Weekend special: Butter-poached shrimp and Carolina-style grits

We have shrimp on sale this weekend (again), but this time it’s the really good ones:   8-10 count jumbo wild-caught, raw Gulf shrimp from Louisiana, the best kind.  This being a short Mardi Gras season in 2016 (January 6 through Fat Tuesday on February 9 – barely four weeks), I’m looking for an excuse to…

Weekend extra: Classic New England lobster roll

This weekend, we have a seafood double-header on sale – in addition to jumbo 8-10 count shrimp, there are large lobster tails.  We had 4-ounce North Atlantic tails on sale last weekend, and a few weeks ago over the New Year’s holiday we had live lobsters.  All that lobster in the freezing cold brings to…

Weekend special: Greek-style shrimp and feta with tomatoes

Shrimp was on sale this weekend — the cooked variety, though, not the raw Gulf shrimp I was hoping for — so yours truly had to come up with a shrimp recipe.  The whole point of my handing out recipes at the island is to encourage people to try new flavors and cuisines and broaden…

Welcome to the Island

My name is Marie, and I’m a foodie.  Welcome to my domain – my island in the sun, so to speak … except that my island sits in the middle of a high-end grocery store.  It’s where I meet people, talk to them about dishes and ingredients, hand out recipes, give menu and cooking advice,…