Triggerfish, Succotash and Fried Polenta Cakes

Light and refreshing, this meal has it all. Triggerfish has become very trendy at least here in the south. It has a meaty consistency that holds together well whether you grill it or sauté it as I did. It has some of the richness you get from Sea Bass but not as oily. And of…

Squid Ink Pasta and Fettuccini Frutti di Mare

We love seafood and we love pasta. If you’re like us, then you’ll love this dish. Inspiration #1. My wife has a thing for bread and pasta. She craves carbs. One of our favorite local Italian restaurants, Giovanni’s (in Greenville, SC) serves this outstanding Frutti di Mare (fruit from the sea or seafood). I wanted…

Seafood a la Wando

One of my favorite dishes in Charleston, SC is the Seafood a la Wando at Hank’s Seafood. I have had it many times and it never ceases to amaze. It is very rich, put the acidity of the sherry and the freshness of the seafood somehow balance the cream and butter. The crunch from the…

Asian Salmon, Udon Stir-fry and Spicy Pickled Carrots

On Saturday’s my wife and I love to go to Northampton Wines and Café. We eat lunch and enjoy a glass a wine (or two). The lunch menu is usually only four items each week and they usually fill us up just right. With that said, it is generally a more lavish mid-day meal than…

Seafood a la Wando at Hank’s Seafood

As I’ve mentioned in several posts, we go to Charleston, SC often. We love the history, shopping, beaches and most important for me, the restaurants. Many of my favorite restaurants are in Charleston. One restaurant you won’t find on my favorites list is Hank’s Seafood. It’s not because I don’t like Hank’s. The food is…