because I would enjoy the solitude but…

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Seafood Nam Prik Pao

  Nam Prik Pao, or Thai chili paste, is a delicious concoction of mild red chilies, garlic, shallots and a tad of shrimp paste.  Sweeter than it is spicy, Nam Prik Pao can very easily be transformed into a sauce that can rescue even the dullest of dishes.  Stir fry some vegetables with the chili…

Spicy Seafood Linguine

        The devil is in the details     Nowhere does this idiom ring truer than in the cooking of spicy seafood linguine.  Although cooking seafood and pasta seem fairly simple and quick, one must really do their homework to excel with a tasty dish.  For example, boiling pasta is never as…