French Dip

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This sandwich is perfect for a football party. There is  quite a bit of prep time, but most of that can be done the day before. The jus is quite sweet from the onion but also has good savory flavor and really makes the sandwich. The double baking of the bread makes the crust crispy but the inside of the roll soft. All of the ingredients in the sandwich compliment each other well and the jus compliments the sandwich perfectly. You can find the recipe below.

French Dip

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En Su Boca Richmond VA

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This past weekend I went down to Richmond Virginia to visit my sister. First I need to say that Richmond is a great food and beer city. There are numerous bars and restaurants with great food and drink. Before going down to Richmond I did some research looking for a few restaurants to check out and I stumbled across En Su Boca, a taqueria and cantina that just opened up a few weeks ago. The name is Spanish for “in your mouth” and pokes fun at the fact that the building that now houses En Su Boca used to be a notorious adult bookstore.

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We got to En Su Boca around 1130 for an early lunch. Their menu is simple but the food is high quality and very delicious. My sister and I ordered chicken, carne asada, carnitas, chorizo, and fish tacos. The tacos were incredible. Each one tasted fresh and you could tell that the chefs took their time on constructing the recipe for each taco. My favorite was the carne asada taco followed closely by the fish taco. We also got a side of drunken beans and chips and salsa. The chips came with three different kinds of salsa; a pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, and a habanero salsa. The habanero salsa had a good sweetness then finished with quite the kick. My favorite salsa was the tomatillo salsa. The service was superb, the wait staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and answered any questions we had about the menu.

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If you find yourself in Richmond I highly recommend checking En Su Boca out, you wont be disappointed! You can find their a link to their website and facebook page below.

En Su Boca

En Su Boca Facebook

Soft Shell Crabs

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I was in the grocery store last week and saw that they had some soft shell crab. I bought a few and decided to fry them up for dinner. I decided to go with a simple tempura style batter. The batter was very light and turned out much better than I thought it would. The next time I make this I would try to incorporate some panko bread crumbs into the batter. I also threw together a nice Asian coleslaw to serve with the crabs. You can find the recipes below.

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I had a few crabs left over and decided to make a soft shell crab sandwich the next day. The coleslaw worked well with the crab and I made up a nice wasabi soy mayo to put on the bread. It turned out to be a great way to use up the left over crabs. Enjoy!

Tempura Soft Shell Crabs

Asian Coleslaw

Pat’s King of Steaks

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Last Saturday I was out in Philly and found myself at Pat’s Steaks after the bars. I haven’t had a cheese steak in a while and forgot how good they are. Pat’s is my personal favorite out of the big name places in Philly. I highly suggest you stop by and give this classic a try. Can’t go wrong with Wiz Wit.

 

Grilled Shrimp Po’boys with Blackened Avocado Relish

Shrimp po'boys

I hope you guys are having a great Superbowl Sunday. For the game I made grilled shrimp po’boys with a blackened avocado relish. This sandwich brings a great Cajun flavor and is perfect for a Superbowl party. The game is starting so enjoy and have a good evening.

Grilled Shrimp Po’boys with Blackened Avocado Relish

Crif Dog inspired Bacon Wrapped Hotdog with Avocado and Salsa

Bacon Wrapped Hotdog

Hey guys, I just wanted to get a new post up before I left for NYC. Speaking of New York I was watching Anthony Bourdain’s show The Layover and saw this awesome hotdog from a place in Manhattan called Crif Dogs. It is a bacon wrapped hotdog, I like Nathan’s as my hotdog of choice, topped with fresh avocado and salsa. While this takes a bit longer than just throwing a hotdog in the microwave it is well worth it. The bacon, avocado, and salsa all compliment each other and really take this hotdog to the next level. This recipe isn’t on the Superbowl menu, however, if you are looking for something quick and easy to serve on Sunday this would be a great choice. Hope you enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Hotdog with Avocado and Salsa