M&C Pasta Tip for 2

Cooking past for two is hard & boring.  Get a large gallon jar or cookie jar. Then go out & pick up several types of pasta. Bow Tie, Spiral, Shells, Twists etc.  Mix them all together.  Then when you want to cook pasta for 1 or 2 scoop out just enough. Remember past doubles in size when cooked. No more wasted pasta.

M&C Secret – The BEST Shrimp Marinade of all time.

We use this marinade before almost every shrimp dish!!! Peal & devein the shrimp.  We like to cut the shrimp from the head 1/2 way to the tail. When cooked they look bigger & way more festive.
Next the marinade… Are you ready for this????  Pour over the raw shrimp 1/4 to 1/2 cup of kosher salt. Then rub mixture between your hands. Let sit for 15 – 25 minutes.  Rinse well 6 – 8 times. Then your ready to cook.
After cooking the shrimp will pop in your mouth with flavor. The only restaurant that we have ever found that uses this marinade is the Laughing Cat in GaYBOR/Ybor City.

Great Table Setting Idea

1st put a tablecloth on your table. Then in the center use a NEW small rug.  this will save the table top from hot pads and adds lots of color & fun.  We did it once with a shag red rug.  Looks Great!

Wine Tip

We love to cook with wine and sometimes even put it into the food!
Our must do wine tip. ALWAYS keep a bottle of Dry Vermouth on the kitchen counter. All that dry vermouth is condense white wine.  You will be amazed at how the flavors change with just a splash!