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Tips for Grilling Fresh Fish

Grilling fish is not easy. Unlike beef or chicken, fish is delicate, and can easily get destroyed if not handled and cooked properly. Here are a few tips on picking, and grilling fresh fish this summer.

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Gravlax with Absolut Citron

Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs. There are many variations- some are savory, while others are sweet and tangy. Gravlax with Absolute Citron takes only a few minutes to prep, but requires 24 hours to cure.

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Thai Cilantro Dipping Sauce

I came up with this flavorful, delicious recipe for a beer tasting we had at the club. Thai Cilantro Dipping Sauce is perfect for chicken, pork, white fish, and grilled vegetables.

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Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies

Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies – Cooks and Eats

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Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia, PA

Last weekend my sister was celebrating her birthday, and wanted to meet at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, PA. I had never heard of the winery, but was eager to have a meal with my family, and enjoy some Italian food and wine. A bit of a preface- Pennsylvania wines are usually less than exceptional because of the lack of sun, wet climate, and baron soil. What results, are wines that are lacking body, and depth. Most east coast wines are also unbearably sweet.

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Risotto with Butternut Squash

I came up with this dish a few weeks ago for a beer tasting we were having at the club. This particular risotto recipe is deliciously rich, and may be served as an appetizer, or main dish.

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Istanbul Sofra, Pittsburgh, PA

Many different restaurants have occupied the space at 7600 Forbes Avenue in Regent Square. One of the busiest intersections in Pittsburgh, it would …

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Eggs

The very first thing I ever cooked was an egg- I was 4. Under the close supervision of my parents, I sidled up …

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The Commoner, Pittsburgh, PA

  The Commoner is located in Hotel Monaco on Strawberry way in Pittsburgh, PA. This eclectic new gathering spot isn’t your common city …

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Bea’s Taco Town, Pittsburgh, PA

  It’s not easy to find authentic Mexican food in Pittsburgh- most people think Taco Bell is delicious. Growing up in San Diego, …

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