Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for Brussels sprouts, oysters, linguiça, bluefish, tilefish and dogfish… Oyster and linguiça bake The kitchen highlight of the week was Louisiana oyster and linguiça bake, an Emeril Lagasse recipe. The recipe doesn’t call for linguiça—a garlic paprika Portuguese sausage—but that’s what I always use. I know Emeril would approve because he’s …

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A quick side dish that will even have your Brussels sprouts haters seeing the light. After all, how can you go wrong with bacon, onion, mushroom and red bell pepper? ~~~ Some dishes I take for granted, like this one. It’s pretty flexible. If you’re out of one thing, substitute something else. But, you really …

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No one can resist Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon, mushrooms, onions, garlic and chicken broth, then topped with Parmesan — a recipe that will convert haters. ~~~ I live with a guy who was not thrilled when he heard Brussels sprouts were on the menu. He had only experienced boiled-to-death sprouts and wasn’t in a …

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The other day my boyfriend said he had a culinary challenge for me. I imagined some large hunk of meat awaiting my mishandling – big pieces of meat are not my strong suit. I was relieved to see a large container of Brussels sprouts. He doesn’t like Brussels sprouts but said he was willing to …

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