Cook Nook

Adventures in Cuisine


5 stars

BBQ Shrimp

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 pound jumbo Louisiana shrimp, peeled, leaving heads and tails on 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Crystal hot sauce Juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 1/2 teaspoon... Continue Reading →


Red Wine Steak Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 2 1-pound New York Strip Steaks 1/2 white onion (minced) Kosher Salt Freshly Ground Pepper 1 cup boxed red wine 2-3 tbsp cold unsalted butter(cubed) DIRECTIONS: Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Season steak generously with salt and pepper... Continue Reading →

Caprese Chicken (5 out of 5 Stars)

 Came across this recipe in one of those time lapse cooking videos on Facebook.  It was a pleasant surprise when it turned out to be DELICIOUS. Ingredients 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts kosher salt... Continue Reading →

Mimi’s Crawfish Monica (5 out of 5 stars)

Mimi and I decided to make this in Destin, and while it probably isn't the healthiest meal I've posted on here, it sure is one of the most delicious ones. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb dry rotini pasta 1/2 cup (a stick)... Continue Reading →

Black Bean, Corn and Tomatoes – Side Dish (5 stars)

Came across this recipe on when I was fixing a flank steak.  It is the perfect side dish to the flank steak recipe in the previous post.  My recommendation is to grill the corn separately and toss into the... Continue Reading →

Flank Steak Marinade (5 Stars)

My friend Sarah sent me this marinade recipe and it is fantastic.  The only mistake I made was cutting the meat the wrong way (word to the wise: it needs to be bias cut).  This recipe is great paired with... Continue Reading →

Roasted Brussel Sprouts (5 out of 5 Stars)

I know what your thinking: how on earth can you make a brussel sprout good?  Well folks, it took a lot of attempts with brussel sprouts to make them awesome, but finally I have found perfection.  Prepare yourself to fall... Continue Reading →

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin (5 Stars)

First of all - wow, wow, and wow.  I am not a big fan of pork tenderloin, but this recipe made me a believer.  Not only is this recipe super easy to make, it fed our family of 3 for... Continue Reading →

Grapefruit, Avocado & Shrimp Salad (5 Stars)

The perfect salad for the perfect citrus vinaigrette (see previous post). Refreshing and filling with all the right ingredients. INGREDIENTS: Sweet Baby Lettuce 1/2 Grapefruit 1 Avocado 1/2 cup Walnuts 1/2 Pound Shrimp Fresh Ground Black Pepper DIRECTIONS: Cook shrimp... Continue Reading →

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