Lakeside Lobster

Does dinner get more epic than this? Here’s what I love about food: I probably would not have remembered this Friday but now I always will because it’s the day my mom and I had lobster at the lake. What a special evening! My dad saw this fully cooked lobster on sale this summer and…

Smoked Salmon Dip

This is one of my OG recipes. If you came to one of my college parties, chances are you had this dip. It’s only four ingredients, takes mere minutes to make, and is always a hit. It’s an especially nice appetizer in the summer because it’s best served chilled, making it a refreshing snack! This…

Grilled Clams

How fun is grilling shellfish?! This is like the lazy man’s answer to my Chargilled Oysters. Buttery shallots, garlic, and parsley elevate this dish to a whole new level. This is especially fun if you’re grilling your whole dinner. On this particular evening, I served sausage, grilled corn, and grilled bread with the clams to…

The Best Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp is so fast and easy to grill! When they’re hot from the grill, I brush grilled shrimp with melted butter and lemon juice, then sprinkle them with Italian parsley. Delicious! This dish literally takes five minutes to make so be sure to have your other sides ready to go before grilling your shrimp. You…

Fettuccine with Mussels and Bacon

We’re taking a trip to Italy today on The Rose Table with a pasta dish inspired by my favorite chef, The Tuscan Gun. This is a very quick recipe. I’ve made this many times for dinner. It takes about twenty minutes. I start with the bacon, set a pot of salted water to boil, then…

Mediterranean Baked Cod

Isn’t this dish gorgeous? It has some of my favorite things: olives, wine, herbs, and capers! It’s amazing how just a few ingredients can lead to such a flavorful dish. This is quick and easy enough to turn into a healthy weeknight staple. I admit, cod is not my favorite fish (unless it’s fried in…

Pan-fried Tilapia

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I’m just a simple Irish lass at heart and I cannot count how many times I’ve made this dish. I make this all the bloody time yet I’m just now posting it here. This is one of my favorite weeknight staples because it’s fast,…

How to Poach Shrimp

Your life will be changed when you start poaching shrimp. Besides grilling, this is hands down my favorite way to cook shrimp. It’s so fool-proof and you get the JUICIEST shrimp imaginable. I love that you can get such high quality frozen shrimp. I always have frozen raw, deveined, peeled shrimp in my freezer. If…

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Hawaii’s twist on gravlax You guys know how much I adore gravlax. I make Norwegian Gravlax all the time! (Recipe here.) When I read that lomi lomi salmon is Hawaii’s version of gravlax and a popular Christmas dish in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to try it. I did a ton of research on lomi lomi…