Big Mac Spaghetti

It an American icon, the McDonald's Big Mac. It has captivated imaginations, suspended our taste buds, and assured us of the American Dream. I love a good Big Mac. For me, it is all in the not-so-secret secret sauce, diced onions, cheap melted cheese and shredded lettuce. The burger is an after thought to the [...]

Spaghetti with bottarga tomato sauce (dried fish roe)

Impress your dinner guests at your next Mediterranean themed event by serving them bottarga. To those that know, it is both a delicacy and is renown as the poor man's caviar. Bottarga is pressed dried eggs of either a tuna or grey mullet. The roe sack is removed from the fish, salted and sun-dried for a couple [...]

Smoked beef brisket BBQ spaghetti

It is Sketti Time! Noodles and BBQ, a heavenly hybrid. I wish I could proclaim this genius was my creation. Inception came from a food show highlighting some of the menu items at Neely's BBQ in Memphis. The BBQ Spaghetti had me floored in stunned amazement. Immediately, I knew I had to do my own rendition of [...]

Bottarga (dried fish roe) sauce with spaghetti recipe

Bottarga is oceanic flavored mouth dynamite crystals! Bottarga goes by two ring names. It is the poor man's caviar and also the 'white' caviar. This is a must enjoy ingredient for any gourmand. Bottarga is the pressed, then salted and dried female roe of a fish. Typically, it is the roe of the grey mullet, [...]

Non-Recipe Approach to Spaghetti alle Vongole

I do not believe in following recipes.  Part of this stems from the fact that I do not really know the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon nor do I actually own any measuring devices.  The primary reason is I have approached cooking from an eater’s perspective – I focus on flavors – the [...]