Spicy Shrimp and Grits

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I really do enjoy shrimp, but since I am picky about where it is sourced and how it is processed, it tends to be spendy so I don’t eat it that often. For a recent party, I was tasked with making the small bites, so I decided to go with my […]

A Simple Spice Rub

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I like spice rubs, but I tend not to buy ones in the store since they are mostly salt and very expensive and you can actually make the same thing at home for a fraction of the price. I have a default spice rub that I use for chicken, fish or […]

Gumbo File

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I love gumbo but it can be really hard to find one with a good balance of flavor and heat in a restaurant. Most of the ones that I have had around Seattle have been too soupy or bland, so I decided to make one recently that was basically a modification […]

Seared Salmon with Tomato Compote

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I have about 15 pounds of frozen salmon sitting in the freezer from an Alaska fishing trip back in August and I really wanted to take advantage of it and use up some of the remaining tomatoes and peppers that were sitting on the counter, so I came up with this […]

Quick and Easy Spicy Shrimp

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Being a good catholic boy and being pretty hungry tonight, I decided I needed something quick and filling to take care of my situation. I also wanted something with a kick. I had some nice gulf shrimp, so I decided to use them. I came up with a simple, recipe that […]