Cooking Demonstration by chef Kevin Lacassin – Shrimp and Scallop Linguine
Posted on May 9th, 2010 - No Comments
My wife is often asked if she “always eats great food” because she is married to a catering company chef. I would like to believe the answer is “yes!” One such occasion was last weekend, when she accompanied me to a cooking demonstration that I did in Apollo Beach as part of the Parade of Homes. The theme for the cooking demo was “easy living on the coast,” and I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share than my Shrimp and Scallop Linguine with White Wine Cream Sauce.
It is a fantastic and easy seafood pasta that combines two mild but distinct seafood flavors, jumbo Gulf shrimp and bay scallops. This dish should have a creamy but refreshing flavor with a bite from the cayenne pepper and just the right amount of salt to remind you of the ocean. It’s a simple romantic meal for two or perfect with a glass of wine after a day at the beach or on the boat. It pairs well with an un-oaked chardonnay, but I prefer it on the spicier side with a pinot grigio to cool off.
If you weren’t able to make it to the live version, you can print out the recipe here (in PDF format): Shrimp and Scallop Linguine with White Wine Cream Sauce.
Below are some photos from the event, taken by Lara Lacassin. If you would like to book one of our chefs for a cooking demo or corporate product demo, give us a call at 813.731.0819.
Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho Shooters (click for photos)
Posted on June 18th, 2009 - 4 Comments
For a Tampa wedding that we catered this past weekend, the bride challenged us to create a unique appetizer that was interesting, fun and also matched her colors of pink and brown. Since brown doesn’t necessarily scream “appetizing” and “cool” on a hot June afternoon, we settled on something pink. Watermelon is a great summer fruit in Florida and these would be hors d’oeuvres passed during cocktail hour, so we decided to serve watermelon gazpacho shooters.
As Tampa’s premier catering company, we strive to use seasonal and fresh ingredients to serve unique and approachable “Good Food” for weddings, corporate events and parties in the Tampa Bay region. Please give us a call to discuss your next event. In the meantime, cool off with some watermelon gazpacho!
Watermelon Gazpacho Shooters
courtesy of Good Food Catering Company
Here’s a quick and easy summer soup that you can serve as an appetizer before dinner or as a party pleasing hors d’oeuvre.
Makes about 30-40 one ounce servings; serve in 1.5 ounce in shot glasses
The watermelon and cucumber combined will make this a sweet soup. In order to balance the flavors, season to taste with black pepper and cayenne and add acidity using red wine vinegar.
This soup is best made the day before the event so flavors will meld.
Pour into shot glasses and garnish with diced cucumber.
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