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Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

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We don’t get many choices in Chinese restaurants in my town – all the joints are a jumbled mish-mash of Americanized Asian food and they all serve sushi (because it sells really well with high profit margins). Last week, we went to one for lunch and Andrew ordered Sweet and Sour Chicken. The chicken was deep fried and the sauce …

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Summer Shack’s Famous Pan Roasted Lobster

Lobster is one of those foods that are too damn expensive. Where I live, a lobster is around $18.99 per pound, which is ridiculous for the amount of food you actually get from a single lobster! However, if you’re calculating cost based on how LONG it takes to eat and savor the food item, then lobster’s a pretty good deal. …

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Malaysian Coconut Prawns with Cognac + 100 Inches of Glorious Press

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And I thought there would be NO WAY that I could create a better shrimp/prawn stir-fry than Garlic Brandy Prawns

How wrong I was! An armchair round trip ticket to Rasa Malaysia inspired me to add coconut to my already favorite recipe. The original Malaysian recipe calls for adding plucked curry leaves to the dish…however, I don’t have a curry tree plant and if *you* had a curry tree, I’d be over in a jiffy like a sneaky monkey.

OH YEAH…if I’m going to modify the recipe…I might as well add some booze …

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Faux Gras with Shitake and Cognac

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I bought Michel Richard’s Happy in the Kitchen book a few months back, and while I can gleefully tell you that its my favorite eye-candy boyfriend cookbook, I have only attempted to make one thing from the book, for fear that I could never replicate the dish and please HiK….